Neuhoff, Karl

Date of birth:
April 24th, 1915 (Gevelsberg/Westernphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
December 25th, 2001 (Tazewell-Claiborn County/Tennesee, United States)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
II. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Stoßtruppführer 6. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his actions during the Second Battle of Monte Cassino. Neuhoff was considered the best storm troop leader in the whole Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3. In this battle, which began on 15.03.1944, Neuhoff was among the troops defending against the New Zealanders fighting to take the city of Cassino itself. He distinguished himself during the defense of the Hotel “Continental”, not giving up any ground against the attacks of the New Zealand 24th and 26th Battalions. His bravery here played a major role in the Germans mastering the crisis situation on this day.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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