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Trettner, Heinrich "Heinz"

Date of birth:
September 19th, 1907 (Minden/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
September 18th, 2006 (M÷nchengladbach/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Was taken prisoner on May 3rd 1945 at St Christofero, Italy. POW number B33415.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Colonel)
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1938
Medalla de la Campa˝a de Espa˝a 1936-1939
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Gold mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major im Generalstab
Unit:
Ia der 7. Flieger-Division
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major im Generalstab
Unit:
Ia der 7. Flieger-Division
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major im Generalstab
Unit:
Ia der 7. Flieger-Division
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 3rd, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur 4. Fallschirmjńger-Division
Awarded on:
June 28th, 1944
Action:
During the heavy defensive battles of Lake Trasimeno, the 29th Panzer Grenadier Division, led by Lieutenant General Fries, the 4th Airborne Division, led by Colonel Trettner and the 356th Infantry Division, led by Lieutenant General Faulenbach, superbly supported by artillery and antiaircraft artillery, again and again blocked all break through attempts of superior enemy forces and inflicted particularly high losses to the enemy in close combat.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 4. Fallschirmjńger-Division
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Details:
586th Award.
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1964
Legion of Merit
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1964
Knight/Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (K(D)CVO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1965
Awarded on:
January 18th, 1967
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1969
Grand Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur

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