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Richard Heidrich
German general

Richard Heidrich

Richard Heidrich
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Intro German general
Was Military personnel
From Germany
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 27 July 1896, Lawalde
Death 22 December 1947, Bergedorf (aged 51 years)
Richard Heidrich
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Biography

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

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
    • 382nd Oak Leaves on 5 February 1944 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division
    • 55th Swords on 25 March 1944 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division
  • Mentioned four times in the Wehrmachtbericht (9 June 1941, 24 December 1943, 25 March 1944, 29 June 1944)
  • Thomas 1997, p. 259.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 172.
  • ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 374.

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