- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Captain)
- Chef 14./Infanterie-Regiment 72 / 46.Infanterie-Division / XXX.Armee-Korps / 11.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
- Awarded on:
- September 21st, 1941
On the 13.08.1941 Hupfer led a Vorausabteilung forwards against Trichaty, with the aim of seizing the crossing over the Bug located there. In spite of the strong, organized enemy resistance he managed to break into Trichaty during the afternoon following an engagement that lasted about half the day. The day’s booty amounted to about 500 prisoners, 30 guns, 1000 horses and much additional materiel. For this success Hauptmann Hupfer would receive the Knight’s Cross.