Hans-Gotthard Pestke

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Hans-Gotthard Pestke
Born (1914-06-17)17 June 1914
Preußisch-Stargard
Died 30 April 2001(2001-04-30) (aged 86)
Celle
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–45
1956–72
Rank Oberst
Commands held I./Grenadier-Regiment 176
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hans-Gotthard Pestke (17 June 1914 – 30 April 2001) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient 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. Hans-Gotthard Pestke was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in 1947. In 1956 he joined the Bundeswehr and served until 1972.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 146.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 273.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 63.

Bibliography

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  • 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>
  • Stockert, Peter (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 4 (in German). Bad Friedrichshall, Germany: Friedrichshaller Rundblick. ISBN 978-3-932915-03-1. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Gerhart Schirmer
Commander of Luftlandebrigade 25
December 1962 – April 1965
Succeeded by
Oberst Hans Teusen