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Doering, von, Bernd

Date of birth:
January 16th, 1903 (Cmachowo / Posen)
Date of death:
July 7th, 1944 (Firenze, Italy)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Kommandeur II./Schützen-Regiment 79 / 16. Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
November 30th, 1940
The following wartime excerpt describes why Doering would be awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Major Doering and his Bataillon eliminated strong elements of a fleeing enemy Bataillon during the forest battles south of Sedan at Mt. Damion and Mt. Cygne from the 17.05.1940. The subsequent pursuit battles led to the Maas river at Sepvigny. A bridging site of the bridge at Bourcy was taken despite the presence of a strong garrison. In doing this the Bataillon was the first formation of the 16. Infanterie-Division to reach the southern bank of the Maas. Successful village combat took place in the continued combat south of the Maas, during which 350 prisoners were taken.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes