Tanneberger, Wilhelm "Willi"

Date of birth:
December 30th, 1914 (Teutschenthal/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
May 22nd, 2000 (Rahden/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Kompanie Truppführer III. / Grenadier-Regiment 156 (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1944
Action:
Oberfeldwebel and his handful of Grenadiers thrust into a gap in the frontline that had formed between themselves and the neighbouring battalion, assaulting a Soviet column containing about 400 men. They were able to successfully destroy/disperse this enemy group, and for this action Tanneberger received the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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