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Foertsch, Hermann

Date of birth:
April 4th, 1885 (Drahnow / Deutsch-Krone, Germany)
Date of death:
December 27th, 1961 (München, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Chef Generalstab Heeresgruppe E
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 21. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1944
Awarded for his leadership of the 21. Infanterie-Division during the summer of 1944. In response to a Soviet breakthrough he launched a counterattack that succeeded in closing a frontline gap east of Lake Hino (in turn west of Pskov).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht

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