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Gerhard Konopka
Born (1911-03-27)27 March 1911
Died 29 January 1997(1997-01-29) (aged 85)
Place of birth Tirschtiegel
Place of death Darmstadt
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–1945
Rank Major der Reserve
Commands held II./Grenadier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gerhard Konopka (27 March 1911 – 29 January 1997) was a highly decorated Major der Reserves 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. Berger 2004, p. 256.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 220.
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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