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Kroh, Hans

Date of birth:
May 13th, 1907 (Heidelberg/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 18th, 1967 (Braunschweig/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Finally reached the rank of Generalmajor and also served with that rank with the Bundeswehr after the Second World War.

Promotions:
6th April 1944: Oberst;

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 2 / Flieger-Division 7 / XI.Flieger-Korps
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1941
Details:
291st Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 9th, 1942
Medaglia d'argento al Valore Militare
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Führer I. / Luftwaffen-Jäger-Brigade 1
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1942
Details:
Award 2/145.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 2 / 2.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division / LII.Armee-Korps / 8.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1944
Details:
443rd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Führer 2.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division / XVII.Armee-Korps / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe Südukraine
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1944
Details:
96th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - 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
    - 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
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X

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