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Aulock, von, Andreas Maria Karl

Date of birth:
March 23rd, 1893 (Kochelsdorf/Upper Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
June 23rd, 1968 (Wiesbaden/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 27th, 1939
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 9th November 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1940
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 23rd February 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 226
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1941
Award 4/3
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Komandeur Grenadier-Regiment 226 / 79.Infanterie-Division / XXXXIV.Armee-Korps / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe A
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1943
The following wartime excerpt describes why Aulock was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Von Aulock resolved to personally lead his regimental reserve in a counterthrust against an enemy breakthrough attack in the sector of the left neighbouring regiment. This decision was particularly bold one in light of a simultaneous enemy penetration in the sector of his own Regiment, but it ultimately led to a decisive victory for both his Division and the Korps. By doing what he did he prevented an impending collapse of the Korps frontline up to the old Kuban. This in turn enabled a planned and orderly continuation of the withdrawal movement that was taking place at the time.”
2294th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Festungskommandant St. Malo / Oberbefehlshaber West
Awarded on:
August 16th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Aulock would receive the Oakleaves to his Knight’s Cross due to his fulfilling the difficult task of holding the designated Fortress of St. Malo for as long a time as possible.
551st Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 18th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

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