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Gröschke, Kurt

Date of birth:
July 17th, 1907 (Berlin-Charlottenburg/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
March 26th, 1996 (Odenthal/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
April 1st, 1934: Leutnant (Polizei);
October 1st, 1935: Oberleutnant (Polizei);
January 1st, 1940: Hauptmann;
April 1st, 1942: Major;
April 1st, 1944: Oberstleutnant;
?: Oberst.

Career:
?: Berliner Landespolizeigruppe "von der Wecke";
October 1st, 1935: Luftwaffe;
1935: Fallschirmtruppe;
1938: Chef 2. Kompanie, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1;
1941: Kommandeur II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1;
January 22nd, 1944 - February 11th, 1944: Führer Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1 (m.d.F.b.);
July 24th, 1944 - February 1945: Kommandeur Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 15;
February 3rd, 1945 - April 1945: Führer 5. Fallschirmjäger-Division (m.d.F.b.).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1, 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 15, 5. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe (Kommandeur, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 15, 5. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe)
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1944
Action:
Mentioning:
"In the heavy fighting of the recent weeks in the St. Lo - Lassay area have particularly distinguished themselves in defense and counter-attacks: The 17. SS-Panzergrandier-Division "Götz von Berlichingen" led by their severely wounded commander Brigadeführer Ostendorff and his representative Standartenführer Baum, the 353. Infanterie-Division, led by their divisional commander Generalleutnant Mahlmann, the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 5 under his commander Major Heinz Becker, the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 9 under his commander Major Kurt Stephani and the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 15 under its commander Oberstleutnant Gröschke."
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 15, 5. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 9th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Details:
693rd Award.

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