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Georg Michael

Georg Michael
Born (1917-02-10)10 February 1917
Hamburg
Died 19 January 1944(1944-01-19) (aged 26)
Odessa
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–1944
Rank Major der Reserve (posthumously)
Commands held II. Battalion des Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Georg Michael (10 February 1917 – 19 January 1944) was a highly decorated Major der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient 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.

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Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
Saturday, 22 June 1940 In den Kämpfen der letzten Tage haben sich durch unerschrockenen Einsatz in kühnen Einzeltaten besonders hervorgetan: der Oberst und Kommandeur einer Schützenbrigade Neumann-Silkow, der Oberleutnant und Chef einer Reiterschwadron Freiherr von Boeselager, der Leutnant Michael in einem Reiterregiment und der Leutnant Meder in einer Panzerjägerabteilung.[4] In the fighting in recent days, in fearless action in bold individual acts have particularly excelled: the colonel and commander of a rifle Neumann-Silkow, the lieutenant and chief of a cavalry squadron Freiherr von Boeselager, the Lieutenant Michael in a cavalry regiment and the Lieutenant Meder in an anti-tank battalion.

References

Citations
Bibliography
  • Kurowski, Franz (2010). Panzer-Grenadier Aces German Mechanized Infantrymen in WWII. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-0656-8
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 1, 1. September 1939 bis 31. Dezember 1941 (in German). München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3.

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht


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