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Feig, Karl Georg

Date of birth:
February 27th, 1899 (Annaberg/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
February 12th, 1970 (Wiesbaden/Hessen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
10th March 1935: Gefreiter der Reserve / Reserve-Offizier-Anwärter;
3rd January 1937: Unteroffizier der Reserve / Reserve-Offizier-Anwärter;
8th October 1937: Wachtmeister der Reserve / Reserve-Offizier-Anwärter;
1st January 1939: Leutnant der Reserve (RDA 1st January 1939 - 69);
1st April 1940: Oberleutnant der Reserve (RDA 1st January 1940 - 153);
1st January 1942: Hauptmann der Reserve (RDA 1st January 1942);
1st February 1943: Major der Reserve (RDA 1st February 1943);
1st June 1944: Oberstleutnant der Reserve (RAD 1st June 1944).

Career:
20th June 1917 - 1st April 1919: 2. / Grenadier-Regiment 101;
1st August 1939 - 30th September 1939: Schützen-Regiment 1, Weimar;
1st October 1939 - 20th October 1939: 8. / Schützen-Regiment 1;
21st October 1939 - 25th June 1940: 7. / Schützen-Regiment 1;
26th June 1940 - 5th November 1940: 8. / Schützen-Regiment 1;
6th November 1940 - 25th June 1941: 3. / Schützen-Regiment 113;
26th June 1941 - 5th September 1941: Panzergrenadier-Ersatz-Abteilung 1, Weimar;
6th September 1941 - 20th October 1941: 3. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 113;
21th October 1941 - 31st August 1942: Panzergrenadier-Ersatz-Bataillon 1, Weimar;
1st September 1942 - 5th May 1944: Panzergrenadier-Regiment 113;
6th May 1944 - 5th February 1945: Panzergrenadier-Ersazt-Bataillon 1;
6th February 1945 - 26th April 1945: O.B. Schule 2.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
7. / Schützen-Regiment 1
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
7. / Schützen-Regiment 1
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1940

Had already received the Iron Cross on 12th September 1918 with 2. / Grenadier-Regiment 101.
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
8. / Schützen-Regiment 1
Awarded on:
July 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
8. / Schützen-Regiment 1
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1940
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef 3. / Schützen-Regiment 113 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
December 4th, 1941
The following wartime excerpt describes why Feig would receive the Knight’s Cross…

“On the 14.10.1941 Oberleutnant Feig had the mission of thrusting into the inner part of Kalinin that was located on the left of the road that led into the city. In an unstoppable forward drive, Oberleutnant Feig secured the crossing over the deeply incised creek and took control of the stadium. Oberleutnant Feig then decided to capture the Volga bridge. Although aware of the enemy guns, MG bunkers and field positions on the northern bank of the river, Oberleutnant Feig stormed across the Volga bridge with a few men and prevented the demolition of the bridge through his swift action. An ignition wire was personally cut by Oberleutnant Feig.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Panzergrenadier-Ersatz-Bataillon 1
Awarded on:
March 7th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve
Unit:
Panzergrenadier-Regiment 113
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve (Major of Reserves)
Unit:
I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 113
Awarded on:
May 23rd, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant der Reserve
Unit:
Panzergrenadier-Regiment 113
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Bronze

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