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Axthelm, von, Walther

Date of birth:
December 23rd, 1893 (Hersbruck/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
January 6th, 1972 (Traunstein/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
103. Flak Regiment
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1938
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
103. Flak Regiment
Awarded on:
December 16th, 1938
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
103. Flak Regiment
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
103. Flak Regiment
Awarded on:
June 27th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandierender General, I. Flakkorps, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 4th, 1941
Awarded for playing a major role in the great successes of his Flak-Korps while the unit was supporting the operations of Panzergruppe Guderian. He was the first Flak artilleryman to be awarded the Knight’s Cross for his actions on the Eastern front.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
I Flak-Korps
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1941
Flakkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe

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