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Burg, Jörg Hans-Sachs

Date of birth:
September 25th, 1919 (Berlin-Wilmersdorf/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
August 21st, 1944 (Hauptverbandplatz Strugaiciai, Lithuania)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from November 18th 1939. Jörg Borg was posthumously promoted to Hauptmann der Reserve.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 30th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer 2. / Panzer-Abteilung 18 / 18. Panzer-Division / LIX. Armee-Korps / 2.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
March 3rd, 1943
Awarded for distinguishing himself during the ultimately futile attempts of Gruppe von der Chevallerie to relieve the encircled city of Velikye Luki.
Submitted on February 4th 1943.
Preliminary document and decoration on March 13th 1943 to Pz.AOK 2.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef 7. / Panzer-Abteilung "Großdeutschland" / XXXX. Panzer-Korps / Armee-Abteilung Grasser / Heersgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
On the 19.08.1944 the armoured attack of the Großdeutschland Division ran into great difficulties near the village of Schaulen. The Soviets had erected a significant anti-tank gun front at a crossroads about 8 km in front of Doblen, and the bushy terrain here made an attack against this position an especially unpromising prospect. However Oberleutnant Burg managed to spot a gap in this anti-tank gun front, and after leading his Panzers through the gap he managed to bring about a breakthrough. In the ensuing battle he and his Panzers destroyed 6 Soviet anti-tank guns. During the fighting which followed he and his Kompanie also successfully managed to repulse a Soviet armoured attack against the extended German flank.

Later on this day Burg was heavily wounded, and he succumbed to his injuries two days later. He would eventually be awarded the Oakleaves for his devotion to duty and the major battlefield successes he achieved here.
604th Award.
Submitted on September 28th 1944.

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