ich suche nach Angaben zu dem Ritterkreuzträger Major, wohl später Oberstleutnant Heinz Huffmann... hauptsächlich für 1945
* 29.12.1905, gest. 15.03.1945, RK 14.4.1943 als Major und Kdr. Stu.Gesch.Abt. 201
Paul Heinz Huffmann, * 29.12.1905 Wuppertal, Oberstleutnant und Berufssoldat, Todes/Vermisstendatum 03.05.1945 Grunow/Spreewald
Major Heinz Huffmann was an experienced artillery officer, he won EK2 and EK1 during the 1940 campaign in the West as the Kdr. of II./Art.Rgt.195. In January 1941, he was sent to the training course for Stug officers at IV./Art.Lehr.Rgt.2(mot.) and on 10 March 1941 named the commander of Stug.Abt.201. The battalion was formed in 1941 and was part of Army Group Center during Operation Barbarossa and took part in the battles for Brest-Litowsk, Mogilew and Wjazma, in spring 1942 it was sent to Army Group South (later B). In July 1942, Stug.Abt.190 is subordinated to Huffmann's (promoted in October 1941 to a Major) command and both battalions support Korpsgruppe Blümm during »Operation Eingemeindung« in the Woronesh bridgehead. Huffmann receives the German Cross in Gold (23 September 1942) for his performances in this period. Stug.Abt.201 remains in the exposed sector S of Woronesh and is attached to the Italian AOK8. Huffmann apparently leaves the battalion on 26 December 1942 (wounded maybe? – receives Wound badge in Black on 25 May 1943). For his actions and leadership during the winter 1942/43, he receives the Knight's Cross on 14 April 1943 (as Major and Kdr. Stug,Abt.201 / 298.Inf.Div. / Armee-Abteilung Kempf / Heeresgruppe Süd) and is then assigned to various training units and is KIA on 15 March 1945 as Oberstleutnant.
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