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Bremermann, Oskar

Date of birth:
June 2nd, 1921 (Gadesbünden/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
February 9th, 1999 (Gadesbünden/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel der Reserve
Unit:
Zugführer 6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 209, 58. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1945
Bremermann’s Knight’s Cross recommendation reads as follows…

“On the 07.04.1945 the enemy attacked the sector of the G.R. 209 southwest of Wiekau (Samland) with strong infantry forces and 33 tanks. One group attacked out of the Wiekau area with 16 tanks and a battalion of infantry, and its objective was to break through the eastern flank of the Regiment, fight open the road to Prilacken and get into the rear of the entire regimental front. The 6./G.R. 209 blocked the Wiekau-Prilacken road, and it let the enemy tanks approach closely whilst separating their escorting infantry from them with sniper and MG fire. The enemy tanks pressed forward even so, and they tried to shoot up the men in the trenches with concentrated fire. Then Feldwebel Bremermann jumped out of his coverless trench, destroyed both lead tanks with Panzerfausts and subsequently beat back the oncoming infantry with his Zug.

The enemy suspended their assault. On the 08.04.1945 the enemy once again attacked the now totally encircled 6./G.R. 209 from 3 sides with 350 men and 7 tanks. Feldwebel Bremermann destroyed 2 tanks with Panzerfausts. However the enemy entered into the friendly trenches from the rear. In response Bremermann rallied the remnants of his Zug, led them in a successful counterthrust following hard close combat, threw the enemy out of the trenches and once again brought the position firmly under friendly control. 80 enemy dead lay in and in front of the trenches. On both of these days Bremermann destroyed 4 tanks via Panzerfausts, and along with his Zug he killed 130 counted enemy infantry.

By these actions the enemy thrust against Prilacken and the rolling up of the entire regimental front was rendered impossible.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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