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Betzel, Clemens

Date of birth:
June 9th, 1895 (Ulm/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
March 27th, 1945 (Danzig, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Graves Gdansk
Plot: 1A. Row: 1. Grave: 9.
Nationality:
German

Biography

Again in service with the Wehrmacht from August 25th 1939.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 103
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1943
Details:
Award 326/35
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1943
Details:
2133rd Award
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 4. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1944
Details:
3558th Heer Award.
Submitted on August 25th 1944.
Preliminary document dated on September 15th 1944.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 4. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1945
Details:
774th Award.
Submitted on February 28th 1945.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Gareth Collins
  • Photo: Gareth Collins via Axis Biographical Research
  • - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001

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