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Hans Detloff von Cossel

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Unit  Panzer-Regiment 35
Service/branch  German Army
Years of service  1934–45
Name  Hans-Detloff Cossel
Rank  Major
Born  1 July 1916 Swakopmund, German South-West Africa (1916-07-01)
Battles/wars  World War II Invasion of Poland Battle of France Balkan Campaign Operation Barbarossa Battle of Kursk Operation Kutuzov †
Died  July 22, 1943, Oryol, Russia
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  World War II, Invasion of Poland, Battle of France, Balkan Campaign, Operation Barbarossa, Battle of Kursk

Hans-Detloff von Cossel (1 July 1916 – 22 July 1943) was a Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of 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 to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Major von Cossel was killed in action near Orel during Operation Kutuzov and was posthumously awarded Oak Leaves.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (22 September 1939)
  • 1st Class (20 December 1939)
  • Wound Badge (1939)
  • in Black
  • Honour Roll Clasp of the Army (19 August 1941)
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • German Cross in Gold on 5 May 1943 as Hauptmann in the I./Panzer-Regiment 35
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Knight's Cross on 8 September 1941 as Oberleutnant and leader of 1./Panzer-Regiment 35
  • 285th Oak Leaves on 29 August 1943 as Major and commander of I./Panzer-Regiment 35
  • References

    Hans-Detloff von Cossel Wikipedia


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