"Hauptmann Albert Zapf… has succumbed to battle injuries sustained in the Italian theater whilst in hospital. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross for actions rendered whilst serving as an Oberleutnant and leader of a Panzergrenadier-Bataillon in the same theater. He shrunk a British bridgehead near Cassino in a display of independent action, and during a second counter thrust he again inflicted heavy losses in dead and prisoners upon the enemy." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on February 23, 1944 as Oberleutnant of the III. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 129, 15. Panzer-Grenadier-Division.
Another capable enemy elite,