Saucken, von, Dietrich

Date of birth:
May 16th, 1892 (Fischhausen-Samland/Eastern-Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
September 27th, 1980 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 19th October 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 23rd May 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Führer 4.Panzer-Division / LIII.Armee-Korps / 2.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
January 6th, 1942
Details:
790th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur 4.Panzer-Division / XXXXVI.Panzer-Korps / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
August 22nd, 1943
Details:
281st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 3rd, 1943
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur 4.Panzer-Division / XXXXVI.Panzer-Korps / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
January 31st, 1944
Details:
46th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppen
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber Armeeoberkommando Ostpreußen
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1945
Details:
27th Award.
Ritterkreuz, Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1945
Wehrmachtbericht

Sources

  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer, The Netherlands
  • - Kursietis A.J., The wehrmacht at war 1939-1945 the units and commanders, ISBN 907532338-7
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - 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

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