Weger, Alois

Date of birth:
March 8th, 1920 (Regensburg, Germany)
Date of death:
November 28th, 1994 (Regensburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
3./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1944
Action:
During the fighting SW of Schrunden on 27.11.1944 the Soviets managed to penetrate the German lines in the sector of the 11. Infanterie and 31. Volksgrenadier divisions. They did so over fairly marshy terrain with strong fire support. However the I./Panzergrenader-Regiment 33 was sent to counterattack this move and after a hard fight the old German line was restored. For his role in recapturing the old positions on this day Weger was awarded the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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