Zimmermann, Ernst

Date of birth:
March 18th, 1915 (Darmstadt/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
July 7th, 1943 (west of Orel, Russia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Accoridng to an exemple of the magazine "Landser", Ernst Zimmermann was missing in action on 7th July 1944. Latest research indicates his date of death should be 7th July 1943.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Stab / Infanterie-Regiment 105
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Grenadier-Regiment 105
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1943
Action:
Awarded for actions in early 1943, southwest of Orel. With his battalion he was able to defeat a Soviet breakthrough attempt by two battalions and three tanks in the fiercest of fighting, where even his messenger was wounded while beside him.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo: ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.de
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.de