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Gerke, Paul

Born: 14.01.1917 in Hagen

Died: 22.01.1973

  • joined the 3rd Company of Panzerregiment 1 in November 1937,

  • pursued an officer career,

  • served during the Polish Campaign as Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier and panzer commander (Panzerkampfwagen III) in the 2nd Company,

  • left Panzerregiment 1 in December 1939,

  • served as a Leutnant and Oberleutnant in Panzerregiment 3 and Panzerabteilung 101,

  • left active service in 1942 due to severe injuries



EKI, EKII, Panzer Assault Badge in Silver

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