Lemelsen, Joachim Hermann August

Date of birth:
September 26th, 1888 (Berlin, Germany)
Date of death:
March 30th, 1954 (Göttingen/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from July 1st 1907.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 29. Infanteriedivision "Falke" / 10. Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on September 21st 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 29. Infanteriedivision "Falke" / 10. Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on December 5th 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXXXVII.Armeekorps (mot.) / 4.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1941
Details:
381st Award.
Submitted on July 18th 1941.
Preliminary document and decoration on July 28th 1941 to Heeresgruppe Mitte.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXXXVII. Armeekorps (mot.)
Awarded on:
January 13th, 1942
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Details:
Silver version.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXXXVII. Armeekorps (mot.)
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXXXVII. Panzerkorps
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1942
Details:
Award 144/1.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXXXVII.Panzerkorps / 8.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
September 7th, 1943
Details:
294th Award.
Submitted on August 27th 1943.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1917
Hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1918
Ritter des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
    - Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, 2001
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Kursietis, Andris J., The Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945, Aspekt, The Netherlands, 1999
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Axis Biographical Research
    - Island Farm POW Camp: 198 / Special Camp:XI

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