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Berg, Martin

    Date of birth:
    April 4th, 1905 (Arensberg/Saxony, Germany)
    Date of death:
    April 2nd, 1969 (Bahrendorf/Lowersaxony, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

    Biography

    Martin Berg lies buried in Kempen on Sylt.

    Promotions:
    August 1st, 1944: Generalmajor.

    Career:
    1924: Polizei;
    1935: Wehrmacht;
    ?: II. / Infanterie-Regiment 82;
    ?: Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 166;
    ?: Führer Grenadier-Regiment 575;
    ?: Kommandeur 207.Sicherungs-Division;
    December 1944 - May 1945: Lazarett;
    May 8th, 1945 - April 4th, 1947: British POW.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    January 8th, 1942
    Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Major
    Unit:
    II. / Infanterie-Regiment 82
    Awarded on:
    February 21st, 1942
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    October 28th, 1943
    Nahkampfspange in Bronze
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 10th, 1943
    Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst (Colonel)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 166 / 82. Infanterie-Division
    Awarded on:
    December 30th, 1943
    Awarded for distinguishing himself during the latter half of 1943, particularly during the defensive combat near Ssumy and in the retreat to the Dnieper river along the route Romny—Priluki—Jagotin.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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