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Erdmann, Armin

Date of birth:
January 24th, 1913 (Witten/Ruhr, Germany)
Date of death:
July 21st, 1961 (Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
6. / Schützen-Regiment 79
Awarded on:
April 11th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer 6. / Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 79 / 16.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
January 3rd, 1943
The following press excerpt describes why Erdmann would be awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“During the fighting along the Don river Oberleutnant Erdmann launched a bold counterthrust at the head of his Kampfgruppe against a village into which the enemy had entered. He conducted this on his own initiative, and in doing so retook a village that was vital for the wider combat situation.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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