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|birth_date={{Birth date|1912|April|3}}
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|birth_date=3 April 1912
 
|death_date= {{Death date and age|df=yes|1944|11|20|1912|4|3}}
 
|death_date= {{Death date and age|df=yes|1944|11|20|1912|4|3}}
|birth_place=[[Margetshöchheim]], Germany
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|birth_place=[[Margetshöchheim]], [[Germany]]
|death_place=[[Hatvan]], Hungary
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|death_place=[[Hatvan]], [[Hungary]]
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|allegiance={{flagicon|Nazi Germany}} [[Nazi Germany]]
 
|allegiance={{flagicon|Nazi Germany}} [[Nazi Germany]]
|branch=[[File:Flag Schutzstaffel.svg|23px]] [[Waffen SS]]
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|branch=[[Image:Flag Schutzstaffel.svg|23px]] [[Waffen SS]]
 
|serviceyears=1939–1944
 
|serviceyears=1939–1944
 
|rank=[[Sturmbannführer]]
 
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|battles=[[World War II]]
 
|battles=[[World War II]]
 
|awards=[[Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross]]<br>[[German Cross]] in Gold<br>[[Iron Cross|Iron Cross 1st Class]]<br>[[Iron Cross|Iron Cross 2nd Class]]<br>[[Wound Badge]] in Black<br>[[General Assault Badge]] in Silver<br>[[Eastern Front Medal]] 1941/42<br>[[Honour Roll Clasp of the Army]]
 
|awards=[[Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross]]<br>[[German Cross]] in Gold<br>[[Iron Cross|Iron Cross 1st Class]]<br>[[Iron Cross|Iron Cross 2nd Class]]<br>[[Wound Badge]] in Black<br>[[General Assault Badge]] in Silver<br>[[Eastern Front Medal]] 1941/42<br>[[Honour Roll Clasp of the Army]]
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Alois Etthöfer was born on the 3 April 1912, at [[Margetshöchheim]] and was a member of the [[NSDAP]] (party number 4 850 217) and the SS (SS number 152 310).
 
Alois Etthöfer was born on the 3 April 1912, at [[Margetshöchheim]] and was a member of the [[NSDAP]] (party number 4 850 217) and the SS (SS number 152 310).
 
He was awarded the [[Iron Cross]] 2nd class in September 1941 and the 1st class award in October 1941. The award of the [[German Cross]] came while serving with the 3rd Battery, SS Polizei Artillery Regiment in October 1942.
 
He was awarded the [[Iron Cross]] 2nd class in September 1941 and the 1st class award in October 1941. The award of the [[German Cross]] came while serving with the 3rd Battery, SS Polizei Artillery Regiment in October 1942.
He was given command of the 4th SS [[Sturmgeschütz]] Battalion in June 1943, followed by command of the 4th SS Polizei Panzer Battalion in November 1944. It was while in command of this unit that he was posthumously awarded the [[Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross]] after being killed in action on the 20 November 1944, in Hungary.
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He was given command of the 4th SS [[Sturmgeschütz]] Battalion in June 1943, followed by command of the 4th SS Polizei Panzer Battalion in November 1944. It was while in command of this unit that he was posthumously awarded the [[Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross]] after being killed in action on the 20 November 1944, in [[Hungary]].
 
 
 
He was first recommended for the Knight's Cross in January 1942 but that recommendation was rejected and he was eventually awarded the Knight's Cross posthumously in March 1945.
 
He was first recommended for the Knight's Cross in January 1942 but that recommendation was rejected and he was eventually awarded the Knight's Cross posthumously in March 1945.
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===Further reading===
 
===Further reading===
 
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* Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. ''Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945''. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
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* Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. ''Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945''. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
 
*Huseman, Friedrich. In Good Faith: The History of 4. SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division: Volume 1, 1939-1943. Winnipeg, Canada: J.J. Fedorowicz, 2003 ISBN 0-921991-74-6
 
*Huseman, Friedrich. In Good Faith: The History of 4. SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division: Volume 1, 1939-1943. Winnipeg, Canada: J.J. Fedorowicz, 2003 ISBN 0-921991-74-6
 
*Mitcham, Jr.Samuel, Retreat to the Reich, Stackpole books 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X
 
*Mitcham, Jr.Samuel, Retreat to the Reich, Stackpole books 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X
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{{Knight's Cross recipients of the 4th SS PD}}
 
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