Egon Aghta

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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

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Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 3.
  2. Scherzer 2007, p. 188.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 98.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  • 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 (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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