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Usedom, von, Horst

Date of birth:
March 9th, 1906 (Celle/Province of Hanover, Germany)
Date of death:
October 14th, 1970 (München/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 30th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur Kradschutzen Batallion 61 / 11. Panzer-Division / 4. Panzergruppe / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
Details:
774th Awarded.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzergrenadier-Regiment 108 / 14. Panzerdivision
Awarded on:
January 29th, 1945
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzer Brigade "Kurland" / 81. Infanterie-Division / 16. Armee / Heeresgruppe Kurland
Awarded on:
March 28th, 1945
Details:
809th Awarded.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
    - 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
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Haupt, W., Die 81. Infanterie-Division – Geschichte einer schlesischen Division, Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2006