Schünemann, Otto

Date of birth:
October 6th, 1891 (Doberan/Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany)
Date of death:
June 29th, 1944 (Pagost, USSR)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
January 27th, 1910: Gefreiter;
December 1st, 1910: Unteroffizier;
April 15th, 1914: Feldwebel;
August 5th, 1914: etatmäßiger Feldwebel;
September 25th, 1915: Offiziersstellvertreter;
April 1st, 1920: Polizei-Leutnant;
July 13th, 1921: Polizei-Oberleutnant;
December 23rd, 1926: Polizei-Hauptmann;
December 19th, 1933: Polizei-Major;
March 18th, 1936: Major mit RDA vom 1-6-1935 (3a1);
January 1st, 1938: Oberstleutnant (65);
December 1st, 1940: Oberst (29);
November 1st, 1942: Generalmajor (17a);
May 1st, 1943: Generalleutnant (2a).

Career:
September 1st, 1939: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 184;
September 26th, 1942: Führer-Reserve OKH;
October 1st, 1942: mdFb 337. Inf.Div.;
November 1st, 1942: Kdr. 337. Inf.Div.

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Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 28th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 18th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 184, 86. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 28th, 1941
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 184, 86. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1942
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 3rd, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 337. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 11th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 337. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 28th, 1943
Details:
Award personally bestowed by Hitler.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1944
Details:
Action:
In the heavy defensive fighting the commanding generals, General der Artillerie and General der Artillerie Pfeifer, aswell Generalleutnant Schünemann, fighting at the head of their corps, true to their oath, met a heroes death.
Wehrmachtbericht

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