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Crasemann, Eduard

    Date of birth:
    March 5th, 1891 (Hamburg/Hamburg, Germany)
    Date of death:
    April 29th, 1950 (Werl/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    February 11th, 1910: Fahnenjunker;
    October 18th, 1910: Fähnrich;
    August 18th, 1911: Leutnant (entering August 20th, 1909);
    August 18th, 1915: Oberleutnant;
    August 18th, 1918: Hauptmann;
    November 1st, 1936: Hauptmann (Ergänzung, entering December 1st, 1933);
    June 1st, 1938: Major (entering March 1st, 1937);
    August 1st, 1940: Oberstleutnant;
    February 1st, 1942: Oberst;
    October 1st, 1944: Generalmajor;
    February 27th, 1945: Generalleutnant (entering December 1st, 1944);
    April 20th, 1945: General der Artillerie.

    Career:
    February 11th, 1910: Niedersächsisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 46, Königlich Preußische Armee;
    ?: Batterieoffizier Niedersächsisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 46;
    ?: Batterieführer Niedersächsisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 46;
    February 1915: Adjutant Niedersächsisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 46;
    1917: Generalstab;
    April 30th, 1919: Resignation;
    August 1st, 1936: Ergänzungsoffizier Heer;
    ?: Offizier zur besonderen Verwendung, Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH);
    ?: Generalstab des Heeres;
    October 12th, 1937: 10. Abteilung Generalstab des Heeres;
    1938: II. / Artillerie-Regiment (motorisiert) 20, Hamburg;
    April 1st, 1939 - February 1st, 1940: Chef 5. Batterie / Artillerie-Regiment 73;
    February 1st, 1940 - May 10th, 1941: Kommandeur II. / Artillerie-Regiment 73 (motorisiert);
    May 10th, 1941 - May 26th, 1942: Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 33 (motorisiert);
    May 26th, 1942 - July 15th, 1942: m.F.b. 15. Panzer-Division;
    July 15th, 1942: Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 33 (motorisiert);
    January 1943: Führerreserve (ziekte);
    ?: Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 116;
    September 1st, 1943: Artillerie-Kommandeur (Arko 143) / Generalkommando XXIV. Panzerkorps;
    1944: Führerreserve;
    May 1944: Divisionsführerlehrgang;
    July 6th, 1944: m.F.b. 26. Panzer-Division;
    October 1st, 1944: Kommandeur 26. Panzer-Division;
    January 29th, 1945 - April 16th, 1945: m.F.b. XII. SS-Armeekorps;
    April 16th, 1945: Brits Krijgsgevangenschap;
    1947: Centenced to 10 yars imprisonment;
    April 29th, 1950: Died in imprisonment.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Major
    Unit:
    Chef 5. Batterie / Artillerie-Regiment 73
    Awarded on:
    September 30th, 1939
    Details:
    Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on September 13th 1914.
    1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Major
    Unit:
    Kommandeur II. / Artillerie-Regiment 73 (motorisiert)
    Awarded on:
    June 1st, 1940
    Details:
    Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on October 15th 1915.
    1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 33 (motorisiert) / Deutsches Afrika-Korps / Panzergruppe Afrika
    Awarded on:
    December 26th, 1941
    Details:
    765th Award.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst (Colonel)
    Unit:
    Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 116
    Awarded on:
    November 1st, 1943
    Details:
    Award 471/42
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    November 24th, 1944
    Wehrmachtbericht
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Generalmajor (Brigadier)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur 26. Panzer-Division / LXXVI. Panzer-Korps / 10.Armee / Heeresgruppe C
    Awarded on:
    December 18th, 1944
    Details:
    683rd Award
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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