Friday, October 29, 2021

Enemy Elite Friday: Jakob Zerth (Germany)


 
"Awarded for his actions during a 10 day long period of bitter defensive combat near Mogilev in February-March 1944.  Time and time again he was able to identify the critical situations along the sparsely held German front line and eliminate Soviet breakthroughs (preferably from flanking positions) on his own initiative.  Through such deeds he played a major role in stabilizing the German defensive positions in his sector during this fighting."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on April 21st, 1944 as Gefreiter of 3. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 467, 267. Infanterie-Division.
 
Another anonymous enemy elite,
Brian & Mel

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