PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Dienenthal, Erich
Date of birth: December 17th, 1915 (Siegen/Westernphalia, Germany)
Date of death:  July 26th, 1990
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Erich Dienenthal joined the Heer on October 28th, 1935 as Reiter with 1. / Reiter-Regiment 13. He was discharged on May 15th, 1945.

Promotions:
10th January 1936: Gefreiter;
12th January 1936: Unteroffizier;
6th January 1937: Fähnrich;
1st September 1937: Oberfähnrich;
1st January 1938: Leutnant;
1st April 1940: Oberleutnant;
1st April 1942: Rittmeister;
1st March 1944: Major.

Career:
28th October 1935 - 10th November 1938: Kavallerie-Regiment 13;
10th November 1938 - 20th August 1941: Kavallerie-Regiment 11 (122);
20th October 1941 - 30th April 1943: Chef 2.(Radfahr) / Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 45 / 45.Infanterie-Division;
30th April 1943 - 28th February 1945: Chef 1. / Don-Kosaken-Reiter-Regiment 1;
28th February 1945 - 15th May 1945: Kommandeur Don-Kosaken-Reiter-Regiment 1.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Kavallerie-Regiment 11 (122)
Awarded on: December 6th, 1939
 
     
MEDAILLE ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DEN 1. OKTOBER 1938
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Kavallerie-Regiment 11 (122)
Awarded on: December 31st, 1939
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
Rank: Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit: Kavallerie-Regiment 11 (122)
Awarded on: July 19th, 1941
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit: Kavallerie-Regiment 11 (122)
Awarded on: August 19th, 1941
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit: Chef 2.(Radfahr) / Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 45 / 45.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on: December 14th, 1941
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SCHWARZ
Rank: Rittmeister
Unit: Chef 2.(Radfahr) / Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 45 / 45.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on: May 6th, 1942
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
Rank: Rittmeister
Unit: Chef 2.(Radfahr) / Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 45 / 45.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on: August 15th, 1942
 
     
TAPFERKEITSAUSZEICHNUNG FÜR ANGEHÖRIGE DER OSTVÖLKER 2. KLASSE IN SILBER
Rank: Rittmeister
Unit: Abteilungs-Kommandeur I. / Don-Kosaken-Reiter-Regiment 1
Awarded on: December 9th, 1943
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN BRONZE
Rank: Major
Unit: Chef 1. / Don-Kosaken-Reiter-Regiment 1
Awarded on: March 19th, 1944
 
     
KOLAJNU POGLAVNIKA ANTE PAVELICA ZA HRABOST MALU SREBRNU
Rank: Major
Unit: Chef 1. / Don-Kosaken-Reiter-Regiment 1
Awarded on: April 20th, 1944
 
     
TAPFERKEITSAUSZEICHNUNG FÜR ANGEHÖRIGE DER OSTVÖLKER 1. KLASSE IN SILBER
Rank: Major
Unit: Chef 1. / Don-Kosaken-Reiter-Regiment 1
Awarded on: June 3rd, 1944
 
     
BANDENKAMPFABZEICHEN IN BRONZE
Rank: Major
Unit: Chef 1. / Don-Kosaken-Reiter-Regiment 1
Awarded on: December 24th, 1944
 
     
RED ZELJENI TROLIST FIRST CLASS CROSS
Rank: Major
Unit: Chef 1. / Don-Kosaken-Reiter-Regiment 1
Awarded on: December 24th, 1944
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - STIWOT
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
- Soldbuch/Personal Nachweis
- Verleihungsurkunde Ostvolk 2.Kl im silber
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