Ernst-Wilhelm Hoffmann

Ernst-Wilhelm Hoffmann

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

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


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

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Clemens Betzel
Commander of 4. Panzer-Division
27 March 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by