Friday, October 5, 2012

Enemy Elite Friday: Herbert Abratis (Germany)

"Awarded for the following actions:
1.) His battalion’s contribution to preventing the Allied capture of the last hills before the Liri valley, which would in turn have led to a breakthrough to the Via Casilina.  At the time his battalion was serving under Kampfgruppe Schulz.
2.) The success of his 7th company in holding back the attacks of the New Zealand Corps in the city of Cassino itself on the night of the 15./16.03.1944."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on
October 24th, 1944 as Hauptmann of the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1, 1st Fallschirmjäger-Division.
Another deadly enemy elite,

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