Preuss, Georg

Date of birth:
April 24th, 1920 (Danzig-Neufahrwasser/West Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
February 3rd, 1991
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer
Unit:
Führer 10.(Panzer) / SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 2 / 1.SS-Panzer-Division “Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler” / I.SS-Panzer-Korps / 6.SS-Panzer-Armee
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1945
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1945
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Haupsturmführer
Unit:
III. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1945
Details:
The awardong of the DKiG is probably, but not formal confirmed. Awarding according to research Dörr.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • 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
    - Schneider J.W., Their Honor was Loyalty!, R. James Bender Publishing, 1977
    - Dörr M., Die träger der Nahkampfspange in Gold, Heer- Luftwaffe- Waffen-SS 1943-1945, Biblio Verlag Bisendorf, 2006.

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