SS-Ogruf. Walter Krüger bio

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SS-Ogruf. Walter Krüger bio

Post by WojtekK » 15 May 2003 17:02

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Post by Starinov » 15 May 2003 17:17

Here is a short one:

KRÜGER, Walter (RK m. EL u. Schw.)
(1890 - 1945)
SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS:
Born: 27. Feb. 1890 in Straßburg / Elsaß.
Suicide: 20. May 1945 in Kurland, Latvia.
NSDAP-Nr.:
SS-Nr.:
Promotions:
SS-OGruf.u.Gen.d.W-SS: 21. Jun. 1944; SS-Gruf.u.Gen.Lt.d.W-SS: 30. Jan. 1942; SS-Brigf.u.Gen.Maj.d.W-SS: 20. Apr. 1941; SS-Oberf.: 1. Jan. 1940; SS-Staf.: 30. Nov. 1938; SS-OStubaf.: 30. Apr. 1935 (entered SS at that rank).
Assignments:
Decorations & Awards:
Ritterkreuz des E.K.: 13. Sep. 1941;
- Eichenlaub (Nr. ): 31. Aug. 1943;
-- Schwertern (Nr. ): 11. Jan. 1945;
1939 Spange zum 1914 EK I
1939 Spange zum 1914 EK II
1914 EK I
1914 EK II
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Ehrendegen des RF SS / Totenkopfring der SS

Source: Axis Biographical Research

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Post by David Thompson » 15 May 2003 17:19

Here's something on his wartime assignments:

Krueger, Walter (1890-1945) [SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS] -- commander, SS Division “Polizei” 10 Aug 1941-15 Dec 1941; commander SS Division “Das Reich” 3 Apr 1943-25 Jan 1944; Waffen-SS Commander “Ostland” (Befehlshaber der Waffen-SS “Ostland”) Mar 1944-25 Jul 1944; commander, VI SS Army Corps 21 Jun 1944-8 May 1945 [Knights Cross 1941; Oakleaves 1943; Swords 1945] {suicide 20 May 1945 (Quiet Flows the Rhine p. 138; SS: Roll of Infamy pps. 101-102) in Kurland, Latvia (ABR-SS) or suicide in East Prussia 22 May 1945. (Waffen-SS Commanders II, p. 23).}

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Post by WojtekK » 15 May 2003 17:29

Was SS-Ogruf. Friedrich-Wilhelm brother of Walter ??

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Post by HPL2008 » 15 May 2003 17:32

WojtekK wrote:Was SS-Ogruf. Friedrich-Wilhelm brother of Walter ??

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Yes he was.

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Post by Requin Marteau » 15 May 2003 17:43

SS OGRUF
Walter KRÜGER

RITTERKREUZ, 13 December 1941,
Division-Kommandeur 4. SS Polizei Panzer Grenadier Division,
EICHENLAUB, 31 August 1943 (286),
Division-Kommandeur 2. SS Panzer Division «Das Reich»,
SCHWERTERN, 11 January 1945 (120),
Kommandierender General VI. SS Freiw Lettische Armee Korps.

Born 27 February 1890, at Strasbourg,
Kadett (April 1900) at Karlsruhe, and Berlin-Lichterfeld in 1906,
Leutnant (1908),
2. Baden Gre Rgt «Kaiser Wilhelm I» Nr 110,
Bataillon Adjutant in August 1914,
Fusilierregiment «Prinz Charles Anton von Hohenzollern» Nr 40,
Preussische Jäger Rgt 2 until January 1919,
Oberleutnant,
Hauptmann (17 August 1917),
wounded on 11 October 1919.

- EK-II,
- EK-I,
- Verwunten Abzeichen in Schwarz,
- Königlich Preussischen Ritterkreuz des Hausorden von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern,
- Baden Ritterkreuz d. Zähringen Löwe Orden 2. kl mit Schwertern,
- Mecklenburg KVK 2. kl,
- Sachsen Meinungen KVK 1915-1918,
- Baltenkreuz 2. kl,
- Baltenkreuz 1. kl.

Abt Pfeffer (Westfälische Freikorps) in Kurland (January 1919-1920),
MG kie/Schützen Rgt Nr 13 until December,
Joint Stahlhelm in 1921,
Joint SA in December 1933,
SA STAF,
NSDAP (3995130),
SS (266184), as SS OSTUBAF on 30 April 1935,
Kdr II./SS Standarte 2 until May 1937,
Teacher/SS Junkerschule Bad Tölz (May-October 1937),
Offizier d. Stab/Deutschland,
Kdr IV./Deutschland in November,
Kdr SS Standarte z.b.V. in Ellwangen (November 1938),
SS STAF (30 January 1939),
SS OFHR,
Ia/SS Polizei,
SS Führungshauptamt,
Kdr 1. SS Inf Brigade (mot),
Kdr Polizei Division (10 August-15 December 1941),
SS BRIG FHR (20 April 1941),
Amtsgruppe Infanterie Inspektion/SS FHA,
SS GRUF (30 January 1942),
Kdr Amtsgruppe C/SS FHA,
Kdr Das Reich,
Befehlshaber d. Waffen SS «Ostland» (March-25 July 1944),
SS OGRUF (21 June 1944),
Kdr VI. Waffen Lettische Armee Korps d. SS,
Captured and died by Soviet troop on 22 May 1945.

- Ehrenkreuz des Weltkrieges 1914-1918 mit Schwertern,
- Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13 März 1938,
- Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1 Oktober 1938,
- 1939 Spange zum 1914 EK-II (13 June 1940),
- 1939 Spange zum 1914 EK-I (22 June 1940),
- Ritterkreuz (13 December 1941),
- Eichenlaub (31 August 1943),
- Schwertern (11 January 1945),
- SS Dienstauszeichnungen 8 jahr.

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