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Gerhard Benack
Born (1915-06-23)23 June 1915
Died 9 December 1994(1994-12-09) (aged 79)
Place of birth Züllichau
Place of death Koblenz
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1945
1956–1971
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit Kradschützen-Bataillon 38
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gerhard Benack (23 June 1915 – 9 December 1994) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberstleutnant in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 110.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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.

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