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Franz Dutter
Born (1917-10-24)24 October 1917
Died 21 November 1996(1996-11-21) (aged 79)
Place of birth Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Place of death Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–1945
Rank Major
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 2
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Franz Dutter (24 October 1917 – 21 November 1996) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold one of only 631 awards.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 141.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Berger, Florian (2004). Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold. Selbstverlag Florian Berger ISBN 3-9501307-3-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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