Oster, Dieter

Date of birth:
January 15th, 1918 (Dresden/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
December 6th, 2015 (Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. / Flak-Regiment 8
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 2. / I. / Flak-Regiment 8
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1942
Action:
During the defensive battles along the German blocking position between the Volga and Don rivers (north of Stalingrad) on 26-27.08.1942, Oberleutnant Oster and his Batterie especially distinguished themselves. In these two days Oster and his men destroyed a total of 17 enemy tanks and damaged a further 7, some of these in close combat. For this accomplishment Oster would be awarded the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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