Sandner, Johann "Hans"

Date of birth:
October 15th, 1921 (Osterhofen/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
December 26th, 1983 (Bad Reichenhall/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

After the Second World War, Johann Sandner served from 1955 until 1974 with the Bundeswehr and the Bundesgrenzschutz. Here he finally reached the rank of Hauptmann.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberjäger (Corporal)
Unit:
Gruppenführer 11. / Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1941
Action:
Here follows an excerpt from Sandner’s Knight’s Cross recommendation…

“Oberjäger Sandner, of the 11./Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 100, has contributed significantly by his actions to our breakthrough at the Metaxas line. He was the first to clear a path through to the most important lynchpin of the Ruppel Pass Position, the Kelkaja-Sattelbunker, and thus played a crucial part in the storming of this critical enemy fortification.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
11. / Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100
Awarded on:
April 11th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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