Gustav Altmann

Gustav Altmann

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gustav Altmann (13 April 1912 - 20 February 1981) was a member of the Fallschirmjager during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) for his actions during the Battle of Fort Eben-Emael. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Altmann was taken prisoner of war on 22 May 1941 during the battle of the Akrotiri peninsula.Gustav Altmann was leader of Assault Group Steel (Sturmgruppe Stahl) of the Fallschirmjager-Sturm-Abteilung "Koch" during the opening phase of the Battle of France and the attack on Fort Eben-Emael. Assault Group Steel was tasked with taking the Belgian bridge at Veldwezelt and holding out until reinforcements arrived. Altmann led a group of 91 men crammed into 9 DFS 230 gliders in the assault.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135939351
  • 9786135939354