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Barkmann, Ernst

Date of birth:
August 25th, 1919 (Kisdorf/Schleswig, Germany)
Date of death:
June 27th, 2009
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from April 1st 1939.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
9. / III. / SS-Standarte "GERMANIA"
Awarded on:
July 14th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
2. / SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "DAS REICH"
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Unterscharführer
Unit:
4. / SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 / 2. SS-Panzer-Division “Das Reich” / 7.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1944
Action:
Commanding Panzer Panther Nr 421
Details:
Submitted on August 22nd 1944.
Preliminary document dated September 7th 1944.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Unterscharführer
Unit:
4. / SS-Panzer-Regiment 2
Awarded on:
1945
Details:
According to his own testimony, Ernst Barkmann received the III.Stufe without having received the II.Stufe in the spring of 1945. This beceause at that moment no II.Stufe was available.
Panzerkampfabzeichen III Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Received the Silver Version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

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