- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 144, 3. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- November 26th, 1944
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.