Hans-Babo von Rohr

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Hans-Babo von Rohr
Born (1922-10-09)9 October 1922
Wolletz
Died 14 February 1945(1945-02-14) (aged 22)
Konitz
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1941–45
Rank Oberleutnant der Reserve (Posthumously)
Unit Panzer-Regiment 25
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hans-Babo von Rohr (9 October 1922, Wolletz – 14 February 1945) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Hans-Babo von Rohr was credited with destroying 58 armoured vehicles during World War II. He was killed on 14 February 1945 and was posthumously promoted to Oberleutnant der Reserve and on 24 February 1945 he received Oak Leaves.[Notes 1]

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Footnotes
  1. ^ According to Scherzer he died of wounds on 15 February 1945.[1]
Citations
  1. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 637.
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 223.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 295.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 81.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 

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