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Panzenhagen, Albert

Date of birth:
May 19th, 1899 (Stettin/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
August 6th, 1982 (Seeheim-Jugenheim/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzergrenadier-Regiment 361
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1942
Medaglia d'argento al Valore Militare
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzergrenadier-Regiment 361
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1942
The following newspaper excerpt (dated 07.10.1942) describes why Panzenhagen received the Knight’s Cross…

“Oberstleutnant Albert Panzenhagen… captured a formidable enemy strongpoint in North Africa thanks to a combination of outstanding combat leadership and ruthless devotion to duty on his part. In doing so he secured a decisive precondition for the capture of Marsa Matruk.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 18th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

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