- Date of birth:
- June 30th, 1918 (Groß Küdde-Neustettin/Pommerania, Germany)
- Date of death:
- November 18th, 2017 (Warburg/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Eberhard Heder was born on 30th June 1918. He entered SS-Pionier-Bataillon Dresden on 1st November 1937. As a junior officer he trained with the SS-Standarten "Germania" and "Dresden". In 1939 he followed the Junker School Braunschweig and was a Company commander in 1940. With the "Wiking" Division he was deployed to the Eastfront. In 1943 he joined the SS-Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 5. After this he was the company commander of the Panzer Division "Wiking" and later retured to SS-Panzer Pioneer Battalion 5 as its commander.
After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr from March 1st, 1960 until September 30th, 1976 and finally reached the rank of Oberst.
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