Eichert, Robert

Date of birth:
June 14th, 1914 (Pillupönen/East Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
September 23rd, 1944
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from 29th October 1935.
Was killed in the Soviet Union on 23rd September as Führer 4. / Panzer-Regiment 36 with the rank of Leutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
8. / Panzer-Regiment 36 / 14.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 8. / Panzer-Regiment 36 / 14.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1943
Action:
Totally alone he attacked strong enemy units over very difficult terrain, and destroyed 7 armoured vehicles. In total he destroyed 36 tanks and 52 gubpositions during 76 fights. In recognition for his efforts he, who got wounded five times, was decorated with the Knights Cross to the Iron Cross on 20-04-1943.
Details:
Submitted on April 14th 1943.
Preliminary document and decoration on May 14th 1943 to 14.Panzer-Division.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
4. / Panzer-Regiment 36 / 14.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

Sources

  • Photo: John Paddle
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - 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
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001

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