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Amann, Herbert (Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 905)

Date of birth:
October 11th, 1919 (Dossenheim-Heidelberg/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
January 12th, 1944 (Nowo-Mirgorod, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
Cemetery of Honour Victims National Socialism Kirovohrad
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Hauptmann Herbert Amann died of his wounds in the Haupt-Verband-Platz (H.V.Pl.) Sanität-Kompanie (Sanko.) 2/61 the 13 January 1944.

Promotions:
01.11.1941: Leutnant
10.06.1943: Oberleutnant
10.02.1944: Hauptmann (posthumously)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 1. / Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 905 / Heerestruppe
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1944
On the night of the 08./09.01.1944 a Soviet armoured group centred around the 67th Tank Brigade succeeded in thrusting through the front of the 10. Panzergrenadier-Division and onto the command post of the XXXXVII. Panzerkorps in Mal. Viski. The penetration was sealed off with the employment of the last available reserves in this area, but it was only with the arrival of the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 905 that the situation was finally properly stabilized.

Oberleutnant Amann particularly distinguished himself during this round of combat, however he would be fatally wounded a few days later while fighting southeast of Nowo-Mirgorod. He would subsequently be awarded the Knight’s Cross for his actions in this area as well as for having reached a cumulative total of 42 tanks destroyed.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1943
Silver version.
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen (ohne zahlen), I.Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1942
Krimschild (Stiftungs ausführing)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

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