Jaschke, Herbert

Date of birth:
December 30th, 1915 (Vienna, Austria)
Date of death:
May 7th, 1972 (Vienna, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

After the Second World War, Herbert Jaschke served with the Österreichischer Bundesheer and ther finally reached the rank of Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 249
Awarded on:
April 23rd, 1945
Action:
Jaschke would be awarded the Knight’s Cross by Hitler himself for the achievements of his Brigade during the defense of Berlin. Fighting in the northern part of the city, his unit was credited with destroying over 90 Soviet tanks in just two days (presumably the 22.-23.04.1945).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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