Lotze, Gerhard

    Date of birth:
    May 21st, 1922 (Biberach/Württemberg, Germany)
    Date of death:
    October 13th, 1944 (near Modlin, Poland)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    November 9th, 1943: SS-Obersturmführer;
    ?: SS-Hauptsturmführer (posthumously).

    Career:
    July 1st, 1939: Eintritt Waffen-SS;
    ?: 2. / Ersatz SS "Deutschland";
    August 12th, 1942: Kompaniechef II. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 10 "Westland".

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    August 22nd, 1941
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    April 20th, 1942
    Details:
    Bronze version.
    Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 1st, 1942
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 8th, 1942
    Medaille
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Untersturmführer (2nd Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    8. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Westland", SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Wiking", Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    April 24th, 1943
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    May 15th, 1943
    Nahkampfspange in Silber
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    January 20th, 1944
    Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    Führer 5. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 10 "Westland", 5. SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking", Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    February 1st, 1945
    Details:
    Awarded posthumously.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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