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Name:  Stephan, Eberhard
Date of birth: July 17th, 1910 (Eichholz-Liegnitz/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:  October 22nd, 2008 (Riederau/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:  German
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit: Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 5
Awarded on: March 23rd, 1944
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Major
Unit: Kommandeur Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 116 / 16.Panzer-Division
Awarded on: January 12th, 1945
Action: Eberhard Stephan was awarded the Knight’s Cross for his actions during the Ardennes Offensive for successfully capturing and then defending the bridge at Heinerscheid over the Our River, preventing an Allied breakthrough.
 
     
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher Collection
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
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