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Schimpke, Horst

Date of birth:
November 10th, 1920 (Berlin-Schöneberg/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
March 6th, 1980 (Bochum-Gerthe/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer I. / Fallschirm-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 1
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1944
Awarded for his actions during the Third Battle of Monte Cassino. During this time he was acting commander of the 1./Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 1, in position on the right flank of the 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division. During this battle his troops were not only able to destroy 20 enemy tanks up until 17.05.1944, but also smash all the enemy infantry attacks against the southern entrance to Cassino.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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