Mauss, Dr. med. dent., Karl

Date of birth:
May 17th, 1898 (Plön/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
February 9th, 1959 (Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Infanterie-Regiment 69 (mot.) / 20.Infanteriedivision
Awarded on:
September 28th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on September 16th 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Infanterie-Regiment 69 (mot.) / 10.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on October 21st 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Schützen-Regiment 69, 10. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 26th, 1941
Details:
694th Award
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33, 4. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1943
Details:
Award 327/37
He is written in Patzwall / Scherzer as Mauss, Dr., Karl
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33, 4. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1943
Details:
335th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur 7.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
March 13th, 1944
Action:
During the heavy defensive battles of the past few days in the area east of Tarnopol, the first SS-Panzer-Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" under the deputy leadership of Obersturmbannführer Lehmann and the Thuringian 7th Panzer-Division under Colonel Dr. Mauss have proved themselves to be excellent.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 7.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Action:
Due to the heroic resistance of the troops of this corps, with decisive participation of the 7th Panzer-Division under Major General Mauß, was the intended breakthrough in the area north of Tilsit prevented, and thus laid the foundation for a further successful defense of the East Prussian border.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Details:
101st Award
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 7.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1945
Action:
In the heavy combat around Elbing, has with the Swords to the Oak Leaves of the Knight's Cross awarded commander of the 7th Panzer-Division, Lieutenant General Mauss, excelled through high personal bravery and determination. During an advance from Elbing to the west, he encouraged at the head of his division, himself fighting with the machine gun, by example his troops to great deeds.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1945
Ritterkreuz, Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten
Details:
26th Award

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer/Willi Schumacher collection
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer, Netherlands
    - Willi Schumacher Collection, Colour Photo
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    - Helden der Wehrmacht, Sammelband (Miscellany), FZ-Verlag GmbH, München, Deutschland, 2000
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