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Brockdorff, Baron von, Cay-Lorenz

Date of birth:
August 25th, 1923 (Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
September 11th, 1997 (Coburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from October 25th 1940.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Lance Corporal)
Unit:
4./Panzer-Regiment 15/11. Panzer Division
Awarded on:
September 11th, 1941
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 1. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 24, 24. Panzer Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 1. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 24, 24. Panzer Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 28th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Second-lieutenant)
Unit:
6./Panzer-Regiment 15/11. Panzer Division “Gespenster-Division”
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Second-lieutenant)
Unit:
II./Panzer-Regiment 15/11. Panzer Division “Gespenster-Division”
Awarded on:
March 18th, 1943
Action:
Received for his wounds inflicted on August 20th 1942, August 25th 1942 and March 9th 1943.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Second-lieutenant)
Unit:
5./Panzer-Regiment 15/11. Panzer Division “Gespenster-Division”
Awarded on:
July 31st, 1943
Action:
Received for his on July 17th 1943 received fifth wound.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Regimentsadjutant Stab Panzer-Regiment 15 / 11.Panzer-Division “Gespenster-Division” / 15.Armee / Heeresgruppe G
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1945
Details:
Subitted on April 4th 1945.
Preliminary document and decoration on April 19th 1945 to Heeresgruppe G.
Bescheinigung dated May 3rd 1945.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Mark, Jason D., Death of the Leaping Horseman – 24. Panzer-Division in Stalingrad 12th August- 20th November 1942, Leaping Horseman Books, Sydney, Australia, 2003
    - Schrodek, G.W., Die 11. Panzer-Division – “Gespenster-Divsion” 1940-1945, Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2004 - das-Ritterkreuz.de

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