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Borgmann, Heinrich

Date of birth:
August 5th, 1912 (Angermünde/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
April 5th, 1945 (Magdeburg/Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Heinrich Borgmann was severely injured during the asassination attempt on Hitler on 20th July 1944, known under the name Operation Valkyre, and recovered. He died on 5th April 1945 in Magdeburg hospital of his wounds inflicted during a dive bomber attack.

Career:
1932 until 1934: Gefreiter 3. / Infanterie-Regiment 5
1939: Oberleutnant, Chef 9. / Infanterie-Regiment 46

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1930
DRL Sportabzeichen in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 9. / Infanterie-Regiment 46 / 30.Infanterie-Division / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1940
Details:
141st Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1940
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Infanterie-Regiment 46 / 30.Infanterie-Division / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
February 11th, 1942
Details:
71st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 20 juli 1944 in Silber

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A. und G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - 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
    - das-ritterkreuz.de
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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