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Alfred Matern

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Unit  22nd Fusilier Regiment
Died  March 26, 1945
Rank  Oberfeldwebel
Years of service  1934–45
Name  Alfred Matern
Service/branch  German Army
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Born  15 December 1910 Konigsberg (1910-12-15)
Battles/wars  World War II Invasion of Poland Battle of France Operation Barbarossa Siege of Leningrad East Prussian Offensive †
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  World War II, Invasion of Poland

Alfred Matern (15 December 1910 – 26 March 1945 ) was an Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (21 August 1941)
  • 1st Class (19 September 1941)
  • Infantry Assault Badge
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • Close Combat Clasp
  • in Bronze
  • German Cross in Gold on 14 March 1942 as Oberfeldwebel in the 10./Infanterie-Regiment 22
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Knight's Cross on 4 September 1943 as Oberfeldwebel and Zugfuhrer (platoon leader) in the 5./Fusilier-Regiment 22
  • 784th Oak Leaves on 16 March 1945 as Oberfeldwebel and Zugfuhrer (platoon leader) in the 5./Fusilier-Regiment 22
  • References

    Alfred Matern Wikipedia


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