- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
- Zugführer, 4. Kompanie, Kradschützen-Bataillon 64, 14. Panzer-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- August 17th, 1942
On 23.06.1942 Oberfeldwebel Petermann received an order to carry out a combat mission in the area around Sofijewka (in the district of Pjatichatka). During this mission Petermann managed to personally destroy 3 enemy tanks in close combat, among other achievements. For his success on this day and his repeated demonstrations of bravery and excellence in battle he would receive the Knight’s Cross.