Emil Kaminsky

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Emil Kaminsky
Born 9 October 1917
Querfurt near Merseburg, German Empire
Died 5 July 1944(1944-07-05) (aged 26)
near Bobruisk, Belarus
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–44
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit 134th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Emil Kaminsky (9 October 1917 – 5 July 1944) was a Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Military career

Kaminsky was conscripted into Infantry Regiment 53 of the 14th Infantry Division on 1 October 1936. In August 1939, he was transferred to the 9th company of Infantry Regiment 455 of the 255th Infantry Division. He fought in the Battle of France and was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse) on 23 June 1940.

Awards

Notes

  1. According to Scherzer as Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 446.[4]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 345.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 250.
  3. Von Seemen 1976, p. 186.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 431.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.
  6. Von Seemen 1976, p. 45.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Von Seemen, Gerhard (1976). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 : die Ritterkreuzträger sämtlicher Wehrmachtteile, Brillanten-, Schwerter- und Eichenlaubträger in der Reihenfolge der Verleihung : Anhang mit Verleihungsbestimmungen und weiteren Angaben (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7909-0051-4. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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