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
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
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.
Wehrmachtbericht
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
Details:
73rd Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber 3.Panzerarmee
Awarded on:
January 21st, 1944
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.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber 3.Panzerarmee
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Details:
68th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1962

Sources

  • Photo 1: www.geocities.com/~orion47
  • Photo: Axis Biographical Research
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