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Christian Tychsen (Waffen-SS)

SS Officer
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About
Occupation Military personnel
Country Germany
Date of birth Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Date of death Jul 28, 1944 Le Havre, Agglomeration community of Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, Normandy
Awards German Cross in Gold, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
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Biography

Christian Tychsen (3 December 1910 – 28 July 1944) was an Obersturmbannführer in the Waffen-SS. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

Tychsen joined the SS in December 1931 and eventually served with the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich during Operation Barbarossa. In April 1943 he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He was killed in Normandy on July 28, 1944 in an allied air strike. He is buried in the German War Cemetery in Basse-Normandie, France.

Awards

  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (30 May 1940) & 1st Class (18 July 1940)
  • German Cross in Gold on 13 May 1942 as SS-Hauptsturmführer in SS-Kradschützen-Bataillon
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 31 March 1943 as SS-Sturmbannführer and commander of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2.
    • 353rd Oak Leaves on 10 December 1943 as SS-Sturmbannführer and commander of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"
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