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Nemnich, Gerhart

Date of birth:
November 10th, 1912 (Pinneberg/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
March 15th, 1945 (Zepplin-Güstrow/Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

1931 : entered the Hitlerjugend where he became very quick HJ Führer
26.10.1935 : appointed to the Pi.Btl.20 in Harburg.
01.04.1936 : Fahnenjuncker
01.04.1937 : Leutnant
1938 : campaign in the Sudetenland with Pi.Btl.20
1939 : campaign in Poland - awarded the EKII
01.05.1940 : sent to the Pionier Waffenschule in Dessau-Rosslau
18.05.1940 : campaign in France - awarded the EKI
13.01.1941 : transferred to the Pz.Pi.Btl.19 - campaign in Russia
11.02.1942 : severely WIA - 3 months in Lazarett
05.1942 : appointed chef of the 2./ Pz.Pi.19
12.09.1942 : promoted Hauptmann - awarded the DKiG the 14.10.1942
21.11.1942 : Kommadeur of the Pz.Pi.Btl.19
01.07.1943 : promoted Major - awarded the RK
1944 : appointed to the Oberkommando des Heeres as Chief of Staff of the Pionierführer des Ersatzheeres

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kp.Fhr., 2. Kompanie, Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19, 19. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1942
signed by Generalfeldmarschall Keitel
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19, 19. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1943
During the start of the battle of Kursk, along the front of the III. Panzer-Korps, Hauptmann Nemnich attacked across the Donez river with two of his Pionier-Kompanien. With these forces he eliminated 56 enemy bunkers and their crews after heavy fighting. Following this action, which enabled his Division to cross the Donez here, he beat off a strong enemy attack into the flank of the follow-up Kampfgruppen and even managed to push the defeated enemy force back. For these actions he would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross.

Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Stab / Pi.Btl.20
Awarded on:
June 7th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
doc signed in Matagne la Ptei
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Stab / Pi.Btl.20
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1939
signed in Rastenburg
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 2./Pz.Pi.19 - 19.PzDiv
Awarded on:
February 11th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19, 19. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1942
"für seine hervorragenden Leistungen auf dem Schlachtfeld bei Suseja am 11.8.1942"

awarded "for his outstanding achievements on the battlefield near Suseja on 11.8.1942"
1232nd Award.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres

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