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Decker, Karl

Date of birth:
November 30th, 1897 (Boratin/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
April 21st, 1945 (Groß-Brunsrode/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from August 3rd 1914. Committed suicide.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on June 22nd 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on November 1st 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 3 / 2.Panzer-Division / XVIII.Armee-Korps / 12.Armee
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1941
Details:
306th Award.
Submitted on June 3rd 1941.
Preliminary document and decoration on June 17th 1941 to stellv. VII. AK.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 3
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Details:
Award 154/1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1943
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 2nd, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 5.Panzer-Division / LVI.Panzer-Korps / 2.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1944
Details:
466th Award.
Submitted on April 24th 1944.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXXIX.Panzer-Korps
Awarded on:
April 26th, 1945
Details:
149th Award.
Numbering was made in relation to the presumed awarding date. No evidence available in the Bundesarchiv.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

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