Hundert, Joachim

    Date of birth:
    January 22nd, 1920 (Mayen/Rhineprovince, Germany)
    Date of death:
    August 9th, 1944 (Glazow, Poland)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Joachim Hundert joined the Wehrmacht on 15th November 1938 as Gunman with the 4. / Artillerie-Regiment 70 (motorisiert) at Niederlahnstein. Finally here he reached the function of Geschützführer. From 1st February 1941 he became Unteroffizier and was transferred to the Reserveoffiziersanwärterlehrgang in February 1942. He was promoted to Feldwebel on 1st June 1942 and became Reserve-Offiziersanwärter. He became operational again with the Infanterie-Ersatzbataillon 110 as Zugführer. In June 1942 het took command of 5. / Infanterie-Regiment 124 with the rank of Leutnant der Reserve. After recovery of his wounds he was placed with the Ersatz- und Ausbildungsbataillon 124 at Trier. He was active at the front from 21st June 1944 as Zugführer with Feldersatz-Bataillon 72. He was killed on 9th August 1944 and was buried on the Gusthof Sobotka-Szlachecha.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
    Unit:
    Chef 5. / Infanterie-Regiment 124
    Awarded on:
    December 31st, 1942
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
    Unit:
    Führer 5. Grenadier-Regiment 124
    Awarded on:
    January 15th, 1943
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

    Sources

    • Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
    • Photo: Beyerlein sammlung
    • - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9

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