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Krüger, Walter (WH-Panzer)

Date of birth:
March 23rd, 1892 (Zeitz/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
July 11th, 1973 (Baden-Baden, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on October 9th 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 13th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on July 29th 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 1.Schützen-Brigade / 1.Panzer-Division / (mot) XXXXI.Armee-Korps / Panzergruppe 4 / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1941
Details:
350th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1942
Details:
Award 170/3.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 14th, 1943
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur 1.Panzer-Division / XXXXVIII.Panzer-Korps / 4.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
January 24th, 1944
Details:
373rd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - 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
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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