Richard Eichler

Richard Karl Eichler
Born 3 April 1903
Died 31 January 1943(1943-01-31) (aged 39)
Stalingrad, Russia
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1931)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1918–1931
Rank Oberst (Posthumously)
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 212

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work School teacher

Richard Karl Eichler (3 April 1903 – 31 January 1943) was a highly decorated Oberst 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. Richard Eichler was killed on 31 January 1943 and was posthumously promoted to Oberst on 15 February 1943.

Awards and decorations



External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2

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