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Kloskowski, Karl

Date of birth:
February 9th, 1917 (Lankow/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
April 23rd, 1945 (Ocker in the Harz, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Karl Kloskowski is missing since April 23rd 1945.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1941
Details:
Bronze version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptscharführer (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer 4. / SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 / 2.SS-Panzer-Division "Das Reich" / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
July 13th, 1943
Details:
1859th Award.
Submitted on March 26th 1943.
Preliminary document and decoration on July 16th 1943 to Heeresgruppe Süd.
Most sources keep July 11th 1943 as the date of receiving the Knights Cross. On the "vorschlagen" to the DKiG and Nennung im Ehrenblatt the date for receiving the Knights Cross is however stated as July 13th 1943.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Untersturmführer (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
7. / SS-Panzer-Regiment "Das Reich"
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1943
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Details:
2314th Award.
Most sources keep November 5th 1943 as the date of mentioning in the Ehrenblatt. On the "vorschlag" to the DKiG, the date is however stated as November 15th 1943.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 12th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompanieführer 7. / SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"
Awarded on:
May 23rd, 1944
Details:
Award 574/41
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 13th, 1944
Panzerkampfabzeichen II Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 7. / SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 / 2.SS-Panzer-Division "Das Reich" / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
August 11th, 1944
Details:
546th Award.
Submitted on August 1st 1944.
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
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - SS-Personalakte

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