GEN Dietrich Kraiss

GEN Dietrich Kraiss

Birth
Stuttgart, Stadtkreis Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 6 Aug 1944 (aged 54)
Saint-Lo, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial Huisnes-sur-Mer, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot Row: 46. Grave: 63
Memorial ID 174320180 · View Source
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He was a German general during World War II, awarded the German Cross in Gold and 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 by Nazi Germany to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was the commander of the 90th Infantry Regiment from September 1939 to March 1941, 168th Infantry Division from July 1941 to March 1943 and 355th Infantry Division until May 1943. In November 1943 he took command of the 352nd Infantry Division which was in 1944, with six other divisions, located in Normandy in front of the Allied invasion. His 352nd Infantry Division had 7,409 soldiers and kept defensive positions around St. Lô. He died on August 6, 1944 of injuries sustained 2 days earlier.


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  • Created by: letemrip
  • Added: 23 Dec 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 174320180
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for GEN Dietrich Kraiss (16 Nov 1889–6 Aug 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 174320180, citing Mont de Huisnes German Cemetery, Huisnes-sur-Mer, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by letemrip (contributor 49084452) .