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Mugler, Hermann

Date of birth:
April 26th, 1914 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
March 4th, 1943 (Kuban, Russia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 5. / Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 54 / 1.Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1941
Here follows an abbreviated Knight’s Cross recommendation for Oberleutnant Mugler…

“During the attack on the northern Yugoslavian front, Mugler was tasked with crossing the Drava river (by now both high and fast due to flooding), which was protected by numerous enemy bunkers. A successful attack here was of great importance for the Division to achieve a break-in at this position.

On the night of 08-09.04.1941 Mugler and an assault team crossed over the 100 m wide, raging river in a small rubber boat. At daybreak he and his men then attacked the enemy bunker line with grenades and flamethrowers, eliminating the defenses and clearing the way for follow-up troops of the Division to attack into the enemy frontline.

Location of this act: Unterdrauburg”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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