- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
- Chef 3. / Sturmgeschütz-Abteuling 177 / 34.Infanterie-Division / 4.Armee
- Awarded on:
- March 27th, 1942
Awarded for his actions near Moscow (on the Nara river) in December 1941. Here the Sturmgeschütze of his Abteilung were of vital importance to the survival of the German infantry. When the Soviets broke through the lines of the decimated 34. Infanterie-DIvision, Oberleutnant Nebel launched a furious counterattack on his own initiative, personally leading the last operational Sturmgeschütze of his Batterie. These went on a rampage behind Soviet lines in the area around Kosselskaja, destroying tanks, MG nests and AT guns alike. Nebel personally accounted for 6 tanks as well as several gun emplacements. By this action he permitted the German infantry to regroup and reform a defensive line. Nebel would be recognized appropriately for his actions.