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Kriebel, Rainer (15. Panzer-Division)

Date of birth:
January 19th, 1908 (München - Germany)
Date of death:
December 27th, 1989 (Aschau im Chiemgau, Bavaria - Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Offiziersanwärter - 21. (Bayerische) Infanterie-Regiment
1930: Leutnant
03.10.1936: Hauptmann i.G. sent to the Kriegsakademie
10.11.1938: Hauptamnn i.G. - Abt.3 / Generalstab des Heeres
1940: promoted to Major i.G.- Generalstab - Militärischen Feindaufklärung - Reinhard Gehlen
1940: Major i.G. and Ic - Militärbefehlshabers Frankreich
10.1940-02.1942: Major i.G. and Ia - 33. Infanterie-Division (later 15. Panzer-Division) - campaign in Africa
07.1942-04.1943: Major i.G. and Ia - 2. Panzer-Division - campaign in Russia
01.01.1943: promoted to Oberstleutnant i.G.
05.1943-04.1944: Oberstleutnant i.G. - Taktiklehrer - Kriegsakademie in Dresden
Summer 1944: Führer - deutscher Verbindungsstab zur rumänischen 4. Armee
Fall 1944: SS-Obersturmbannführer and Stabschef - V. SS-Gebirgskorps
11.1944: promoted to SS-Obersturbannführer
1945: Oberst i.G.

After WWII : defense attache in Cairo and military advisor in Syria
Author of the book:
Inside The Afrika Korps: The Crusader Battles, 1941-1942 - November 1999

He was the son of SA-Obergruppenführer Hermann Karl Theodor Kriebel (1876-1941)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major im Generalstab (Major to the General Staff)
Unit:
15. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1938
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre

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