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Andreas von Aulock

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Years of service  1912–45
Service/branch  German Army
Name  Andreas Aulock
Rank  Oberst
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Born  23 March 1893 Kochelsdorf district of Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia (1893-03-23)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)  Weimar Republic (to 1920)  Nazi Germany
Commands held  79. Infanterie-Division Festung St. Malo
Battles/wars  World War I Battle of Verdun Battle of Passchendaele World War II Invasion of Poland Battle of France Operation Barbarossa Battle of Stalingrad Battle of the Caucasus Kuban bridgehead Saint Malo
Died  June 23, 1968, Wiesbaden, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Battle of Verdun, Battle of Passchendaele

Andreas Maria Karl von Aulock (23 March 1893 – 23 June 1968) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 79th Infantry Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Von Aulock was promoted to Oberst (Colonel) and received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for operations in the Kuban bridgehead as commander of a combat group of the 79th Infantry Division in November 1943. He was captured on 17 August 1944 by forces of the American 83rd Division after the surrender of Saint-Malo.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914)
  • 2nd Class (9 November 1914)
  • 1st Class (23 February 1915)
  • Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (27 November 1939)
  • 1st Class (21 June 1940)
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • Kuban Shield
  • German Cross in Gold on 27 October 1941 as Oberstleutnant in Infanterie-Regiment 226
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Knight's Cross on 6 November 1943 as Oberst and commander of Grenadier-Regiment 226
  • 551st Oak Leaves on 16 August 1944 as Oberst and Festungskommandant (Fortress commander) of St. Malo
  • Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht (18 August 1944)
  • References

    Andreas von Aulock Wikipedia

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