Ruhl, Heinrich

Date of birth:
August 31st, 1915 (Frankfurt am Main/Hesse-Nassau, Germany)
Date of death:
December 1st, 2015 (Wunstorf/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rittmeister
Unit:
Füsilier-Bataillon 122
Awarded on:
July 2nd, 1944
Details:
Award 591/12.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur Divisions-Füsilier-(A.A.)Bataillon 122 / 30.Infanterie-Division / XXVIII.Armee-Korps / 18.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1944
Action:
Awarded for sealing off an enemy breakthrough of the “Marienburg-Position” with his Bataillon on 10.08.1944, south of Petseri.
Details:
3665th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur Füsilier-Bataillon 122 / 122.Infanterie-Division / L.Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Kurland
Awarded on:
March 16th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
warded for actions on 01.02.1945, during the Fourth Battle of Courland. South of Frauenburg the Soviets had succeeded in breaking into the German lines and capturing a commanding height. With nine men and an MG-squad Major Ruhl led a counterattack to retake this position. Despite being outnumbered heavily by the enemy, they were nonetheless able to push him off the hill with heavy losses following bitter close combat. This success was largely due to the personal example and bravery of Major Ruhl himself, who fought at the front with his men. He was thus recognized appropriately.
Details:
789th Award.

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