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Mackensen, von, Eberhard

Date of birth:
September 24th, 1889 (Bromberg/Province of Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
May 19th, 1969 (Alt-Mühlendorf/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes 14. Armee
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes 14. Armee
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Kavallerie (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General III.Armeekorps (mot.) / Panzergruppe 1 / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1941
Action:
Awarded for the successes of his III. Armee-Korps (mot) during the opening rounds of Operation Barbarossa. Mackensen and his Korps distinguished themselves during the breaking of Soviet resistance near Wledzimierz, the tank battle west of Zalurce, the fighting at Luck and Festung Rowne, the crossing of the Horyn river, the penetration of the Stalin line and the capture of Zhitomir.
Details:
390th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Kavallerie (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General III.Panzerkorps / 1.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1942
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his leadership of the III. Armee-Korps (mot) during the Second Battle of Kharkov. Mackensen’s Korps formed the southern pincer of the German encirclement in this battle, linking up with the 6. Armee south of Balakleja on the 22.05.1942. By this successful maneuver the Soviet 6th and 57th Armies were cut off and annihilated.
Details:
95th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Kavallerie (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber der 1. Panzerarmee
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1943
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3

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