Breith, Hermann

Date of birth:
May 7th, 1892 (Pirmasens/Palatinate, Germany)
Date of death:
September 3rd, 1964 (Pech/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
August 1st, 1941: Generalmajor;
November 1st, 1942: Generalleutnant;
February 13th, 1943: General der Panzertruppen.

Career:
1910: Armee;
1931 - 1934: Berater, Reichswehrministerium;
November 10th, 1938 - February 14th, 1940: Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 36;
February 15th, 1940 - November 14th, 1940: Kommandeur 5. Panzer-Brigade;
October 22nd, 1941 - October 1st, 1942: Kommandeur 3. Panzer-Division;
October 2nd, 1942 - January 1st, 1943: Führerreserve OKH;
January 3rd, 1943 - February 28th, 1943: Führer III. Panzerkorps;
March 1st, 1943 - May 8th, 1945: Kommandierender General III. Panzerkorps;
May 8th, 1945 - May 1947: Aperican POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on September 10th 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on July 30th 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 5. Panzer-Brigade, 5. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1940
Details:
Submitted on May 29th 1940.
Preliminary document and decoration on June 3rd 1940 to Heeresgruppe B.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 1st, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 31st, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 3. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 31st, 1942
Details:
69th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppen (Lieutenant-General of Armoured Forces)
Unit:
Kommandierend General, III. Panzer-Korps, Heer
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1944
Details:
48th Award.
Subitted on February 21st 1944.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 9th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)

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