Picker, Egbert

Date of birth:
February 15th, 1895 (Nurnberg/Mittelfranken, Germany)
Date of death:
March 27th, 1960 (Ingolstadt/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Kommandeur Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98 / 1.Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1941
Action:
Here follows an abbreviated Knight’s Cross recommendation for Oberst Picker…

“The night of 07.08.1941, during which the Russian 12th Army searched for a way to break through to the East, was filled with crises. The most dangerous of these was on the right wing of Gruppe Picker, where the troops positioned on Hill 186 found themselves bypassed elements of the attacking Russian force, which pressed on towards the Regimental command post.

Oberst Picker sealed off this Russian break-in and in doing so brought the attack of the Russian 12th Army to a halt. As a result of his efforts, the encirclement ring around the enemy remained unbroken and the next day the trapped enemy troops could finally be wiped out.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
December 8th, 1918
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
December 21st, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1940
Details:
Silver version
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1942
Medaille

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