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Reiser, Sebastian

Date of birth:
August 14th, 1918 (Kutzenhausen/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
February 1st, 1943 (POW camp near Stalingrad, USSR)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Lance Corporal)
Unit:
Richtkanonier, 1. Batterie, I. Abteilung, Artillerie-Regiment 297, 297. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1941
He received the Knight's Cross after he destroyed 14 Soviet tanks with a 15-cm artillery cannon south of Radziechow during an armoured attack just after the start of Operation Barbarossa.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Lance Corporal)
Unit:
1. Batterie, I. Abteilung, Artillerie-Regiment 297, 297. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1941
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
13th Award.
One of 40 soldiers cited in the Wehrmachtbericht or Armed Forces Communiqué but not named in the newly established Honor Roll of the German Army due to a change in award policy made effective 8 Aug 1941 (and beginning with award # 74). The soldiers in question, did, however, receive the Commendation Certificate.

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