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Chrzonsz, Günter

Date of birth:
October 15th, 1914 (Meseritz/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
October 31st, 2003 (Landshut/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

During the Second World War, Günter Chrzonsz finally reached the rank of Leutnant. After the Second World War he changed his name to Günter Carsten and served between 2nd May 1960 and 31st March 1967 in the Bundeswehr, finally reaching the rank of Hauptmann.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberwachtmeister
Unit:
Zugführer 2. / Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 277 / 9.Infanterie-Division / 1.Panzerarmee
Awarded on:
November 12th, 1943
Action:
Received for actions at a bridgehead at Nikopol on the eastern bank of the Djneiper where he destroyed 17 Soviet tanks, preventing a Soviet break through.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945