- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Captain)
- Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 32, 24. Infanterie-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- February 29th, 1944
On the 31.01.1944, south of Wyriza (near Saoserje), the Soviets managed to block the retreat route of a Kampfgruppe belonging to the 24. Infanterie-Division with strong forces. Hauptmann Neubert and his Bataillon (minus the 8. Kompanie) had the mission to reopen the road no matter what. Neubert realized, however, that it was necessary to do something other than a frontal attack to achieve victory. He decided to lead his men through the snow covered swamplands without being detected, and then launched an attack into the rear of the enemy. Position after position fell. After clearing the blocking position he then turned his battalion around and continued to advance until contact was made with the neighbouring unit.
By this action Neubert opened up the way to Saoserje for his Kampfgruppe, and was for this action decorated with the Knight’s Cross.