Polewacz, Harry

Date of birth:
March 31st, 1909 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
January 12th, 1943 (near Rostov/Rostov Oblast, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

NSDAP-Mitglied Nr. 89889.
SS-Nummer: 35952.

Promotions:
1st October 1933: SS-Sturmführer;
9th May 1934: SS-Obersturmführer;
1st January 1935: SS-Hauptsturmführer;
?: SS-Sturmbannführer;
1st September 1942: SS-Obersturmbannführer.

Career:
December 1941 - September 1942: Kommandeur I. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Nordland";
November 1942 - December 1942: Kommandeur III. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Nordland".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1937
Bronzes SA-Sportabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1937
Ehrendegen des Reichsführers-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1937
SS-Ehrenring
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
III. (gep.) Bataillon SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 9 "Germania"
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 28th, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
III. (gep.) Bataillon SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 9 "Germania"
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Sturmbannführer
Unit:
I. / SS-Infanterie-Regiment "Nordland" / 5.SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking"
Awarded on:
December 19th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 11th, 1942
Details:
Bronze version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1942
Vapaudenristin 3.luokka miekkojen kera (VR 3 mk)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Sturmbannführer
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Nordland" / 5.SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking"
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - 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
    - SS-Dienstalterliste, Stand vom Oktober 1934
    - 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
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945