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Crantz, Friedrich

Date of birth:
July 31st, 1906 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
August 22nd, 1944 (Romania)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Friedrich Crantz finally reached the rank of Major der Reserve. He was reported missing since 22nd August 1944.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 416, 123. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 27th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef, 10. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 416, 123. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 3rd, 1943
Awarded for his actions during the combat around the Demyansk salient in early 1943. He and his Grenadier Kompanie had a major share in the destruction of a strong enemy battlegroup that was encircled behind the German frontline.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Regiments-Gruppe 415, Korps-Abteilung F, Heer
Awarded on:
July 25th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

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