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Friedrich Adrario
Born (1918-11-29)29 November 1918
Died 15 June 2011(2011-06-15) (aged 92)
Place of birth Piedicolle
Place of death Vienna
Allegiance Austria First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Austria Second Austrian Republic
Service/branch Heer
Bundesheer
Years of service 1937–1945
1954–1983
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundesheer)
Commands held Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 272
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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 joined the postwar Bundesheer retiring in 1983 as a General Major. He died in Vienna, Austria in June 2011.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 98.
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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