Karl Kloskowski

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Karl Kloskowski
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Born 9 February 1917
Lankow, Germany
Died 23 April 1945(1945-04-23) (aged 28)
Harz, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Waffen SS
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Hauptsturmführer
Unit 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oakleaves

Karl Kloskowski (9 February 1917 – 23 April 1945) was a Hauptsturmführer the Waffen-SS who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded by Nazi Germany to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Career

Kloskowski joined the SS in 1936 and was posted to the Germania regiment of the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich. He was promoted to Hauptscharführer on 10 January 1943 and served as a platoon commander in the 4th Company, 2nd SS Panzer regiment. He was awarded the Knight's Cross and the Honour Clasp in 1943.

After July 1943 he became a company commander in the Kampfgruppe Das Reich. In 1945 he was reassigned to the SS Brigade Westfalen and was allegedly killed in April 1945.[citation needed]

Awards

Notes

  1. According to Scherzer as Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 4./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2.[4]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thomas 1997, p. 376.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 235.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 260.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 450.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 86.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>