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Diddens, Diddo

Date of birth:
April 22nd, 1917 (Bunderhammrich/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
September 27th, 1997 (Dollart/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
September 1st, 1940: Leutnant der Reserve;
?: Oberleutnant der Reserve;
October 1st, 1944: Hauptmann der Reserve.

Career:
?: Reichsarbeitsdienst
November 11th, 1938: II. / Artillerie-Regiment 58;
?: Artillerie-Abteilung 422;
May 1941: Zugführer 2. / Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 185;
?: 3. / Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung "Großdeutschland";
?: Chef 1. / Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung "Großdeutschland".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer 2. / Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 185
Awarded on:
March 18th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 9th, 1942
SS-Ehrenring
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef 1. / Sturmgeschütz-Brigade "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on:
April 27th, 1944
Action:
Mentioning:
"North of Jassy, the Soviets attacked with strong forces. They failed because of the tenacious resistance of the German and Romanian troops. Local penetrations were sealed off. In this battle area has an assault gun unit of the Panzergrenadier-Division "Großdeutschland" under the leadership of Oberleutnant Diddens particularly distinguished itself on 25 April."
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef 1. / Sturmgeschütz-Brigade "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Details:
501st Award.

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