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Kreutz, Karl

Date of birth:
September 20th, 1909 (Bromberg-Posen/West Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
July 27th, 1997 (Bonn, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmbannführer
Unit:
SS-Panser-Artillerie-Regiment "Das Reich"
Awarded on:
December 15th, 1943
Details:
Award 494/25.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Standartenführer (Kolonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 2 / 2.SS-Panzer-Division “Das Reich” / 7.Armee / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1944
Details:
3517th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Standartenführer (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 2 / 2.SS-Panzer-Division “Das Reich” / 7.Armee / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1945
Details:
863rd Award.
Awarding by SS-Oberstgruppenführer / Generaloberst der Waffen-SS Sepp Dietrich, Oberbefehlshaber 6.SS-Panzerarmee. Awarding has not been verified by the Bundesarchiv.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 27th, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1942
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen (ohne zahlen), I.Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 3rd, 1942
Medaille

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - 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
    - Schneider J.W., Their Honor was Loyalty!, R. James Bender Publishing, 1977

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