Favourite Knights Cross Action

Individual German officers, soldiers and award holders.

Moderator: Commissar D, the Evil

User avatar
tigre
Patron
Posts: 6401
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:42 pm
Location: Argentina

Re: Favourite Knights Cross Action

Post by tigre » Wed May 25, 2022 9:47 am

Hello to all :D; a little more..........................

Alfred Germer in the assault on the “Ouvrage de La Ferté” in 1940.

“Oberleutnant Alfred Germer used his reinforced sapper company to assault and neutralize the enemy's Panzerwerk 505 (Armored Fortress 505) located near Villy. During this action, he set his men a fine example of energetic and fearless devotion to duty. He executed his mission with surprisingly few casualties and was the first to enter the armored redoubt."

The fortification mentioned in this article was known by the French as the “Ouvrage de La Ferté”. The aforementioned action took place on May 18, 1940.

Source: https://crainsmilitaria.com/index.php?r ... ct_id=2334
https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/480 ... on-171.htm

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
Attachments
image021.jpg
Oberleutnant Alfred Germer - 1. / Pionier-Bataillon 171 1940.........................
image021.jpg (23.38 KiB) Viewed 215 times
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.

User avatar
tigre
Patron
Posts: 6401
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:42 pm
Location: Argentina

Re: Favourite Knights Cross Action

Post by tigre » Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:15 pm

Hello to all :D; a little more..........................

Johann Rast, April 21, 1914 (Traisen/Lower Austria, Austria) - August 31, 1944 (Biedrzyow, Poland).

Oberleutnant Rast was with his sappers (Pioniere) on April 07, 1941 attached to the northern assault group of German troops who had the task of capturing the Greek mountain fortress of "Hellas" (near Nimfea). On the night of April 10, 1941, Oberleutnant Rast and an assault team crossed the 200-meter-wide Nestos River, eliminated enemy bunkers on the opposite bank, and were once again able to clear a path for the main contingent of German infantry.

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) was awarded to him on May 14, 1941 as Kompaniechef, 2. /Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 85.

Source: https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/163 ... Johann.htm
https://www.ebay.com/itm/374064972664?h ... 7675.l2557

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
Attachments
image062.jpg
Oberleutnant Rast (left) during a demonstration.....................................
image062.jpg (38.06 KiB) Viewed 169 times
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.

Post Reply