Gotthardt, Hans

    Date of birth:
    October 1st, 1911 (Schönbach/Silesia, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    SS-Nr. 81082
    NSDAP-Nr. 1572425

    Promotions:
    1st August 1937: SS-Sturmmann, 6.SS „Germania“
    12th September 1937: SS-Rottenführer, II./SS „Germania“
    1st February 1940: SS-Unterscharführer
    1st January 1941: SS-Oberscharführer, SS Rgt. „Germania“
    1st December 1941: SS-Hauptscharführer, SS Rgt. „Westland“

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Rottenführer
    Awarded on:
    March 2nd, 1939
    Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Rottenführer
    Awarded on:
    May 4th, 1939
    Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Rottenführer
    Unit:
    Arolsen
    Awarded on:
    December 10th, 1939
    SS-Dienstauszeichnung 4.Stufe (4 Jahre)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Unterscharführer
    Awarded on:
    June 21st, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Rottenführer
    Awarded on:
    October 5th, 1940
    Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Unterscharführer
    Unit:
    6. / SS-Regiment "Germania"
    Awarded on:
    November 16th, 1940
    Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Oberscharführer
    Unit:
    9. / SS-Regiment "Westland"
    Awarded on:
    August 15th, 1941
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Hauptscharführer
    Unit:
    6. / SS-Schützen-Regiment "Westland"
    Awarded on:
    September 18th, 1942
    Action:
    Received for a single wound inflicted on 13th August 1942.
    Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS- Hauptscharführer
    Unit:
    6. / SS-Schützen-Regiment "Westland"
    Awarded on:
    March 29th, 1943
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Hauptscharführer
    Unit:
    6. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Westland"
    Awarded on:
    May 15th, 1943
    Nahkampfspange in Bronze

    Sources

    • Photo 1: H.-P. Rackete
    • Photo: Personal-Ausweis NSDAP
    • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
      - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
      - Personal-Ausweis NSDAP

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