Bach, Albert

Date of birth:
November 29th, 1910 (Treffen/Carinthia, Austria)
Date of death:
July 22nd, 2003 (Graz/Styria, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

During the Second World War, Albert Bach reached the rank of Oberstleutnant. He was promoted to Oberst, entering May 1st, 1945, but this promotions was not confirmed before the ending of the war. After the Second World War he served with the Austrian Bundesheer, reaching the rank of General der Infanterie.

Promotions:
September 2nd, 1934: Wachtmeister;
September 1st, 1935: Leutnant;
March 14th, 1938: übern. als Oberleutnant mit RDA 1.3.1937;
April 1st, 1940: Hauptmann (46);
November 1st, 1942: Major i.G.;
December 1st, 1943: Oberstleutnant i.G. (83);
May 1st, 1945: Oberst.

Career:
June 1st, 1938: Chef 5./ehem. österr. Inf.Reg. 7;
July 28th, 1938: Chef 7./Geb.Jäg.Rgt. 139;
September 1st, 1939: Ord.Offz.u.Rgt.Adj. Geb.Jäg.Rgt. 139;
February 1st, 1940: 01 7. Geb.Jg.Div.;
July 1st, 1940: 01 Geb.Korps Norwegen;
December 1st, 1940: Gen.St. Ausbildung;
March 16th, 1941: Führer-Reserve OKH;
August 1st, 1941: 2. Gen.St.Offz. 30. Inf.Div.;
September 1st, 1942: Ia Gruppe Höhne;
May 1st, 1943: Ia 30. Inf.Div.;
September 11th, 1944: Ia AOK 16;
May 9th, 1945 - July 28th, 1948: Soviet POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major im Generalstab (Major to the General Staff)
Unit:
Ia, 30. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1943
Demjanskschild
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 10th, 1942
Ärmelband Kreta
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 14th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1940
Narvikschild
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 26th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse

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