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German military personnel of World War II
Died when: 48 years 195 days
Star Sign: Aquarius
Ernst Frömming (February 4, 1911 – August 18, 1959) was a Luftwaffe officer during World War II, and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He also commanded the Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1. During the Battle of Monte Cassino he managed to build a bridge across the Savio river which then enabled the 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division to cross the river with its heavy weapons.