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Friedrich Adrario

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Years of service  1937–45 1954–83
Died  2011, Vienna, Austria
Name  Friedrich Adrario
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Born  29 November 1918 Piedicolle (1918-11-29)
Allegiance  First Austrian Republic (to 1938)  Nazi Germany (to 1945) Second Austrian Republic
Rank  Hauptmann (Wehrmacht) Generalmajor (Bundesheer)
Commands held  Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 272
Battles/wars  World War II Invasion of Poland Siege of Warsaw (1939) Battle of France Operation Barbarossa Siege of Leningrad Operation Overlord Battle for Caen Operation Atlantic Battle of Verrieres Ridge Operation Spring Battle of Hurtgen Forest
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Invasion of Poland, Siege of Warsaw
Service/branch  German Army, Austrian Armed Forces

Friedrich Adrario (29 November 1918 – 15 June 2011) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II and Generalmajor in the Bundesheer. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Adrario was captured by American troops in 1945. After the war he returned to his native Austria. In 1956 he joined the postwar Bundesheer retiring in 1983 as a General Major. He died in Vienna, Austria in June 2011.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class
  • 1st Class
  • Wound Badge (1939)
  • in Black
  • in Silver
  • Close Combat Clasp
  • in Bronze
  • in Silver
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • General Assault Badge
  • German Cross in Gold on 6 May 1942 as Leutnant in the 4./Radfahr-Bataillon 402
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 26 December 1944 as Hauptmann and commander of Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 272
  • References

    Friedrich Adrario Wikipedia

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