Walle, Gustav

Date of birth:
September 2nd, 1915
Date of death:
September 29th, 1970 (Bad Grönenbach, Bayern, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
III. / Füsilier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on:
May 13th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 1945
Details:
For the destruction of a total of nine British tanks on 14th and 15th April 1945.
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 1945
Details:
For the destruction of a total of nine British tanks on 14th and 15th April 1945.
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 1945
Details:
For the destruction of a total of nine British tanks on 14th and 15th April 1945.
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 1945
Details:
For the destruction of a total of nine British tanks on 14th and 15th April 1945.
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 1945
Details:
For the destruction of a total of nine British tanks on 14th and 15th April 1945.
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzerjäger-Abteilung "Großdeutschland" / Panzergrenadier-Division "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1945
Action:
During the battle near Standensen on 15.04.1945 Walle destroyed nine British tanks with panzerfausts and along with his comrades Stützle and Anding were able to temporarily check the Allied advance. For this Walle was awarded the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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