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Richard Heidrich

Years of service  1914–45
Name  Richard Heidrich

Service/branch  Luftwaffe
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Born  27 July 1896 Lawalde, Kingdom of Saxony, German Empire (1896-07-27)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)  Weimar Republic (to 1933)  Nazi Germany
Rank  General der Fallschirmtruppe
Battles/wars  World War I World War II Annexation of the Sudetenland Battle of France Battle of Crete Eastern Front Operation Husky Battle of Ortona Battle of Monte Cassino Battle of Bologna
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Died  December 22, 1947, Hamburg, Germany
Battles and wars  World War I, Battle of France, Battle of Crete
Similar People  Christopher Vokes, George F Hopkinson, Gerald Lathbury

Commands held  1st Parachute Division

Richard Heidrich (27 July 1896 – 22 December 1947) (not to be confused with the SS functionary, Reinhard Heydrich), was a German paratroop general during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany.

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Awards

  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (25 May 1941) & 1st Class (25 May 1941)
  • German Cross in Gold on 31 March 1942 as Oberst in Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
  • Knight's Cross on 14 June 1941 as Oberst and commander of the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3
  • Oak Leaves on 5 February 1944 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division
  • Swords on 25 March 1944 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division
  • References

    Richard Heidrich Wikipedia


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