Fortun, Horst

Date of birth:
March 4th, 1917 (Neustadt/Pomerania, Germany)
Date of death:
July 6th, 1943 (south of Belgorod/Belgorod Oblast, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
June 1st, 1940: Oberleutnant (RDA -1078-);
March 1st, 1942: Hauptmann (RDA -480a-);
July 1st, 1943: Major (postuum bevorderd).

Career:
?: I. / Panzer-Regiment 23;
?: Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 25;
July 1942: Generalstabslehrgang;
?: Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 25.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 6th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 29th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
3. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 25, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 2nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 25, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 7th, 1943
Details:
Submitted on August 4th 1943.
Preliminary document and decoration on August 8th 1943 to stellv.Gen.Kdo. IX. AK.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)

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