Eisl, Alois

Date of birth:
October 21st, 1912 (Wolnzach-Pfaffenhofen/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
December 26th, 2006 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
15. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98, 1. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Führer, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98, 1. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1944
In September 1944 a group of Soviet forces crossed over to the southern bank of the Danube near Brza Palanka and proceeded to push back a Bataillon of the Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 13. In response Major Eisl and his Regiment initiated a counterattack against this force on the 23.09.1944, pushing it back to the Danube. After two days of hard fighting Major Eisl and his men succeeded in pushing the Russians back across the river.

The spoils of this fighting included 36 artillery pieces captured, most of these in close combat. The enemy also lost a number of US lend-lease trucks loaded with ammunition, rifles and MGs that had been intended for partisans. Major Eisl would be awarded the Knight’s Cross for this major success.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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