Rohr, von, Hans-Babo

Date of birth:
October 9th, 1922 (Wolletz/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
February 14th, 1945 (near Konitz/West Prussia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Hans-Babo von Rohrwas posthumously promoted to Oberleutnant der Reserve.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 6th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 28th, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer, 2. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 25, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his actions during the battle for the Memel bridgehead in the time 10-14.10.1944. By the time the battle ended in a victorious outcome for the Germans, Rohr had destroyed a large number of enemy tanks.
Details:
4004th Heer Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer, 2. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 25, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 24th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his actions during the battle of Konitz on 14.02.1945. During this battle part of the armoured Kampfgruppe of the 7. Panzer-Division, including a Panzer Kompanie led by Leutnant von Rohr, were able to penetrate into the built-up area of the city. They attacked the enemy armoured group located there from all sides and destroyed it, and in doing so thwarted the enemy’s objective of breaking through towards the north. Leutnant von Rohr distinguished himself in this fight, destroying 8 tanks with his Panzer and 2 more in close combat.

With this he brought his total of destroyed enemy armour to 58, of which 6 were knocked out in close combat. However von Rohr would be badly wounded during the fight and died the next day as a result of his injuries. He was thus posthumously awarded the Oakleaves.
Details:
754st Award.
Awarded posthumously.

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