Egon Aghta

Egon Aghta

Egon Aghta
Born (1918-01-29)29 January 1918
Berlin
Died 2 May 1945(1945-05-02) (aged 27)
Berlin
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1939–45
Rank Hauptmann
Unit Sprengkommando I/Luftgau III
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Egon August Aghta (29 January 1918 – 2 May 1945) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). 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. Egon Aghta was a bomb disposal technician and was responsible for defusing unexploded ordnance. He was killed by Soviet troops during the Battle of Berlin.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 3.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 188.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 98.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.
Bibliography
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  • 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.  
  • Thamm, August (2005). Egon August Agtha—Feuerwerker und Sprengkommandoführer Berlin 1945 (in German). pro literatur Verlag. ISBN 3-86611-034-0.
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztrager 1939-1945