Schlingmann, Harry

Date of birth:
March 5th, 1915 (Veltenhof/Braunschweig, Germany)
Date of death:
November 16th, 2005 (Braunschweig, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Sturm-Pionier-Bataillon 51
Awarded on:
January 6th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve
Unit:
Kommandeur Pionier-Bataillon 112
Awarded on:
February 14th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for actions in the Cherkassy pocket. Here he distinguished himself through his personal leading of numerous counterattacks that time and again managed to stabilize critical situations following hard close combat. It was due to Schlingmann and his men alone that an enemy breakthrough near Boguslaw was prevented.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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