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Ernst-Eberhard Hell
Born (1887-09-25)September 25, 1887
Died 15 September 1973(1973-09-15) (aged 85)
Place of birth Stade
Place of death Wiesbaden
Buried at South Cemetery Wiesbaden
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1906 - 1945
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 269. Infanterie-Division
15. Infanterie-Division
VII Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Ernst-Eberhard Hell (19 September 1887 – 15 September 1973) was a German general who held several divisional commands and was later elevated to Corps level during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. 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. Ernst-Eberhard Hell was captured by Soviet troops in August 1944 during the Jassy–Kishinev Offensive (August 1944) and was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations[]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
12 March 1944 Unter dem Befehl des Generals der Artillerie Hell haben sich in den erbitterten Abwehrkämpfen die moselländische 34. Infanteriedivision unter Führung des Generalleutnants Hochbaum, die württembergisch-badische 198. Infanteriedivision unter Führung des Generalleutnants von Horn und die württembergisch-badische 4. Gebirgs-Division unter Führung des Generalmajors Braun besonders bewährt.[3] Under the command of General of Artillery Hell, in the fierce defensive battles, the Moselle 34th Infantry Division under the leadership of Lieutenant-General Hochbaum, the Württemberg-Baden 198th Infantry Division under the leadership of Lieutenant-General von Horn and the Württemberg-Baden 4th Mountain Division under the leadership of Major General Braun, have particularly excelled.

References[]

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 182.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.
  3. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 55.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 (in German). München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3.

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 269. Infanterie-Division
1 September 1939 - 12 August 1940
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Wolfgang Edler Herr und Freiherr von Plotho
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm von Chappuis
Commander of 15. Infanterie-Division
12 August 1940 - 8 January 1942
Succeeded by
Oberst Alfred Schreiber
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Wilhelm Fahrmbacher
Commander of VII. Armeekorps
8 January 1942 - 5 October 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Anton Dostler
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Anton Dostler
Commander of VII. Armeekorps
30 November 1943 - August 1944
Succeeded by
None

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