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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 (1933-1945, German Reich)

    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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