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Berzen, August

Date of birth:
November 5th, 1915 (Mariadorf/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
February 29th, 1984 (Alsdorf-Mariadorf/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 29th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 29th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1941
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Festungs-Pak-Kompanie 13/X, Heer
Awarded on:
March 18th, 1945
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Festungs-Pak-Kompanie 13, Heer
Awarded on:
April 28th, 1945
Action:
Has on February 24th, 1945 held his strongpoint on the road from Goch to Weeze, although the infantry retreated. Supposed to have destoryed 17 to 21 tanks with his 8.8 PAK and thus prevented the breakthrough near Weeze.
Details:
According to note from Chef HPA/A of April 27th, 1945, recommended on March 13th, 1945 and conferred. Supposed to have been awarded on April 28th, 1945. No further verification available.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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