Karg, Ullrich

Date of birth:
July 4th, 1918 (Liebenstein bei Hindelang/Sonthofen, Germany)
Date of death:
September 20th, 1943 (Windeck-Imhausen/Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant
Unit:
2./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 545
Awarded on:
March 18th, 1945
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberjäger (Corporal)
Unit:
Führer Radfahrzug 17./Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 91
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1943
The following divisional order of the day, dated 15.07.1943, details why Karg was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“The Führer and Supreme Commander of the Wehrmacht has awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross to Feldwebel Karg Ulrich, of the 17./Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 91.

Feldwebel Karg, who has already proven himself as a highly successful Gruppenführer in the Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 91 during many battles and patrols, especially distinguished himself on the night of the 17/18.02.1943, southeast of Nowji. On his own initiative, he led his Zug against an enemy that outnumbered him tenfold and enabled the disengagement of the Regiment’s rearguard from the Diana position.

Encircled from all sides, he commanded the defense against the strong enemy envelopment attacks with exemplary bravery and circumspection despite being wounded twice. Over the course of a three-hour fighting retreat, he broke through the enemy lines with his brave Zug and reached the rest of the Regiment while taking along all of the wounded. Through his unquestioning willingness to fight, and the firm command of his Zug, he thwarted the enemy attempt to interrupt the retreat movements of the Division and secured the withdrawal of our own forces to the Poseidon position.

Feldwebel Karg is the 11th Knight’s Cross Holder of the 4. Gebirgs-Division.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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