Peters, Reinhard

Date of birth:
January 13th, 1922 (Gießen/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
April 14th, 1992 (Gießen/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer 4. / Panzer-Regiment 35 / 9. Armee
Awarded on:
February 29th, 1944
Action:
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.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
II. / Panzer-Regiment 35
Awarded on:
February 11th, 1945
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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