Mertins, Gerhard

Date of birth:
December 30th, 1919 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
March 19th, 1993 (Fort Lauderdale/Florida, United States)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon / 7. Flieger-Division
Awarded on:
1941
Details:
Mertins was Awarded the Iron Cross, First Class for his actions in Crete (Operation "Merkur") in May 1941. Exact date unknown.
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
4. / Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon / 7. Flieger-Division
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 5 / 5. Fallschirmjäger-Division
Awarded on:
December 6th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Führer Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 5 / 5. Fallschirmjäger-Division
Awarded on:
March 9th, 1945
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold

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