Gauß, Jürgen

Date of birth:
March 18th, 1918 (Stettin/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
September 4th, 1996 (Bad Mergentheim/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from November 3rd 1937.

Jürgen Gauß served with the Bundeswehr from May 2nd, 1956 until March 31st, 1977 and there finally reached the rank of Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25
Awarded on:
January 27th, 1945
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer Kampfgruppe / 12.Panzer-Division / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Kurland
Awarded on:
March 28th, 1945
Details:
Submitted on March 17th 1945.
Preliminary document and decoration on March 30th 1945 to Heeresgruppe Kurland.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - 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
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000

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