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Hinz, Bruno

Date of birth:
August 28th, 1915 (Petersdorf/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
February 28th, 1968 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Rottenführer
Unit:
10. / SS-VT-Standarten "Deutschland"
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Untersturmführer (Second-lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer SS-Regiment "Westland" / SS-Division "Wiking"
Awarded on:
December 2nd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Untersturmführer (Second-lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompanieführer 2. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 10 "Westland" / 5.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Wiking"
Awarded on:
April 17th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Untersturmführer (Second-lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompanieführer 2. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Westland" / 5.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Wiking"
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer 2. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 10 "Westland" / 5.SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking"
Awarded on:
December 2nd, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompaniechef 2. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 38 / 17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Götz von Berlichingen"
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompaniechef 2. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 38 / 17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Götz von Berlichingen"
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1944
Details:
559th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompaniechef 2. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 38 / 17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Götz von Berlichingen"
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1944
Details:
2nd presentation by Adolf Hitler on 5th September 1944.
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Berger, F., Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold, Selbstverlag Florian Berger, Wien, Österreich, 2004
    - Perrigault, J.P., Meister, R., Götz von Berlichingen (2) – Lorraine Allemagne, Editions Heimdal, Bayeux, France, 2005
    - Ritterkreuz Archiv IV/2009, Veit Scherzer, Ranis, Dezember 2009, ISSN 1866-4709
    - Axis Biographical Research
    - das-Ritterkreuz.de

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