Reinicke, Gerhard

Date of birth:
April 11th, 1914 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 4th, 1997 (Viersen/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Gruppenführer, 2. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 6, 3. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1941
Action:
Feldwebel Reinicke especially distinguished himself during one of the toughest days of his Abteilung, on the 06.07.1941. On that day he attacked a group of Russian artillery and anti-tank positions and was able to destroy an artillery battery as well as two extra guns during the fighting. He further acquitted himself while helping to evacuate wounded comrades of a neighbouring company, being the last man to leave the battlefield. For these deeds, as well as his past distinguished service (he had lost an arm in the battle of France) he was awarded the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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