Holzinger, Anton Stefan Edwin

Date of birth:
December 30th, 1901 (Pola/Istria, Austrian-Hungarian Empire)
Date of death:
April 6th, 1989 (Graz/Steiermark, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Anton Holzinger served with the Austrian Bundesheer after the Second World War and there finally reached the rank of Brigadegeneral.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138, 3. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1940
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138, 3. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 11th, 1941
Action:
Here follows an abbreviated Knight’s Cross recommendation for Anton Holzinger…

“Hauptmann Holziger was the commander of the ‘Wild Duck’ action (in the time period 08.-15.05.1940), which led to the capture of the Hemnes Peninsula (near Mo) and with it the clearing of the march route for Gruppe ‘Feurstein’ (which was advancing from the south). Holzinger fulfilled his task with unparalleled personal devotion and leadership, tying down 1000 men during 5 days of battle. By his actions he enabled the Gruppe ‘Feurstein’ to reach the Finneid isthmus without a fight on the 15.05.1940. Lots of prisoners as well as equipment of all kinds were captured.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 4th, 1942
Vapaudenristin 3.luokka (VR 3)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1943
Medaglia commemorativa della campagna italo-tedesca in Africa

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