Hans Becker

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For the Wehrmacht officer, see Hans Becker (officer).
Hans Becker
Bundesarchiv Bild 101III-Bueschel-152-27, Russland, zwei Angehörige der Waffen-SS.jpg
Hans Becker (left) and Karl Rettlinger at Kursk summer 1943
Born 15 November 1911
Peenemünde, Germany
Died 20 August 1944(1944-08-20) (aged 32)
near Saint-Lambert, France
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Waffen-SS
Years of service 1939–44
Rank Sturmbannführer
Unit 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
German Cross in Gold
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
Tank Destruction Badge

Hans Becker (15 November 1911 — 20 August 1944) was a Sturmbannführer (Storm Unit Leader/Major) in the Waffen-SS who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, on 23 March 1943 while commanding the 2nd Company, of the 2nd SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment, LSSAH.

Becker while in command of the 1st Battalion, 2nd SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment, was killed in action 20 August 1944, in France.[1]

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  1. ^ Mitcham 2007, p. 226.

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  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • Mitcham, Samuel W (2007). Retreat to the Reich : the German defeat in France, 1944. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3384-7. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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. 

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