Kraas, Hugo-Gottfried

Date of birth:
January 25th, 1911 (Witten am Ruhr, Germany)
Date of death:
February 20th, 1980 (Selk/Schleswig, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
12th March 1938: Commissioned
20th April 1939: SS-Obersturmführer
1st September 1940: SS-Hauptsturmführer
20th April 1942: SS-Sturmbannführer
21st June 1943: SS-Obersturmbannführer
30th January 1944: SS-Standartenführer
30th January 1945: SS-Oberführer
20th April 1945: SS-Brigadeführer

Career:
21st March 1943 - 5th January 1944: Kommandeur SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2;
19th November 1944 - 8th May 1945: Kommandeur 12.SS-Panzer-Division;
1945 - 1945: POW to the US.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Untersturmführer (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Unit:
2.Panzeraufklärungskompanie LSSAH
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1940
Details:
Bronze version
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Unit:
2.Panzeraufklärungskompanie LSSAH
Awarded on:
August 28th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, Aufklärungs-Abteilung, Infanterie-Regiment "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler" (motorisiert), Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
December 26th, 1941
Details:
Award 41/35
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
Unit:
I. Bataillon / SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 2
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Bataillon, 2. Panzergrenadier-Regiment LSSAH, SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
March 28th, 1943
Details:
1654th Award
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 LSSAH, 1. SS-Panzer-Division "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
January 24th, 1944
Details:
375th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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