- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Gefreiter (Lance Corporal)
- Richtschütze 3. / Panzerjäger-Abteilung 3
- Awarded on:
- November 13th, 1942
At the start of October 1942 Gefreiter Mirau was in position with his Pak at the end of a Balka west of Stalingrad. Following a Soviet artillery/mortar barrage, a group of Soviet tanks rolled through. In the battle that ensued Mirau, showing great skill and calm, was able to destroy 14 enemy tanks in the space of just 25 minutes. In doing so he not only played a decisive role in halting the enemy armoured attack, but also raised the total of tanks destroyed by his Kompanie to 100. For this action he would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross.