Friedrich-Georg Eberhardt

Friedrich-Georg Eberhardt

Friedrich-Georg Eberhardt

Friedrich-Georg Eberhardt (January 15, 1892 in Strasbourg, September 9, 1964 in Wiesbaden) is a German Generalmajor who served in the Wehrmacht Heer in the Second World War.

He was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. This decoration is awarded to recognize an act of extreme bravery on the battlefield or military command successfully.

Eberhardt was born inStrasbourg. He enlisted in the German army March 11,1910 inthe Sixth Regiment of Infantry.

Military career

Eberhardt was transferred to the military school at Metzin 1911. He actively participated in the First World War in the 6 Infantry Regiment and was severely wounded. He remained in the hospital from September 7 to October 26, 1915. In 1939, at the head of an SS unit, he participated in the Polish campaign and led the attack on Westerplatte with Admiral Keikamps. After a long battle, he won the Battle of Westerplatte but suffered heavy losses.
In 1941, he was at the head of the 60 Motorized Infantry Division during the Battle of Greece.

The end of World War II

Eberhardt was seconded to the court Reich’s war in 1945.

Decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914)
  • class (1st October 1914)
  • Class (26 July 1917)

  Insignia of Wounded (1914)

  • in Black (27 June 1918)

  Cross of Honor (15 January 1935)

  Clip of the Iron Cross (1939)

  • Class (16 September 1939)
  • Class (16 October 1939)

  Medal Eastern Front (14 August 1942)

  Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross

  • Knight’s Cross of December 31, 1941 as Generalleutnant and commander of 60. Infanterie-Division
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