Neindorff, von, Egon

Date of birth:
September 12th, 1892 (Koblenz, Germany)
Date of death:
April 15th, 1944 (Tarnopol, Russia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 2nd, 1944
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Commander of the garrison at Tarnopol
Awarded on:
April 4th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his leadership of the garrison at Tarnopol. Here his men, encircled since the 23.03.1944, fought a desperate defensive action that saw them repel far superior Soviet forces despite being encircled. By tying down significant enemy forces here his troops also had a major role to play in consolidation of the situation with the XXXXVIII. Armee-Korps.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Commander of the garrison at Tarnopol
Awarded on:
April 17th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Also awarded for his leadership of the Tarnopol fortress, this time after his death. Under his command the garrison held out for a total of 24 days, and for faithfully fulfilling his orders Neindorff was recognized appropriately.
Details:
457th award
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 2nd, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 18th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

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