Hielscher, Otto

Date of birth:
January 11th, 1922 (Fürstenwalde-Spree/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
March 25th, 1980 (Bonn/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
3. / Artillerie-Regiment 168
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
I. / Artillerie-Regiment 168
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
I. / Artillerie-Regiment 168
Awarded on:
June 7th, 1942
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen (ohne zahlen), I.Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
3. / Artillerie-Regiment 168
Awarded on:
March 28th, 1942
Action:
For a single wound inflicted on 18th January 1942.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
3. / Artillerie-Regiment 168
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
I. / Artillerie-Regiment 168
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1943
Action:
Received for his wound inflicted on 18th January 1942 and twon wounds inflicted on 6th September 1943.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 5. / Artillerie-Regiment 168
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Hans-Peter Rackete
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X

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