Gazen genannt von Gaza, von, Waldemar

    Date of birth:
    December 6th, 1917 (Hamburg/HAmburg, Germany)
    Date of death:
    January 13th, 2014 (Göttingen/Lowersaxony, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    1936: Fahnenjunker;
    September 1st, 1938: Leutnant;
    September 1st, 1940: Oberleutnant;
    ?: Haputmann;
    ?: Major.

    Career:
    1936: Infanterie-Regiment 66;
    1939: Zugführer Infanterie-Regiment 66;
    ?: Chef, 2, Kompanie, Schützen-Regiment 66;
    ?: Kommandeur I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66;
    April 1943: Führer Panzergreandier-Regiment 66;
    August 28th, 1943: Kommandeur Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66;
    July 1st, 1944: Generalstab des Heeres;
    September 1944: Ia 13. Panzer-Division;
    February 1945: Ia 2. Panzer-Division.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
    Awarded on:
    October 14th, 1939
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
    Awarded on:
    September 29th, 1939
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    2. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Schützen-Regiment 66, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    November 15th, 1941
    Details:
    Award 13/10.
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    Chef, 2. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    September 18th, 1942
    Details:
    1193rd Award.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Captain)
    Unit:
    Führer, Kampfgruppe, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    January 18th, 1943
    Details:
    182nd Award.
    Also Kommandeur I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66.
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Major
    Awarded on:
    October 3rd, 1943
    Action:
    Mentioning:
    "The Jägerregiment 138 under the leadership of Oberstleutnant Graf von der Goltz, a Panzer group under the command of Major von Gaza as well as Sturmgeschützabteilung 243 and the Heeres-Panzerjägerabteilung 721 distinguished themselves in the defensive battles south east of Zaporizhia."
    Wehrmachtbericht
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Major
    Unit:
    Führer, Panzergrenadier Regiment 66, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    October 3rd, 1943
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
    Details:
    38th Award.

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