RK SS-Ostubaf. Otto-Wilhelm Kron Bio

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RK SS-Ostubaf. Otto-Wilhelm Kron Bio

Post by Hardigan » 12 Nov 2006 22:07

Hello all

I'm looking for a good bio of RK SS-Ostubaf. Otto-Wilhelm Kron of the famous SS-TK Flak-abteilung 3 and every (new) picture of him .

Thanks a lot

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Post by coburg22 » 13 Nov 2006 01:33

SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer Otto-Wilhelm Kron:
Born: 2.28.11 in Speyer, Rheinpfalz.
Partei Nr.: 3061726
SS Nr.:31441
Assigned KL Dachau 1935 according to 1935 SS-DAL.
Assigned to SS-T.V. Standarte 1 "Oberbayern" 1937 and 1938 SS-DAL.
Kdr. Flak Abt. / Totenkopf.
Died: 8.9.51 in Dachau, Bayern.

Son of a Police Official and studied Law at Wurzburg University.
Joined Allgemeine-SS in 1931.

Knight's Cross: 6.28.42
1939 Iron Cross 1st Class: 12.19.41
1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class: 6.22.40
Infantry Assault Badge.
Reich Sports Badge in Bronze / SA-Sports Badge in Bronze
Ehrendegen des RFSS / Totenkopfring der SS

Information provided by "Their Honor Was Loyalty" by Schneider and SS-DAL's.

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Post by Hardigan » 13 Nov 2006 12:23

Thanks Coburg22

Can somebody tell me why he was transferred to the Aufklarungs-Abteilung as commander and was this also in TK-division ?
Has he got a woundbadge ? I can't find it anywere .He was heavely wounded in Charkov '43 and served the rest of the war in his homeland with a short stiff leg.

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Post by TH Albright » 14 Nov 2006 19:37

additional pre-war info on Kron (from NARA Berlin Doc. Ctr.)

SS-Wachtruppe Dachau/SS-Totenkopfverbande Oberbayern 1933-36 (ENLISTED)
SS-Totenkopfverbande Brandenberg 1936-37 (OFFICER)
SS-Totenkopfstandarte Oberbayern 1937-38 (OFFICER)
SS-Totenkopfstandarte Ostmark 1938
SS-Totenkopfstandarte Oberbayern 1939

Kron was noteworthy in that he was a member of the camp guard units from the very beginning and was a cadre member of the SS-Totenkopfdivision in its formation in Oct-Nov 1939.

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Post by Hardigan » 15 Nov 2006 00:02

Thanks TH Albright

Very interesting , keep the info comming
I also want to see every picture of him please !

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Post by Phil Nix » 15 Nov 2006 11:02

Here are two pics from Kratschmer RK book and from Jost Schneider RK book
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Post by Hardigan » 15 Nov 2006 14:46

Thanks Phil

Yes, I know these , keep them comming
I'm also curious if there are pictures in Pz Wrapper because he also was with Pz.Aufkl.Abt

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Post by Hardigan » 30 Nov 2006 21:57

This is a photo of Otto Kron talking to Max Simon in '42 , is there anybody who's got this photo and can make a close up of Kron please , it's very important !
Or is there somebody who can tell if this picture is published in a book

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Post by George Van Amber » 11 Dec 2006 20:10

In a book I have it states that Otto Kron died of mysterious circumstances in 1951. Does anyone know how he died and the circumstances surrounding his death?

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Post by Hardigan » 11 Dec 2006 22:17

Hello George

He died of an incurable ilness on his Larynx .(E.G. Kratschmer)
Can you name the title of that book , please ? Interesting !

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Post by Hardigan » 11 Dec 2006 22:41

I have also find out that Otto Wilhelm Kron bacame Leiter of the Chefgruppe , Amtsgruppe C of the SS-Personalhauptamt after he was rejected for frontduty due to heavy wounds on his leg , is there also more info of him in this function ?

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Post by Peter » 12 Dec 2006 09:56

Joined SS # 31 441 1 Oct 1931
Joined NSDAP # 3 061 726 1 May 1933

1.10.31 Anw (in 5/III/3)
7.10.32 Uscha (same/gleichen einheit)
12.1.33 Scharf (same)
1.4.34 Oscha (same)
1.11.34 Hscha (same)

1.6.35 Ustuf (I/Oberbayern)
1.5.36 to V/Obb
13.9.36 Ostuf promotion
10.7.37 F i V/Brandenbg
until 11.7.38 b.m.III/1.Obb
7.38 to 1.10.38 F.i.4/Ostmark
2.10.38 Hstuf promotion
1.10.38 to 1.1.41 F.i. 1/Obb
1.1.41 to 3.3.41 Kp.F. 8/TIR 1
3.3.41 to 10.5.41 E-Btl
T-Div (not specific)10.5.41-27.8.43
21.1.42 Stubaf promotion
27.8.43 to ? . PzAufklA.E.Abt 1 Ellwangen
20.4.44 Ostubaf promotion


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EK1
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ISA
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13.3.38 Med
1.10.38 Med
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Post by George Van Amber » 12 Dec 2006 20:27

Hardigan wrote:Hello George

He died of an incurable ilness on his Larynx .(E.G. Kratschmer)
Can you name the title of that book , please ? Interesting !

Hardigan
The name of the book is "Soldiers of the Waffen SS"---Many Nations One Motto by Marc Rikmenspoel

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Post by Hardigan » 12 Dec 2006 23:49

Thanks Iltis and George

Here's another one of him without wearing his KC !
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Post by Marc Rikmenspoel » 26 Dec 2006 02:12

It's been years since I wrote that caption, but I remember reading somewhere that Kron died under mysterious circumstances after testifying at trials. I was hoping someone reading this would have more information, as I'm at a loss for my source, sorry!

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