Friday, March 11, 2011

Enemy Elite Friday: Willi Zahn (Germany)

"Oberfeldwebel Willi Zahn… was awarded the Knight’s Cross on the 18.07.1943 following his heroic death.  Whilst serving as a Zugführer in a Grenadier-Regiment he destroyed 7 of 30 attacking T-34 tanks with just a single Pak gun.  By doing so he prevented a penetration by strong enemy infantry and tank forces."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on July 18, 1943 as a Oberfeldwebel, 14. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 507, 292. Infanterie-Division.
Another deadly enemy elite,

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