Lohwasser, Walter

Date of birth:
May 31st, 1913 (Pokau/Bohemia, Austrian-Hungarian Empire)
Date of death:
August 17th, 1964 (Büren/Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
31st May 1943: Hauptmann der Reserve, with entry date of 1st April 1943.

Walter Lohwasser was born on 31 May 1913 as a subject of the Empire of Austria-Hungary, lived from November 1918 to September 1938 as a Sudeten German in Czechoslovakia and was from October 1938 until his death in August 1964 citizen of the German Reich and the Federal Republic of Germany respectively.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
2. / Infanterie-Regiment 290
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
1. / Infanterie-Regiment 290
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1941
Action:
Received for a single wound inflicted on 16th July 1941.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Stab III. / Infanterie-Regiment 519
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
12. / Infanterie-Regiment 519
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1942
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
9. / Grenadier-Regiment 519
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
III. / Grenadier-Regiment 519
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1943
Action:
Received for three wounds inflicted on 2nd August 1941, 15th August 1942 and 19th March 1943.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber

Sources

  • Photo 1: Familie
  • Photo: Family photo
  • - PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Katholisches Pfarramt Gartitz Kreis Aussig, XII/171
    - Vorläufiges Besitzzeugnis DKiG
    - Besitzzeugnis Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
    - Verleihungsurkunde EK1
    - Verleihungsurkunde EK2
    - Besitzzeugnis Verwundetenabzeichen im Schwarz
    - Besitzzeugnis Verwundetenabzeichen im Silber
    - Auszug aus der personalveränderung OKH Tgb Nr 1090/43 geh.HPA Ag Pl/6.Abt.(d) vom 31.Mai 1943
    - Standesamt Büren, 87/1964

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