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Lindner, Gerhard

Date of birth:
December 26th, 1896 (Bautzen, Germany)
Date of death:
June 4th, 1982 (Aurich, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Grenadier-Regiment 167
Awarded on:
February 7th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Commander 346. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1945
Lindner’s Knight’s Cross recommendation reads as follows…

“Battles near Arnhem. Divisional commander showed great devotion to duty in the foremost line. He deployed his reserve for a deliberate counterattack on his own initiative. This counterattack pushed back the enemy and prevented them from achieving their intended breakthrough towards the north. Request for award endorsed. Generalmajor Lindner is a fearless leader of men even in the midst of fierce combat.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1943
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht - BArch RH 7/282

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