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Arning, Karl Eduard Friedrich

Date of birth:
February 10th, 1892 (Berlin/Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
November 17th, 1964 (Hamburg/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Last achieved rank was Generalmajor.

Promotions:
17.05.1913: Fähnrich
22.03.1914: Leutnant
20.05.1917: Oberleutnant
25.08.1921: char. Hauptmann
01.10.1934: Hauptmann a.D.
05.03.1935: Hauptmann (E)
01.08.1936: Hauptmann
01.10.1937: Major
01.02.1941: Oberstleutnant
01.07.1942: Oberst
01.09.1944: Generalmajor

Career:
16.09.1912: entered the Army
16.09.1912-00.10.1914: Fähnenjunker - 20. Infanterie Regiment
01.10.1914-01.02.1917: Zugführer, Kie Kdr - 20. Infanterie Regiment
01.02.1917-01.06.1918: Ordonnanz-Offizier - 2. Leib-Infanterie Brigade
01.06.1918-31.12.1920: Kie Kdr - 20. Infanterie Regiment
31.12.1920: retired
01.07.1930-01.10.1934: reintegrated as territorial officer
01.10.1934-01.05.1935: recruitment officer - Osterode
05.03.1935: supplemental officer
01.05.1935-01.08.1936: military district officer - Osterode
01.10.1936: reactivated
06.10.1936-01.06.1939: Kie Kdr - 22. Infanterie Regiment
01.06.1939-22.05.1941: Commanding Officer II. Battalion, 3. Infanterie Regiment
22.05.1941-26.10.1941: Oberst, attached to Stab/ 3. Infanterie Regiment
26.10.1941-09.01.1942: Acting Commanding Officer 24. Infanterie Regiment
09.01.1942-13.03.1942: Temporary Commanding Officer 24. Infanterie Regiment
19.03.1942-10.12.1943: Commanding Officer 24. Infanterie Regiment
10.12.1943-10.06.1944: In the Führer-Reserve
03.02.1944- 01.03.1944: Attending the 9. Division Leader Course
05.04.1944-12.04.1944: At disposal of the Army High Command - OKH
12.04.1944-10.06.1944: At disposal of Army Group North Ukraine
10.06.1944-01.07.1944: Acting Commanding Officer 72. Infanterie Division
01.07.1944-10.07.1944: At disposal of Army Group North Ukraine
10.07.1944-01.09.1944: Commanding Officer 75. Infanterie Division
01.09.1944-06.04.1945: General Officer Commanding 75. Infanterie Division
06.04.1945-10.05.1945: Battle Commandant of Mährisch-Ostrau
10.05.1945-08.10.1955: Prisoner of War [Soviet Union]
08.10.1955: Released

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kdr, Grenadier-Regiment 24, 21. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
April 30th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 24, 21.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1943
Karl Arning was a regimental commander on the Eastern front in mid-1943. In the August of that year his 21. Infanterie-Division was thrown into the battle for the Siniavino heights. Arning’s regiment came to prominence when the Soviet 30th Guards Rifle Corps attacked his Division on the 15.09.1943. They succeeded in capturing the vital hill 50.1 but were ejected from this position through a counterattack by Arning and his Regiment. Arning thus played a decisive role in stopping the Soviet attack, and he would receive the Knight’s Cross for his feat on this day.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 9th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 22nd, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 2nd, 1939
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 1916
WIA 05.1916
Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1938
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre

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