Eichhorn, Hugo

Date of birth:
February 11th, 1911 (Weilmünster/Hessen, Germany)
Date of death:
May 27th, 1992 (Gedern, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Finally reached the rank of SS-Obersturmbannführer der Reserve.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 9th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer der Reserve
Unit:
Stab SS-Pionier-Bataillon 5 / 5.SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division "Wiking" / LVII.Panzerkorps / 4.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Don
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - Schneider J.W., Their Honor was Loyalty!, R. James Bender Publishing, 1977

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