John, Wolfram

Date of birth:
February 17th, 1918 (Jägerswalde/Schloßberg (East Prussia), Germany)
Date of death:
April 27th, 1945 (Neutief/Pillau (East Prussia), Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Do you have more information about this person? Inform us!

Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 209, Heer
Awarded on:
March 15th, 1945
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef, 2. Batterie, Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 209, Heer
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for distinguishing himself with his Batterie during the fighting at the Soviet bridgehead over the Narew river at Rozan. Here, in the sector of the 541. Volksgrenadier-Division, the Soviets managed to penetrate the German frontline at Szygi. In response Oberleutnant John launched a counterattack with his Sturmgeschütze, which succeeded in destroying multiple enemy tanks and preventing a breakthrough. He would be recognized accordingly for this feat-of-arms.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources