Monday, April 18, 2016

Oberleutnant Hans Romott

Oberleutnant Hans Romott (28 February 1913 - 19 June 1944) received Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross) in 18 April 1943 as Oberfeldwebel and  Zugführer (Platoon leader) in 4.(Maschinengewehr)Kompanie / Grenadier-Regiment 4 / 32.Infanterie-Division, after the fierce battle against the much larger Russian forces in Demjansk. He was also decorated with Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse und I.Klasse (Iron Crosses 2nd and 1st Class); Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen (Infantry Assault Badge); Verwundetenabzeichen (Wound's Badge); and Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (German Cross in Gold, which he received in 21 December 1942).

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