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Berthold, Gerhard

Date of birth:
March 12th, 1891 (Schneeberg/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
April 14th, 1942 (Saizeva-Gora/Mahilyowskaya Oblast, Belarus)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Gerhold Berthold was Oberst with the Staff of Infanterie-Regiment 17 from November 10th 1938 till August 31st 1939. Between September 1st and November 30th 1939 he was the Kommandeur of Infanterie-Regiment 82. On December 1st he went back to the Infanterie-Regiment 17 as its Kommandeur. This function he held until August 14th 1941, after which date het was appointed to Kommandeur of the 31.Infanterie-Division on the 15th. This function he held until his death on April 14th 1942 in Saizeva-Gora (Airstrip Roslavl-Moskow). He was buried on the Honor field of the Infanterie-Regiment 17 in Korolevka (Airstrip Roslavl-Moskow). He was posthumous promoted to Generalleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 31. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 4th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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