Paetsch, Otto

    Date of birth:
    August 3rd, 1909 (Rheinhausen, Germany)
    Date of death:
    March 16th, 1945 (Altdamm/Pommerania, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    April 1st, 1930: NSDAP;
    March 16th, 1931: SS.

    Promotions:
    March 16th, 1931: SS-Anwärter;
    April 20th, 1931: SS-Mann;
    November 1st, 1931: SS-Scharführer;
    March 3rd, 1932: SS-Oberscharführer;
    October 1st, 1933: SS-Sturmführer;
    April 20th, 1934: SS-Obersturmführer;
    September 9th, 1934: SS-Hauptsturmführer;
    1936: Gefreiter der Reserve (Heer);
    November 9th, 1941: SS-Sturmbannführer der Waffen-SS;
    November 9th, 1943: SS-Obersturmbannführer der Waffen-SS;
    1945: SS-Standartenführer der Waffen-SS (posthumously).

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
    Awarded on:
    December 16th, 1935
    Julleuchter der SS
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
    Awarded on:
    August 3rd, 1941
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
    Awarded on:
    September 15th, 1942
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
    Unit:
    SS-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 5, 5. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Wiking", Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    April 24th, 1943
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, SS-Panzer Regiment 10, 10. SS-Panzer-Division "Frundsberg", Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    August 23rd, 1944
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, SS-Panzer Regiment 10, 10. SS-Panzer-Division "Frundsberg", Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    April 5th, 1945
    Details:
    820th Award.
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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