Pabst, Karl

Date of birth:
November 25th, 1914 (Lichtenfels, Germany)
Date of death:
June 1944 (Near Bobruisk, Soviet Union (missing))
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Chef 3./Pionier-Bataillon 296
Awarded on:
December 19th, 1943
Action:
Near the end of November 1943 the Soviets began a major offensive in the area around Gomel. During these hard defensive battles Hauptmann Pabst, acting commander of the Pionier-Bataillon 296, distinguished himself through his bravery and steadfastness. His defensive achievements despite the most difficult of ground conditions (i.e. mud) were of great importance for the halting of an enemy breakthrough attempt in the sector of the 296. Infanterie-Division.
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