On the 28.07.1944 Misera was in command of the Divisionsgruppe 95, and following a recent retreat movement he was tasked with defending the key crossroads at Seta (north of Kauen) in Lithuania. That morning the Soviets exploited the withdrawal movement being conducted by the right neighbour, and following a swift attack they were able to reach the north/south Zeimis—Seta road with a battalion sized battlegroup supported by a few tanks.
Recognizing the great danger this posed both for Seta and the German heavy weapons still deployed to the east of the village, Major Misera decided to assemble a counterattack force despite the heavy pressure on his own frontline. He quickly gathered up some stragglers as well as men from his own staff and moved out. Despite having only about 40 men and 5 Sturmgeschütze at his disposal he was nonetheless able to drive off the superior Soviet force, free the road up and restore contact with the neighbouring unit. In the process heavy losses in men and materiel were inflicted on the Soviets.
Through this act the danger to Seta was removed and the defensive situation for the whole frontline of the Korpsabteilung “H” was secured. In recognition of his outstanding performance here Misera would be decorated with the Oakleaves.