Zerth, Jakob

Date of birth:
November 23rd, 1923 (Wolka Tarnowska/Chelm, Poland)
Date of death:
August 15th, 1944
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Jakob Zerth died of his wounds on August 15th, 1944. At that moment he held the rank of Unteroffizier.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Lance Corporal)
Unit:
Stellvertretender Gruppenführer, 3. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 467, 267. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 21st, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his actions during a 10 day long period of bitter defensive combat near Mogilev in February-March 1944. Time and time again he was able to identify the critical situations along the sparsely held German frontline and eliminate enemy breakthroughs (preferably from flanking positions) on his own initiative. Through such deeds he played a major role in stabilizing the German defensive positions in his sector during this fighting.
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