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Günter Hoffmann-Schoenborn (* May 1, 1905 in Posen/East Prussia, Germany + April 4, 1970 in Bad Kreuznach/Rhineland-Palatinate).
Günther Hoffmann was born on May 1, 1905 in Posen. He only accepted the suffix "Schoenborn" on May 13, 1939. After leaving school, Hoffmann decided to become a professional soldier and joined the Reichswehr on April 1, 1924. At the outbreak of World War II, he led the 2 Battery of the I. Abteilung of the Artillery Regiment 42. As head of the Heavy Artillery Battalion (mot.) 777 he received both Iron Crosses in the campaign in France 1940. On October 1, 1940, Günther Hoffmann-Schoenborn was finally appointed Commander of Sturmgeschützabteilung 191, which bore the "buffalo" as its heraldic animal on its arms. With his commander, who had held the rank of major since November 20, 1940, the Sturmgeschützabteilung 191, took part in the Greek campaign in April 1941 and had his baptism of fire at the Rupel Pass.
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross awarded on May 14, 1941 as Commander of the Assault Gun Battalion 191 "Buffalo", for his support of the Gruppe Ens during the breakout of the Metaxas line. Despite heavy enemy defensive fire and difficult terrain, he managed to get his assault guns into a suitable firing position to cover the Gruppe Ens attack. This support was invaluable to the group's success, allowing it to break through the enemy line and help trigger the collapse of the enemy front.
He was later awarded the Oak Leaves on December 31, 1941 for the distinguished leadership of the Abteilung from him during the advance to the Dnieper River, the river crossing and in the subsequent battle of Encirclement of kiev.
Sources:https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/880 ... Cnther.htm
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