Timm, Erich

Date of birth:
February 15th, 1913 (Königsberg, Germany)
Date of death:
October 6th, 1997 (Erfstadt, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Timm went on to serve in the Bundeswehr from the 26th of April 1956 until the 31st of March 1971 and reached the rank of Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1940
Fallschirmschützenabzeichen der Luftwaffe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1941
Flakkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 7th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 7th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1943
Ärmelband Kreta
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1944
Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Commander Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 12
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his multiple command achievements during the battles in Italy in 1944, which included the following...

1) Participating in the German attempt to crush the Anzio bridgehead on 16.02.1944, where his regiment broke through British lines and advanced 3 km.

2) Launching a counterattack against the flank of the advancing allied troops during Operation Buffalo (23.05.1944), near the village of Velletri.

3) His troops' defensive battles at the Futa Pass.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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