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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
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
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
Awarded for the leadership of his Korps during the opening month of Barbarossa, particularly in the area around Smolensk where his men closed off a pocket full of Soviet troops near Slonim.

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)
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
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
Awarded for the achievements of his Korps during the summer battles of 1943, specifically the retreat to the Dnieper during August of that year. After the Korps had finished crossing the river on 27.08.1943 their long defensive battle was satisfactorily concluded.
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

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