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Strippel, Hans

Date of birth:
December 1st, 1912 (Obergeis/Hesse-Nassau, Germany)
Date of death:
November 26th, 1983 (Bad Hersfeld/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Oberfeldwebel Hans Strippel, Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1. Panzer-Division, knocked out 37 T-34 medium tanks with his Panzer V at Cherkassy. The “Panzerfuchs der ERSTEN” (the Panzer Fox of the first one) was awarded the “Oak Leaves” for destroying more than 70 T-34's. As the fourth soldier of the 1st Panzer-Division he received this award at June 4, 1944.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
3. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1941
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne zahlen)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
3. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
July 21st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer 3. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1941
Details:
Award 40/3
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
2. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1942
Medaille
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer 2. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division / XXXXI.Panzer-Korps / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe D
Awarded on:
January 22nd, 1943
Details:
1450th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
4. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
January 8th, 1944
Panzerkampfabzeichen II Stufe
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
I. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
January 22nd, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer 4. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division / 4.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Nordukraine
Awarded on:
June 4th, 1944
Details:
485th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
4. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1944
Panzerkampfabzeichen III Stufe

Sources

  • Photo 1: Andreas Pfeiffer
  • Photo: Andreas Pfeiffer
  • - 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
    - Wehrpass
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - Stoves, R.O.G., Die 1.Panzer-Division – 1935-1945, Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2001
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Onderzoek via Panzer-Archiv Forum

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