Rampf, Alois

Date of birth:
June 16th, 1916 (Dornstadt/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 19th, 1994 (Linkenheim-Hochstetten/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Alois Rampf reached the rank of Hauptmann der Reserve.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer 3. / Pionier-Bataillon 88
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1944
Action:
During the retreat of the 46. Infanterie-Division though the Becas Pass in the Carpathian mountains, the Soviets managed to get around retreating elements of the Division and occupy a height that overlooked the German escape route. The Germans thus had to either clear the enemy from the hill or be wiped out. By committing all available elements they were however able to do so and thus escape the trap. Oberleutnant Rampf and his 3./Pionier-Bataillon 88 played a key role in successfully capturing this vital hill, and was for his actions awarded the Knight’s Cross.
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