Gekle, Clemens Maria Benno

Date of birth:
March 4th, 1915
Date of death:
September 5th, 1999
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
March 15th, 1940
Details:
Urkunde Nr. 40278
Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
I. / Artillerie-Regiment 697
Awarded on:
July 13th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
5. / Artillerie-Regiment (motorisiert) 146
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
II. / Artillerie-Regiment (motorisiert) 146
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1942
Details:
Royal Decree No. 1014 dated 1st April 1942.
Document No. 218.207.
Medalia
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
II. / Artillerie-Regiment (motorisiert) 146
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1942
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen (ohne zahlen), I.Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
5. / Artillerie-Regiment 146
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1943
Action:
For single wound inflicted on 17th August 1943.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Batteriechef 5. / Artillerie-Regiment (motorisiert) 146
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

Sources

  • Photo 1: H.-P. Rackete
  • Photo: H.P. Rackete
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - Award document group and deathcard

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