Unrein, Martin Friedrich Karl

Date of birth:
January 1st, 1901 (Weimar/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
January 22nd, 1972 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1939
Details:
Had already received thw Iron Cross 2nd Class on September 5th 1939.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 4th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kradschützen-Bataillon 6
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1942
Details:
Award 80/79.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 18th, 1943
Details:
1722nd Award.
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 4 / 6.Panzer-Division / XXXXTI.Armee-Korps / 8.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for his successful leadership of the Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4 during the aftermath of the battle of Kursk, in particular for the fighting at Alexejevka (19.07.1943) and in the fourth battle of Kharkov at Taranovka (23.08.1943). His recommendation also mentioned his distinguished service during the battles in 1942 and early 1943, including the successful attack at Sytschevka (05.05.1942) in the southern sector of the 328. Infanterie-Division.
Details:
2099th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmaior
Unit:
Kommandeur 14.Panzer-Division / III.Armee-Korps / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe Südukraine
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for the distinguished command of his division (14. Panzer) in the following battles...

1) The defensive battles around Ingulez and Adshamka (15.11.1943-04.01.1944).

2) The battle of Kirovograd (05.-22.01.1944).

3) The relief efforts/defensive fighting at Cherkassy (23.01.-04.03.1944).

4) The retreat to Romania (05.03. - early May 1944)
Details:
515th Award.
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer

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