Petersen, Heinrich (SS-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 1)

Date of birth:
March 31st, 1904 (Sonderburg/Schleswick, Germany)
Date of death:
May 9th, 1945 (near Melnic/Bohemia and Moravia. Czechoslowakia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Heinrich Petersen comitted suicide on 9th May 1945 as SS-Standartenführer and Führer 18.Panzergrenadier-Division "Horst Wessel".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur SS-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 1 "Prinz-Eugen" / 7.SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division "Prins Eugen"
Awarded on:
November 13th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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