Friday, May 10, 2013

Enemy Elite Friday: Otto Alberts (Germany)

"Alberts was the commander of an infantry regiment in the Northern sector of the Eastern Front during the fighting near Newel in November 1943.  On the 06.11.1943 the Soviets attacked the German 122nd and 290th Infantry Division with 11 rifle divisions and 3 tank brigades.  The German defense held initially, but became strained under the unceasing attacks.  In this time Alberts’ regiment fought southwest of Newel, and on the 13.11.1943 its front line was penetrated on the right flank.  In response Alberts pulled back his grenadiers to a rearward blocking position on his own initiative and in a completely orderly fashion.  This new defensive position held for 10 hours, after which friendly reserves arrived and stabilized the situation."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, 
 awarded on December 10th, 1943 as Oberst of the Grenadier-Regiment 501, 290th Infantry Division.
Another capable enemy elite,

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