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Most, Jakob

Date of birth:
March 5th, 1917 (Völkershausen/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
May 23rd, 2001 (Trendelburg-Stammen/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Jakob Most reached the rank of Oberfeldwebel. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr, reaching the rank of Oberstabsfeldwebel.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Zimmerer (Carpenter)
Awarded on:
July 25th, 1940
Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
4. Kompanie, Kradschützen-Bataillon 29, 29. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert), Heer
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1942

Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
4. Kompanie, Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon 15 (motorisiert), Division Nr. 179, Heer
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1942
Awarded for a wound received on August 26th, 1941.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 9, 9. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 22nd, 1944
Awarded for the destruction of a Sherman tank near Saint Loup on August 9th, 1944.
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 9, 9. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 22nd, 1944
Awarded for the destruction of a second Sherman tank near Saint Loup on August 9th, 1944.
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 2. Kompanie, Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 9, 9. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1944

The 'Vorläufiges Besitzzeugnis' (preliminary certificate) was signed on October 30th, 1944.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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