Macher, Heinz

Date of birth:
December 31st, 1919 (Chemnitz/Saxonia, Germany)
Date of death:
December 21st, 2001 (Schenefeld/Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 15th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Untersturmführer
Unit:
Führer 16.(Pioniere) / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment “Deutschland” / SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Das Reich” / SS-Panzer-Korps / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
April 3rd, 1943
Details:
1393rd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1943
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer
Unit:
16.(Pionier) / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland"
Awarded on:
August 7th, 1944
Details:
Award 604/1.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer
Unit:
Kommandeur 16.(Pioniere) / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment “Deutschland” / SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Das Reich” / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1944
Details:
544th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer
Unit:
Kompaniechef 16./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 12th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Bronze

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Bender R.J., Breyette T., Tank Killers, RJ Bender Publications, 2000, ISBN 0-912138-83-1
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - 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
    - Schneider J.W., Their Honor was Loyalty!, R. James Bender Publishing, 1977

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