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Hoernlein, Walter

Date of birth:
January 2nd, 1893 (Blüthen/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
September 14th, 1961 (Köln-Merheim/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

For a wound received during the First World War on October 5th, 1914, Walter Hoerlein also received a Verwundetenabzeichen im Schwarz on May 1st, 1923.

Promotions:
10th March 1911: Fähnrich;
27th January 1912: Unteroffizier;
16th June 1913: Leutnant;
27th September 1919: Oberleutnant;
1st February 1927: Hauptmann (RDA 35);
1st October 1934: Major (RDA 18);
1st April 1937: Oberstleutnant (RDA 25);
1st April 1940: Oberst;
1st April 1942: Generalmajor;
1st January 1943: Genralleutnant;
9th November 1944: General der Infanterie.

Career:
?: 12. / 4. (Westpreussisches) Infanterie-Regiment 140;
5th October 1914 - 13th July 1918: wounded becoming POW;
3rd May 1945 - 14th April 1947: POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
A. Bataillon / Infanterie-Regiment Lübeck
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1934
Details:
Nr. 487/34.
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 69
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 69
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 69
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
I. / Infanterie-Regiment 69
Awarded on:
January 28th, 1937
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Infanterie-Regiment 69
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on October 10th, 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
I. / Infanterie-Regiment 69
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 69
Awarded on:
January 29th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
I. / Infanterie-Regiment 69
Awarded on:
February 16th, 1940
Action:
Awarded in recognition for a wound received on September 11th, 1939.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 80 / 34. Infanterie-Division / XII.Armee-Korps / 2.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1941
Details:
399th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Stab / Infanterie-Regiment 80
Awarded on:
August 9th, 1941
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Division "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on:
February 14th, 1943
Details:
Award 304/2.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Division "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on:
March 15th, 1943
Details:
213th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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