Friday, January 24, 2014

Enemy Elite Friday: Günther Angern (Germany)

"Oberst Angern commanded a brigade of motorized infantry during the Battle of France.  He would receive the Knight’s Cross after the conclusion of the fighting for the following successes:
1.) Capturing the bridges at Anzien and St. Catharine, North of Arras (23.05.1940).
2.) Seizing the Castle of Westcappel against heavy British resistance (28.05.1940).
3.) Creating a bridgehead over the Bresle at Pont et Marail (05.06.1940).
4.) Successfully forming another bridgehead over the Bethune river at St. Aubin and Dampierre (10.06.1940)."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on August 7th, 1940 as Oberst of 11th Schützen Brigade.
Another enemy elite,

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