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Rantzau, von, Heino

Date of birth:
March 8th, 1894 (Karlsruhe/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
November 2nd, 1946 (POW-camp Allendorf/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
April 1st, 1942: Generalmajor;
June 1st, 1943: Generalleutnant.

Career:
1913: Armee;
1935: Luftwaffe;
August 26th, 1939 - July 5th, 1940: Kommandeur Flak-Gruppe Groß-Dessau;
July 6th, 1940 - December 11th, 1940: Kommandeur Flak-Brigade IV (Kanalküste);
December 12th, 1940 - August 8th, 1941: Kommandeur Scheinwerfer-Brigade II;
August 9th, 1941 - January 22nd, 1942: Kommandeur 2. Scheinwerfer-Division;
January 23rd, 1942 - September 30th, 1943: Kommandeur 2. Flak-Division (mot);
October 1st, 1943 - 1944: Inspekteur Flak-Artillerie Ost;
1944 - November 14th, 1944: Kampfgruppe Flak-Ausbildung;
November 15th, 1944 - March 19th, 1945: General der Flak-Artillerie, Luftgaukommando XI, Hamburg;
April 18th, 1945 - 2 november 1946: U.S. POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 2. Flak-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-General)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 2. Flak-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 29th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914

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