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Angern, Günther

Date of birth:
March 5th, 1893 (Kolberg/Pomerania, Germany)
Date of death:
February 2nd, 1943 (Stalingrad/Stalingrad Oblast, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Dutch language biography available.

Promotions:
1st April 1911: Fahnenjunker;
20th February 1912: Fähnrich;
18th November 1912: Leutnant;
22nd March 1916: Oberleutnant;
1st October 1922: Rittmeister;
1st April 1933: Major;
1st October 1935: Oberstleutnant;
1938: Oberst;
1st September 1941: Generalmajor;
21st January 1943: Generalleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1938
Magyar Érdemrend Középkeresztje
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
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).
145th Award.
Entered: 18th July 1940.
Confirmed: 26th July 1940.
Granted: 5th August 1940.
Preliminary Award document and decoration dated on 7th August 1940.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
July 7th, 1941
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1941
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
11.Panzer-Division / 4.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
March 8th, 1942
Entered: 20th February 1942.
Confirmed: 25th February 1942.
Awarded: 8th March 1942.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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