Jäger, Walter

Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Matrosenobergefreiter (Able-bodied Seaman)
Unit:
Kampfschwimmer, Marineeinsatzkommando 60, Kommando der Kleinkampfverbände, Heer
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1944
Action:
Jäger received the DKiG for his part in the action against the Nijmegen bridges on September 29th 1944. During this action, 12 men, in three groups of four, were ordered to blow up the bridges. The frogmen managed to destroy one and damage the other bridge. As far as known, three of them were killed and seven captured. Only two (Jäger and Heinz Bretschneider) managed to escape.
Details:
Awarding through Wehrmacht lines. This award is not mentioned in Patzwall / Scherzer.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Matrosenobergefreiter (Able-bodied Seaman)
Unit:
Kampfschwimmer, Marineeinsatzkommando 60, Kommando der Kleinkampfverbände, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
October 6th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Details:
Awarding through Kriegsmarine lines.
This second award has been found through research of the personnel files. Not clear is wether the second paper awarding also was followed by a second presentation.

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