Zwer, Franz

Date of birth:
December 23rd, 1910 (Bous/Saarlouis)
Date of death:
August 9th, 1966 (Bous/Saarlouis)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Grenadier-Regiment 53, 14. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1944
Action:
Received the Knight's Cross for successful defensive actions on 3/2/1944. On this day, despite suffering head and shoulder wounds and having his unit isolated, he and his platoon successfully defended against a number of Soviet assaults for 12 hours before being relieved. By doing so he and his men were able to prevent a collapse of the frontline in his sector.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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