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Gerstner, Siegfried

Date of birth:
November 16th, 1916 (Passau/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

After the Second World War, Siegfried Gerstner served with the Bundeswehr until 31st March 1975 and finally reached the rank of Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
4. Kompanie, Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon, 7. Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 17th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 7, 2. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1944
Gerstner was recommended for the Knight’s Cross on account of his success in demolitions during the fighting for Fortress Brest. He played a major role in eliminating potential Allied entry routes into the city.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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