Heder, Eberhardt

Date of birth:
June 30th, 1918 (Groß Küdde-Neustettin/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
November 18th, 2017 (Warburg/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 18th, 1942
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 6th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
Unit:
3. Kompanie, SS-Pionier-Battailon 5, 5.SS-Panzer Division "Wiking"
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Unit:
SS-Panzer Pionier Battailon 5, 5. SS-Panzer Division "Wiking"
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1944
Details:
Führer
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Bronzes SA-Sportabzeichen
DRL Sportabzeichen in Bronze

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