Schmidt-Hammer, Werner

Date of birth:
September 26th, 1894 (Hartmannsdorf/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
January 4th, 1962 (Landau/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
October 21st, 1915: Leutnant mit Patent vom 26.11.1914 (B);
July 1st, 1922: neues RDA vom 01.09.1915 (42) erhalten;
April 1st, 1925: Oberleutnant (21);
October 1st, 1929: Hauptmann (28);
October 1st, 1935: Major (25);
August 1st, 1938: Oberstleutnant (8);
August 1st, 1941: Oberst (6);
December 1st, 1943: Generalmajor (21);
June 1st, 1944: Generalleutnant (10).

Career:
August 10th, 1914: eingetreten;
November 23rd, 1915: MG-Kp. Inf.Rgt. 105;
x?, 1918: Adj. III./Inf.Rgt. 105;
x?, 1918: Adj. Feldrekrutendepots 30. Inf.Div.;
x?, 1918: MG-Offizier Stab/Inf.Rgt. 105;
x?, 1919: stellvertretender Ordonnanzoffizier Grenz-Btl. 5;
x?, 1920: im Reichswehr-Inf.Rgt. 24;
April 1st, 1924: 4./Inf.Rgt.10;
May 1st, 1925: 1./Inf.Rgt.10;
March 1st, 1926: 13./Inf.Rgt. 10;
October 1st, 1927: 12./Inf.Rgt. 10;
February 1st, 1929: Chef 11./Inf.Rgt. 10;
October 1st, 1934: Stab/Inf.Rgt. 31;
October 15th, 1935: Kdr. I./Inf.Rgt. 31;
August 26th, 1939: Führer-Reserve;
September 22nd, 1939: Kdr. Inf.Ers.Btl. 173;
November 13th, 1939: Kdr. Inf.Ers.Btl. 56;
December 1st, 1939: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 433;
January 13th, 1940: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 456;
July 19th, 1940: Führer-Reserve OKH;
July 21st, 1940: Kdr. Inf.Ers.Btl. 456;
December 15th, 1940: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 456;
August 5th, 1941: Führer-Reserve OKH;
January 30th, 1942: mdFb Inf.Ers.Rgt. 14;
March 15th, 1942: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 668;
July 27th, 1942: Führer-Reserve OKH;
September 21st, 1942: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 417;
April 20th, 1943: Führer-Reserve OKH;
May 3rd, 1943: kdt. z. 4. Divisions-Führer-Lehrgang (bis 29-5-1943);
September 10th, 1943: kdt. z. Heeresgruppe Süd;
October 2nd, 1943: mdFb 223. Inf.Div.;
November 15th, 1943: Kdr. 168. Inf.Div. (bis 1-12-1943 mFb).
April 15th, 1945: mit der stellvertretenden Führung des LXXII. Armeekorps beauftragt.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 168. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1944
Details:
According to Veit Scherzer awarded on 2-9-1944.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 168. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 417, 168. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 19th, 1943
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 11th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1939
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
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:
January 15th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1918
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 31st, 1917
Details:
Mit Schwertern.
Ritterkreuz II. Klasse des Königlich Sächsischer Albrechtsordens
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1916
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)

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