Günter Halm

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Günter Halm
Guenter Halm.jpg
Born (1922-08-27) 27 August 1922 (age 91)
Elze/Province of Hanover, Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Heer
Years of service 1940 – 1945
Rank Leutnant
Unit 21st Panzer Division
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class

Günter Halm (born 27 August 1922) was a Grenadier and Richtschütze in the Pakzug Stabskompanie Panzergrenadier-Regiment 104 / Deutsches Afrika-Korps attached to the 21st Panzer Division during World War II, and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany. He was awarded the Iron Cross 1st Class and the Knight's Cross simultaneously on July 29, 1942.

Post war[edit]

Halm survived the war and is still alive as of 2014, aged 91

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b "Günter Halm". World War II Awards. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 362.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 211, 492.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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