- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst (Colonel)
- Kommandeur, 11. Schützen-Brigade, Heer
- Awarded on:
- August 7th, 1940
Oberst Angern commanded a brigade of motorized infantry during the battle of France. He would receive the Knight’s Cross after the conclusion of the fighting for the following successes:
1.) Capturing the bridges at Anzien and St. Catharine, north of Arras (23.05.1940).
2.) Seizing the castle of Westcappel against heavy British resistance (28.05.1940).
3.) Creating a bridgehead over the Bresle at Pont et Marail (05.06.1940).
4.) Successfully forming another bridgehead over the Bethune river at St. Aubin and Dampierre (10.06.1940).
Entered: 18th July 1940.
Confirmed: 26th July 1940.
Granted: 5th August 1940.
Preliminary Award document and decoration dated on 7th August 1940.