Sonntag, Christian

Date of birth:
September 27th, 1910 (Pressig/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
April 3rd, 1945 (Le Verdon-sur-Mer/Gironde, France)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Berneuil
Plot: 7. Row: 18. Grave: 697.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
November 1st, 1939: Leutnant;
?: Oberleutnant;
February 1st, 1942: Hauptmann;
January 1st, 1943: Major;
April 1st, 1944: Oberstleutnant;
November 1st, 1944: Oberst.

Career:
April 4th, 1929: bayerische Landespolizei;
October 15th, 1935: Infanterie-Regiment 21;
October 1st, 1936: 9. Kompanie, Infanterie-Regiment 110;
November 3rd, 1938: Grenz-Infanterie-Regiment 127;
November 1940: Kompaniechef Infanterie-Regiment 256;
1943: Kommandeur I. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 256;
?: Kommandeur Divisions-Gruppe 255;
April 1944: Führer Grenadier-Regiment 248;
November 15th, 1944: Kommandant Seefestung Le Verdon.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 256, 112. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Führer, Divisions-Gruppe 255, Heer
Awarded on:
February 12th, 1944
Action:
Awarding for distinguishing himself in the Cherkassy pocket, where he led a Kampfgruppe as part of Korps-Abteilung B at the front near Kagarlyk.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 248, 88. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 11th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Action:
Mentioning:
"Oberstleutnant Sonntag has distinguished himself at the head of Grenadier Regiment 248 through exemplary bravery."
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 248, 88. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
In the morning hours of 09.08.1944 the Soviets succeeding in breaking into the frontline of Grenadier-Regiment 248, west of Wlostow and Ublinek. However thanks to the efforts of Oberstleutnant Sonntag, the threat posed by the break-in was removed. As a result the Soviets were unable to carry out their objective of encircling the forces of the XXXXII. Armee-Korps west of the Vistula. In recognition of this achievement, Sonntag was mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht of 11.08.1944 and was decorated with the Oakleaves.
Details:
573rd Award.

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