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Raband, Gerhard



Born: 28.06.1916 in Frankfurt (Oder)

 
  • joined 3rd Company of SS-Totenkopfstandarte "Thüringen" in February1935,

  • pursued the career of an Unteroffizier (Unterscharführer),

  • joined the 7th Company of Panzerregiment 1 in November 1938,

  • served during the Polish and French Campaigns with the regimental staff of Panzerregiment 1,

  • transferred in July 1941 as Unterscharführer to the Sturmgeschützbatterie SS Division "Totenkopf",

  • served in this unit as Sturmgeschütz commander and platoon leader,

  • severely wounded in April 1942, unfit for further front line service,

  • served from October 1942 in the SS Haupt- Führsorge und Versorgungsamt,

  • changed into an officer career, promoted to Untersturmführer on 30.01.1944, to Obersturmführer on 09.11.1944

 

Awards:

EKI, EKII (1940), War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords (1944), Black Wound Badge, Panzer Assault Badge in Silver (1940), General Assault Badge (1944), Eastern Front Medal (1942)

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