Groß, Martin

Date of birth:
April 15th, 1911 (Frankfurt am Main/Hessen, Germany)
Date of death:
March 1st, 1984
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

SS number 6684.

Promotions
March 10th, 1935: SS-Untersturmführer
November 9th, 1936: SS-Obersturmführer
January 30th, 1940: SS-Hauptsturmführer
January 30th, 1943: SS-Sturmbannführer
November 9th, 1944: SS-Obersturmbannführer

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1942
Ordinul Corona Romaneii Officer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Sturmbannführer
Unit:
SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler"
Awarded on:
March 28th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Sturmbannführer
Unit:
Kommandeur 2./ SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler” / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1943
Details:
Submitted on July 18th 1943.
Preliminary document and decoration on July 26th 1943 to Heeresgruppe Süd.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Schneider J.W., Their Honor was Loyalty!, R. James Bender Publishing, 1977
    - Royal Decree No. 2020/16 July 1942, Romania

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