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Koetz, Karl

Date of birth:
February 8th, 1908 (Berlin-Neukölln/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 11th, 1977 (Meran/South-Tirol, Italy)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Leutnant der Reserve;
November 1st, 1937: Leutnant;
November 1st, 1937: Oberleutnant;
March 1st, 1938: Hauptmann;
January 1st, 1942: Major;
December 1st, 1943: Oberstleutnant;
June 1st, 1944: Oberst;
December 1st, 1944: Generalmajor.

Career:
November 1st, 1925: 9. (Preuß.) Infanterie-Regiment;
November 1st, 1937: Kompaniechef Infanterie-Regiment 109;
November 10th, 1938; Kompaniechef Infanterie-Regiment 105;
January 3rd, 1939: Chef 6. / Infanterie-Regiment 80;
May 1940: Chef 6. / Infanterie-Regiment 463;
May 1st, 1941: Kommandeur II. / Infanterie-Regiment 463;
July 1st, 1943: Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 185;
July 1944: Divisionsführer-Lehrgang;
September 1st, 1944: m.d.F.b. 349. Volksgrenadier-Division;
December 1st, 1944: Kommandeur 349. Volksgrenadier-Division;
April 1st, 1945: Kommandeur 21. Infanterie-Division;
April 16th, 1945 - July 15th, 1945: Illness;
July 15th, 1945 - July 1st, 1947: British POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 463, 263. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1941
Details:
555th Heer Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 185, 87. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 24th, 1944
Details:
374th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1944
Action:
Mentioning:
"In the battles on the East Prussian border, two "Kampfgruppen" under the leadership of the Oak Leaves bearers Oberst Koetz and Oberst Lauchert have particularly distinguished themselves."
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1942
Medaille

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