Günther Hoffmann-Schönborn

Günther Hoffmann-Schönborn

Günther Hoffmann-Schönborn
Born (1905-05-01)1 May 1905
Died 4 April 1970(1970-04-04) (aged 64)
Bad Kreuznach
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1924–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 18. Volks-Grenadier-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Günther Hoffmann-Schönborn (born 1 May 1905 – 4 April 1970) was an Officer in the German Wehrmacht and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. He received the Knight's Cross for successfully breaching the Metaxas Line and the Oak Leaves after a 120 kilometres (75 mi) attack and securing the Dnjepr bridge near Gernostaipol by surprise.



  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 295.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 399.

External links

  • Günther Hoffmann-Schönborn @ Deutsche Kriegsmarine
  • Günther Hoffmann-Schönborn @ World War 2 Awards.com
  • Günther Hoffmann-Schönborn @ Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
18. Luftwaffe-Feld-Division Joachim von Tresckow
Commander of 18. Volksgrenadier Division
September 1944 – 5 February 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Botsch
Preceded by
Generalmajor Rolf Lippert
Commander of 5. Panzer-Division
5 February 1945 – April 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst der Reserve Hans Herzog