Heilbronn, Gerhard

Date of birth:
October 20th, 1908 (Hamburg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 4th, 1945 (Dillingen an der Donau/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Died because of his wounds in military hospital in Dillingen. Posthumously promoted to Oberst (colonel).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer II./Schützen-Regiment 7 / 7. Panzer-Division / 9. Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
April 12th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
  • - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Manteuffel, von H., Die 7. Panzer-Division – Bewaffnung, Einsätze, Männer, Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2001

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