Horst Niemack Knights Cross
Horst Niemack Knights Cross

Rittmeister Horst Niemack

$25.00

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Original WW2 Heer postcard of “Rittmeister Horst Niemack”. The postcard is in very good condition. It is approx. 5 and 1/2 inches high by 3 and 1/2 inches across.

Horst Niemack (10 March 1909 – 7 April 1992) was a German General in the Infantry, serving during World War II and in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Host Niemack joined the military service on Easter 1927 after he had graduated from the Realgymnasium (secondary school) in Hanover with his Abitur (diploma). He joined the 18th Rider-Regiment (Reiter-Regiment 18) of the Reichswehr in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt and was promoted to the rank of Leutnant in 1931.

Horst Niemack was severely wounded on 24 August 1944 when his leading Panzerspähwagen (Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle) was hit. He was rescued at the very last moment from the burning wreck and was immediately flown from the field hospital to Berlin.