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Martinek, Robert

Date of birth:
February 2nd, 1889 (Gratzen, Austria-Hungary)
Date of death:
June 28th, 1944 (Berezino, Russia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Artillerie
Unit:
XXXIX. Panzerkorps
Awarded on:
March 21st, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Commander 267. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
December 26th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Artillerie (Lieutenant-general of Artillerie)
Unit:
Commander XXXIX. Panzerkorps
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1944
Details:
388th award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 24th, 1943
Action:
In the defensive successes in the middle section of the front had the XXXIX. Panzer Corps under the command of General of Artillery Martinek and the Rhenish-Westphalian 253rd Infantry Division of Major General Becker particular share.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 3rd, 1944
Action:
Between the Dnieper and Tichauffy, troops under the command of General of Infantry of Tippelskirch and General of Artillery Martinek in seven days of heavy fighting have thwarted breakthrough attempts of 17 enemy infantry divisions, a motorized and two armored brigades, and thus achieved an outstanding defensive success.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1944
Action:
During the heavy defensive fighting, the corps commanders, General of Artillery Martinek and General of Artillery Pfeiffer as well as Lieutenant General Schünemann, found true to their oath of allegiance, a heroic death at the head of their fighting corps.
Wehrmachtbericht

Sources

  • Photo: wikipedia.com
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht

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