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Ernst Germer

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Name  Ernst Germer
Rank  Oberleutnant
Years of service  1939–45
Service/branch  Luftwaffe
Ernst Germer
Born  15 December 1917 Nienburg an der Saale (1917-12-15)
Unit  Fallschirmjager-Regiment 1
Battles/wars  World War II Invasion of Poland Norwegian Campaign Battle of the Netherlands Battles of Narvik Battle of Crete Eastern Front Allied Invasion of Sicily Operation Shingle Battle of Monte Cassino Spring 1945 offensive in Italy
Died  1990, Braunschweig, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Invasion of Poland, Norwegian Campaign

Ernst Germer (15 December 1917 – 13 October 1990) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant in the Fallschirmjager during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

  • Parachutist Badge
  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (?)
  • 1st Class (24 June 1940)
  • Wound Badge (1939)
  • in Black or Silver
  • German Cross in Gold
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 29 October 1944 as Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel and leader of the bicycle platoon in the Stabskompanie/Fallschirmjager-Regiment 1
  • Narvik Shield
  • Armelband Crete
  • References

    Ernst Germer Wikipedia


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