Uhlig, Alexander

Date of birth:
February 9th, 1919 (Rittergut Meusdorf/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
November 1st, 2008 (Essen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel der Reserve
Unit:
Zugführer 16. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for an outstanding combat achievement in late July 1944 on the Normandy front. He participated in a counterattack against elements of the US 90th Infantry Division, along with troops of the 2. SS-Panzer-Division "Das Reich", early on the morning of the 23rd. Along with the remnants of his company (33 men) and a tank from "Das Reich", they managed to capture the vast majority of a US battalion (I./358) in a skillful engagement that included the use of Panzerfausts to deadly effect against buildings. The prisoner count totalled over 500, and included 234 unwounded men, 11 officers and the battalion commander.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 11th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 7th, 1938
Fallschirmschützenabzeichen der Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1939
Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 1st, 1941
Narvikschild
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1942
Ärmelband Kreta
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 22nd, 1942
Frontflugspange für Transportflieger in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 10th, 1943
Frontflugspange für Transportflieger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1943
Frontflugspange für Transportflieger in Gold

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