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Böhm, Walter (Panzer-Aufklärungs-Regiment 8)

Date of birth:
December 16th, 1918 (Rothau/Sudetenland, Austrian-Hungarian Empire)
Date of death:
September 23rd, 2011 (Pattendorf/Carinthia, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1919-1934, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Panzerspähtruppführer 1. / Panzer-Aufklärungs-Regiment 8 / 8. Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1945
Awarded for his actions during an attack against a Soviet-held village in the Gran bridgehead. Here Böhm managed to eliminate a hostile assembly area and capture 30 assorted artillery pieces with just 3 armoured cars.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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