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Engelhardt, Kurt (Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 232)

Date of birth:
March 25th, 1914 (Sandersleben/Anhalt, Germany)
Date of death:
December 4th, 1987 (Bernburg an der Saale/Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberwachtmeister der Reserve
Unit:
2. Batterie, Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 232
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberwachtmeister der Reserve
Unit:
Zugfüher, 2. Batterie, Heeres-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 232
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1945
Awarded for his support of the 548. Volksgrenadier-Division during its bitter defensive battles west of Powangen in early 1945. Engelhardt’s contributions to the combat helped to prevent the enemy breaking through to the Baltic Sea at Fischhausen (a distance of no more than 10 km to overcome) and thereby cut off the IX. Armee-Korps in Samland.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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