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Adamowitsch, Felix (Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 904)

Date of birth:
November 20th, 1919 (Salzburg, Austria)
Date of death:
February 10th, 2013 (Salzburger Land, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1919-1934, Republic)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 28th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 904
Awarded on:
February 29th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Chef 3. / Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 904
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1944
Awarded for achieving the following successes during the fighting along the lower Narew river:

1.) Repelling 6 Soviet armour-led attacks (each about 20-30 tanks strong) with his Batterie during the time period 10.-13.09.1944. Adamowitsch personally destroyed over 20 tanks during this period, while his subordinate Sturmgeschütze destroyed a further 37.

2.) Playing a major role in the relief of the encircled 129. Infanterie-Division. He and his Batterie broke the Soviet encirclement ring in the area around Charamany and thereby helped to enable the Division to escape at the last moment.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 22nd, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

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