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Peter Sauerbruch

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Years of service  1932–45
Service/branch  German Army
Died  2010, Bonn, Germany
Name  Peter Sauerbruch
Rank  Oberstleutnant i.G.

Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)  Nazi Germany
Commands held  Kampfgruppe "Sauerbruch"
Battles/wars  World War II Invasion of Poland Battle of France Operation Barbarossa Battle of Smolensk (1941) Battle of Moscow Second Battle of Kharkov Battle of Stalingrad Battle of Kursk Prague Offensive
Relations  Ferdinand Sauerbruch (father)
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Invasion of Poland, Battle of France

Peter Sauerbruch (5 June 1913 – 29 September 2010) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant i.G. in the Wehrmacht 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

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class
  • 1st Class
  • Panzer Badge
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • German Cross in Gold (30 December 1944)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 4 January 1943 as Hauptmann im Generalstab and Ib (Quartermaster general) of the 14. Panzer-Division and leader of Kampfgruppe "Sauerbruch"
  • References

    Peter Sauerbruch Wikipedia


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