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Dr. med. Volkhard Eitner
Born (1914-01-02)2 January 1914
Died 5 November 1996(1996-11-05) (aged 82)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Wiesbaden
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–1945
Rank Oberstleutnant
Commands held I./Grenadier-Regiment 212
Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 136
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dr. med. Volkhard Eitner[Note 1] (2 January 1914 – 5 November 1996) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant 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 was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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  1. In German a Doctor of Medicine is abbreviated as Dr. med. (Doctor medicinae).

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 145.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. 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.

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