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Walther von Hünersdorff

Walther von Hünersdorff

German general
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Intro German general
Countries Germany
Occupations Military personnel
Gender male
Birth 28 November 1898 (Cairo)
Death 17 July 1943 (Kharkiv)
Walther von Hünersdorff
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Biography

Walther von Hünersdorff (28 November 1898 – 17 July 1943) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.
Hünersdorff was appointed commander of the 6th Panzer Division in February 1943. During the Battle of Kursk Hünersdorff and a number of his staff were attacked by a group of Heinkel He 111s in a friendly fire accident, wounding Hünersdorff. That same day he was struck in the head by a sniper's round. He died in a hospital in Kharkov on 17 July 1943.

Awards

  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (14 May 1940) & 1st Class (27 May 1940)
  • German Cross in Gold on 26 January 1942 as Oberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff) with Panzer-Gruppe 3
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 22 December 1942 as Oberst and commander of the Panzer-Regiment 11
    • 259th Oak Leaves on 14 July 1943 as Generalmajor and commander of the 6. Panzer-Division
  • Thomas 1997, p. 311.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 203.
  • ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 409.

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