Hoffmann, Ernst-Wilhelm

Date of birth:
September 29th, 1904 (Nürnberg/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
August 27th, 1994 (Gräfelfing/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1928: Leutnant;
December 1st, 1935: Hauptmann;
May 1st, 1940: Major;
?: Oberstleutnant;
April 1st, 1944: Oberst.

Career:
April 1st, 1922: Infanterie-Regiment 21;
1938: Chef 1. / Schützen-Regiment 12;
?: Führer I. / Schützen-Regiment 12;
April 1942: Kommandeur Schützen-Regiment 12;
July 1942: Kommandeur Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12;
April 10th, 1945: Führer 4. Panzer-Division;
May 8th, 1945 - May 1946: Soviet POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Chef I. / Schützen-Regiment 12 / 4. Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
September 4th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
I. / Schützen-Regiment 12 / 4. Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12 / 4. Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1944
Details:
494th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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