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Dauner, Nikolaus "Klaus"

Date of birth:
March 3rd, 1902 (Baumgarten/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
December 20th, 1966 (Garmisch-Partenkirchen/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
November 1st, 1943: Oberst (RDA: -32-).

Career:
August 26th, 1939: Chef, 2. Kompanie, Gebirgsjäger-Feldersatz-Bataillon 54;
December 2nd, 1939: Leiter OA Lehrgang 1. Gebirgs-Division;
February 16th, 1940: Chef, II. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98;
January 16th, 1941: Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Gebirgjäger-Regiment 99;
March 5th, 1943: Führer, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99;
April 5th, 1943: Führer, Jäger-Regiment 737;
November 1st, 1943: Kommandeur, Jäger-Regiment 737.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Jäger-Regiment 737, 117. Jäger-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1944
Awarded for distinguishing with his Regiment during the course of operations at Kragujevac (in the Balkans). This location had a large number of depots and train cars containing materiel that was of major importance to the German army. Dauner and his Regiment succeeded in holding Kragujevac until the 22.10.1944, and by doing so they bought enough time for all the important materiel to be transported to Kraljevo.
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