Hans Reichardt

Hans Reichardt

Hans Reichardt
Born (1904-04-18)18 April 1904
Died 2 February 1945(1945-02-02) (aged 36)
Steinau an der Oder
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1923–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Kampfgruppe Steinau of the 408. Infanterie-Division

World War II

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

Hans Reichardt (18 April 1904 – 2 February 1945) was a highly decorated Oberst 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 Reichardt was killed on 2 February 1945 in Steinau an der Oder, during the Vistula-Oder Offensive. He was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 5 March 1945.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 286.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 81.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht