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'''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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'''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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==Awards and decorations==

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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.

Awards and decorations

References

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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