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Hans Sturm (soldier)

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Rank  Leutnant
Role  Soldier
Service/branch  German Army
Years of service  1940–45
Name  Hans Sturm
Died  2004, Dortmund, Germany
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Born  29 July 1920Dortmund (1920-07-29)
Unit  Infanterie-Regiment 473
Battles/wars  World War IIOperation BarbarossaBattles of Rzhev
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  World War II, Operation Barbarossa, Battles of Rzhev

Hans Sturm (29 July 1920 – 11 December 2004) was a highly decorated Leutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Hans Sturm was captured by Soviet forces in May 1945 and was held until 1953.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (29 July 1941)
  • 1st Class (1 August 1941)
  • Wound Badge (1939)
  • in Black (22 August 1941)
  • in Silver (14 September 1942)
  • in Gold (1 May 1945)
  • Infantry Assault Badge
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • Anti-Partisan Guerrilla Warfare Badge
  • German Cross in Gold
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 26 September 1942 as Gefreiter and Melder (Messenger) in the 6./Infanterie-Regiment 473
  • References

    Hans Sturm (soldier) Wikipedia