Simm, Alfred

Date of birth:
July 12th, 1910 (Eppendorf/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
November 19th, 1973 (Eppendorf/Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 30th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Stabsfeldwebel (Sergeant Major)
Unit:
Zugführer, 2. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 31, 24. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1941
Action:
In order to facilitate the attack plans of the 24. Infanterie-Division on the opening days of Barbarossa, the capture of Hill 342 (Kapellenberg) located to the east of Potylicz was crucial. Stabsfeldwebel Simm and his platoon, along with two attached squads, were able to capture the steep hill in a coup-de-main on 24.06.1941. By this action he seized the cornerstone of the enemy battle position located south of Rawa-Ruska and in doing so was able to save much effort and blood for the division. In recognition of his decisive actions Simm received the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
9. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 31, 24. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 21st, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer, II. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 31, 24. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1945
Action:
During the fighting in Courland in mid-March 1945 the right neighbour of the 24. Infanterie-Division (19. lett.SS-Division) came under a heavy enemy attack while fighting in the forests north of the Molkerei (near Lielblidiene). A gap was torn in its frontline. As the regiment immediately adjacent to the sector of the SS-Division it feel to the Grenadier-Regiment 31 to close the gap. This it was able to do successfully. During this operation Hauptmann Simm repeatedly distinguished himself, and so was awarded the Oakleaves to his Knight's Cross.
Details:
832nd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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