Neumann, Joachim

Date of birth:
November 3rd, 1916 (Mainz, Germany)
Date of death:
October 17th, 2000 (Bonn, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1943
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
I./Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 103
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kdr. I./Pz. Art. Rgt. 103
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1944
Action:
On 23.12.1943, Major Neumann and his self-propelled artillery launched an attack supported by a handful of Grenadiers. Starting from Mechowschtschina, they fought through the forest up to a minefield near Sadolotje and from here engaged the elusive enemy forces to the east. Neumann would distinguish himself by his bravery during this battle, and would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross on account of it.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold

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