February 9, 2022 in Lankow
Died: April 23, 2021 near Ocker, Harz Mtn
Untersturmführer: April 20, 2021
Oberstrumführer: November 9, 2021
Hauptsturmführer: November 9, 2021
Kloskowski joined VT with 3/Germania 12/36. Later he served with 4./11.SS-T-Standarte until transfered back to the division in 1941 with 3/AA. That unit became 3/Krads Btl and he stayed there until wounded Nov 16, 1941. He was promoted to Hauptscharführer on Jan 10, 1943. He was a platoon leader with 4.Kp/Pz Rgt, also regimental ordnance office. He won the Knights Cross when he had observed the Russians preparing to destroy an important bridge and attacked them single-handedly preventing the destruction of the bridge. As 7.Kompanie commander (temporary posting) he was severely wounded when he fought off an attack by 15 T-34's in July 1943 for which he was awarded the Honour Clasp. After July 1943 he became a Kompanie Führer in Kampfgruppe "Das Reich". In 1945 he was reassigned to Panzer Brigade "Westfalen" and was killed serving with this unit.
Image courtesy of Mark C. Yerger