ZEHENDER, August Friedrich  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Zehender, August Friedrich
Date of birth: April 28th, 1903 (Aalen/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:  February 11th, 1945 (near Budapest, Hungary)
Nationality:  German
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Unit: Chef 4./SS-Regiment "Deutschland"
Awarded on: September 14th, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Unit: Chef 4./SS-Regiment "Deutschland"
Awarded on: June 18th, 1940
 
     
KRIEGSORDEN DES DEUTSCHEN KREUZES IN GOLD
Rank: SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
Unit: Kommandeur SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 2 / SS-Kavallerie-Division
Awarded on: October 16th, 1942
Details: Award 211/30.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 2 / SS-Kavallerie-Division / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on: March 10th, 1943
Details: 1586th Award.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: SS-Brigadeführer / Generalmajor der Waffen-SS (Brigadier)
Unit: Kommandeur 22.SS-Freiwilligen-Kavallerie-Division "Maria Theresia" / Festung Budapest
Awarded on: February 1st, 1945
Details: 722nd Award.
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SILBER
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
 
     
DRL SPORTABZEICHEN IN GOLD
 
     
GOLDENES SA-SPORTABZEICHEN
 
     
EHRENDEGEN DES REICHSFÜHRERS-SS
 
     
SS-EHRENRING
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
- Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, 2001
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
- Yerger, Mark C., Waffen-SS Commanders – The Army, Corps and Divisional Leaders of a Legend; Krüger to Zimmermann, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, 1999
- Williamson, G., The Waffen-SS (3) – 11. to 23. Divisions, Osprey Publishing Ltd., Great Britain, 2004
- Axis Biographical Research
   
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