Galdins, Nikoljas

Date of birth:
October 9th, 1902 (Riga, Russian Empire)
Date of death:
October 5th, 1945 (Leningrad, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
Latvian (1918-1940, Republic)

Biography

SS-Obersturmbannführer Nikolajs Galdins was executed in Leningrad on October 5th 1945.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Waffen-Sturmbannführer
Unit:
SS-Grenadier-Regiment 42 / 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (lettischer Nr. 2)
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Waffen-Obersturmbannführer
Unit:
Kommandeur Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS Nr. 42 "Voldemars Veiss"
Awarded on:
January 25th, 1945
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
In silver
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Nepriklausomybes Medalis (1928)

Sources

  • Photo: Public domain
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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

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