Rupprecht, Siegfried

Date of birth:
February 24th, 1920 (Fürth, Germany)
Date of death:
January 22nd, 1944 (Italy)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Cassino
Plot: 10. Grave: 536.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 6./GebJägRgt 85
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1943
Action:
The following press article excerpt, dated 08.02.1944, describes the action by which Rupprecht would receive the Knight’s Cross…

“As Oberleutnant and Kompanie Chief in a Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment, he and his men were able to withstand 17 enemy attacks containing strong infantry/tank forces and backed by heavy air/artillery support during the fighting south of Lake Ladoga in August 1943. His tireless fighting spirit, presence at the hot spots of the fighting and swift decisiveness were all factors which contributed to the defeat of the Russians here and the holding of a cornerstone of the Division’s front.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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