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Betz, Paul

Date of birth:
July 10th, 1895 (Hamburg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 9th, 1944 (Sevastopol, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Paul Betz was promoted to Generalmajor postumously.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Pionier-Regimentsstab 700
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Führer 50. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1944
Awarded for his actions during the last round of combat around Sevastopol in May 1944. He particularly distinguished himself on the night of the 08./09.05.1944, when the Soviets managed to cross over the Ssevernaya Bay. In response the regimental staff 123 and the Bataillonen II./121 and III./122 were alerted and personally deployed to attack the broken-through enemy behind the Nikolajewka position by Oberst Betz. In the process the III./122 managed to recapture the high ground near the Nikolajewka winery.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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