Hahm, Walther

Date of birth:
December 21st, 1894 (Neudorf-Sulau/Lowersilesia, Germany)
Date of death:
August 11th, 1951 (Heide/Schleswick-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 27th, 1940
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 3rd December 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1940
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 4th September 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 480 / 260.Infanterie-Division / XIII.Armee-Korps / 2.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1941
Awarded for the decisive successes of his Regiment during the following two actions…

1) The destruction of an enemy tank regiment that was attacking the southern flank of the 2. Armee, which took the wind out of the momentum of the enemy offensive operation here that could have potentially led to undesirable operational consequences.

2) For his Regiment’s attack against Tschernigoff on the 01.09.1941 through heavy enemy artillery fire, which enabled other elements of the Division to force a swift crossing over the Desna river.
650th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 389.Infanterie-Division / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1944
Awarded for the steadfastness and bravery of his Division during the fighting east of Riga in late 1944.
676th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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