Rogalski, Franz Ferdinand

Date of birth:
July 15th, 1913 (Kalkhöfen/Eastprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
February 6th, 1977 (Bad Homburg/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
May 1944: Leutnant der Reserve.

Career:
October 1st, 1934: Infanterie-Regiment 22.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Stosstruppührer, Sturm-Bataillon, Armeeoberkommando 8, Heer
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his successes as a Stoßtruppführer during the battles of the XXXXVII. Panzer-Korps in February 1944. During this time the Sturm-Bataillon AOK 8, subordinated to the 106. Infanterie-Division, contributed heavily to the defensive efforts of the 106. Infanterie-Division during this time.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Adjutant, II. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 45, 21. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
During the battles in East Prussia in early 1945, around Mehlsack, Leutnant Rogalski and a handful of Grenadiers fought hard to contain a Soviet break-in. When Rogalski noticed a temporary pause in the enemy assault, he recognized an opportunity to catch them off guard and assembled all available troops. Leading them from the front, he launched a counterattack against the Soviets that succeeded in recapturing all the lost ground. For this action he received the Oakleaves to his Knight’s Cross.
Details:
775th Award.

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