- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Zugführer 2. / Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244
- Awarded on:
- September 10th, 1942
Awarded for his actions during the combat in the Don bend during the summer of 1942. Pfreudtner had by this time already distinguished himself during the battles for Zhitomir, Kiev, Belgorod and Kharkov. During the attack on the Don river, Pfreudtner launched a thrust on his own initiative that destroyed 9 enemy tanks within the space of 20 minutes. By this and other actions he contributed significantly to the creation of the first 6. Armee bridgehead over the Don river by the 384. Infanterie-Division. Pfreudtner was recommended for the Knight’s Cross following this action. He was also recognized for his total of 43 enemy tanks destroyed.