Röhler, Herbert (Flak-Regiment)

Date of birth:
December 30th, 1896 (Leipzig, Germany)
Date of death:
June 27th, 1963 (Hückeswagen/Remscheid, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant der Reserve (Lieutenant-colonel of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Flak-Regiment 8
Awarded on:
November 23rd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst der Reserve (Colonel of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur Flak-Sturm-Regiment 4
Awarded on:
October 24th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his successful leadership of Flak units throughout the war. Fighting with his batteries at the front, he distinguished himself in the following battles…

- At Ilza during the Polish campaign.
- During the winter of 1941-42 in the area of Slavyansk (near Barekhova)
- During the battle of Stalingrad, where his batteries were employed in the forward line and assisted in the capture of Orlovka and the tractor factory.
- In the battle for Normandy while serving under the III. Flak-Korps, first along both sides of the Orne and then south of Necy.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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