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Re: Favourite Knights Cross Action

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

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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

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Oberleutnant Alfred Germer - 1. / Pionier-Bataillon 171 1940.........................
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Re: Favourite Knights Cross Action

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

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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

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Oberleutnant Rast (left) during a demonstration.....................................
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Re: Favourite Knights Cross Action

Post by tigre » Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:46 am

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Kurt Meyer (December 23, 1910 Jerxheim/Lower Saxony, Germany - December 23, 1961 Hagen/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany).

Knight's Cross Awarded May 18, 1941 as Kommandeur, Aufklärungs-Abteilung, "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler" (motorized) for “… On April 13, 1941, SS-Sturmbannführer Meyer was ordered to reconnoitre towards Kastoria through the Klisura Pass. Here he achieved a success (on his own initiative) which was instrumental in the rapid capture of Kastoria by cutting off the route of retreat to the city for significant elements of the Greek northern wing. SS-Sturmbannführer Meyer had already played a significant role in the success of the LSSAH during the western campaign while serving as commander of a Vorausabteilung".

Source: https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/136 ... fen-SS.htm
Die Leibstandarte Band II
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ioan_Miha ... 8%9B%C4%83

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In the photo SS-Sturmbannführer Meyer accompanied (as far as I know) by the Romanian General Ioan Mihail Racoviță, Commander of the Cavalry Corps at that time....................
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