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- Date of birth:
- January 4th, 1900 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
- Date of death:
- May 26th, 1943 (Frolow, Soviet Union)
- Buried on:
- German War Cemetery Rossoshki
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Richard Claassen was killed on May 26th, 1943 near Frolow. His remains most likely have been placed in an unknown grave at the German warcemetery in Rossosjka, Russia.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
- Infanterie-Regiment 517 / 295. Infanterie-Division
- Awarded on:
- January 29th, 1943