Weber, Alois (WH-Infanterie)

Date of birth:
July 26th, 1903 (Kastl/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
June 19th, 1976 (Freising/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 28th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 28th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Infanterie-Regiment 19 / 7.Infanterie-Division / XXXX.Panzer-Korps / Panzergruppe 4 / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
November 26th, 1941
Action:
Awarded for his achievements during the fighting at Godunovo in mid-October 1941. As part of the German efforts to construct a bridgehead at Wereja on 17.10.1941 Weber and his battalion managed to seize the Hill 204 in spite of a simultaneous Soviet armoured attack. He then held this position for two days against heavy attacks with minimal friendly support. By this action he played a major role in the defense of the German crossings over the Protva and consequently the expansion of this bridgehead that followed, and was duly recognized for this success.
Details:
695th Award
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 61 / 7.Infanterie-Division / XX.Armee-Korps / 2.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his distinguished leadership from December 1943 to August 1944, and in particular for his Kampfgruppe's successes in attack and defensive between the Bug and Narew rivers during August 1944.
Details:
579th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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