Hein, Willi

Date of birth:
April 26th, 1917 (Hohenwestedt/Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
October 25th, 2000 (Lauenburg/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 26th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1942
Details:
Bronze version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1943
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. / SS-Panzer-Regiment 5
Awarded on:
November 9th, 1943
Panzerkampfabzeichen II Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Untersturmführer (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. / SS-Panzer-Regiment 5
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 1. / SS-Panzer-Regiment 5 / 5.SS-Panzer-Division “Wiking” / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. / SS-Panzer-Regiment 5
Awarded on:
November 9th, 1944
Panzerkampfabzeichen IV Stufe

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