Wagner, Hans

Date of birth:
March 11th, 1896 (Saarbrücken/Rhine Province, Germany)
Date of death:
May 13th, 1967 (Ulm/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur II. Abteilung des Artillerie-Regiment 114 / 46. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur II. Abteilung des Artillerie-Regiment 114 / 46. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 5 / 5. leichte Division
Awarded on:
December 26th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 5 / 5. Jägerdivision
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 5 / 5. Jägerdivision
Awarded on:
April 18th, 1943
Action:
The rationale for Wagner's Knight's Cross was as follows...
"Oberst Wagner has distinguished himself in the defensive battles south of lake Ilmen. When strong enemy forces broke through the sector of the neighbouring division, he formed a Kampfgruppe of artillerymen and drivers from his artillery regiment and was able to intercept and prevent the further advance of the enemy."
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1916
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 9th, 1918
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)

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