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Bartl, Leopold

Date of birth:
March 31st, 1902 (Rehberg/Lower Austria, Austria)
Date of death:
April 4th, 1980 (Krems/Lower Austria, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1919-1934, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
2./Pionier-Bataillon 70
Awarded on:
February 14th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur Pionier-Bataillon 335 / 335. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1943
Awarded for distinguishing himself with his Pionier-Bataillon during the retreat of his Division from the Donbass to the Dnieper river. In this time he and his Bataillon repeatedly succeeded in delaying the pursuing Soviets long enough for the Division to occupy new defensive positions. During the fighting in front of Zaporozhye he fought with particular ruthlessness and achieved major successes against Soviet tank formations.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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