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Becker, Helmuth (SS-Totenkopf-Division)

    Date of birth:
    August 12th, 1902 (Alt-Ruppin/Brandenburg, Germany)
    Date of death:
    February 28th, 1953 (POW camp Sverdlovsk/Sverdlovsk Oblast, Soviet Union)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    In service from January 1st 1934. Last achieved rank was SS-Brigadeführer.
    For sabotage killed as Soviet prisoner of war.

    NSDAP-Nr: 1 592 593;
    SS-Nr: 113 174.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    May 24th, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 22nd, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Standartenführer (Colonel)
    Unit:
    SS-Totenkopf-Infanterie-Regiment 3, SS-Division Totenkopf, Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    September 26th, 1942
    Details:
    Award 191/9.
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Standartenführer (Colonel)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Theodor Eicke", SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Totenkopf", Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    September 7th, 1943
    Details:
    Preliminary document dated on September 20th 1943.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Oberführer
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, 3. SS Panzer-Division "Totenkopf", Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    September 21st, 1944
    Details:
    595th Award.
    Submitted on September 9th 1944.
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    February 1st, 1945
    Wehrmachtbericht

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