Stephan, Eberhard

Date of birth:
July 17th, 1910 (Eichholz-Liegnitz/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
October 22nd, 2008 (Riederau/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 116, 116. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1945
Action:
Eberhard Stephan was awarded the Knight’s Cross for his actions during the Ardennes Offensive for successfully capturing and then defending the bridge at Heinerscheid over the Our River, preventing an Allied breakthrough.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 116, 116. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 25th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 5, 5. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 23rd, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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