Reichwald, Gerhard

Date of birth:
June 5th, 1919 (Rastenburg/Eastprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
October 8th, 1984 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Gerhard Reichwald reached the rank of Oberleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wachtmeister
Unit:
3. Batterie, I. Abteilung, Flak-Regiment 12, 17. Flak-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
3. Batterie, I. Abteilung, Flak-Regiment 12, 17. Flak-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1942
Action:
On 18.05.1942 Leutnant Reichwald held a key position with a heavy Flak-gun during the heavy fighting SW of Kharkov. With his cannon he defended the position successfully against 6 Soviet infantry attacks and within the space of a few minutes destroyed 6 attacking Soviet tanks (raising his total of tanks destroyed on the Eastern front to 27 in the process).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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