Plettenberg, Graf von, Georg

Date of birth:
July 11th, 1918 (Haus Alst/Rhineland, Germany)
Date of death:
July 29th, 1980 (Dortmund/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Georg Graf von Plettenberg reached the rank of Major. Served after World War Two with the Bundeswehr, reaching the rank of Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rittmeister
Unit:
Kommandeur schwere Kavallerie-Abteilung 4
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his actions during Operation Bagration north of Ssluzk. Here his battalion was sent into action against the attacking Soviet cavalry. Plettenberg and his battalion played a major role in ensuring that the further advance of the enemy could be halted.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rittmeister
Unit:
Kommandeur schwere Kavallerie-Abteilung 4
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for further distinguishing himself during the fighting in Hungary, specifically in the SW part of the Vertesz mountains (25.12.1944) and during a counterthrust near Zamoly (07-09.01.1945).
Details:
730th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 13th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 4th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse

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