Hans Havik

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Military person

Hans Havik (5 May 1923 – 21 September 1997) was a Untersturmführer (Second Lieutenant) and Major of Polizei in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.Template:Dubious

Hans Havik was born in Groningen in the Netherlands on the 5 May 1923. He volunteered to join the SS (service number 456 022) and was posted to the 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division.

He was awarded the Knight's Cross on the 6 May 1945 when serving as a platoon commander in the 1st Company, 4th SS Panzer Battalion, 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division.Template:Refn

Havik survived the war and died on the 21 September 1997 at Nürnberg.






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