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Baum, Otto

    Date of birth:
    November 15th, 1911 (Stetten/Hohenzollern, Germany)
    Date of death:
    June 18th, 1998 (Hechingen-Stetten/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    November 1st, 1933: SS-Anwärter;
    ?: SS-Mann;
    June 1st, 1935: SS-Rottenführer;
    July 1st, 1935: Unterscharführer;
    November 9th, 1935: SS-Standartenjunker;
    February 25th, 1936: SS-Standarten-Oberjunker;
    April 20th, 1936: SS-Untersturmführer;
    September 12th, 1937: SS-SS-Obersturmführer;
    November 9th, 1939: SS-Hauptsturmführer;
    June 21st, 1941: SS-Sturmbannführer;
    November 9th, 1942: SS-Obersturmbannführer;
    January 30th, 1944: SS-Standartenführer;
    September 17th, 1944: SS-Oberführer.

    Career:
    November 1st, 1933: 13. SS-Standarte;
    March 6th, 1934: SS-Standarte "Germania";
    April 24th, 1935: SS-Junkerschule Braunschweig;
    February 10th, 1936: Zugführerlehrgang Dachau;
    April 1st, 1936: II. / SS-Standarte "Germania";
    April 20th, 1936 - May 1st, 1938: Zugführer II. / SS-Standarte "Germania";
    May 5th, 1937 - June 17th, 1937: Heeres-Sportschule Wünsdorf;
    May 1st, 1938 - November 15th, 1938: Zugführer III. / SS-Standarte "Der Führer";
    September 24th, 1938 - December 22nd, 1938: V.A.K. Stuttgart;
    November 15th, 1938: mit den Führung beauftragd 10. / SS-Standarte "Der Führer";
    June 1st, 1939: mit den Führung beauftragd 7. / Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler";
    March 3rd, 1941: SS-Totenkopf-Division;
    June 21st, 1941 - March 13th, 1944: SS-Totenkopf-infanterie-Regiment 3;
    March 13th, 1944: SS-Führer Hauptamt;
    June 20th, 1944: 17. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Götz von Berlichingen";
    November 1st, 1944: Kommandeur 16. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Reichsführer-SS".

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    Führer, 7. Sturm, II. Sturmbann, Infanterie-Regiment "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" (motorisiert), Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    September 25th, 1939
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
    Unit:
    Führer, 7. Sturm, II. Sturmbann, Infanterie-Regiment "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" (motorisiert), Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    June 15th, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
    Unit:
    Führer, 7. Sturm, II. Sturmbann, Infanterie-Regiment "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" (motorisiert), Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    October 3rd, 1940
    Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, SS-Totenkopf-Infanterie-Regiment 3, SS-Division "Totenkopf", Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    December 26th, 1941
    Details:
    Award 41/43.
    Preliminary owners document for the Deutschen Kreuz in Gold to SS-Sturmbannführer Baum, Kdr. III./I.R.3/SS T.
    Dated 26th December 1941.
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, SS-Totenkopf-Infanterie-Regiment 3, SS-Division "Totenkopf", Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    May 8th, 1942
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Details:
    989th award.
    Preliminary Ownersdocument for the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes van 8th May 1942 for SS-Sturmbannführer Baum, Kdr. III./SS-T. I.R.3.
    Dated, 9th May 1942.
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5 “Totenkopf”, SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Totenkopf", Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    August 21st, 1943
    Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5 “Totenkopf”, SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Totenkopf", Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    August 22nd, 1943
    Details:
    277th Award.
    Preliminary Ownersdocument for the Eichenlaub zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes van 22.8.1943 for SS-Obersturmbannführer Baum, Kommandeur SSPz. Gr.Rgt. „Totenkopf“.
    Dated, 1st October 1943.
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 "Totenkopf", 3. SS-Panzer-Division "Totenkopf", Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    December 31st, 1943
    Demjanskschild
    Details:
    Owners document to the Demjanskschild to SS-Sturmbannführer Baum, Stab/SS-T. J.R.1 (mot.).
    Dated 31.12.1943.
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    July 29th, 1944
    Wehrmachtbericht
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Standartenführer (Colonel)
    Unit:
    Führer, 17. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Götz von Berlichingen", Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    September 2nd, 1944
    Details:
    95th Award.
    Submitted on 23rd August 1944 by Generalfeldmaschall Model.
    Preliminary Ownersdocument for the Eichenlaub mit Schwertern zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes van 2.9.1944 for SS-Standartenführer Otto Baum, Kommandeur SSPz. Div. „Das Reich“.
    Dated, 14th Ocrober 1944.
    Served at the same time as Führer 2. SS-Panzer-Division "Das Reich".
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

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