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Dirlewanger, Oskar

Date of birth:
September 26th, 1895 (Würzburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
June 7th, 1945 (Althausen/Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1939
Spanienkreuz, Silber mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1942
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on August 28th 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1942
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on July 13th 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1942
Tapferkeitsauszeichnung für Angehörige der Ostvölker 2. Klasse in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1942
Tapferkeitsauszeichnung für Angehörige der Ostvölker 1. Klasse in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 1943
Details:
In silver.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, SS-Sonderbataillon Dirlewanger, Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 19th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Oberführer der Reserve
Unit:
Kommandeur, SS-Sturmbrigade Dirlewanger, Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1944
Bandenkampfabzeichen in Silber

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