- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
- Beobachter 10. / Artillerie-Regiment 126 / 126.Infanterie-Division
- Awarded on:
- December 13th, 1942
On the 06.12.1942 Soviet forces supported by 9 T-34 tanks attempted to break through a German defensive line northwest of the Issakowa meadow. The defenses here had only been constructed on the previous day, and were being held by elements of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 209. Their assault was a success, and the frontline was lost. The only intact German defenses just behind it were the observation posts of the 2. and 10./Artillerie-Regiment 126, commanded by Leutnanten Lang and Fehre respectively. In response Leutnant Fehre directed artillery fire from his entire Artillerie-Abteilung upon the enemy, and eventually forced them to retreat. He would receive the Knight’s Cross a few days later for his actions here.