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Munzel, Oskar

Date of birth:
March 13th, 1899 (Grimmen/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
January 1st, 1992 (Bad Godesberg/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Besides his WW2 related decorations, Oskar Munzel also received the "Großen Bundesverdienstkreuz".

Promotions:
1917: Fahnenjunker;
?: Fähnrich;
November 5th, 1918: Leutnant;
?: Oberleutnant;
August 1st, 1933: Rittmeister;
April 1st, 1937: Major;
October 1st, 1940: Oberstleutnant;
January 30th, 1942: Oberst;
December 1st, 1944: Generalmajor (RDA - 23);
May 11th, 1956: Brigadegeneral (Bundeswehr);
March 29th, 1958: Generalmajor (Bundeswehr);
?: General der Kampftruppen.

Career:
July 3rd, 1917: Ulanen-Regiment "Graf zu Dohna" Nr. 8;
?: Grenzschutz;
? - 1929: 1. (Preuß.) Reiter-Regiment, Insterburg;
1927 - 1929: Technischen Ausbildung, 6. (Preuß.) Kraftfahr-Abteilung, Hannover;
?: 3. (Preuß.) Kraftfahr-Abteilung;
1930 - 1932: 1. (motorisierten) Versuchs-Schwadron / 4. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment;
1933: Generalstabsausbildung;
?: Chef, 5. Kompanie / Panzer-Regiment 6;
1937 - 1941: Offiziersnachwuchs der Panzerwaffe, Heerespersonalamt;
August 1940 - September 30th, 1940: Abteilungskommandeur Panzer-Regiment 5;
May, 1941: Kommandeur, II. Abteilung / Panzer-Regiment 6;
January 1942: Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 6;
?: Panzer-Reserve-Abteilung 5;
1943: Kommandeur Taktischen Leehgänge, Panzertruppenschule;
September 26th, 1943: Kommandeur Panzertruppenschule I, Bergen-Hohne;
September 15th, 1944: Führer 14. Panzer-Division;
January 15th, 1945: Korpsgruppe Munzel, I. Panzerarmee;
March 28th, 1945: Kommandeur Panzer-Ausbildungs-Verband Thüringen;
March 1945 - April 3rd, 1945: Kommandeur, 2. Panzer-Division;
April 6th, 1945: Höherer Panzeroffizier, OB West;
May 1945 - 1947: POW;
1951: Militärberater Ägypten;
May 11th, 1956: Bundeswehr;
?: Kommandeur Panzertruppenschule Münster;
1957: Inspizient der Panzertruppe, Personalunion;
March 31st, 1962: Retirement.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzer-Regiment 6, 3. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 14th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Führer, 14. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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