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Heigl, Ritter von, Hubertus-Maria

Date of birth:
November 10th, 1897 (Siegenburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
January 24th, 1985 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
9th October 1915: Fahnenjunker-Gefreiter;
16th October 1915: Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier;
11thMarch 1916: Fähnrich;
2nd June 1916: Leutnant;
31st July 1925: Oberleutnant;
1st December 1932: Hauptmann;
1st August 1936: Major;
1st January 1940: Oberstleutnant;
1st March 1942: Oberst;
20th April 1945: Generalmajor.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1916
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 26th, 1916
Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 13th, 1917
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1918

mit Krone und Schwertern.
IV. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 27th, 1921

According to other source awarded on 21-9-1917.
Militär-Max-Joseph-Orden
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 18th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Pionier-Regimentsstab z.b.V. 690 (motorisiert), Heer
Awarded on:
September 1941
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Pionier-Bataillon 70 (motorisiert), Heer
Awarded on:
January 13th, 1942

On the 05.01.1942 Oberstleutnant Heigl led a Kampfgruppe based around his Pionier-Bataillon 70 into an attack against the village of Eupatoria. This village, located in the rear of the German siege line around Sevastopol, had been occupied by Soviet troops that had landed by sea and therefore had to be retaken.

In four days of bitter urban combat, and in -20 degree weather no less, Heigl and his Pioniere were able to break the strong Soviet resistance through employment of all their specialized combat equipment. They crushed both the regular Soviet forces as well as the partisans that had swelled their ranks. In total the Soviets suffered the loss of 600 Red Army troops and 1300 partisans dead in Eupatoria. 203 regular Red Army troops were also captured. For his success here Heigl would be awarded the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1942
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1942
Krimschild

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