Hrustak, Martin

Date of birth:
October 17th, 1913 (Tschechen/Sudetenland)
Date of death:
August 18th, 1944 (Hauptverbandplatz Barbele, Latvia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer 7. / Grenadier-Regiment 162
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for distinguishing himself while commanding a Zug of infantry during the Third Battle of Lake Ladoga, near Mga. He and his men repeatedly gave a good account of themselves at the focal points of the fighting.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer 7. / Grenadier-Regiment 162
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
During the fighting on the Narva front in February 1944, Oberfeldwebel Hrustak was able to ensure that the Soviet bridgehead at Kriwasoo could be contained. Over the course of several counterthrusts and patrols, he succeeded in preventing the expansion of the bridgehead with the few soldiers available to him and thereby made a decisive contribution towards the holding of the Narva front.
Details:
473rd Award.

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