Gerhard Hein

Gerhard Hein

Gerhard Hein
Born (1916-07-09)9 July 1916
Klein Paniow
Died 6 June 2008(2008-06-06) (aged 91)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Oberstleutnant der Reserve
Commands held SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26

World War II

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

Gerhard Hein (9 July 1916 – 6 June 2008) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. 181.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 55.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards