Funck, Freiherr von, Hans

Date of birth:
December 23rd, 1891 (Aachen/Rhine Province, Germany)
Date of death:
February 14th, 1979 (Viersen/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 5 / 3. Panzer-Division / 6. Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on June 12th 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 5 / 3. Panzer-Division / 6. Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on December 2nd 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 7.Panzer-Division / XXXIX.Armee-Korps / Panzergruppe 2 / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1941
Details:
356th Award.
Submitted on July 6th 1941.
Preliminary document and decoration on July 16th 1941 to Heeresgruppe Mitte.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 7.Panzer-Division / 1. Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
March 14th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Details:
Award 331/2
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 7.Panzer-Division / III.Panzer-Korps / 4.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
August 22nd, 1943
Details:
278th Award.
Submitted on August 7th 1943.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
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    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Manteuffel, von H., Die 7. Panzer-Division – Bewaffnung, Einsätze, Männer, Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2001
    - Kursietis, Andris J., The Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945, Aspekt, The Netherlands, 1999
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - Axis Biographical Research

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