Hilgemann, Klaus

Date of birth:
February 21st, 1918 (Stettin/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
July 6th, 1973 (Gut Gernreit near Michelsdorf, Austria)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Klaus Hilgermann served as Chef 13. / Infanterie-Regiment 422 and Kommandeur II. / Grenadier-Regiment 426.
He comitted suicide at Gut Gernreit near Michelsdorf, Oostenrijk on July 6th, 1973.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 426, 126. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his defensive achievements while commanding a Bataillon during the fighting near Modohn in the summer of 1944.
Details:
641st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
II. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 426, 126. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 28th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef, 13. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 422, 126. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for distinguishing himself during the capture of Koslowo, which took place during the winter fighting of 1942/43 in the Demyansk corridor.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 22nd, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 13th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

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