Thoma, Ernst

Date of birth:
June 21st, 1923 (Augsburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Ernst Thoma was released as POW on 11th June 1946.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Rottenführer
Unit:
4. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Der Führer"
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1943
Action:
Citation:
"Thoma has shown merit as PAK-richtschütze of a 5 cm Pak-S.F.L. during a tankbattle in the night of 7th - 8th July 1943, west of Kalinin. It was primarily by his acting that three tanks (1 BT 40 and 2 T 34) that tried to overrun the gun, were destroyed by rapid fire and in short period. During the destruction of a KW 1 in front of the lines of 1.Kompanie, East of Kalinin, Thoma distinguished himself again. Four of the tanks destroyed by his gun, all were destroyed at far distance of the own lines and without infantry support."
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Rottenführer
Unit:
4. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Der Führer"
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1943
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Details:
Bronze version
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Unterscharführer
Unit:
12.(gepanzerte) / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4 "Der Führer"
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Unterscharführer
Unit:
12. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4 "Der Führer"
Awarded on:
January 5th, 1945
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

Sources

  • Photo 1: Hans-Peter Rackete
  • Photo: Hans-Peter Rackete
  • - Verleihungsurkunde ISA, EK2, EK1
    - Besitzzeugnis Nahkampfspange Silber
    - Begründung EK2
    - POW discharge Form
    - BestätigungEK2, Nahkampf Bronze/Silber, Verwundeten Schwarz/Silber, ISA Bronze, Ostmedaille

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