Wildner, Anton

Date of birth:
May 24th, 1920 (Vienna, Austria)
Date of death:
June 3rd, 1970 (Vienna, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Anton Wildner finally reached the rank of Unteroffizier.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obergefreiter (Corporal)
Unit:
Gruppenführer I. / Regiments-Gruppe 482
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1944
Action:
During a Soviet attack on the decimated Regimentsgruppe 482, a local breakthrough was achieved in the sector of Obergefreite Wildner. Under his own initiative, and with only a few grenadiers, he launched a counterattack that threw the opponent back to their starting positions while also inflicting bloody losses. Through this act Wildner was able to save his company from possible encirclement and destruction, and he was thus decorated with the Iron Cross First Class and the Knight's Cross simultaneously.
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