Hans-Joachim Hunger

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Hans-Joachim Hunger
Born (1921-03-08) 8 March 1921 (age 98)
Königsberg
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service ?–1945
1956–80
Rank Oberleutnant of the Reserves (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Unit Artillerie-Abteilung 526 (mot.)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans-Joachim Hunger (born 8 March 1921) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant of the Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Hunger was captured by Soviet troops at the end of the war and was held until 1949. He later joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1980 as an Oberst.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 197.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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>

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