PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Hirschfeld, von, Harald
Date of birth: July 10th, 1912 (Weimar/Saxe-Weimar, Germany)
Date of death:  January 18th, 1945 (near Tarnów, Poland)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Generalmajor Von Hirschfeld, then commander of 78 Sturm-Division, was severely injured by an aerial bomb near the bridge on the River Dunja during the defense of the Dukla Pass (mountain region Pieniny, southern Poland). He died a soldier's death in the arms of his adjutant on their way to the nearest aid station. Harald von Hirschfeld was promoted posthumously to the rank of Generalleutnant on 10 February, 1945.
     
MEDAILLE ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DEN 13. MÄRZ 1938
Rank: Leutnant der Reserve (Second-lieutenant)
Unit: Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 98/1. Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on: November 8th, 1938
 
     
MEDAILLE ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DEN 1. OKTOBER 1938
Rank: Leutnant (Second-lieutenant)
Unit: Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 98/1. Gebirgs-Division
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant (Second-lieutenant)
Unit: Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 98 / 1.Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on: November 1st, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit: Chef 7. / Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 98 / 1.Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on: June 28th, 1941
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SCHWARZ
Rank: Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit: Chef 7./Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 98/1. Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on: July 23rd, 1941
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
Rank: Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit: Chef 7./Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 98/1. Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on: July 25th, 1941
Details: Silver version.
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SILBER
Rank: Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit: Chef 7./Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 98/1. Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on: September 23rd, 1941
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN GOLD
Rank: Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit: Chef 7./Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 98/1. Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on: October 2nd, 1941
 
     
ORDINUL CORONA ROMANEII KNIGHT
Rank: Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit: Chef 7./Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 98/1. Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on: November 1st, 1941
Details: Version with Swords.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberleutnant (Second-Lieutenant)
Unit: Chef 7. / Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 98 / 1.Gebirgs-Division / 1.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on: November 15th, 1941
Details: 660th Award.
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
Awarded on: August 1st, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit: Führer 11. / Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 98 /1.Gebirgs-Division / XXXXIX.Gebirgs-Korps / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe A
Awarded on: December 23rd, 1942
Details: 164th Award.
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 4.KLASSE, 4 JAHRE
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer
Information source(s):   - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
- Vetter, F., Die 78. Infanterie- und Sturm-Division 1938-1945 - Aufstellung - Bewaffnung - Einsätze - Soldaten, Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2004
- Axis Biographical Research
- Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum
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