Schwarm, Kurt

Date of birth:
April 11th, 1922 (Nitzlin, Germany)
Date of death:
August 25th, 2008 (Adelaide, Australia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obergefreiter
Unit:
Kradmelder Stab / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 98
Awarded on:
January 11th, 1945
During the battles of the 8. Panzer-Division in Hungary at the beginning of January 1944, Obergefreiter Schwarm distinguished himself in a special way. According to the Wehrmachtbericht of 11.01.1944...
"Obergefreite Schwarm, motorcycle messenger in the staff of a panzergrenadier regiment, has during a motorcycle dispatch run north of the Danube destroyed 3 enemy tanks and 1 heavy PaK in close combat within the space of one hour."
For this action he received the Knight's Cross on the same day of the announcement.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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