Gille, Herbert Otto

Date of birth:
March 8th, 1897 (Gandersheim, Harz, Germany)
Date of death:
December 26th, 1966 (Stemmen/Hannover, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Abteilung, SS-Artillerie-Regiment 5
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Abteilung, SS-Artillerie-Regiment 5
Awarded on:
November 21st, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Standartenführer (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, SS-Artillerie Regiment 5, SS-Division "Wiking"
Action:
Awarded in May 1941.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Oberführer
Unit:
Kommandeur der SS-Artillerie Regiment 5 / SS-Division "Wiking"
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Oberführer
Unit:
Kommandeur der Artillerie Regiment 5 /SS-Division "Wiking"
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Oberführer
Unit:
Kommandeur der SS-Artillerie Regiment 5 / SS-Division "Wiking" / LVII.Panzerkorps / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe A
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Brigadeführer / Generalmajor der Waffen-SS (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur SS-Panzergrenadier Division "Wiking"
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1943
Details:
315th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Gruppenführer / Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 5.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Wiking"
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1944
Details:
47th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Gruppenführer / Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS
Unit:
Kommandeur 5.SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking"
Awarded on:
April 19th, 1944
Details:
12th Award.
Ritterkreuz, Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 2nd, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - Wiking-RUF

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