Eiden, Karl-Georg

Date of birth:
January 20th, 1917 (Gunzenhausen/Mittelfranken, Germany)
Date of death:
August 20th, 1987 (Gunzenhausen/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1st October 1936: Gefreiter
1st January 1938: Unteroffizier
1st January 1940: Feldwebel
1st March 1941: Oberfeldwebel
1st August 1943: Fahnenjunker
1st November 1943: Oberfähnrich
20th April 1944: Leutnant (1411- with entry date of 1st March 1944 and Rangdienstalter of 1st December 1943 - 2459)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Awarded on:
August 26th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 8.(MG) / Grenadier-Regiment 97 / 46.Infanterie-Division / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
March 7th, 1943
Action:
Citation:
"Oberfeldwebel Eiden has on 10th and 11th January 1943, during the heavy fightings near Popova on the front at Tuapse, stopped an enemy breakthrough in hist frontline and on his own initiative in the frontline with only a few men and under fearless fighting by his men in hard men-to-men fightings thrown the enemy out of their lines, endorsing heavy casualties. Oberfeldwebel Eiden has by this brave action stopped the offensive by the Soviets to go forward towards Maikop via Ssamurskaja."
Details:
1580th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

Sources

  • Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
  • Photo: Beyerlein-Sammlung
  • - 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
    - Regiments-Sonderbefehl, Grenadier-Regiment 97, dated 12-03-1943
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
    - Description of promotions and service record

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