Kloß, Max

Date of birth:
March 14th, 1917 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
December 2nd, 1944 (Lazarett 623 Lucenec/Czech, Czechoslovakia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
II. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 144, 3. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 144, 3. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 26th, 1944
Action:
On the 04.02.1944 Kloß and his Gebirgsjäger Bataillon were positioned in the Hp. Tok bridgehead, having been brought to the area by rail transport. On this day Kloß and his men expanded the area around the bridgehead to the north and west up until the evening. By this action they were able to thwart the local Soviet intentions, which were to compress the bridgehead and thus get one step closer to destroying the German forces around Nikopol.

For his defense of Hp. Tok Major Kloß would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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