PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Konopka, Gerhard
Date of birth: March 27th, 1911 (Tirschtiefel/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:  January 29th, 1997 (Darmstadt/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:  German
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit: Zugführer Infanterie-Regiment 8
Awarded on: January 18th, 1941
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Awarded on: July 1st, 1941
 
     
PANZERVERNICHTUNGSABZEICHEN IN SILBER
Awarded on: September 1st, 1942
 
     
PANZERVERNICHTUNGSABZEICHEN IN SILBER
Awarded on: September 22nd, 1942
 
     
PANZERVERNICHTUNGSABZEICHEN IN SILBER
Awarded on: September 23rd, 1942
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Stabskompanie / Infanterie-Regiment 1 "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on: October 9th, 1942
 
     
PANZERVERNICHTUNGSABZEICHEN IN SILBER
Awarded on: October 12th, 1942
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN GOLD
Rank: Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Awarded on: June 25th, 1943
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit: Führer II. / Grenadier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on: August 29th, 1943
Action: For actions near Alissova, Soviet Union.
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN GOLD
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
Details: Silver version.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher Collection
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
- Andrew Straube via www.Death-Cards.com
- Axis Biographical Research
- Die Ritterkreuztraeger der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS
- WaffenHQ.de
- Dörr M., Die träger der Nahkampfspange in Gold, Heer- Luftwaffe- Waffen-SS 1943-1945, Biblio Verlag Bisendorf, 2006.
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