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Emmert, Dr.jur., Ernst

Date of birth:
February 26th, 1900 (Kitzingen/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
January 22nd, 1945 (Lazarettzug Glogau/Silesia, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Groß Nädlitz
Plot: 2. Row: 17. Grave: 401.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Ernst Emmert died of his wounds on January 22nd, 1945. At that moment he served as Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 282 with the rank Oberstleutnant. He lies buried at the German War Cemetery Nadolice Wielkie, Poland, in the combined graves Plot 2, Row 17, Graves 401/425.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 28th, 1941
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer I. / Infanterie-Regiment 282 / 98. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
The following wartime excerpt describes why Emmert would be awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“On the 25.10.1941 Oberleutnant Emmert and his Bataillon were involved in a thrust against the road east of Gorki while positioned on the left wing of the Infanterie-Regiment 282. On this day he made the decision to deviate from his mission and capture the village of Gorki in an attack from the southeast. After seizing the village he occupied it with his Bataillon and elements of the III. Bataillon. Through this action he played the main role in creating a bridgehead over the Narva river along the course of the road, which was of great importance for the recommencement of the attack against Moscow. To this day the forward line of this bridgehead is the location which he captured.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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