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Hubert Pilarski
Born (1913-10-19)19 October 1913
Died 5 October 1996(1996-10-05) (aged 82)
Place of birth Gelsenkirchen-Buer, Germany
Place of death Cologne, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundeswehr
Years of service 1934–36, 1939–45, –66
Rank Oberfähnrich
Hauptfeldwebel
Unit 293rd Infantry Division, 359th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hubert Pilarski (19 October 1913 – 5 October 1996) was a Oberfähnrich in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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. Following World War II he served in the Bundeswehr of the Federal Republic of Germany, retiring on 31 March 1966.

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Notes[]

  1. According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 511.[3]

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 158.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 339.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 595.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998) (in German). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z]. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 

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