Military Wiki
Advertisement
Gerhard Richter
Born (1913-11-21)November 21, 1913
Died 12 March 1995(1995-03-12) (aged 81)
Place of birth Niedergebra
Place of death Neckargemünd
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Luftwaffe
Years of service 1934–1945
?–1970
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit LG 1
Commands held IV.(Erg)Gruppe/LG 1
II. Gruppe/LG 1
Battles/wars

Spanish Civil War
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gerhard Richter (21 November 1913 – 12 March 1995) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and 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.

Awards and decorations[]

References[]

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 290.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • 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.

External links[]

Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Hans-Karl Stepp
Gruppenkommandeur of IV.(Erg)Gruppe/LG 1
26 February 1942 – 17 October 1942
Succeeded by
Major Erwin Schulz
Preceded by
Major Gerhard Kollewe
Gruppenkommandeur of II. Gruppe/LG 1
17 October 1942 – 20 January 1943
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Karl-Heinz Schomann
Preceded by
Hauptmann Karl-Heinz Schomann
Gruppenkommandeur of II. Gruppe/LG 1
25 March 1943 – 9 September 1943
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Leopold Köck,
Advertisement