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Niemeck, Gerhard

Date of birth:
June 10th, 1916 (Zerbst/Anhalt, Germany)
Date of death:
July 19th, 1983 (Neunkirchen/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Gerhard Niemann reached the rank of Oberfeldwebel.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Zugführer 8. / Panzer-Regiment 31
Awarded on:
March 14th, 1943
On the 07.03.1943 the 5. Panzer-Division succeeding in largely holding its defensive front, destroying 55 enemy tanks in the process. Of these, Feldwebel Niemeck alone destroyed 15 tanks with his long-barrelled Panzer IV. For his achievements on this day Niemeck would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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