Friday, September 26, 2014

Enemy Elite Friday: Andreas von Aulock (Germany)

"Von Aulock resolved to personally lead his regimental reserve in a counter-thrust against an enemy breakthrough attack in the sector of the left neighboring 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."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on November 6th, 1943 as Oberst of Grenadier Regiment 226 of the 79th Infantry Division.

"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."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oakleaves citation, awarded on August 16th, 1944 as Oberst.

He would receive the German Cross in Gold citation on October 27th, 1941 as Oberstleutnant of Infantry Regiment 226in the 79th Infantry Division.

Another capable enemy elite,

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