Jannes, Ewald

Date of birth:
June 28th, 1911 (Wuppertal-Kronenberg, Germany)
Date of death:
June 5th, 1976 (Wuppertal-Elberfeld, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obergefreiter (Corporal)
Unit:
9. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 28, 8. Panzer-Division, Wehrmacht
Awarded on:
April 30th, 1945
Action:
During the defensive battles of the 8. Panzer-Division in early 1945 Obergefreiter Jannes destroyed 2 tanks in close combat on the 23. & 26.03.1945. He would then destroy another 4 tanks in close combat on the 16./17.04.1945. Thus, by raising his total to 6 tanks destroyed in close combat, he was automatically qualified for the Knight’s Cross in accordance with the Führerbefehl of 07.03.1945.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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