Ends command on
Kurt Sarrazin and was a serving member of the Luftwaffe during the Second World
War and managed to attain the rank of Hauptmann and went on to command the following
Kurt Sarrazin was given the command of the 4. Kompanie (4th company)
during the Battle of Crete.
4. Kompanie (4th company) landing in the
river bed, securing the Tavronitis Bridge, destroying nearby anti-aircraft batteries
and gaining a foothold in the RAF camp at Maleme airfield. Walter
Koch and Kurt Sarrazin's detachments came down on the southern slope of Hill
107, directly onto the positions of A & B companies, 22nd New Zealand Infantry
Battalion. They suffered heavy casualties with Kurt Sarrazin killed and Walter
Koch wounded in the head, whilst the survivors were scattered across the hillside.
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