Windisch, Alois

Date of birth:
February 3rd, 1892 (Bad Fischau, Lower Austria, Austria)
Date of death:
December 28th, 1958 (Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 30th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 139, 3. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1940
Action:
Awarded the Knight's Cross for his role in the German victory at Narvik. After the German land forces had been isolated his Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 139 formed the core of the German defence, and Windisch's resolution played a major role in the successful resistance of German forces against both allied attacks and the harsh conditions.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 12th, 1941
Vapaudenristin 2.luokka miekkojen kera (VR 2 mk)

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