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Hans Hoßfeld

Hans Hoßfeld
Born (1912-03-23)23 March 1912
Died 19 November 1944(1944-11-19) (aged 32)
on Sõrve Peninsula
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1934-1941)
 Kriegsmarine (1941-1944)
Years of service 1934–44
Rank Korvettenkapitän
Commands held Marine Artillerie Abteilung 531

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (posthumously)

Hans Hoßfeld (23 March 1912 – 19 November 1944) was a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and posthumous recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). 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. Hoßfeld was killed in action by a tank grenade in defence of the Sõrve Peninsula on 19 November 1944.



  1. ^ a b c d e Dörr 1996, p. 275.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 199.

External links

  • Hans Hoßfeld @ Deutsche Marinearchiv
  • Hans Hoßfeld @ Ritterkreuzträger 1939-45
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