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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
Action:
Awarded for his support of Gruppe Ens during the breakthrough of the Metaxas line. Despite the strong enemy defensive fire and the difficult terrain he managed to bring his Sturmgeschütze into a suitable firing position for covering the attack of Gruppe Ens. This support was invaluable for the Gruppe’s success, enabling it to breakthrough the enemy line and help trigger the collapse of the enemy front.
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
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for the distinguished leadership of his Abteilung during the advance to the Dnieper river, the crossing of the river and in the subsequent encirclement battle of Kiev.
Details:
49th Award

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