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Schreiber-Volkening, Hellmuth

Date of birth:
November 22nd, 1911 (Pea Radja/Sumatra, Dutch East Indies)
Date of death:
August 9th, 1942 (Rzhev/Russia, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef, 9. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 16, 22. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1940
Awarded for his actions during the airborne assault on Rotterdam during May 1940. He fought at the head of his men during the penetration into the city, and along with his troops would hold his positions for several days despite fierce Dutch counterattacks.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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