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Bogert, Bruno

Date of birth:
April 16th, 1900 (Danzig-Langfuhr/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
August 31st, 1965 (Flensburg/Schleswick-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Bruno Bogert reached the rank of Major der Reserve.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur Sicherungs-Bataillon 670
Awarded on:
April 21st, 1944
Major Bruno Bogert distinguished himself during the major defensive battles southwest of Beloj as the commander of the IV./Jäger-Bataillon (Luftwaffe-Feld-Division 2). Later, as commander of Sicherungs-Bataillon 670, he was among the units tasked with preventing the Soviets from quickly capturing the designated Fortress Brest. He had a decisive share in the fighting that ensued, which ultimately saw the foremost Soviet attacking spearheads smashed and thrown back across the Pripet river. He would be awarded the Knight’s Cross for this important achievement and his previous military accomplishments.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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