Schlemm, Alfred

Date of birth:
December 18th, 1894 (Rudolstadt/Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Germany)
Date of death:
January 24th, 1986 (Ahlten/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Air Commodore)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes des Luftgaus XI
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Air Commodore)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes des XI. Fliegerkorps
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1941
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Air Vice Marshall)
Unit:
Chef des Stabes / XI. Fliegerkorps
Awarded on:
August 4th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Genral der Fallschirmtruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General das I. Fallschirm-Korps
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Genral der Fallschirmtruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General I.Fallschirmkorps
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his command achievements related to the Anzio bridgehead. Within 48 hours of taking over the newly formed I. Fallschirm-Korps (including the equally new 4. Fallschirmjäger-Division) he was alerted to the allied landing at Anzio. Responding rapidly, and taking advantage of the Allied hesitation at the beach, he swiftly brought up his forces and they were the first to form a coherent front around the beachhead. He then held firm to the ring around the beachhead until relieved by the 14. Armee.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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