Friday, February 19, 2010

Enemy Elite Friday: Hermann Hoth (Germany)

 
 
"Awarded for his skillful and energetic leadership of the XV Armee Korps during the campaign against Poland.  Deployed on the right wing of the 10 Armee, he succeeded in breaking through the Polish front south of Tschenstochau and quickly advancing to the Lysa Gora.  He also displayed great personal merit during the pocket battle at Radom (09.-12.09.1939)." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on October 27, 1939.

"On the 15.07.1941 the spearhead of Hoth’s Panzergruppe reached the highway to Moscow west of Jarzewo, thereby completing the encirclement of a large Russian force near Smolensk.  For his unit’s role in this enormous German victory, as well as his leadership of it throughout Operation Barbarossa thus far, Hoth would be awarded the Oakleaves to his Knight’s Cross."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves citation, awarded on July 17, 1941.

"Awarded for the skillful retreat of his Armee to the Dnieper line along both sides of Kiev, as well as its accomplishments on the southern face of the Kursk salient during Operation Citadel."  from his Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords citation, awarded on September 15, 1943.

Another capable enemy elite,
Brian

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