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Fleischmann, Ludwig

Date of birth:
March 14th, 1915 (Prünst/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
June 30th, 2005 (Freising/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
6. / Jäger-Regiment 207 / 97.Jäger-Division
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer 6. / Jäger-Regiment 207 / 97.Jäger-Division
Awarded on:
December 17th, 1943
The following newspaper excerpt details why Fleischmann was awarded the Knight’s Cross as follows…

“Oberfeldwebel Ludwig Fleischmann held a commanding hill in the Kuban bridgehead over the course of days of heavy fighting. On the last day of the enemy’s offensive he and a mere 20 of his Bavarian Jäger repelled two enemy attacks by forces that outnumbered him 8-1 and had already partially surrounded him. On this day the Soviets left behind 170 dead in front of his position.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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