Itzen, Dirk

Date of birth:
October 16th, 1919 (Klein Schulenburger Polder/Eastern Frisia, Germany)
Date of death:
July 13th, 1941 (Hauptverbandplatz Cudnov, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Erkundungsoffizier, 3. Batterie, I. Abteilung, Flak-Regiment "General Göring", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 23rd, 1941
Action:
Awarded for his actions during the early part of Operation Barbarossa. While subordinated to a Panzer-Division, Itzen and his Batterie managed to destroy 16 enemy tanks, 2 aircraft and a tanker. Throughout this time Itzen proved to be a shining example to his subordinates up until his death in mid-July 1941.
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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