Melzer, Reinhard

Date of birth:
November 26th, 1914 (Bauerwitz, Germany)
Date of death:
November 19th, 1994 (Schwerte, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Geschützführer 1./FlakRgt 33 (mot.)
Awarded on:
June 30th, 1941
Action:
Here follows an abbreviated Knight’s Cross recommendation for Reinhard Melzer…

“Unteroffizier Melzer has on his own initiative striven to fight in the foremost battle line along its most active points, and as a gun commander has been responsible for the destruction of at least 13 enemy tanks. His Abteilung commander, Hauptmann Walter Fromm, received the Knight’s Cross on 05.07.1941. Oberleutnant Theodor Schwabach, the Batterie commander of Reinhard Melzer, was likewise decorated with the Knight’s Cross on 30.06.1941. Melzer destroyed his 13 tanks during the time period 15-17.06.1941, during the battle of Sollum.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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