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Heun, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
May 23rd, 1895 (Herborn/Hesse-Nassau, Germany)
Date of death:
September 21st, 1986 (Göttingen/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
September 7th, 1915: Unteroffizier;
February 1st, 1916: Vizefeldwebel;
May 30th, 1916: Leutnant d.R.;
x?: Oberleutnant;
May 1st, 1934: Hauptmann mit RDA vom 1-4-1933 (129);
January 1st, 1937: Major (52);
June 1st, 1940: Oberstleutnant (20);
April 1st, 1942: Oberst (225);
May 1st, 1944: Generalmajor (8);
November 9th, 1944: Generalleutnant (9).

Career:
September 1st, 1939: Kdr. E./Inf.Rgt. 57;
September 2nd, 1939: Kdr. I./Inf.Rgt. 471;
December 1st, 1940: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 161;
January 19th, 1942: Fhr. Kampfgr. in 215.Inf.Div.;
March 24th, 1942: Rgt. Fhr. Inf.Rgt. 435;
May 1st, 1942: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 435;
May 2nd, 1942: Brig.Fhr. in 61. Inf.Div.;
February 27th, 1943: Fhr. Kampfgr. in 61. Inf.Div.;
November 1st, 1943: Führer-Reserve OKH;
April 1st, 1944: mdFb 83. Inf.Div.;
May 1st, 1944: Kdr. 83. Inf.Div.;
March 25th, 1945: Führer-Reserve OKH;
April 5th, 1945: Kdr. Inf.Div. zbV 1.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 435, 215. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 83. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 435, 215. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 7th, 1943
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 22nd, 1942
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914

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