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Butkus, Zanis

Date of birth:
July 29th, 1906 (Augstkalne, Lettland)
Date of death:
May 15th, 1999 (Palmer/Alaska, United States)
Nationality:
Latvian

Biography

By September 1944, Zanis Butkus had achived a total of 59 'nahkampftage', but up till this date there has been found no confirmation this had lead to the awarding of the Nahkampfspange in Gold.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Untersturmführer (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
10. / SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Regiment 43 / 2.Lettische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade
Awarded on:
June 28th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Unit:
Führer 10. / SS-Feldersatz-Bataillon 19 / 19. SS-Waffen-Grenadier-Division
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
In siver
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

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