Augustin, Hans

Date of birth:
August 5th, 1905 (Rheinbrohl / Koblenz, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Hauptmann Hans Augustin, recipient of the German Cross in gold, the Close Combat Clasp in silver and holder of several Tank Destruction Badges in silver. He commanded 14./Gren.Rgt.253 which was part of 34 Infanterie-Division. Hauptmann Augustin defended a bridge of the Dnepr river with two Assault Guns of 3./Pz.Jäg.Abt.34 allowing the XXIV. Panzer-Korps to cross the river. This avoided the destruction of 4 Wehrmacht divisions. His commander, Oberst Ferndinad Hippel (commander of 34.Inf.Div.) was awarded the Knight's Cross on the same day: 22.10.1943.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Chef, 14. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 253, 34. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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