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Arnulf Abele

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Arnulf Abele
Born8 November 1914
Nuremberg
Died2 July 2000(2000-07-02) (aged 85)
Hopferau
Allegiance Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branchHeer
Years of service1935–45
1955–73
RankMajor (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight'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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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thomas & Wegmann 1987, p. 7.
  2. Scherzer 2007, p. 187.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1987). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 1: A–Be] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1153-2.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)

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