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Eberbach, Heinrich

Date of birth:
November 24th, 1895 (Laufen am Neckar/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 13th, 1992 (Notzingen/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from June 1st 1914.

Promotions:
1st July 1914: Fahnenjunker;
25th February 1915: Leutnant;
1937: Oberstleutnant;
14th August 1940: Oberst;
1st January 1942: Generalmajor;
1st April 1943: Generalleutnant;
1st May 1944: General der Panzertruppe

Career:
1st July 1914: Fahnenjunker Infanterie-Regiment 180, Tübingen;
1915: Infanterie-Regiment 25;
September 1915: wounded in French imprisonment and as not being able to fight send to Germany through Switzerland;
1915: Infanterie-Regiment 122;
1917: Infanterie-Regiment 146;
1918: Armee Oberkommando 8;
1918: British Imprisonment;
December 1919: released;
1st January 1920: Württembersgische Polizeiwehr;
15th October 1935: Kommandeur Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 112, Schwerin;
1st October 1938: Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 35;
1st July 1941: Kommandeur 5.Panzer-Brigade;
6th January 1942: Kommandeur 4.Panzer-Division;
28th November 1942: temporarily assumed command of XXXXVII.Panzerkorps;
1st March 1943: Inspekteur der Panzerwaffe des Ersatzheeres;
1st April 1943: Kommandierender General XXXXVII.Panzerkorps and later XXXXVIII.Panzerkorps;
1st November 1943: Oberbefehlshaber der Panzergruppe Nikopol;
May 1944: General der Panzertruppe im Stab des Heeresgruppe A;
1st July 1944: Oberbefehlshaber der Panzergruppe West;
15th August 1944: Oberbefehlshaber der 5.Panzerarmee;
31st August 1944: British Imprisonment;
1st January 1948: released;
1950: Geschäftsführer der evangelischen Akademie Bad Boll.

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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 October 12th 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 November 10th 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 35 / 4.Panzer-Division / XVI.Armee-Korps / Gruppe "Kleist"
Awarded on:
July 4th, 1940
Details:
84th Award.
Submitted on June 16th 1940.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 8th, 1941
Details:
595th Award.
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Kommandeur 5.Panzer-Brigade / 4.Panzer-Division / XXIV.Armee-Korps / 2.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
Details:
42nd Award.
Submitted on November 14th 1941.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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