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Swientek, Josef

Date of birth:
February 1st, 1912 (Oppeln/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
June 29th, 1991 (Königsstein/Taunus, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

NSDAP-Nr.: 4 490 574
SS-Nr.: 176 183

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Received in September 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Sturmbannführer
Unit:
11./Artillerie-Regiment SS-Totenkopf-Division
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmbannführer
Unit:
Kommandeur SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 3 / 3.SS-Panzer-Division “Totenkopf”
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
    - Schneider J.W., Their Honor was Loyalty!, R. James Bender Publishing, 1977
    - Axis Biographical Research

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