Wippermann, Max

Date of birth:
March 10th, 1921 (Heidelberg, Germany)
Date of death:
April 24th, 1945 (Guarda-Ferrara, Italy)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
7./Flak-Regiment 4
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1942
Action:
Wippermann received the Knight's Cross for actions as described in this newspaper excerpt...
"Oberleutnant Max Wippermann has especially distinguished himself on 6.8.1942 during the hard defensive fighting in the area Rzhev-Subzov. During a powerful Soviet tank attack, which aimed to roll up the Subzov bridgehead from the flank, he and his Kampfgruppe destroyed 14 heavy enemy tanks, a mortar and a field gun. He was badly wounded in these battles."
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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