Hubert Pilarski

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Hubert Pilarski
Born (1913-10-19)19 October 1913
Gelsenkirchen-Buer, Germany
Died 5 October 1996(1996-10-05) (aged 82)
Cologne, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundeswehr
Years of service 1934–36, 1939–45, –66
Rank Oberfähnrich
Hauptfeldwebel
Unit 293rd Infantry Division, 359th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hubert Pilarski (19 October 1913 – 5 October 1996) was a Oberfähnrich 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. Following World War II he served in the Bundeswehr of the Federal Republic of Germany, retiring on 31 March 1966.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. According to Scherzer as Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 511.[3]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 158.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 339.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 595.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.

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>
  • 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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