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Kleinheisterkamp, Matthias

Date of birth:
June 22nd, 1893 (Elberfeld/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
April 29th, 1945
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Bridadeführer / Generalmajor der Waffen-SS
Unit:
Kommandeur SS-Division "Das Reich"(motorisiert) / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1942
Details:
943rd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obergruppenführer / General der Waffen-SS
Unit:
Kommandierender General XI.SS-Panzerkorps / heeresgruppe Weichsel
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1945
Details:
Recomended by telegram on 19th April 1945. Received at the OKH on 23rd April 1945 and awaiting further awarding thrue proper channels. The official numbering stopped at 843. Formal presenting is uncertain, but according to the procedures and the last awarding date this should have been the 871st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9

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