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Hackl, Martin

Date of birth:
January 6th, 1920 (Gmund am Tegernsee/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
September 22nd, 2006 (Tegernsee, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 7th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer 2. / Aufklärungs-Abteilung 94
Awarded on:
December 7th, 1943
Awarded for his actions during the combat of the 4. Gebirgs-Division in autumn 1943 on the southern section of the Eastern front. On the 03.11.1943 Hackl and his Schwadron were deployed as a rearguard in order to support a flanking thrust by the rest of the Abteilung into the rear of enemy forces that threatened to overtake the Division as it retreated. Hackl and his men fought off one attack after another the whole day long. Only after the last supply wagon and the last man was through did this rearguard force finally fall back at 01:00. Hackl and his men had achieved a victory of wide significance, while showing extraordinary steadfastness in the process. Hackl would be decorated appropriately for this action.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Kompaniechef 2. / Aufklärungs-Abteilung 94
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Kompaniechef 2. / Aufklärungs-Abteilung 94 / 4.Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on:
November 23rd, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Dörr M., Die träger der Nahkampfspange in Gold, Heer- Luftwaffe- Waffen-SS 1943-1945, Biblio Verlag Bisendorf, 2006
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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