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Borries, von, Hermann

Date of birth:
October 13th, 1899 (Sülzhayn/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
February 16th, 1943 (Lazarett 1/551 Porchov, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Sebesh
Plot: 8. Row: 5. Grave: 410.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Hermann von Borries died on 16th February 1943 in a fieldhospital at the Eastfront. Was posthumously promoted to Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Führer, Infanterie-Regiment 46, 30. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 3rd, 1942
The following wartime excerpt describes why Borries was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Fierce breakthrough battles through fortified enemy positions were fought to seize the patch of forest northwest of Omytschkino following the capture of the village itself, and on the 21.04.1942 this forest finally fell into German hands. Oberstleutnant von Borries then decided to continue the attack northwards on his own initiative, and by doing so he created a decisive precursor for the restoration of contact between the II. and X. Armee-Korps. His brave actions and energetic leadership here were of invaluable import for the success of this attack.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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