Schächter, Martin

Date of birth:
March 14th, 1915 (Petershagen, German Empire)
Date of death:
August 19th, 2007 (Bad Pyrmont, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Sturmgruppe "Eisen", Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Abteilung “Koch”, 7.Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Action:
For merit and services in connection to the capture of Fort Eben-Emael. Schächter was severely wounded.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Sturmgruppe "Eisen", Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Abteilung “Koch”, 7.Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Sturmgruppe "Eisen", Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Abteilung “Koch”, 7.Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Action:
10-5-1940: Severely wounded during the assault on Eben Emael - hospitalized for 9 months with head and leg injuries.
21-5-1942: Severely wounded in the head and legs in the assault on Maleme - hospitalized again.
?-6-1944: Buried alive and WIA during bombardment on the /invasion Front.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Flugzeugbeobachterabzeichen

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