Hengstler, Friedrich

Date of birth:
July 11th, 1913 (Ofingen-Bad Dürrheim/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
February 9th, 1998 (Murnau/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 3. / Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98 / 1.Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1941
Action:
He took over the leadership of his company during the most dangerous attack of enemy forces.Despite being heavily wounded he managed to stop the Soviet advance, had his unit counterattack the enemy and secured the left flank of his battaillon.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Death-cards.com
  • Photo: Death-cards.com
  • - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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