Hans Becker

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Hans Becker
File: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
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]

Awards

References

Citations

  1. Mitcham 2007, p. 226.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 126.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 209.

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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Mitcham, Samuel W (2007). Retreat to the Reich : the German defeat in France, 1944. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3384-7.<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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>