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Kerscher, Albert

Date of birth:
March 29th, 1916 (Woppmannsdorf/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
June 12th, 2011 (Ingolstadt/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

According to some sources, Albert Kerscher was awarded or recommended to the Eichenlaub zum Eisernes Kreuz on April 20th, 1945. No primary sources have yet been found to upport that.

After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr from 1956 until 1969, where he finally reached the rank of Oberstabsfeldwebel.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Panzer Kommandant 2. / schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1944
Awarded for his successes in tank combat as the wingman of Otto Carius. By the end of the war he had destroyed over 100 enemy tanks over the course of 97 armoured engagements.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
2. / schwere Panzer-Abteilung 511
Awarded on:
February 15th, 1945
Panzerkampfabzeichen IV Stufe

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