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Gollnick, Hans

Date of birth:
May 22nd, 1892 (Domäne Gursen/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
February 15th, 1970 (Hamburg/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1939
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 11th October 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1939
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 24th November 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 36.Infanterie-Division (motorisiert) / XXXXVI.Panzer-Korps / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
November 21st, 1942
Awarded for distinguishing himself during his Division’s defensive battle northeast of Sytschewka in the time period 04.-11.08.1942.
1223rd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 36.Panzergrenadier-Division / XXXV.Armee-Korps / 2.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
August 24th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for further proving himself as an able commander during the defensive fighting east of Orel, specifically at Sheljabug (14.07.1943) and Podmasslowo (15.-18.07.1943). Starting on the 14.07.1943 the 262. Infanterie-Division was subordinated to him as well, creating the temporary Gruppe Gollnick.
282nd Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 26th, 1945
Wehrmachtbericht

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