Linke, Gottfried

Date of birth:
April 7th, 1918 (Hohenstein-Ernstthal/Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Gottfried Linke reached the rank of Hauptmann. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr and there reached the rank of Oberstleutnant.

Do you have more information about this person? Inform us!

Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
1. / Pionier-Bataillon 44
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur Heeres Pionier-Bataillon 44 (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
March 1st, 1945
Action:
Awarded for his actions during the 5th Battle of Courland as part of the 81. Infanterie-Division, stationed SW of Tukkum. Linke and his Pionier-Bataillon succeeded in holding off a force of broken-through enemy long enough for a new defensive line to be constructed. For this he would also be named in the Wehrmachtbericht of 28.02.1945.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources