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Erich Hoepner

Erich Hoepner (14 September 1886 – 8 August 1944) was a German general in World War II. A successful panzer leader, Hoepner was executed after the failed 20 July Plot in 1944.

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Wehrmacht General E.Hoepner - Panzer General, Panzer divisions, Armies and Kampfgruppes

Erich Hoepner (14 September 1886 – 8 August 1944) was a German general in World War II. A successful panzer leader, Hoepner was executed after the failed 20 July Plot in 1944.

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1941, Union Soviétique, Wjasmo, Le "Generalfeldmarschall" Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (2ème à gauche), le "Generaloberst" Erich Hoepner (3e à gauche) et d'autres officiers consultent une carte

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Sowjetunion, vor Leningrad.- Besprechung von Offizieren vor Blockhaus. sitzend: Generaloberst Erich Hoepner, rechts: Generalmajor Franz Landgraf; PK 694

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SS-Brigadeführer Walter Krüger with Generaloberst Erich Hoepner, the commander of Panzergruppe 4, during the Operation Barbarossa German invasion of the Soviet Union

On 5 Dec 1941 General Erich Hoepner pulled back his forces in the face of the massive Russian counteroffensive at Moscow. On Jan 8, 1942 he was relieved of his command by Hitler, dismissed from the Wehrmacht and stripped of his decorations and pension rights.

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Operation Barbarossa — Waffen-SS Strikes The Waffen-SS divisions and brigades were posted to each of the three main German combat groups: Army Groups North, Center and South. In the woods of East Prussia, the Totenkopf and Polizei Divisions were posted in reserve ready to exploit any successes by Colonel-General Erich Hoepner’s Fourth Panzer Group as they advance on Leningrad. The Das Reich Division was assigned to Colonel-General Heinz Guderian’s Second Panzer Group, which was to lead the…

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Wehrmacht General E. Hoepner - outstanding and brilliant Panzer General, Panzer Army General