Crüger, Arved

Date of birth:
June 25th, 1911 (Pillau/East Prussia)
Date of death:
March 22nd, 1942 (over Malta, Mediterranean)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Arved Crüger wss killed over Malta on 22nd March 1942. At that moment he was Kommandeur van Kampfgeschwader 77 with the rank of Major.

Promotions:
1st October 1931: Gefreiter;
1st April 1932: Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier;
1st June 1933: Fähnrich;
1st February 1934: Oberfähnrich;
3rd January 1935: Leutnant;
4th January 1936: Oberleutnant;
1st October 1939: Hauptmann;
1st October 1940: Major.

Career:
1st April 1931 - 4th October 1932: Infanterie Regiment 2;
5th October 1932 - 10th June 1933: I. / Lehrgang der Infanterie Schule;
11th June 1933 - 9th July 1933: Infanterie Regiment 6;
10th July 1933 - 6th March 1934: II. / Lehrgang der Artillerie Schule;
?: Flieger-Ausbilduings-Regiment 24 Olinitz;
15th April 1939 - 15th September 1939: 10. / Lehrgeschwader 2;
16th September 1939: Staffelkäpitan 3. / Kampfgeschwader 30;
16th September 1939 - 30th June 1940: 3. / Kampfgeschwader 30;
1st July 1940: Gruppenkommodore Ergänzungsgruppe 4;
1 Juli 1940 - 3rd October 1940: Ergänzungsgruppe 4;
4th October 1940: Gruppenkommodore II. / Lehrgeschwader 1;
4th October 1940 - 9th November 1940: II. / Lehrgeschwader 1;
10th November 1940: Gruppenkommodore III. / Kampfgeschwader 30;
10th November 1940 - 31st August 1941: III. / Kampfgeschwader 30;
1st September 1941: Geschwaderkommodore Schnellkampfgeschwader 210;
1st September 1941 - 3rd January 1942: Stab / Schnellkampfgeschwader 210;
4th January 1942: Geschwaderkommodore Zerstörergeschwader 1;
4th January 1942 - 12th March 1942: Zerstörergeschwader 1;
13th March 1942: Geschwaderkommodore Kampfgeschwader 77;
13th March 1942 - 22nd March 1942: Stab / Kampfgeschwader 77.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flieger-Ausbilduings-Regiment 24
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1935
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flieger-Ausbilduings-Regiment 24
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1938
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
10. / Lehrgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkäpitan 3. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Staffelkäpitan 3. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
January 17th, 1940
Magyar Érdemrend Lovagkeresztje
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Staffelkäpitan 3. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Staffelkäpitan 3. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Staffelkäpitan 3. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1940
Ordinul Corona Romaneii Officer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkäpitan, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 30 "Adler", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1940
Details:
According to the Vorläufiges Besitzzeugnis and the Soldbuch, the awarding data is 19th June 1940, some sources uphold the awaridng date of 14th June 1940.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Gruppenkommodore III. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
May 19th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Geschwaderkommodore Schnellkampfgeschwader 210
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold

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