Sieler, Ernst

Date of birth:
August 22nd, 1893 (Altenburg/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
October 6th, 1983 (Bernau am Chiemsee/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 46
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1941
Action:
On the morning of 11.07.1941 Oberst Sieler and his regiment defended against the last desperate enemy attempt to capture the fiercely contested crossroads at Opotschka, which struck from the north. Immediately after smashing the enemy attack, Oberst Sieler on his own initiative struck out with his regiment against the Soviets. He was able to reach and secure the railway line east of Opotschka on a broad front and in doing so was able to permanently eradicate the enemy threat to the town from the east.

For his defensive success made even more complete by his independent actions, Sieler received the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
304. Inf.Div.
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his bravery and distinguished leadership of the 304. Infanterie-Division on the southern sector of the Eastern front from the beginning of 1943 up until the spring of 1944.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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