Gebhardt, Georg

Date of birth:
April 29th, 1901 (Meckenbeuren/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 7th, 1975 (Säckingen/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
April 1st, 1926: Leutnant;
June 1st, 1939: Oberleutnant;
June 1st, 1942: Hauptmann;
May 1st, 1943: Major;
October 1st, 1944: Oberstleutnant.

Career:
March 1st, 1921: Freiwilliger, III. Hochgebirgsjäger-Bataillon, Lindau;
1933: Inspektor Reichsbahn;
?: Königsbacher Brauerei AG, Koblenz;
September 1st, 1939: Zugführer, Gebrigsjäger-Regiment 98;
January 1940: Kompaniechef;
September 1942: Hochgebirgsjäger-Feldausbildungs-Regiment 616;
February 1st, 1943: Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, Jäger-Regiment 204;
November 1943; stellvertretender Kommandeur, Jäger-Regiment 204;
?: Regimentsführer Lehrgang, Döberitz;
June 2nd, 1944: Führerreserve OKH;
June 12th, 1944: m.d.F.b. Grenadier-Regiment 1080;
August 14th, 1944: m.d.F.b. Grenadier-Regiment 195;
October 15th, 1944: Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 195;
March 23rd, 1945: Führerreserve OKH.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
July 2nd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1941
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, Jäger-Regiment 204, 97. Jäger-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1943
Awarded for his success in launching a counterattack with his Bataillon near Krymskaja (in the Kuban bridgehead). When the attack threatened to stall in the defense of a numerically superior foe, Hauptmann Gebhardt got the attack back into motion again. He led his Jägern forwards, and they broke through several bitterly defended Soviet defensive lines until they finally retook the old main line of resistance.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, Jäger-Regiment 204, 97. Jäger-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 27th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
According to the KArteikarte the awarding took place in december 1943.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Sturm-Regiment 195, 78. Sturm-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 19th, 1945
In January 1945 Oberstleutnant Gebhardt and his Regiment held a position south of Dobczyce (in turn south of Krakau) against all strong Soviet attacks despite being completely isolated. He did so until he received the order to fight his way back to the rest of the Division, located in the direction of Kalwarya.

Three days later he also resolved another crisis in a neighbouring sector via a counterattack that he personally led. He would receive the Oakleaves as a result of these successes.
743rd Award.
According the Karteikarte the awarding took place on February 7th, 1945.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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