ϟϟ-Obersturmbannführer der Waffen-SS Bremer

SS-Obersturmführer Gerd Bremer
During the Normandy Invasion SS-Sturmbannführer Gerhard Bremer (May 27 1917 – October 29 1989) from Saarbrücken was trapped with his Battalion of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26 in the Falaise Gap, but was finally able to withdraw to the Mass covering the retreat of the 5.Panzer Army for which he was awarded the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross. He was next involved in the Ardennes Offensive (1944) and Operation Spring Awakening (1945) in Hungary and ended World War II in the area of St Poelten. Bremer was kept as a Prisoner of War by the French Government from July 1948 to 1954. After his release he moved to Denia in Spain. SS-Obersturmbannführer Gerhard Bremer died on October 29 1989 in Alicante, Spain. Units: SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Leibstandarte SS and 12.SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend. Awards among others: Knight's Cross with Oakleaves and the German Cross in Gold. Credit: Wikipedia. Image: SS-Obersturmführer Gerd Bremer pictured in the SS white summer jacket carrying his Knight's Cross 1941. Commons: Bundesarchiv.

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