Reinhardt, Alfred-Hermann

Date of birth:
November 15th, 1897 (Affalterbach-Backnang/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
January 14th, 1973 (Öhringen/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
October 31st, 1920: Leutnant;
April 1st, 1921: Leutnant (Polizei);
?: Oberleutnant (Polizei);
?: Hauptmann (Polizei);
November 1st, 1935: Hauptmann (Heer)
October 1st, 1936: Major;
March 1st, 1940: Oberstleutnant;
November 1st, 1941: Oberst;
February 1st, 1944: Generalmajor;
September 1st, 1944: Generalleutnant.

Career:
January 7th, 1916: 5. Württembergisches Grenadier-Regiment "König Karl" Nr. 123;
1920: Württembergische Polizei;
November 1st, 1935: Reichsheer;
December 1st, 1938: Kommandeur Ersatz-Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 55, Würzburg;
September 1st, 1939: Kommandeur III. / Infanterie-Regiment 480;
November 1st, 1940: Kommandeur II. / Infanterie-Regiment 421;
July 24th, 1941: Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 421;
October 15th, 1942: Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 421;
September 5th, 1943 - 1 oktober 1943: Divisionsführerlehrgang;
November 1943: m.d.F.b. 370. Infanterie-Division;
?: Führer 73. Infanterie-Division;
February 1st, 1944 - April 11th, 1945: Kommandeur, 98. Infanterie-Division;
May 1945 - 1948: POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 480, 260. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 25th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 31st August 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 480, 260. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 31st July 1919.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 421, 125. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 4th, 1941
Action:
Awarded for his achievements during the operations of his Regiment during the encirclement battle of Kiev. Through the capture of Tarassowka by the Regiment on 20.09.1941 the Germans were able to prevent a large portion of Soviet soldiers escaping the Kiev pocket. Reinhardt presumably had a key part in this major tactical success with far-reaching operational significance.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 421, 125. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 4th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Details:
Award 176/5.
The name written in Patzwall / Scherzer is Alfred.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 421, 125. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 7th, 1943
Details:
Royal Degree No. 2181/7.
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 421, 125. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 28th, 1943
Action:
On 24.07.1943, during the battles for the Kuban bridgehead, the Soviets broke through the left wing of the 73. Infanterie-Division between Dolgaja-Berg and Neberdshajewskaja. In response the Grenadier-Regiment 421, under the command of Oberst Reinhardt, was removed from the frontline and sent into a counterattack on 25-26.07.1942. In a very hard battle the old German line on the Kamm river between Neberdshaj and Bogago-Tal was retaken. By this action the destabilization of the Kuban bridgehead was prevented, and Reinhardt was decorated with the Oakleaves.
Details:
306th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 98. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Action:
Mentioning:
"The 98. Infanteriedivision under leadership of Generalmajor Reinhard distinguished itself by showing exceptional firmness in the heavy defensive battles at the Adriatic coast."
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 98. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Action:
Awarded for the defensive successes of his 98. Infanterie-Division on the Adriatic coast during the late summer and fall of 1944, for which the Division would be mentioned in a supplement to the Wehrmachtbericht.
Details:
118th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

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