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Hitter, Alfons

    Date of birth:
    June 4th, 1892 (Höchstadt/Alsace, Germany)
    Date of death:
    March 11th, 1968 (Thomasberg/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    April 1st, 1912: Gefreiten;
    August 1st, 1912: Unteroffizier;
    January 27th, 1915: Vizefeldwebel;
    March 16th, 1915: Leutnant der Reserve;
    May 1st, 1922: Leutnant;
    October 1st,1923: Oberleutnant;
    May 1st, 1928: Hauptmann;
    September 1st, 1934: Major;
    March 1st, 1937: Oberstleutnant;
    March 1st, 1940: Oberst;
    August 1st, 1942: Generalmajor;
    March 1st, 1943: Generalleutnant.

    Career:
    October 1st, 1911 - October 1st, 1912: Badische Fußartillerie-Regiment Nr. 14;
    October 1st, 1912 - November 26th, 1912: Reserve-Übung A;
    1912: Studium Geschichte, Nationalökonomie und Philosophie;
    August 2nd, 1914 - November 1st, 1917: 6. Batterie / Reserve-Fußartillerie-Regiment Nr. 10;
    July 5th, 1915 - August 2nd, 1915: Schießschul-Lehrgang, Jüterbog;
    August 5th, 1916 - October 14th, 1916: stellvertretender Batteriechef 6. Batterie / Reserve-Fußartillerie-Regiment Nr. 10;
    November 5th, 1916 - February 17th, 1916: Ordonnanzoffizier Stab III. / Reserve-Fußartillerie-Regiment Nr. 10;
    November 16th, 1916 - November 25th, 1916: Führer 8. Batterie / Reserve-Fußartillerie-Regiment Nr. 10;
    February 18th, 1917 - July 5th, 1917: Führer 8. Batterie / Reserve-Fußartillerie-Regiment Nr. 10;
    June 16th, 1917 - July 3rd, 1917: Stabsoffiziers-Kurs / k.u.k. Heeresfront-Oberkommando Ost;
    November 1st, 1917 - Febrary 13th, 1918: Führer 1. Rekruten-Depots / Fußartillerie-Ersatz-Bataillon;
    January 12th, 1918 - January 17th, 1918: Hilfslehrer Nachrichtenmittel-Kurs, Lyck;
    January 17th, 1918 - January 26th, 1918: Hauptlehrer Nachrichtenmittel-Kurs, Lyck;
    February 13th, 1918 - February 15th, 1918: Schießplatz Longuyon;
    February 15th, 1918 - May 5th, 1918: Führer Feldartillerie-Batterie 819;
    May 5th, 1918 - June 22nd, 1918: Feldartillerie-Ersatz-Abteilung 4;
    June 22nd, 1918 - July 26th, 1918: Führer 1. Batterie / Fußartillerie-Regiments Nr. 23;
    July 26th, 1918 - December 26th, 1918: Führer 1. Batterie / Fußartillerie-Bataillons 80;
    December 27th, 1918: Demobiliserung;
    May 1st, 1922: Reichswehr;
    July 1st, 1922 - October 1st, 1923: 6. (Preußisches) Artillerie-Regiment 6, Reichswehr;
    October 1st, 1923 - October 1st, 1924: Artillerie-Schule;
    October 1st, 1924 - October 1st, 1928: III. Abteilung / 3. (Preußisches) Artillerie-Regiment;
    October 1st, 1924 - October 1st, 1928: Stab der Kommandantur Truppenübungsplatz Jüterbog;
    October 1st, 1928 - October 1st, 1930: 4. Batterie / 3. (Preußisches) Artillerie-Regiment;
    October 1st, 1928 - October 1st, 1930: Stab 3. Division;
    June 1st, 1929 - July 31st, 1929: II. Bataillon / 4. (Preußisches) Infanterie-Regiments, Kolberg;
    August 1st, 1929 - September 25th, 1929: 4. (Sächsische) Nachrichten-Abteilung, Dresden;
    October 1st, 1930: Stab I. Abteilung / 5. Artillerie-Regiment;
    October 1st, 1930 - October 1st, 1931: I. / 5. Artillerie-Regiment;
    October 1st, 1931 - October 1st, 1934: Chef 1. Batterie / 5. Artillerie-Regiment;
    October 2nd, 1931 - October 29th, 1931: Artillerie-Schule, Jüterborg;
    October 1st, 1934 - October 15th, 1935: Kommandeur IV. Abteilung / Artillerie-Regiment Münster;
    October 15th, 1935 - October 6th, 1936: Kommandeur I. Abteilung / Artillerie-Regiments 52;
    October 6th, 1936 - August 26th, 1939: Kommandeur I. Abteilung / Artillerie-Regiments 62;
    August 26th, 1939 - December 1st, 1940: Kommandeur Artillerie-Regimentsstab z.b.V. 613;
    December 1st, 1940 - February 1st, 1942: Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 178, 206. Infanterie-Division;
    February 1st, 1942 - February 14th, 1942: Artilleriekommandeur 112 (Arko 112);
    February 14th, 1942 - May 3rd, 1942: Führerreserve;
    May 3rd, 1942 - August 1st, 1942: mit der Führung Beauftragd 206. Infanterie-Division;
    August 1st, 1942 - July 13th, 1943: Kommandeur 206. Infanterie-Division;
    September 14th, 1943 - June 25th, 1944: Kommandeur 206. Infanterie-Division;
    June 25th, 1944 - June 28th, 1944: Kommandant “Festen Platzes” Witebsk;
    ?: mit der Führung Beauftragd 131. Infanterie-Division;
    June 28th, 1944 - October 9th, 1955: Sovjet Krijgsgevangene;
    ?: Nationalkomitee Freies Deutschland;

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst (Colonel)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur Artillerie-Regimentsstab z.b.V. 613
    Awarded on:
    May 13th, 1940
    Details:
    Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on September 2nd, 1914.
    1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst (Colonel)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur Artillerie-Regimentsstab z.b.V. 613
    Awarded on:
    July 2nd, 1940
    Details:
    Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on February 5th, 1916.
    1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst (Colonel)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 178
    Awarded on:
    December 14th, 1941
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Generalleutnant (Major-general)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur 206. Infanterie-Division
    Awarded on:
    November 19th, 1943
    Wehrmachtbericht
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Generalleutnant (Major-general)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur 206. Infanterie-Division
    Awarded on:
    December 15th, 1943
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Generalleutnant (Major-general)
    Unit:
    131. Infanterie-Division
    Awarded on:
    February 11th, 1944
    Action:
    Mentioning:
    "The under the command of General der Infanterie Jordan fighting Lower Saxon 131. Infanterie-Division under Generalleutnant Hitter has particularly distinguished itself in the middle sector of the front."
    Wehrmachtbericht
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Generalleutnant (Major-general)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur 206. Infanterie-Division (Kommandant 206e Infanterie Divisie)
    Awarded on:
    June 4th, 1944
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
    Details:
    488th Award.

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