Hans Engelien

Hans Engelien

Hans Engelien
Born (1913-05-30)30 May 1913
Died 9 May 1945(1945-05-09) (aged 31)
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1933–45
Rank Oberstleutnant
Commands held Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25

World War II

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

Hans Engelien (30 May 1913 – 9 May 1945) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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. Hans Engelien was listed as missing in action as of 9 May 1945.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 157.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 146.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World war 2 Awards.com