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Bestmann, Walter

    Date of birth:
    October 2nd, 1907 (Lübeck, Germany)
    Date of death:
    June 17th, 1958 (Timmendorfer Strand/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    SS-Nr.: 20 135
    NSDAP-Nr.: 307 449

    Promotions:
    10th July 1933: SS-Untersturmführer;
    1st January 1935: SS-Obersturmführer;
    10th March 1935: SS-Hauptsturmführer;
    1939: SS-Sturmbannführer;
    1st September 1942: SS-Obersturmbannführer;
    21st December 1943: SS-Standartenführer.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1935
    SS-Ehrenring
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1936
    Ehrendegen des Reichsführers-SS
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1936
    Goldenes SA-Sportabzeichen
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1936
    DRL Sportabzeichen in Bronze
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 25th, 1939
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 10th, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Sturmbannführer
    Unit:
    Kommandeur Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Totenkopf" / 3.SS-Division
    Awarded on:
    September 28th, 1941
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

    Sources

    • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
      - 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