Probst, Heinz

Date of birth:
April 19th, 1925 (Iber/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
February 19th, 2015 (Hannover, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Zugführer Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 "Hermann Göring"
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1945
Action:
During early December of 1944 Unteroffizier Probst especially distinguished himself in the fighting around Grünthal. He proved very adept at patrolling, as well as intercepting Soviet patrols. He also did well combating enemy armour, destroying seven Soviet tanks with either the Panzerfaust or Panzerschreck. For his exceptional service at this time he was awarded the Knight's Cross the following year.
Details:
Decoration awarded by OB Süd General Westphal.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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