Wollschlaeger, Artur

Date of birth:
May 21st, 1916 (Jachzenbrück, Germany)
Date of death:
June 1st, 1987 (Bamberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 2./Panzer-Regiment 35, 4. Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1942
Action:
Wollschlaeger's Panzer company formed part of the spearhead of the 4. Panzer-Division during its capture of Orel during operation Typhoon. Against bitter resistance by Soviet paratroopers and air personnel Wollschlaeger's company played a major role in the seizing of the city via coup de main on 3.10.1941, thus averting a potentially costly urban battle. For his actions on this day Wollschlaeger received the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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