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Vogel, Emil

Date of birth:
July 20th, 1894 (Zwickau, Germany)
Date of death:
October 1st, 1985 (Mülheim, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst i.G.
Unit:
Generalkommando XX. Armeekorps
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1916
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Awarded on:
November 8th, 1938
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1942
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 7th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Commander 101. Jäger Division
Awarded on:
August 7th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for the successful leadership of his division during the battles in the Kuban, and in particular for the following actions...
1) Opening up the basin of Kurinskij on the road to Tuapse (03.10.1942).
2) Personally leading the III./Grenadier-Regiment 419 during its counterattack against Soviet forces that had broken into the southern corner of Kulturnyj, and their subsequent destruction (09.02.1943).
3) Crushing the Soviet bridgehead east of Ssakataj (night of 29./30.04.1943).
4) The annihilation of the Soviets who had broken into the Adagut position at Kesslerovo (01.05.1943).
5) Recapturing the keystone of the division's sector of defense, Hill 121.4, and successfully holding it against strong enemy forces supported by tanks and aircraft (26.05.1943).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 29th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Commander 101. Jäger Division
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for the role his division played during the Kamenets-Podolsky pocket battle. His division was one of the German units encircled and during the battle formed the rearguard of XLVI. Panzerkorps, being mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht of 29.03.1944 for its performance in this fighting.
Details:
475th award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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