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Foltin, Ferdinand

Date of birth:
November 30th, 1916 (Vienna, Austria)
Date of death:
May 18th, 2007 (Linz/Upper Austria, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1919-1934, Republic)

Biography

Ferdinand Foltin served after 1945 in the Austrian Bundesheer.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3, 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1944
Awarded for his command achievements during the Second Battle of Monte Cassino. He had a decisive role in the success of his Kampfgruppe by deploying what limited forces were available to the hotspots of the fighting in a timely and tactically sound fashion.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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