Reinhardt, Georg-Hans

Date of birth:
March 1st, 1887 (Bautzen/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
November 22nd, 1963 (Munich-Tegernsee/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 14th September 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 8th August 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1939
Action:
Awarded for his actions during the Polish campaign of 1939. He particularly distinguished himself on the night of 18/19.09.1939, where we found himself surrounded by a superior foe near Tuchowice with an Abteilung of his Division. He not only broke through the enemy encirclement ring, linking up with the remainder of the Division, but in the process also managed to take 2 Polish generals and 10000 men prisoner.
Details:
7th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Befehlshaber 3.Panzergruppe
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Action:
In the execution of these operations were involved, the armies of Field Marshal von Kluge, the Colonel-Generals Freiherr von Weichs and Strauss as well as tank armies of Colonel-General Guderian, Hoth, Hoeppner and General of Panzer Troops Reinhardt.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Befehlshaber 3.Panzergruppe
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Action:
In the execution of these operations were involved, the armies of Field Marshal von Kluge, the Colonel-Generals Freiherr von Weichs and Strauss as well as tank armies of Colonel-General Guderian, Hoth, Hoeppner and General of Panzer Troops Reinhardt.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Befehlshaber 3.Panzergruppe
Awarded on:
February 17th, 1942
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his leadership of the Panzergruppe 3 during Operation Barbarossa and in the winter of 1941/42, where he mastered a number of critical situations.
Details:
73rd Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber 3.Panzerarmee
Awarded on:
January 21st, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Action:
In the great defensive battle in the area of Vitebsk which is ongoing since 13 December 1943, our troops under the command of Colonel-General Reinhardt have blocked the operational breakthrough of our front by the Soviets, who deployed about 50 infantry divisions and numerous armored units, in hard fighting, and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber 3.Panzerarmee
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Action:
Awarded as commander of the 3. Panzer-Armee for his achievements while commanding this formation during the successful defensive battles north of Smolensk in the winter of 1943/44.
Details:
68th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1962

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