Rohr, Hans

Date of birth:
March 11th, 1912 (Rubland/Carinthia, Austria)
Date of death:
September 1st, 1998 (Paternion/Carinthia, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Hans Rohr finally reached the rank of Major der Reserve. From 1958 until 1973 he served with the Österreichisches Bundesheer, finally reaching the rank of Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer, 7. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 139, 3. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1940
Action:
The following press notice describes how Leutnant der Reserve Rohr received the Knight’s Cross…

“During the battle of Narvik Leutnant Rohr fought as part of a Ski-platoon consisting of hand-picked soldiers, who were consistently employed in the hotspots of the fighting. He had already fought as an Oberfeldwebel, holding important high ground for days against enemy forces who outnumbered him ten to one. Repeatedly encircled by the enemy, he would each time succeed in breaking through to his battalion while inflicted bloody losses on the enemy. At Suanfjeldet and Bavaget, at a time when his forces were almost completely wiped out, he and his messengers crewed heavy weapons ahead of the frontline until a handful of reinforcements could finally be brought up. With these forces he immediately launched successful counterattacks which halted the enemy attacks in his sector.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
3. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 139, Heer
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Action:
Awarded for services after World War Two.
Großes Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Action:
Awarded for services after World War Two.
Wehrdienstzeichen 2.Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Action:
Awarded for services after World War Two.
Wehrdienstzeichen 3.Klasse

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