Arnulf Abele

Arnulf Abele
Born 8 November 1914
Nuremberg
Died 2 July 2000(2000-07-02) (aged 85)
Hopferau
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1945
1955–1973
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held I. / Reichs-Grenadier-Regiment "Hoch u. Deutschmeister"
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Arnulf Abele (8 November 1914 – 2 July 2000) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberst in the Bundeswehr. 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. Arnulf Abele was captured by American troops in 1944 and was released in 1946. He later joined the Bundeswehr, retiring in 1973.

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External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945

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