Born: August, 1919 in Kisdorf, Holstein.
Died :27.juni. In 2009.
He served in the SS armoured division "Das Reich".
He fought in 1944 in Normandy, he owes his fame, above all, to a battle on the 27th of July. In 1944.
While he destroyed in Saint-Lo 9 of 14 tanks of the type M4 sherman with his panther, this did not go(burn) out of course intact for his panther.
However, in spite of violent air raids succeeded him in saving his crew and his damaged tank.
After the 2nd world war he worked in the voluntary fire brigade in Holstein and he became a mayor.
This way of the fight guidance was called in the English language area as " Barkmann corner ", means in German (Barkmanns ecke)
He lured the venturing Shermans into a trap, thus he faced to everybody always alone.
For this special achievement he was priced on the 5.th of September, 1944 with the "Ritterkreuz des Eisernen kreuzes".
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