Kauler, Emil

    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Emil Kauler joined the Wehrmacht on October 1st, 1940 and was placed with the Bäckerei-Kompanie / 258.Infanterie-Division on October 18th. Before this he worked in the RAD with RAD-Abteilung 1. / 226. On April 26th, 1942 he was transferred to 11. / Infanterie-Regiment 458. He took part in the invasion of the Soviet Union and fought until the end of the war at the Eastern Front. in 1944 he joined the 1. / Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 258 / 258.Infanterie-Division. On August 1st, 1944 he was placed with the Ersatztruppe / Aufklärungsabteilung 5 / Kavallerie-Regiment 5. He was transferred to the Aufklärungs-Abteilung / 28.Jäger-Division on November 3rd, 1944. With this unit he was taken prisoner of war by Soviet forces on May 8th, 1945 and was held prisoner in Minsk and Smolensk. He returned to Germany on September 21st, 1948.

    Promotions:
    20th April 1941: Obersoldat;
    1st June 1941: Gefreiter;
    1st June 1943: Unteroffizier und Fahnenjunker;
    1st October 1943 Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel;
    1st November 1943: Oberfähnrich;
    1st December 1943: Leutnant.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Vormann
    Unit:
    RAD-Abteilung 1. / 226
    Awarded on:
    February 6th, 1940
    Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Gefreiter
    Unit:
    11. / Infanterie-Regiment 458 / 258.Infanterie-Division
    Awarded on:
    August 31st, 1942
    Medaille
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Gefreiter
    Unit:
    11. / Infanterie-Regiment 458 / 258.Infanterie-Division
    Awarded on:
    September 10th, 1942
    Action:
    Awarded for a single wound received on August 27th, 1942 near Gschatsk.
    Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    1. / Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 258 / 258.Infanterie-Division
    Awarded on:
    January 26th, 1944
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    1. / Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 258 / 258.Infanterie-Division
    Awarded on:
    April 18th, 1944
    Action:
    awarded for wounds received on August 27th, 1942 near Gschatsk and on January 15th, 1944 in the bridgehead near Nikopol.
    Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    Aufklärungs-Abteilung / 28.Jäger-Division
    Awarded on:
    February 17th, 1945
    Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    Aufklärungs-Abteilung / 28.Jäger-Division
    Awarded on:
    April 28th, 1945
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    Aufklärungs-Abteilung / 28.Jäger-Division
    Awarded on:
    May 3rd, 1945
    Nahkampfspange in Bronze
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    Aufklärungs-Abteilung / 28.Jäger-Division
    Awarded on:
    May 4th, 1945
    Action:
    Awarded for wounds received on August 27th, 1942 near Gschatsk, on January 15th, 1944 in the bridgehead near Nikopol, on February 16th, 1944 near Braunsberg and on April 26th, 1945 near Frische Nehrung.
    Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold

    Sources

    • Photo 1: Dobri Dobrev
    • Photo: Dobri Dobrev
    • - Ehren-Chronik Emil Kauler
      - Verleihungsurkunde EK2, Ostfront, Schutzwall Ehrenzeichen
      - Besitzzeugnis Verwundeten Schwarz, Silber

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