PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Strippel, Hans
Date of birth: December 1st, 1912 (Obergeis/Hesse-Nassau, Germany)
Date of death:  November 26th, 1983 (Bad Hersfeld/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Oberfeldwebel Hans Strippel, Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1. Panzer-Division, knocked out 37 T-34 medium tanks with his Panzer V at Cherkassy. The “Panzerfuchs der ERSTEN” (the Panzer Fox of the first one) was awarded the “Oak Leaves” for destroying more than 70 T-34's. As the fourth soldier of the 1st Panzer-Division he received this award at June 4, 1944.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: September 24th, 1939
 
     
PANZERKAMPFABZEICHEN (OHNE ZAHLEN)
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit: 3. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on: July 5th, 1941
Details: Silver version.
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit: 3. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on: July 21st, 1941
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SCHWARZ
Awarded on: August 19th, 1941
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit: Zugführer 3. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on: December 24th, 1941
Details: Award 40/3
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit: 2. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on: August 1st, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit: Zugführer 2. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division / XXXXI.Panzer-Korps / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe D
Awarded on: January 22nd, 1943
Details: 1450th Award.
 
     
PANZERKAMPFABZEICHEN II STUFE "25"
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit: 4. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on: January 8th, 1944
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SILBER
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit: I. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on: January 22nd, 1944
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit: Zugführer 4. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division / 4.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Nordukraine
Awarded on: June 4th, 1944
Details: 485th Award.
 
     
PANZERKAMPFABZEICHEN III STUFE "50"
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit: 4. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on: July 30th, 1944
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 4.KLASSE, 4 JAHRE
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Andreas Pfeiffer
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
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