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Hans-Joachim Hunger

Hans-Joachim Hunger
Born (1921-03-08) 8 March 1921
Allegiance Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service ?–1945
Rank Oberleutnant der Reserve (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Unit Artillerie-Abteilung 526 (mot.)

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans-Joachim Hunger (born 8 March 1921) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Hunger was captured by Soviet troops at the end of the war and was held until 1949. He later joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1980 as an Oberst.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 197.
  • 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.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
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