- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Captain)
- Chef, 15. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100, 5. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- June 13th, 1941
Here follows an abbreviated Knight’s Cross recommendation for Hauptmann Pfeiffer…
“During the attack on the heavily fortified Greek strongpoints along the Rupel Pass position, which included strong bunkers and underground facilities, Hauptmann Pfeiffer participated as a leader of the bunker overwatch units. He undauntedly brought his weapons into effective firing range of the enemy MGs and did a splendid job of directing the fire of his units onto those bunkers that could not be effectively engaged by the artillery, thereby silencing them.
As a result of this support the 11. Kompanie was able to blow up a bunker, and occupy the other 10 from the outside. With this the key position blocking the way to the main enemy redoubt at Arpaluki was in our hands, and the possibility of capturing this most intractable enemy facility was created.”