Karl Kreutz

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Karl Kreutz
Born 20 September 1909
Bromberg, Germany
Died 27 July 1997 (1997-07-28) (aged 87)
Bonn
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Waffen-SS
Years of service 1932–1945
Rank Standartenführer (Colonel)
Unit 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves
German Cross in Gold
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class

Karl Kreutz (20 September 1909 – 27 July 1997) was a Standartenführer (Colonel) in the Waffen-SS who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.[Notes 1] Kreutz started World War II as a Battery Commander in the Das Reich Artillery Battalion and went on to command the Division.[2]

Commands[edit]

  • 2nd Battery Das Reich
  • 6th Battery Das Reich
  • IV Artillery Battalion, 2nd SS Pz.Art.Rgt. Das Reich
  • 2nd SS Panzer Artillery Regiment Das Reich
  • 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich [3]

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No evidence of the Oak Leaves can be found in the German National Archives. The award was unlawfully presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee. The sequential number "863" was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Karl Kreutz was member of the AKCR.[1]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 151.
  2. ^ "dasreich". 
  3. ^ "frontkjemper". 
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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Karl Kreutz
Military offices
Preceded by
SS-Gruppenführer Heinz Lammerding
Commander of 2nd SS Division Das Reich
20 January 1945 - 29 January 1945
Succeeded by
SS-Gruppenführer Werner Ostendorff
Preceded by
SS-Standartenführer Rudolf Lehmann
Commander of 2nd SS Division Das Reich
13 April 1945 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
disbanded