Nemnich, Gerhart

Date of birth:
November 10th, 1912 (Pinneberg - Schleswig-Holstein)
Date of death:
March 15th, 1945 (Zepplin-Güstrow/Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German 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:
Chef 2. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19 - 19. PzDiv
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1942
Action:
signed by Generalfeldmarschall Keitel
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19 - 19. PzDiv
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1943
Action:
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
Action:
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
Action:
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./ Pz.Pi.Btl.19
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1942
Action:
"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"
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres

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