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Wolff, Freiherr von, Johann Gottlieb Hans

    Date of birth:
    March 19th, 1903 (Lindenberg-Riga, Latvia)
    Date of death:
    June 28th, 1944 (Pinsk/Brest Oblast, Belarus)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Freiherr von Wolff died on 28th June 1944 in a fieldhospital of severe wounds sustained during a Granatwerfer (grenade thrower) training exercise of 4.Schwadron / Kosaken-Abteilung 69 on the same day.
    NSDAP-Nr.: 460 352
    SS-Nr.: 9 616 (Served with 6.SS-Reiterstandarte until 1st April1937 and then left the SS)

    Promotions:
    1st April 1922: Fahnenjunker
    3rd June 1935: Unteroffizier
    1st July 1935: Wachtmeister
    Thirties: SS-Untersturmführer
    Thirties: SS-Obersturmführer
    1st April 1936: Leutnant der Reserve
    1st April 1937: Oberleutnant
    unknown: Rittmeister
    unknown: Hauptmann
    16th January 1942: Major
    unknown: Oberstleutnant
    1st November 1943: Oberst

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    October 4th, 1939
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    May 24th, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Captain)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur I. / Schützen-Regiment 8 / 8. Panzer-Division / Gruppe Guderian
    Awarded on:
    July 13th, 1940
    Details:
    123rd Award.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Captain)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur I. / Schützen-Regiment 8 / 8. Panzer-Division / Gruppe Guderian
    Awarded on:
    July 13th, 1940
    Details:
    Bronze version.
    Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Captain)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur I. / Schützen-Regiment 28 / 8. Panzer-Division / Panzer-Gruppe 4
    Awarded on:
    January 16th, 1942
    Details:
    61st Award.
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
    Awarded on:
    August 1st, 1942
    Medaille
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst (Colonel)
    Awarded on:
    November 30th, 1943
    Tapferkeitsauszeichnung für Angehörige der Ostvölker 2. Klasse in Silber

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