Rab, Johann

Date of birth:
April 18th, 1912 (Köchling, Austria)
Date of death:
March 30th, 1943 (Klincy (Northwest of Kursk), Soviet Union)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Johann Raab was posthumously promoted to Hauptmann.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
1. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 79
Awarded on:
January 19th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 1. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 79
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for his role in ensuring the smooth withdrawal of German forces during the fighting along the Tim river (east of Schtschigry) in early 1943. When the Soviets managed to storm the positions of the Kradschützen-Bataillon 34, near Poljana, in a deliberate assault from the north Rab and his Kompanie were able to restore the situation. Throwing themselves against the attackers, they managed to force the enemy to retreat from their newly-won gains following bitter close combat.
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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