Nugiseks, Harald

Date of birth:
October 22nd, 1921 (Kayaküla/Särewere, Estonia)
Date of death:
January 2nd, 2014 (Pärnumaa, Estonia)
Nationality:
Estonian

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 27th, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Waffen-Untersturmführer der SS
Unit:
Zugführer 1. / Freiwillingen-Grenadier-Regiment-SS 46 (estnisches Nr. 2) / 20.Freiwillige-Grenadier-Division-SS / III.(Germanische) SS-Panzer-Korps
Awarded on:
April 9th, 1944
Action:
Harald Nugiseks won the Knight’s Cross when the Estonian volunteers attacked the Soviet bridgehead at Vopsküla in February 1944, and forced the enemy to withdraw.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Schneider J.W., Their Honor was Loyalty!, R. James Bender Publishing, 1977
    - Ritterkreuz Archiv II/2009, Veit Scherzer, Ranis, Juni 2009, ISSN 1866-4709
    - Ritterkreuz Archiv, I/2014, Scherzers Militaer-Verlag, Bayreuth, 2012
    - Norwegians in the Waffen-SS

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