Neumann-Silkow, Walter

Date of birth:
April 10th, 1894 (Groß Silkow, Germany)
Date of death:
December 9th, 1941 (Derna, Libya)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Tobruk
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Commander 8. Schützen-Brigade
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1940
Action:
In the fighting in recent days, in fearless action in bold individual acts have particularly excelled: the colonel and commander of a rifle brigade Neumann-Silkow, the lieutenant and chief of a cavalry squadron Freiherr von Boeselager, the Lieutenant Michael in a cavalry regiment and the Lieutenant Meder in an anti-tank battalion.
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