Ewald, Edwin

Date of birth:
March 29th, 1903 (Myslowiece/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
March 26th, 1994 (Stuttgart/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
German (1933-1945, German Reich)


Edwin Ewald reached the rank of Oberstleutnant der Reserve.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Zugführer, 2. Kompanie, Pionier-Bataillon 298, 298. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1941
On the 24.07.1941 Leutnant Ewald and his Zug, together with other German units, had the mission of eliminating a series of Soviet bunkers southwest of Korosten. By independently modifying the plan for carrying out the mission Leutnant Ewald succeeded in eliminating 3 hostile bunkers. In doing so he secured the preconditions for the swift elimination of the other 4 such bunkers on the same heavily fortified hill. This in turn cleared the way for the further advance of the Infanterie-Regiment 526.

For his actions on this day Leutnant Ewald would be awarded the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes