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Walter Gerth

Walter Gerth
Born 12 December 1914
Kassel
Died 10 January 1995 (1995-01-11) (aged 80)
Kassel
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Waffen-SS
Years of service 1939–1945
Rank Sturmbannführer
Unit 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
Wound Badge in Silver
General Assault Badge

Walter Gerth (12 December 1914 — 10 January 1995) was a Sturmbannführer (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.

Sturmbannführer Walter Gerth was awarded the Knight's Cross in October 1943 after the Battle of Kharkov when in command of the 7th Battery, 3rd SS Panzer Artillery Regiment, 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf.[1]

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Further reading

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Mitcham, Jr.Samuel, Retreat to the Reich, Stackpole books 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X
  • Henschler Henri & Fay Will, Armor Battles of the Waffen-SS, 1943-45 Stackpole Books, 2003. ISBN 0-8117-2905-2


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