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Hans Jordan

Hans Jordan German general

German general
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Intro German general
A.K.A. Ханс Йордан
Countries Germany
Occupations Military personnel
Gender male
Birth 27 December 1892 (Rastatt)
Death 20 April 1975 (Munich)
Hans Jordan
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Biography

Hans Jordan (27 December 1892 – 20 April 1975) was a German general during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany.

Jordan was given command of the 9th Army on 20 May 1944. The Soviet offensive Operation Bagration began on 22 June 1944. In the northern sector the Soviet offensive the 1st Belorussian Front under the command of Colonel General Konstantin Rokossovsky breached the 9th Army defensive positions south and north of Babruysk. The city was encircled on 27 June 1944; Jordan was relieved of command on 26 June.

Awards

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (23 September 1914) & 1st Class (15 April 1916)
  • German Cross in Gold on 23 December 1943 as General der Infanterie and commanding general of the VI. Armeekorps
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
    • Knight's Cross on 5 June 1940 as Oberst and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 49
    • 59th Oak Leaves on 16 January 1942 as Oberst and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 49
    • 64th Swords on 20 April 1944 as General der Infanterie and commanding general of the VI. Armeekorps
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https://d-nb.info/gnd/1025283791
https://viaf.org/viaf/252525975
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q69617
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/252525975
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