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Jordan, Hans (WH-General der Infanterie)

Date of birth:
December 27th, 1892 (Scheueren-Rastatt/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
April 20th, 1975 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1940
Action:
Mentioning:
"In the fighting in the area of Maubeuge, the commander of an infantry regiment, Colonel Jordan and the lieutenant in a pioneer battalion, Langenstraß, distinguished themselves by showing exceptional bravery."
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 23rd September 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 15th April 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 49 / 28. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1940
Details:
57th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 49 / 28. Infanterie-Division / VIII.Armee-Korps / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1942
Details:
59th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general of Infantry)
Unit:
Kommandierender General VI. Armeekorps
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1943
Details:
Decoration 501/1.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general of Infantry)
Unit:
Kommandierender General VI. Armeekorps
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:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general of Infantry)
Unit:
Kommandierender General VI. Armeekorps
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Details:
64th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

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