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Plocher, Hermann

Date of birth:
January 5th, 1901 (Stuttgart, Germany)
Date of death:
December 8th, 1980 (Murrhardt, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst im Generalstab (Group Captain with General Staff)
Unit:
Chef des Stabes, V. Fliegerkorps, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 9th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Air Commodore)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes, Luftflotte 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1943
Action:
Awarded for his leadership of the 4. Flieger-Division, deployed in the area around Smolensk, which resulted in a great deal of valuable support for the beleaguered Heer units.

Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Air Vice Marshall)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 6. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded while in command of the 6. Fallschirmjäger-Division, specifically for preventing a breakthrough by the Canadian 5th Armoured Division to the Afsluitdijk through the heroic resistance of himself and his men.
Details:
Awarding according to Dönitz Erlass. Unnumbered awarding, would have been the 867th Award.

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