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Freyberger, Max (Infanterie-Regiment 97)

German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


On 27th December 1941, soviet troops belonging to the 2nd Battalion of the 83rd Naval Infantry Brigade spotted the III./ Inf.Rgt. 97 led by Hauptmann Karl Bock near the soviet beachhead at Cape ZYUK and launched a spoiling attack as it was deploying with several naval infantry companies supported by three T-26 tanks.A panzerjäger platoon from 14./ IR 97 was then able to deploy a 3,7cm Pak and Obergefreiter Max Freyberger fired 42 rounds into the attacking soviet T-26, knocking all 3 tanks out.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Obergefreiter (Corporal)
14. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 97, 46. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 8th, 1942
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS


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