Viechter, Korbinian

Date of birth:
November 27th, 1914 (Großhöhenrain, Germany)
Date of death:
February 12th, 2006 (Ginsham, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1942
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
4./Grenadier-Regiment 42
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1944
Action:
In late September 1944 Viechter received the objective of blocking an important march route with a hastily assembled force, in order to buy time for his division to retreat. Despite the enormity of the task, which seemed at the time like a suicide mission, he was able to accomplish his mission without losing a single man. For this feat of arms he was awarded the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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