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Roon, von, Arnold

Date of birth:
July 19th, 1914 (Berlin-Friedenau/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
October 24th, 1990 (Miesbach/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Chef 3. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1941
Awarded for the leadership of his Kompanie during the battle for Crete in May 1941. With his men he was able to capture a number of important objectives, culminating in the seizure of the all-important Hill 156 from the Allies on the 27.05.1941. Later on his Kompanie would play a key role in the final fighting on the island, when on the 30.05.1941 he and his Kompanie launched an attack towards the west (near the oil factory) and made contact with friendly Gebirgsjäger.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1938
Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Gold mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 28th, 1939
Fallschirmschützenabzeichen der Luftwaffe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1943
Ärmelband Kreta

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