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Richard Grünert

Richard Grünert
Born (1899-10-08)8 October 1899
Świdnica, Silesia, Poland
Died 13 March 1943(1943-03-13) (aged 43)
Malaya Kamenka, Mogilev Oblast, Belarus, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Rank Major
Unit 7th Panzer Division
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Major Richard Grünert (8 October 1899 - 13 March 1943) was a German officer of the 7th Panzer Division during the Second World War who was killed in March 1943 while on operations within the Soviet Union. For his actions he was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves in a ceremony later that year on May 17.[1]


  • Awards 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
    • Citations 3.1
    • Bibliography 3.2



  1. ^ According to Scherzer on 14 December 1941.[4]



  1. ^ Angolia 1979, p. 211.
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 228.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 205.
  4. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 352.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 69.


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