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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Kurt Sarrazin

Career:

Branch: Luftwaffe
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Died:

Ranks:
Hauptmann
Oberleutnant
Leutnant
Fähnrich

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Commands:
4. Kompanie
Takes command on
Ends command on

Personal Information:

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 4. Kompanie.
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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