Sandrock, Hans

    Date of birth:
    April 20th, 1913 (Saarbrücken/Rhineprovince, Germany)
    Date of death:
    September 23rd, 1995 (Cologne/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    April 1935: Gefreiter;
    1936: Leutnant;
    September 1st, 1939: Oberleutnant;
    April 1st, 1942: Hauptmann;
    October 18th, 1944: Major.

    Career:
    September 1st, 1934: Kraftfahrlehrkommando Zossen;
    1936: Panzer-Regiment 5;
    ?: Zugführer 2. / Panzer-Regiment 5;
    ?: 1. / Panzer-Regiment 5;
    July 25th, 1943: III. / Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment Hermann Göring.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    October 22nd, 1939
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 6th, 1940
    Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    April 1941
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    February 1942
    Medaglia de bronzo al Valore
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 5, 21. Panzer-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    May 1st, 1942
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    December 1943
    Panzerkampfabzeichen II Stufe
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 1944
    Panzerkampfabzeichen III Stufe
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Major
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, III. Abteilung, Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment Hermann Göring, Fallschirm-Panzer-Division 1 "Hermann Göring", Luftwaffe
    Awarded on:
    October 18th, 1944
    Action:
    Awarded for his battalion’s success during the fighting north of Radom in August 1944. Here they were able to seal off a Soviet armoured breakthrough and crush those enemy forces that became isolated behind German lines. All told Sandrock’s forces destroyed a total of 123 enemy tanks during this battle.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Major (Squadron Leader)
    Awarded on:
    September 29th, 1944
    Action:
    Presented at the Knights Cross presentation on October 21st, 1944 by General der Artillerie Weidling, Kommandierender General XXXXI. Panzerkorps.
    Luftwaffe Ehrenschale für hervorragende Kampfleistungen

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