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Deboi, Heinrich-Anton

Date of birth:
April 6th, 1893 (Landshut/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
July 5th, 1955 (Cherntsy, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Cherntsy
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


According to the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V., Heinrich Doboi died on 20th January 1955 in Cherntsy in Soviet imprisonment.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Oberst (Colonel)
Infanterie-Regiment 199 "List"
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Second World War (1939-1945)
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Kommandeur 44.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1942
On the 22.06.1942 the 44. Infanterie-Division was ordered to open a path through the Soviet defenses towards Kupjansk (on the Oskol river) for Mackensen’s Panzer-Korps. Under Deboi’s masterful leadership the Division succeeded in breaking through the Soviet position to a depth of 8 km a mere four hours after the start of the attack, and by doing so a way was opened up for the Panzer-Korps to commence a relentless pursuit battle all the way to the Don river. Deboi would be awarded the Knight’s Cross for executing such a successful assault.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes