Reininghaus, Adolf

Date of birth:
December 6th, 1915 (Remscheid/Rhine Province, Germany)
Date of death:
August 12th, 1996 (Remscheid/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

From 1956 to 1968 served in the Bundeswehr and retired as Hauptfeldwebel.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer, 14. Kompanie, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 7, 2. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his actions during the battle of Normandy. During a three day battle he served as the acting commander of the 14./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 7, and in this time the Kompanie under Reininghaus’s leadership was able to destroy 32 American tanks and simultaneously prevent the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2 from being annihilated.
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