Paulus, Walter

Date of birth:
January 2nd, 1911 (Schweinschied/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
January 13th, 1987 (Idar Oberstein/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer 3. / Panzerjäger-Abteilung 263
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1942
Action:
In Early March 1942 Leutnant Paulus and his subordinate troops were tasked with holding onto the village of Sukowa. On 19-20.03.1942 Paulus and his subordinate Unteroffiziere Menk, Nilges and Wilking succeeded in destroying 4 enemy tanks on the main village road of Sukowa in close combat. By this an imminent enemy break-in could subsequently be prevented. For 10 days the enemy tried to break-in, but were always beaten off by Paulus and his men. In recognition of this action Paulus would receive the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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