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Hilt, Günther

Date of birth:
March 23rd, 1918 (Stuttgart/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
August 21st, 1944 (near Wyszków/Warsaw Province, Poland)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

The 5. Jäger-Division defended her bridgehead on the southern bank of the Bug near Wyszków very effectively. This enabled the division to diminish her bridgehead according to plan in the night of 21 August 1944. It was repeatedly attacked by the enemy and in the evening the order was given to retreat to the northern bank. Hilt died in this operation.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer 7. / Jäger-Regiment 56 / 5.Jäger-Division / X.Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1942
Details:
1171st Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Jäger-Regiment 56 / 5.Jäger-Division / IX.Armee-Korps / 3.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1944
Details:
386th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Reinicke, A., Die 5. Jäger-Division – Polen, Westfeldzug 1940, Rußland, Das Ende an der Oderfront, Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2003

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