Liebing, Walter Paul

Date of birth:
August 12th, 1912 (Dresden, Germany)
Date of death:
October 18th, 1998 (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Awarded on:
July 21st, 1931
DRL Sportabzeichen in Bronze
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1937
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 2nd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1944
Details:
Silver version
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 30th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 23
Awarded on:
February 2nd, 1945
Action:
Awarded for his leadership of the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 23 in the area around Nancy. Here his men had a decisive share in defending the Mosel and Meurthe positions as well as the Seille sector, where they helped to fight successful delaying actions which were of great operational significance.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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