Reiser, Sebastian

Date of birth:
August 14th, 1916 (Kutzenhausen/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
February 1st, 1943 (Kriegsgefangenenlager bei Stalingrad, USSR)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German 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
Action:
He received the knight's cross after he destroyed 14 Soviet Tanks with a light field cannon to the south of Radziechow during an armoured attack
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
Details:
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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