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Faasch, Hans

Date of birth:
January 2nd, 1897 (Bad Schwartau/Schleswick-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
February 16th, 1983 (Oberaudorf am Inn/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Hans Faasch reached the rank of Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 164, 62. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1941
The following wartime excerpt describes why Faasch would be awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“The holding of Baryschewka (east of Kiev) against the furious enemy breakthrough attempts was a combat achievement of the Infanterie-Regiment 164 conducted with violence and much sacrifice. The consequence of this action was the capture of around 10000 men, at least 200 guns and uncounted additional equipment near Baryschewka and Dorschtschew. Oberstleutnant Faasch had a decisive share in the bitter resistance of his Regiment during this extremely dangerous time, which took place during the battle of Kiev (20.-29.09.1941).”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 164, 62. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1941
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
276th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914

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