BACK TO HOME PAGE     BACK TO VETERANS PAGE   

SHARKHUNTERS Salutes Veterans

KARL  ULRICH  (4136-1995)
Oberführer, Waffen SS

 

He was awarded the Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class for bravery during the Battle of France then transferred to the Totenkopf Division on the Eastern Front in 1941.  He was awarded the Knights Cross for his leadership and bravery during the battles of the Demyansk Pocket in February 1942 and in October 1944 was given command of the 6th SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment Theodor Eicke and was awarded the Oakleaf while in command.  Promoted to Standartenführer (Colonel) he was given command of the 5th Panzer Division Viking for the final battles of the war in Hungary.  A short time before the end of the war he was promoted to Oberführer and he surrendered to the Russians in May 1945.

BACK TO HOME PAGE       BACK TO VETERANS PAGE