Kranz, Bernhard

Date of birth:
December 26th, 1913 (Stift Quernheim/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
February 26th, 2005 (Bickenbach, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 24th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 31st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Zugführer, III. Bataillon, Jäger-Regiment 83, 28. Leichte-Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Chef, 15. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Jäger-Regiment 83, 28. Jäger-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Chef, 15. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Jäger-Regiment 83, 28. Jäger-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 26th, 1944
Action:
Received for 40 close combat days, after he became badly wounded.
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
12. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Jäger-Regiment 83, 28. Jäger-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1943
Krimschild (Stiftungs ausführing)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. Bataillon, Jäger-Regiment 83, 28. Jäger-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1944
Details:
Recieved for his 4th wound recieved on the 17th of October 1944.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold

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