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Brehme, Gerhard

Date of birth:
September 7th, 1912 (Reinswalde/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 17th, 1943 (Kriegslazerett 610, Charkov, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Kharkiv
Plot: 10. Row: 35. Grave: 4090.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Gerhard Brehme died on 17th July 1943 at the Kriegslazerett 610 in Charkov of the wounds inflicted on July 14th, 1943.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 6th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 6th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
1. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 15, 11. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer, 1. Kompanie, Panzer-Abteilung 52, 10. Panzer-Brigade, Panzergrenadier-Division "Großdeutschland", Heer
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1943
Awarded for distinguishing himself at Velikiye Luki in January 1943 (where he destroyed 8 tanks and 5 artillery pieces) and later during Operation Citadel via his thrusts into strong Soviet assembly areas. By the time he received fatal injuries in July 1943 he had destroyed/captured a total of 51 enemy tanks and 44 guns.

Posthumous awarde.
Submitted on August 18th 1943.
Preliminary document and decoration on August 23rd to Stellvertr. General Kommandant III.Armeekorps.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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