Niehoff, Hermann

Date of birth:
April 3rd, 1897 (Papenburg/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
November 5th, 1980 (Riegsee/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on August 5th 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 7th, 1941
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on June 12th 1918.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 464
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1941
Action:
Received for action on 29th July 1941.
Details:
366th Award.
Was written in the Ehrenblatt and received the clasp directly after the introduction of the clasp.
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 464
Awarded on:
January 6th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Details:
Award 46/11
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur 371.Infanterie-Division / XXIV.Armee-Korps / 1.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Nordukraine
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1944
Details:
3143rd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur 371.Infanterie-Division / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
March 5th, 1945
Details:
764th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie
Unit:
Kommandant Festung Breslau
Awarded on:
April 26th, 1945
Details:
147th Award.
Award numbering was based on the date of the awarding. Noevidence of the awarding in the Bundesarchiv.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 11th, 1944
Action:
In the battles on the Eastern Front, the Westphalian 371 Infantry Division under the command of Lieutenant-General Niehoff and the 229 Infantry Regiment under Colonel Schury have proved themselves to be excellent.
Wehrmachtbericht

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