Günther Hilt

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Günther Hilt
Born (1918-03-23)23 March 1918
Stuttgart
Died 21 August 1944(1944-08-21) (aged 26)
near Wyszków
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–44
Rank Major of the Reserves
Commands held III./Jäger-Regiment 56
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Günther Hilt (23 March 1918 – 21 August 1944) was a Major of the Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Günther Hilt died on 21 August 1944 near Wyszków, Poland.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 281.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 188.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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