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Drück, Walter

Date of birth:
April 26th, 1900 (Cannstatt/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
October 16th, 1970
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Received the Württemberg Golden Military Merit Medal on 11th October 1918 in Württ. 3. Pionier-Kompanie Nr. 13. At his order, 16 civilians were shot in the village of Œwiniarsko 07.09.1939.

Walter Drück died in a car accident on October 16th, 1970.

Promotions:
August 13th, 1916: Gefreiter;
September 19th, 1916: Unteroffizier;
February 20th, 1917: Vizefeldwebel;
November 9th, 1917: Leutnant der Reserve;
?: Oberleutnant der Reserve;
October 1st, 1934: Hauptmann (RDA June 1st, 1934 -43-);
January 30th, 1940: Major (RDA February 1st, 1940 -39-);
December 17th, 1941: Major (RDA February 1st, 1939 -14a-);
January 18th, 1942: Oberstleutnant (RDA February 1st, 1942 -17-);
August 10th, 1943: Oberst (RDA September 1st, 1943 -12-).

Career:
June 21st, 1915: Württ. Pionier-Kompanie Nr. 13;
November 9th, 1917:Enlisted in 4. (Württ.) Kompanie, Preussischer Eisenbahn-Bataillon Nr. 4;
June 13th, 1919: Grenzjäger Korps Körner;
October 15th, 1935: Chef, 3. / Pionier-Bataillon 19;
October 1sth, 1937: Chef 1. / Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 54;
July 4th, 1938: Führer Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 54;
10th November 1938 - January 4th, 1942: Kommandeur Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 82;
January 5th, 1942 - July 31st, 1943: Gruppenleiter, Jn 5/AHA;
August 1st, 1943: Abteilungschef, Jn 5/AHA;
1944: Inspektion 5 (Pioniere) / OKH.

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1916
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1917
Silberne Militär-Verdienstmedaille
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
July 6th, 1918
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1918
Goldene Militär-Verdienstmedaille
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1935
DRL Sportabzeichen in Silber
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 13th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1941
Vapaudenristin 4.luokka (VR 4)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 82, 2. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1942
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen (ohne zahlen), I.Stufe

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