Lambach, Helmut

Date of birth:
January 14th, 1918 (Budingen/Eastern-Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
June 29th, 2000 (Sichels-Fulda/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef 11. / Grenadier-Regiment 88
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef 11. / Grenadier-Regiment 88
Awarded on:
March 6th, 1944
Action:
During the fighting NW of Krivoi Rog, on the 14.01.1944, Oberleutnant Lambach and his 11. Kompanie particularly distinguished themselves. During the defensive battles on this day a Soviet break-in attempt with tanks and infantry was foiled and 5 tanks were destroyed in close combat by the Kompanie. For this action Lambach would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - 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
    - ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.de