Hitler, Adolf

    Date of birth:
    April 20th, 1889 (Braunau am Ihn, Austria)
    Date of death:
    April 30th, 1945 (Berlin Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Adolf Hitler received the Iron Cross 2nd and 1st Class (Augusts 4th 1918, after being recommended on July 31st) for his achievements during the First World War. In 1918 he also receiverd the Verwundetenabzeichen in Black.
    On September 16th 1919 he became a member of the Deutsche Arbeiter Partei, a small left winged extreme workers party. This party he would use as his instrument for power. On July 29th he became chairman of the party, then known as NSDAP. Both the paty's para-military organisations made him to be their Führer (Leader) in January 1931. The elections of 1933 gave Hitler the office of Reichskanzler and after the abolishment of democracy he became Führer of the German People and Reichskanzler from August 12th 1934.
    When the war was in its beginning stages, Hitler wanted to gain control over the Army. After becoming Commander in Chief of the German Army (Oberbefehlshaber der Wehrmacht) on February 4th 1938, het also became Commander in Chief of the Armed land forces (Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres) on December 19th 1941. On April 30th Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Command Bunker in Berlin, together with his wife Eva Brown, whom he had married just the day before.

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    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Rank:
    Gefreiter (1st Company, 16th Bavarian Reserve Regiment, Bavarian Army)
    Awarded on:
    February 12th, 1915
    Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Rank:
    Gefreiter
    Unit:
    1st Company, 16th Bavarian Reserve Regiment, Bavarian Army
    Awarded on:
    September 17th, 1917
    Details:
    With swords
    Militärverdienstkreuz III. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Rank:
    Gefreiter
    Unit:
    1st Company, 16th Bavarian Reserve Regiment, Bavarian Army
    Awarded on:
    May 5th, 1918
    Regimental Diploma
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Rank:
    Gefreiter
    Unit:
    1st Company, 16th Bavarian Reserve Regiment, Bavarian Army
    Awarded on:
    May 18th, 1918
    Action:
    Wounded in the left thigh when a shell exploded at the entrance to the dispatch runners' dugout, during the Battle of the Somme in October 1916.
    Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Rank:
    Gefreiter
    Unit:
    1st Company, 16th Bavarian Reserve Regiment, Bavarian Army
    Awarded on:
    August 4th, 1918
    Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
    Details:
    Recommended by Hugo Gutmann, a Jewish List adjutant.
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Rank:
    Gefreiter
    Unit:
    1st Company, 16th Bavarian Reserve Regiment, Bavarian Army
    Awarded on:
    August 25th, 1918
    Details:
    With swords
    III. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
    Awarded on:
    1929
    Nürnberger Parteitagsabzeichen 1929
    Awarded on:
    1931
    Abzeichen des SA - Treffens Braunschweig 1931
    Awarded on:
    1932
    Coburger Abzeichen
    Awarded on:
    1933
    Details:
    Awarding number 1.
    Goldenes Parteiabzeichen
    Awarded on:
    1933
    Details:
    Hitler appears to have worn this lapel pin for social occasions between 1933 and 1935
    Eagle of Sovereignty Pin
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 4th, 1934
    Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
    Awarded on:
    1934
    Ehrenzeichen des 9. November 1923 (Blutorden)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Details:
    The awarding of this decoration is oncertain and still not sure. Different sources state different answers to this. Beceause of the fact that all people that were present at the incident received a medal, until further notice or proof we suggest he received on too.
    Verwundetenabzeichen 20 juli 1944 in Schwarz
    Ehrenwinkel der Alten Kämpfer
    Details:
    With oakleaves
    Goldenes Hitlerjugend Ehrenabzeichen
    Gau Abzeichen
    Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
    Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
    Details:
    Prague castle
    Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
    Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Details:
    With "1944" clasp
    Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen

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