Walther von Hünersdorff

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Walther von Hünersdorff
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Born (1898-11-28)28 November 1898
Died 17 July 1943(1943-07-17) (aged 44)
Kharkov, Soviet Union
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 6th Panzer Division
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Walther von Hünersdorff (28 November 1898 – 17 July 1943) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

Hünersdorff was appointed commander of the 6th Panzer Division in February 1943.[citation needed] During the Battle of Kursk Hünersdorff and a number of his staff were attacked by a group of Heinkel He 111s in a friendly fire accident, wounding Hünersdorff. That same day he was struck in the head by a sniper's round. He died in a hospital in Kharkov on 17 July 1943.[1]

Awards[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Wegmann 2009, p. 382.
  2. ^ Thomas 1997, p. 311.
  3. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 203.
  4. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 409.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
  • Wegmann, Günter (2009). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil VIIIa: Panzertruppe Band 2: F–H [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part VIIIa: Panzer Force Volume 2: F–H] (in German). Bissendorf, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2389-4. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erhard Raus
Commander of 6. Panzer Division
7 February 1943 – 17 July 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Crisolli