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Fegelein, Hermann-Otto

Date of birth:
October 30th, 1906 (Ansbach, Germany)
Date of death:
April 29th, 1945 (Berlin, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

According to his 'nahkampftage', Hermann-Otto Fegelein was elegible to receive the Nahkampfspange in Gold. Up till now no verification has been found if he actually received it.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 15th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 28th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Standartenführer
Unit:
SS-Kavallerie-Brigade / XXIII.Armeekorps / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
March 2nd, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Oberführer
Unit:
Kommandeur Kampfgruppe / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
December 22nd, 1942
Details:
157rd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Brigadeführer / Generalmajor der Waffen-SS
Unit:
SS-Kavallerie-Division
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Gruppenführer / Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS (Major-general)
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 20 juli 1944 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Gruppenführer / Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS
Unit:
Kommandeur 8.SS-Freiwilligen Kavallerie Division "Florian Geyer"
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1944
Details:
83rd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen (ohne zahlen), I.Stufe

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
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Schneider J.W., Their Honor was Loyalty!, R. James Bender Publishing, 1977
    - Ritterkreuztraeger 1939 - 1945
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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