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Mosandl, Anton

Date of birth:
May 5th, 1912 (Aschbuch/Eichstätt/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
December 2nd, 1942 (Ssemaschko/Caucasus, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer, 6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99, 1. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 28th, 1940
The following divisional daily order, dated 04.12.1940, describes how Mosandl received the Knight’s Cross…

“The Führer and Supreme Commander of the Wehrmacht awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross to Leutnant Mosandl, Zugführer in the 6./Geb.Jäg.Rgt. 99, on the 28.11.1940.

On the 08.06.1940 Leutnant Mosandl and his Zug captured the bitterly defended enemy strongpoint at St. Amand-Ferme in close combat. By this action Mosandl made an invaluable contribution towards the creation of a decisive penetration into the enemy position.

During the attack over and south of the Aisne river Leutnant Mosandl again distinguished himself at the head of his platoon by his especially prudent leadership and outstanding personal bravery.

I congratulate Leutnant Mosandl in light of his receiving this high award.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99, 1. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
12. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98, 1. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 26th, 1943
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

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