Diefenthal, Josef

    Date of birth:
    October 5th, 1915 (Euskirchen/Rhineprovince, Germany)
    Date of death:
    April 13th, 2001 (Düren/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
    Service number:
    283 050 (SS-Nr.)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    November 9th, 1938: SS-Unterscharführer;
    April 20th, 1940: SS-Oberscharführer;
    September 1st, 1940: SS-Untersturmführer;
    April 20th, 1943: SS-Hauptsturmführer.

    Career:
    October 15th, 1935: Leibstandarte SS "Adolf Hitler";
    ?: III. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2;
    ?: Chef III.(gepanzerte) / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler".

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Unterscharführer
    Awarded on:
    September 24th, 1939
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Oberscharführer (Staff Sergeant)
    Awarded on:
    June 8th, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
    Unit:
    III. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2
    Awarded on:
    October 29th, 1944
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
    Unit:
    Chef III.(gepanzerte) / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler" / 1.SS-Panzer-Division
    Awarded on:
    February 5th, 1945
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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