Redlich, Ernst

Date of birth:
June 17th, 1897 (Karge/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
March 1945 (Vienna, Austria)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Ersnt Redlich was reported missing in action in March 1945, near Vienna and was declared dead in 1968.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer, 2. Kompanie, Pionier-Bataillon 134, 134. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 17th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for his actions during the Third Battle of Wetka in November 1943. He participated in the desperate German defense in this area, which was badly understrength. With the last Pioniers of his Kompanie he conducted an epic defense of his position SW of Wadugi, repelling multiple enemy attacks. Despite being all alone, his outstanding leadership and bravery carried the day. Redlich and his troops had a major share in preventing an enemy breakthrough in this area, and he was recognized appropriately for this feat.
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