Hengl, Ritter von, Georg

Date of birth:
October 21st, 1897 (Lailling/Landau, Germany)
Date of death:
March 19th, 1952 (Sonthofen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 137
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1941
Here follows an excerpt describing Hengl’s Knight’s Cross action…

“On the 29.06.1941 the Gebirgs-Korps Norway began its attack against the Russian border positions from the area east of Petsamo. During this operation the successful breakthrough against the heavily occupied (and defended to the last man) bunker line commanded by Oberstleutnant von Hengl was of extraordinary importance for the further successful attack of the whole Gebirgskorps.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Gebirgstruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierend General XIX.Gebirgs-Korps
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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