Friday, May 30, 2014

Enemy Elite Friday: Friedrich Arnold (Germany)

"Friedrich Arnold received the Knight’s Cross while serving as a Sturmgeschütz commander in the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 237 for the following actions:
1.) Bringing his total of destroyed tanks to 51, of which 22 were destroyed in the time period 08.08.-22.09.1943.
2.) Playing a vital role while assigned to the 35th Infantry Division.  During this time he launched a counterattack with only two Sturmgeschützen and a handful of friendly infantry, and in the fighting which followed he managed to retake the old defensive line and then hold this position for a whole night until reinforcements arrived."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on November 16th, 1943 as Oberleutnant with Sturmgeschütz Abteilung 237 of the 35th Infantry Division

Another deadly enemy elite,

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