Petermann, Erich

Date of birth:
February 14th, 1914 (Rodewisch/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
September 18th, 1942 (Stalingrad/Stalingrad Oblast, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

At the time of his death, Erich Petermann was Führer of the 4. / Kradschützen-Bataillon 64 with the rank of Leutnant. He died of his wounds inflicted during the advance for Stalingrad.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer, 4. Kompanie, Kradschützen-Bataillon 64, 14. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 17th, 1942
Action:
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.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer, Kradschützen-Bataillon 64, 14. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1941
Details:
29th Award.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres

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