Lipinski, Dr. Hans

Date of birth:
February 20th, 1916 (Czernowitz (Bukowina), Romania)
Date of death:
August 17th, 1998 (Unna, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer 1./SS-Flak-Abteilung 18
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1945
Action:
Lipinski’s Knight’s Cross recommendation reads as follows…

“Early on the 10.12.1944 SS-Obersturmführer Lipinski, Batterie-Führer in the Flak-Abteilung 18, prevented a breakthrough by 22 enemy tanks into the deep flank of the IV. Panzer-Korps. At the time he was providing flank protection from the village of Szecseny. During the enemy attack he personally shot up 6 T-34s in the space of 50 minutes.

Through his brave conduct he inspired the rest of his Batterie, some of whom had wanted to abandon the position, resulting in the destruction of a further 7 tanks by his men.

This deed of SS-Obersturmführer Lipinski was of decisive importance insofar as he prevented the seizure of Sczecseny (located in the deep flank of the Korps) and thereby the cutting off of several German units.

In addition to this, SS-Obersturmführer Lipinski also personally destroyed another 2 T-34s near Jaszbereny (Hungary) on the 15.11.1944.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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