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Ernst-Wilhelm Hoffmann

Ernst-Wilhelm Hoffmann
Born 27 September 1904
Nuremberg
Died 27 August 1994(1994-08-27) (aged 89)
Gräfelfing
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1922-45
Rank Oberst
Commands held 4. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Ernst-Wilhelm Hoffmann (27 September 1904 – 27 August 1994) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II who was the last commander of the 4. Panzer-Division. 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.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 191.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.
Bibliography

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Clemens Betzel
Commander of 4. Panzer-Division
27 March 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
none
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