- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
- Führer 4. / Panzer-Regiment 35 / 9. Armee
- Awarded on:
- February 29th, 1944
Leutnant der Reserve Peters received the Knight’s Cross for actions in early January 1944, where his company fought successfully in the defensive battles around Kalinkowitschi and played a vital role in defending Hill 147. The most important engagement took place on the morning of 6 January, when Peters had to defend the hill with 4 tanks against a large Soviet armoured attack. Peter’s men were able to catch the Soviets off-guard during their approach and destroyed 14 tanks without loss (in fact, only one Soviet tank even returned fire), forcing the rest to retreat.