Hupfer, Konrad

Date of birth:
October 21st, 1911 (Altdorf/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
April 10th, 1944 (Aloskoje, Eastern Front)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
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.
513th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 72, 46. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Award 135/3.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I./Infanterie-Regiment 72 / XXXXIX.Gebirgs-Korps / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe A
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1942
During the fighting in the west Caucasus, Hauptmann Hupfer and his Bataillon stormed a hill that was heavily fortified with field positions and bunkers. Despite the seeming impossibility of the task, Hupfer and his men proved to be formidable fighters. They cleared out 20 enemy bunkers and were able to bring the hotly contested hill into German hands, which was of great importance for the continued fighting in the area. Hupfer would be awarded the Oakleaves for this act.
136th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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