PRIEß, Hermann  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Prieß, Hermann
Date of birth: May 24th, 1901 (Marnitz/Mecklenburg, Germany)
Date of death:  February 22nd, 1985 (Ahrensburg, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
24th April 1944: SS-Gruppenführer / Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS;
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: September 22nd, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: October 15th, 1939
 
     
KRIEGSORDEN DES DEUTSCHEN KREUZES IN GOLD
Rank: SS-Standartenführer
Unit: SS-Artillerie-Regiment "Totenkopf"
Awarded on: January 6th, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: SS-Oberführer
Unit: Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment / SS-Panzergrenadier-Division “Totenkopf” / Armee-Section “Kempf” / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on: April 28th, 1943
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: SS-Brigadeführer / Generalmajor der Waffen-SS
Unit: Kommandeur SS-Panzergrenadier Division "Totenkopf"
Awarded on: September 9th, 1943
Details: 297th Award.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB UND SCHWERTERN
Rank: SS-Brigadefuhrer / Generalmajor der Waffen-SS
Unit: Kommandeur SS-Panzer-Division "Totenkopf"
Awarded on: April 24th, 1944
Details: 65th Award.
 
     
DEMJANSKSCHILD
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SCHWARZ
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher Collection
Information source(s):   - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
- Schneider J.W., Their Honor was Loyalty!, R. James Bender Publishing, 1977
- Ritterkreuztraeger
- Information from death certificate
   
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