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Hitzfeld, Otto-Maximilian

Date of birth:
May 7th, 1898 (Schlugsee-Blasiwald, Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
December 6th, 1990 (Dossenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur III. Battalion/ Infanterie-Regiment 158
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 213
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1941
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 213
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1941
Action:
At the time he received the decoration, Hitzfeld was Commander of the Infanterie-Regiment 213.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 213
Awarded on:
January 17th, 1942
Action:
At the time he received the decoration, Hitzfeld was Commander of the Infanterie-Regiment 213.
Details:
65th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General LXVII. Armee-Korps
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1945
Details:
158th Award.
A formal awarding is not known. Number is according to the dating.
Awarded according the so called "Dönitz-Gesetz". Al requested documentation was dealt with and confirmed by the OKH/PA/P5.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Kolonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 213
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1942
Ordinul Corona Romaneii Officer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Kolonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 213
Awarded on:
October 6th, 1942
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3

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