- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
- Chef 1. / Pionier-Bataillon 171
- Awarded on:
- May 26th, 1940
The following wartime excerpt (dated 30.08.1940) describes why Germer received the Knight’s Cross…
“Oberleutnant Alfred Germer used his reinforced Pionier Kompanie to storm and neutralize the enemy’s Armoured Fortress 505 (located near Villy). During this engagement he gave his Pionieren a good example of energetic and fearless devotion to duty. He executed his mission with surprisingly few casualties and was the first to enter into the armoured redoubt.”
The fortification mentioned in this article was known to the French as the “Ouvrage de La Ferté”. The aforementioned action took place on the 18.05.1940.