Ravenstein, von, Johann

Date of birth:
January 1st, 1889 (Strehlen, Germany)
Date of death:
March 26th, 1962 (Duisburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
commander SchtzRgt 4
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1940
Action:
The abbreviated recommendation for von Ravenstein reads as follows…

“Oberst Johann von Ravenstein, along with his Schützen-Regiment, was instrumental in the crossing of the Meuse and the breakthrough of the Belgian fortifications. Under his personal leadership the tank and infantry forces of an enemy held town were eliminated or captured in a deliberate assault.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
June 28th, 1918
Pour le Mérite

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