Nuhn, Heinrich

Date of birth:
January 2nd, 1915 (Niederaula/Hersfeld, Germany)
Date of death:
June 7th, 1998 (Munich, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
3./Pionier-Bataillon 389
Awarded on:
January 13th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 124
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1945
Action:
Awarded for the leadership of his battalion during the retreat battles in Austria in the time period March/April 1945. In the area around Vienna Nuhn’s Battalion had a major share in the successful recapture of Deutsch-Wagram on 10.04.1945. Later, during the hard subsequent fighting up until 15.04.1945, the battalion resisted multiple Soviet armoured attacks while destroying a number of enemy tanks in close combat. Nuhn was recognized for his courage and skill during these battles.
Details:
Not substantiated in the German federal archives.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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