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Hoffmann-Schönborn, Günther

Date of birth:
May 1st, 1905 (Posen/Eastern-Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
April 4th, 1970 (Bad Kreuznach/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 191 „Büffel“ / 5.Gebirgs-Division / XVIII.Gebirgs-Korps / 12.Armee
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1941
Details:
278th Award
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 191 "Büffel" / 111.Infanterie-Division / LI.Armee-Korps / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
Details:
49th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Die Sturmgeschütz Abteilungen 1940 - 45
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum