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August Seidensticker
Born (1904-09-04)4 September 1904
Died 13 December 1975(1975-12-13) (aged 71)
Place of birth Düsseldorf
Place of death Munich
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Flag of Germany.png West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundeswehr
Years of service 1924–1945
1956–1963
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held schwere Panzer-Abteilung 504
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

August Seidensticker (4 September 1904 – 13 December 1975) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberst in the Bundeswehr. 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. August Seidensticker was captured by American troops in May 1943 during the fall of Tunisia. He joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1963.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 323.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
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