Kranz, Rudolf

Date of birth:
December 27th, 1911 (Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
October 22nd, 1979 (Rheinbach/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
December 1st, 1937: Leutnant;
?: Oberleutnant;
?: Hauptmann;
?: Major.

Career:
?: Artillerie-Regiment 32;
?: Adjutant II. / Artillerie-Regiment 68;
?: Führer Sturmgeschüts-Brigade 249;
October 1944 - January 1st, 1945: Kommandeur, Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 249;
November 8th, 1944 - March 4th, 1945: Kommandeur Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 236;
1956: Bundeswehr;
1959: Kommandeur Panzer-Bataillon 14;
1963: BMVg, Bonn.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 249, III. Panzerkorps, Heer
Awarded on:
May 28th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 249, XIII. Armeekorps, Heer
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his "exemplary personal courage and good leading of his Brigade during the breakthrough of the XIII. Armeekorps from the encirclement East of Lemberg (Zolkiew) in July 1944".
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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