Behnke, Gerhard

Date of birth:
December 23rd, 1910 (Matzkau/Danzig, Germany)
Date of death:
May 9th, 1962 (Köln/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Served with the West-German Bundeswehr after the war from 1st June 1956 until 9th May 1962, with the last achieved rank of Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 25th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer, Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 203, 17. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 322, Heer
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1944
Details:
605th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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