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Becker, Hanns

Date of birth:
April 19th, 1904 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
August 16th, 1965 (Göttingen/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Hanns Becker served with I. / Panzerjäger-Abteilung 267, as Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 2 and as Kommandeur Ost-Bataillon.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1941
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
1. / Panzerjäger-Abteilung 267
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve (Major of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur Ost-Bataillon 439 / Heerestruppe
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1944
Awarded for his actions around Isigny, as described in the following press article (dated 13.06.1944)…

“During the combat along the Invasion front an Ost-Bataillon (commanded by Major Becker) and a German unit had the joint mission of preventing enemy thrusts across the Vire river and towards Carentan from the hostile beachhead east of the Vire estuary. The Bataillon consisted predominantly of Russians as well as a small number of Ukrainians and volunteers from other regions of the East. In this time they resisted as bravely and determinedly as the German soldiers, with whom they fought alongside shoulder to shoulder.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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