Vesenmayer, Hans

Date of birth:
October 11th, 1917 (Weissenstein/Geislingen, Germany)
Date of death:
December 16th, 2004 (Salzburg, Austria)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (Reserve Lieutenant)
Unit:
2./leichte Flak-Abteilung 77
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (Reserve Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 2./leichte Flak-Abteilung 77 (mot.)
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1944
Action:
Starting on 29.08.1944 Vesenmayer's battery was charged with covering the retreat of Kampfgruppe Winkler along the road through the Buzau pass. He played a decisive role in ensuring the Kampfgruppe escaped through the pass along a good march route, saving hundreds of valuable vehicles for the army. For this he was awarded the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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