Schwerdfeger, Johann

Date of birth:
November 24th, 1914 (Plein-Wittlich/Palatinate, Germany)
Date of death:
December 25th, 2015
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 19th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 1. / Jäger-Regiment 228 / 101.Jäger-Division / XXXXIV.Armee-Korps / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe A
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1943
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 1. / Jäger-Regiment 228 / 101.Jäger-Division / III.Panzer-Korps / 1.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Nordukraine
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1944
Details:
474th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1944
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Bender R.J., Breyette T., Tank Killers, RJ Bender Publications, 2000, ISBN 0-912138-83-1
    - 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
    - Ritterkreuztraeger 1939 - 1945

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