PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Berthold, Gerhard
Date of birth: March 12th, 1891 (Schneeberg/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:  April 14th, 1942 (Saizeva-Gora/Mahilyowskaya Oblast, Belarus)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Gerhold Berthold was Oberst with the Staff of Infanterie-Regiment 17 from November 10th 1938 till August 31st 1939. Between September 1st and November 30th 1939 he was the Kommandeur of Infanterie-Regiment 82. On December 1st he went back to the Infanterie-Regiment 17 as its Kommandeur. This function he held until August 14th 1941, after which date het was appointed to Kommandeur of the 31.Infanterie-Division on the 15th. This function he held until his death on April 14th 1942 in Saizeva-Gora (Airstrip Roslavl-Moskow). He was buried on the Honor field of the Infanterie-Regiment 17 in Korolevka (Airstrip Roslavl-Moskow). He was posthumous promoted to Generalleutnant.
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit: Kommandeur, 31. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on: December 4th, 1941
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- "Grenadiere - Jäger" Quellen und Darstellungen zu einer Geschichte des Infanterie Regiments 17, Hrsg.: Regimentskameradschaft Infanterie-Regiment 17
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