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Beyer, Reinhard

Date of birth:
May 27th, 1911 (Groß-Lubs / Schönlanke / Posen)
Date of death:
November 1st, 1943 (Jassnogorodka, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Reinhard Beyer was killed on November 1st, 1943 as Führer of Grenadier-Regiment 696 and was posthumously promoted to Major.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef, 2. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 694, 340. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1942
During July 1942 Oberleutnant Beyer and his Kompanie managed to contain a Soviet penetration in the positions of the Bataillon by a bold counterthrust. By doing so they prevented a full breakthrough by the Soviets. In recognition of this action Oberleutnant Beyer would be awarded the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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