Treeck, Egon

Date of birth:
December 14th, 1894 (Dortmund, Germany)
Date of death:
December 16th, 1966 (Unna, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
II./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 85
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1941
Action:
Here follows an excerpt from his Knight's Cross recommendation...

"In the fighting at Crete the battalion, under the leadership of Major Dr. Treeck, has completed the difficult task of advancing over the pathless Ida Mountains to Stylos. Operating independently of his regiment, he opened up the retreat road of the British in a bold and ruthless attack. Through his swift and independent decision, he thus enabled the advance of friendly motorized forces and the subsequent relief of the paratroopers at Rethimnon."
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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