PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Anding, Friedrich
Date of birth: June 26th, 1915 (Göttingen, Germany)
Date of death:  February 7th, 1996 (Radevormwald, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
After the war Friedrich Anding served in the Bundeswehr and finally reached the rank of Captain of the reserves.
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit: Adjutant der Panzerjäger-Abteilung "Großdeutschland" / Panzergrenadier-Division "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on: May 8th, 1945
Action: As Leutnant der Reserve and Adjutant der Panzerjäger-Abteilung der Division “Großdeutschland” Friederich Anding received his Knight’s Cross for the destruction of 6 tanks and 5 armored vehicles on 8 May 1945. This action took place in northern Germany (more specifically in Stadensen) on 14-15 April. The battalion was attacked by a large number of enemy tanks and armored vehicles. Major Gustav Walle, commanding officer, had 9 kills and Obergefreiter Nepomuk Stützle had 7 kills. Along with Anding, both of these men were awarded the Knight’s Cross.
Details: Was recommended to receive the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold but was awarded the Ritterkreuz.
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN SILBER
 
     
PANZERVERNICHTUNGSABZEICHEN IN GOLD
 
     
PANZERVERNICHTUNGSABZEICHEN IN GOLD
 
     
PANZERVERNICHTUNGSABZEICHEN IN GOLD
 
     
PANZERVERNICHTUNGSABZEICHEN IN SILBER
 
     
PANZERVERNICHTUNGSABZEICHEN IN SILBER
 
     
PANZERVERNICHTUNGSABZEICHEN IN SILBER
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SILBER
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Bender R.J., Breyette T., Tank Killers, RJ Bender Publications, 2000, ISBN 0-912138-83-1
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.de
- Das-Ritterkreuz.de
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