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Bergen, Hans

Date of birth:
March 5th, 1890 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
February 17th, 1957 (Landshut/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
December 24th, 1910: Unteroffizier;
May 25th, 1911: Fähnrich;
October 28th, 1912: Leutnant;
January 14th, 1916: Oberleutnant;
October 1st, 1918: Hauptmann;
October 1st, 1920: Polizei-Oberleutnanti;
June 27th, 1929: Polizei-Hauptmann;
December 22nd, 1933: Polizei-Major;
March 1st, 1935: Polizei-Oberstleutnant;
August 1st, 1935: Oberstleutnant mit RDA vom 1-3-1935 (8);
October 1st, 1937: Oberst (2);
October 1st, 1941: Generalmajor (3);
October 1st, 1943: Generalleutnant (1).

Career:
September 1st, 1939: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 179;
June 5th, 1940: Führer-Reserve OKH;
June 4th, 1941: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 187;
November 21st, 1941: Führer-Reserve OKH;
January 12th, 1942: mdFb 323. Inf.Div.;
February 12th 1942: Kdr. 323. Inf.Div.;
November 5th, 1942: Kdr. 299. Inf.Div.;
May 3rd, 1943: Kdr. 390. 390. Feldausbildungs-Div.;
June 20th, 1944: Kdr. 390. Sicherungs-Division z.b.V.;
December 10th, 1944: Kdr. Div.Nr. 526.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 187, 87. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1941
Awarded for his successes during the first days of Operation Barbarossa. On the afternoon of the 22.06.1941 he demonstrated outstanding leadership during the attack against the commanding high ground northeast of Nowogrod and during the fighting between Nowogrod and the Bobr river. Later, on the 25.06.1941, he and his Regiment overcame the 10+ km wide Biebrza (Bobr) river and its associated wetlands. By doing so they formed a bridgehead south of the Osowiec fortress. This bridgehead on the river’s eastern bank tied down strong Soviet forces and ultimately forced their higher leadership to give up the fortress of Osowiec itself.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 187, 87. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1941
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
18th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 26th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 3rd, 1918
mit der Krone und Schwerten.
IV. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens

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