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Gottlieb Renz

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Battles/wars  World War II
Battles and wars  World War II
Rank  Sturmbannfuhrer
Years of service  1939–45
Name  Gottlieb Renz
Service/branch  Waffen-SS

Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross Iron Cross 1st Class Iron Cross 2nd Class Wound Badge in Silver Infantry Assault Badge in Silver
Died  January 3, 1945, Bitche, France
Unit  6th SS Mountain Division Nord

Gottlieb Renz (12 September 1911 – 3 January 1945) was a Sturmbannfuhrer (Major) in the Waffen-SS during World War II. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Gottlieb Renz was the commander of the 6th SS Schutzen Battalion (Panzer Grenadier), 6th SS Gebirgs Division Nord when he was awarded the Knight's Cross on the 12 August 1944, serving in the Northern Front in Finland.

Renz did not survive the war as he was killed in action during Operation Nordwind on 3 January 1945.


  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 12 August 1944 as SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer and commander of SS-Schutzen-Bataillon (motorized) 6
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    Gottlieb Renz Wikipedia

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