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Gollert-Hansen, Hans-Detlef

Date of birth:
November 3rd, 1913 (Breslau/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
March 6th, 1945 (Szekesfehervar, Hungary)
Buried on:
German War Graves Balatonkenese
Plot: II. Row: 6. Grave: 3.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1938: Wachtmeister der Reserve;
July 1st, 1940: Leutnant der Reserve;
July 1st, 1942: Oberleutnant der Reserve;
September 1st, 1943: Rittmeister der Reserve.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 13th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef, Radfahr-Aufklärungs-Schwadron 173, 73. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 31st, 1943
During the fighting in the Kuban bridgehead Oberleutnant Gollert-Hansen held an important hill with weak forces against an attack by strong elements of two Soviet rifle divisions after the Soviets had succeeded in pushing back the frontline of Romanian troops in the neighbouring sector. By this he secured the preconditions for a later successful recapture of the old Axis main defensive line. He would be awarded the Knight’s Cross for this action.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1943
Kubanschild
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1944
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rittmeister der Reserve
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Abteilung, Reiter-Regiment 31, 3. Kavallerie-Brigade, Heer
Awarded on:
January 14th, 1945
Awarded for his numerous feats-of-arms. Particularly noteworthy was his Abteilung’s defensive success on the 21./22.10.1944 in the area south of the Luir Lake-Rakowek-Wittichfelde (in East Prussia), during which it prevented the encirclement of the greater part of the 131. Infanterie-Division.
699th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

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