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Ernst Dehmel

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Battles/wars  World War II
Battles and wars  World War II
Rank  Sturmbannfuhrer
Years of service  1933–1945
Name  Ernst Dehmel
Service/branch  Waffen-SS
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Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross Iron Cross 1st Class Iron Cross 2nd Class Eastern Front Medal 1941/42 Demyansk Shield Wound Badge in Black General Assault Badge in Silver
Died  August 7, 1945, Remscheid, Germany
Unit  3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf

Ernst Dehmel (7 April 1915 — 7 August 1945) was a Sturmbannfuhrer (Major) in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Ernst Dehmel was awarded the Knight's cross while in command of the 3rd Sturmgeschutz (Self-propelled assault gun, StuG) Battalion, 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf in August 1943, for his unit's role in the Battle of Kursk and the Battle of Belgorod.

Ernst Dehmel survived the war, but was beaten to death by French soldiers while in captivity at Remscheid-Luttringhausen on 7 August 1945.

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Ernst Dehmel Wikipedia


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