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Viezenz, Günther

    Date of birth:
    February 1st, 1921 (Göhlenau, Schlesien (now Golinsk, Poland&a)
    Date of death:
    January 14th, 1999 (Cologne, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    The record-holder of the Tank Destruction Badge was Oberstleutnant Günther Viezenz. He single handedly destroyed 21 enemy tanks with hand held explosives such as a panzerfaust, satchel charge or grenade. He awarded four Tank Destruction Badges in Gold and one in Silver.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant
    Unit:
    10/Grenadier-Regiment.7 252. Infanterie-Division
    Awarded on:
    July 1st, 1944
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Action:
    After receiivng the golden badges he was still left with one silver version.
    Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Details:
    Silver version
    Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

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