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Kretschmer, Theodor

Date of birth:
November 26th, 1901 (Burghaun/Hesse-Nassau, Germany)
Date of death:
December 5th, 1986 (Schlitz/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Finally reached the rank of Generalmajor.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 36
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Führer 17.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
March 8th, 1945
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 5th, 1945
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

Sources

  • Photo 1: STIWOT
  • Photo: STIWOT
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X

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