Peters, Claus

Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
93.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 28th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
Radfahrer-Schwadron 193 / 93.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
September 9th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wachtmeister
Unit:
Radfahrer-Schwadron 193
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1941
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen (ohne zahlen), I.Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberwachtmeister
Unit:
2. (schwere) / Aufklärungs-Abteilung 193
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberwachtmeister
Unit:
3. / Divisions-Füselier-Bataillon (Aufklärungs-Abteilung) 93
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberwachtmeister
Unit:
Zugführer, 3. Kompanie, Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (Aufklärungs-Abteilung) 93, 93. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1944
Action:
According to a newspaper writing on the DKiG awarding:
"The Oberwachtmeister Claus Peters from Süderdeich, Zugführer in a Füselier-Bataillon from a Brandenburg Infantry Division, attacked with his men a Railway Emplacement in a Latvian city which was occupied by the Soviets and made the heavy defending enemy having to withdraw. After that he managed to struck back three counter attacks, inflicting heavy casualties amongst the enemy and managed to hold the area until reinforcements arrived."
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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