Dauser Hans

Publié le par Roger Cousin

Hans Dauser was a Untersturmführer (Second Lieutenant) in the Waffen SS during World War II who 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.

Dauser was born in Munich on 31 July 1908, the son of the future Staatssekretär of the German Democratic Republic, Hans Dauser, senior. After graduating from the State High School he studied to be an architect. He joined the NSDAP in 1930 and the Allgemeine SS in 1933.

Dauser was assigned to the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler serving as a platoon leader in the II/Battalion, SS Panzer Regiment 1 LSSAH. Dauser was responsible for the destruction of 34 enemy tanks, and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross while still an Oberscharführer (Staff Sergeant). He was later promoted to Untersturmführer (Second Lieutenant). He survived the war and died in Munich in 2001.

DécorationAwards
 

  • Iron Cross 2nd class 5 December 1943
  • Iron Cross 1st class 30 January 1944
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 4 June 1944

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