Reinhardt, Arnold

Date of birth:
May 10th, 1921 (Tornesch/Schleswick-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
February 10th, 1970 (Tornesch/Schleswick-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Arnold Reinhardt reached the rank of Unteroffizier.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Lance Corporal)
Unit:
Gruppenführer, 7. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 166, 82. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1943
Action:
On 30.08.1944 the Soviets attacked the positions of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 166 with strong infantry and tank forces, and succeeded in breaking-in. As the enemy became convinced that the captured section of front was firmly in their hands, they were proven dead wrong by the actions of Gefreiter Reinhardt. On his own initiative he rallied the rest of his squad and launched a counterattack, undaunted by the heavy enemy fire. He inflicted heavy losses on the enemy and was largely responsible that this section of front could be back in German possession by the evening of that day. He was as such awarded the Iron Cross First Class and later the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross.
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