Sempert, Günther

Date of birth:
October 20th, 1918 (Wechselburg/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
March 16th, 2009 (Vire, France)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 9th, 1939
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1942
Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1943
Ärmelband Kreta
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
4. / Fallschirm-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 1
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 1
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his achievements during the Third Battle of Monte Cassino. Here his battalion was credited with destroying over 120 enemy tanks. Not only that, but upon recognizing an enemy break-in was taking place in the sector of his right neighbour, he was able to seal it off through skillful employment of his anti-tank weapons.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945, Biblio-Verlag, 1986.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Ritterkreuz Archiv II/2009, Veit Scherzer, Ranis, Juni 2009, ISSN 1866-4709