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Assmann, Walter, Dr.med.dent. (101.Jäger-Division)

Date of birth:
July 22nd, 1896 (Mühlhausen/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
May 1st, 1964 (Offenbach/Main, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Or Walter Aßmann. Last achieved rank was Generalleutnant.

Promotions:
27.01.1915: Gefreiter
22.03.1915: Unteroffizier
18.06.1915: Fähnrich
18.08.1915: Leutnant
10.02.1920: Oberleutnant
15.07.1934: Hauptmann
01.10.1938: Major (36)
01.09.1941: Oberstleutnant (65)
01.05.1942: Oberst (224a) RDA 01.04.1942
01.09.1944: Generalmajor (5a)
16.03.1945: Generalleutnant

Career:
01.09.1939: 3./ I.R.125
02.11.1939: Kdt. - H.Qu.VII.A.K.
01.04.1940: Kdr - Feld-Rekr.Bn.125
02.06.1940: Kdr - I/ I.R.479
05.11.1941: Kdr m.F.b. - I.R.479
18.03.1942-26.11.1943: Kdr - I.R.478
02.02.1944-28.02.1944: kdrt.z.9. Divisions-Führer-Lehrgang
12.04.1944: kdrt.z.H.Gr. Nordukraine (z Verw. als stellv. Div Fuhrer)
12.07.1944: Kdr - 101. Jäger Division

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 234. Reserve Infanterie Regiment
Awarded on:
August 28th, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Stab, 102. Reserve Infanterie Brigade
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1916
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Stab, 102. Reserve Infanterie Brigade
Awarded on:
March 5th, 1918
from ABR : 28.5.1918
Hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kdr, I./ Infanterie Regiment 479, 258. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kdr, I./ Inf.Reg. 479, 258. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1941
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kdr p.i., Infanterie-Regiment 478, 258. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 101.Jäger-Division, XXXXIX.Gebirgsjäger-Korps, Armeegruppe "Heinrici", Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1945
Awarded for distinguishing himself as the commander of the 101. Jäger-Division during the battle of Lemberg (16.-27.07.1944) as well as in the defensive combat south of Schemnitz, east of Altsohl and in the Gran valley around Altsohl and Neusohl.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Reserve Infanterie Regiment 234
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1915
Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)
WIA in Saint Julien received a bullet in the right arm
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kie Chef, Infanterie Regiment 34, Heilbronn
Awarded on:
February 12th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kdr, Infanterie Regiment 478
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kdr, I./ Infanterie-Regiment 479
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kie Chef - Infanterie Regiment 34 - Heilbronn
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Stab, 102. Reserve Infanterie Brigade
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1917
Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen

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