Daniel, Richard

Date of birth:
December 24th, 1900 (Anspach im Taunus-Usingen/Hessen-Nassau, Germany)
Date of death:
May 4th, 1986 (Neumünster/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
June 7th, 1919: Gefreiter;
October 1st, 1919: Polizei-Unterwachtmeister;
June 1st, 1921: Polizei-Wachtmeister;
March 1st, 1923: Polizei-Oberwachtmeister;
April 1st, 1924: Polizei-Leutnant;
July 1st, 1927: Polizei-Oberleutnant;
October 1st, 1933: Polizei-Hauptmann;
August 1st, 1935: Hauptmann (RDA: June 1st, 1934, -182-);
March 1st, 1940: Major (RDA: -71-);
April 1st, 1942: Oberstleutnant (RDA: -515-);
November 30th, 1942: Oberst (RDA: -42a-);
October 1st, 1944: Generalmajor (RDA: -29-).

Career:
September 1st, 1939: Chef 6. Kompanie, Infanterie-Regiment 46;
February 29th, 1940: Kommandeur, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 401;
January 20th, 1942: mdFb Infanterie-Regiment 391;
April 2nd, 1942: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 391;
November 30th, 1942: Führer-Reserve OKH;
February 14th, 1943: Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 391;
October 5th, 1943: Führer-Reserve OKH;
November 6th, 1943: Lehroffz.für Regimentsführer, Lehr-stab 2; Infanterie Schule;
July 10th, 1944: Führer-Reserve OKH;
July 15th, 1944: mdFb 546. Sperr-Division;
October 1st, 1944: Kommandeur 45. Volksgrenadier-Division;
April 1st, 1945: Führer-Reserve OKH.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1939
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1941
Details:
KTB gives as awarding date 3-7-1941.
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1941
Details:
KTB & Karteikarte gives as awarding date 26-7-1941.
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1942
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 391, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 25th, 1942
Details:
1046th Heer Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 15th, 1943
Krimschild (Stiftungs ausführing)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Grenadier-Regiment 391, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1943
Details:
Award 389/1.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 45. Volksgrenadier-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 25th, 1945
Details:
5449th Award.
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 45.Volksgrenadier-Division / VIII.Armee-Korps / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
April 30th, 1945
Details:
Non numbered awarding. Awarding still uncertain. When numbered this would have been the 857th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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