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GILL, Herbert (Gille)

( commander of the SS)

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Gille (Gille), Herbert (8.3.1897, Gandersgeym, Harz -26.12.1966, Shtemmen, near Hannover), commander of the SS, Obergruppenfiihrer SS and General der Waffen-SS (9.11.1944). In 1910 he joined the Army. Participant 1-st World War, Lieutenant. In 1919 demobilized. Member of the NSDAP (the ticket? 537 337). In December. 1931 joined the SS (the ticket? 39 854) and was promoted 20.4.1933 Untersturmfц+hrer SS. In 1934 joined the subsidiary of the SS (the prototype of the Waffen SS). From 1/6/1939 commanded an artillery battalion SS, which participated in the Polish and French campaigns. From 15/11/1940 to 1/5/1943 commander of the 5 th artillery regiment of the SS. As of 5 th volunteer Motorized Division 'Viking' fought on the Soviet-front. On 20.6.1942 the commander of artillery SS Panzer Corps, commanded by gene. F. Steiner. 8/10/1942 awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. In July 1942 the regimental commander SS 'Westland'.

Member of the 3rd Battle of Kharkov (1943), and then successfully commanded a group of Rostov. 1.5.1943 received from Steiner 5 th Motorized Division 'Viking'. In October. 1943 Division reorganized into a tank, and 1 Nov.. He received the oak branch to the Knight's Cross. In March - April. 1944 conducted a successful defense under Kovel from superior Soviet forces. 20/2/1944 awarded the Swords to the Knight's Cross, as well as diamonds 19/4/1944. 6.8,1944 appointed commander of the IV SS Panzer Corps, with. who distinguished himself in the battles of Warsaw and Budapest. In Feb.. Hille 1945 troops were in Korsunskij boiler. In May 1945, took his case in Austria, where he surrendered to American troops 8/5/1945. He was sentenced to 10 months in prison. In 1947 released. After the war, founded a magazine veteran 5-th SS Division 'Cry Viking' (Wiking-Ruf).


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