Eggers, Johann

Date of birth:
April 26th, 1923 (Sievern/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
February 5th, 1974 (Sievern/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

In service from August 5th 1940.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 14th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Richtschütze 7. / Panzer-Regiment 6 / 3. Panzer-Division / 8.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
December 14th, 1943
The following wartime excerpt describes why Eggers would be awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“During the Fourth Battle of Kharkov Unteroffizier Eggers destroyed more than 20 enemy tanks on the 08.08.1943 over the course of an hours-long tank battle. He was thereafter recommended for the award of the Knight’s Cross. By the 21.08.1944 Johann Eggers had destroyed 46 enemy tanks.”
Submitted on December 8th 1943.
Preliminary document on December 17th 1943 to AOK 8.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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