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Poschusta, Leopold (Füsilier-Regiment "GD")

Date of birth:
November 15th, 1919 (Trumau/Baden near Vienna, Austria)
Date of death:
November 15th, 1943 (Neuweg near Kommunar/Krivoi Rog, USSR)
Buried on:
Soviet War Cemetery Kirovohrad
Plot: 15. Row: 25. Grave: 3655.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

16 November 1943: Unteroffizier Poschusta fell in combat, a day before he was awarded the RK.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Zugführer 2./Füsilier-Regiment "GD"
Awarded on:
November 12th, 1943
On the 06.10.1943, during an especially critical situation, Unteroffizier Poschusta independently took the decision to lead his Zug in a strike against a Soviet assembly area. Here Poschusta and his men managed to eject the Soviets in bitter close combat and push them back from the road in the area, thereby allowing this important route to once again be used in support of the German frontline. For this action he would be awarded the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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