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Augustin, Hans

Date of birth:
August 5th, 1905 (Rheinbrohl / Koblenz, Germany)
Date of death:
October 4th, 2000 (Ravensburg/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Chef, 14. Kompanie, Grenadier-Regiment 253, 34. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1943
While commanding 14. Kompanie, Grenadier-Regiment 253, Hauptmann Augustin defended a bridge over the Dnepr river together with two assault guns of 3. Kompanie, Panzerjäger-Abteilung 34. His action avoided the destruction of four Wehrmacht divisions. His commanding officer, Oberst Ferdinand Hippel, Kommandeur 34. Infanterie-Division, was awarded the Ritterkreuz for the same action.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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