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Vetter, Johann

Date of birth:
June 27th, 1924 (Stockarn / Neunburg, Germany)
Date of death:
June 4th, 1944 (Rome, Italy)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Pomezia
Plot: N. Grave: 470.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obergefreiter (Corporal)
Unit:
14.(PzJäg)/GrenRgt 147
On the 29.-31.05.1944 Vetter's anti-tank Kompanie destroyed a total of 33 Allied tanks during its fighting in Italy. Vetter himself accounted for 14 of these with his Pak gun, and for this he was awarded the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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