TSCHIERSCHWITZ Gerhard ~NEW
*April 23rd, 1920 (Berlin, Schöneburg, Brandenburg, Germany)
+January 17th, 1997 (Tutzing
Knights Cross: December 6th, 1944
As: Hauptmann Chef, 2. Kompanie, Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment 'Hermann Göring'
During the battles in East Prussia during October 1944 Tschierschwitz commanded a company of Panthers in the Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment Hermann Göring. At one point in the fighting he led his company in a flanking maneuver and captured the village of Wirballen. He then began a rampage behind Russian lines without any infantry support, eventually establishing contact with a friendly infantry division. By the end he and his company had destroyed 16 tanks, 16 anti-tank guns, 6 artillery pieces and 13 machine guns, in addition to killing approximately 300 Soviet soldiers. For these actions he was later awarded the Knight's Cross.
Panzerkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe "25"
Awarded : April 20th, 1945
Postwar signed photo, signed front and back measuring 3 ½” x 5”
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