Jentzsch, Hans

Date of birth:
May 13th, 1916 (Dresden,Saxony)
Date of death:
January 23rd, 1996 (Frankfurt am Main,Hessen)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Abteilung, Flak-Regiment 291, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1944
Action:
The following article, published in the ‘Rochlitzer Tagesblatt’, describes Jentzsch’s Knight’s Cross action as follows…

“During the heavy fighting around Boldone (Courland) from the 16.-22.09.1944, a mixed Flak-Abteilung under the command of Hauptmann Jentzsch displayed notable steadfastness and bravery. Despite incessant air attacks and the strongest enemy fire, the numerically and materially superior Soviet forces were repeatedly fended off. 12 enemy tanks were destroyed (some in close combat), 7 of these by a single Batterie within a two hour period. Hauptmann Jentzsch particularly distinguished himself in these battles through his exemplary decisiveness.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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