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Emmerling, Heinz

Date of birth:
November 3rd, 1910 (Dortmund/Westernphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
November 23rd, 1977 (Cologne/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 464, 253. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 464, 253. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1944
The following Wehrmachtbericht excerpt, dated 24.01.1944, describes why Emmerling would be awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“On yesterday as well all Bolshevik breakthrough attempts between Pripet and Beresina were smashed. During the heavy defensive battles of the last days… the II. Bataillon of the Grenadier-Regiment 464 under the command of Hauptmann Emmerling has particularly distinguished himself.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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