EASTERN FRONT SNIPER: The Life of Matthaus Hetzenauer
Biography of Mathaus Hetzenauer, one of World War II's most accomplished snipers. He was drafted into the Mountain Reserve Battalion 140 at the age of 18 but discharged five month's later. He received a new draft notice in January 1943 for a post in the Styrian Truppenubungsplatz Seetal Alps where he met and learned from some of the best German snipers.
Hetzenauer went on to fight in Romania, Eastern Hungary and in Slovakia. As recognition for his more than 300 confirmed kills, he was awarded on the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on April 17, 1945. After nearly five years of Soviet captivity Hetzenauer returned to Austria on January 10, 1950. He lived in the Tyrol's Brixen Valley until his death on 3 October of 2004.
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