Stemmermann, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
October 23rd, 1888 (Rastatt/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
February 18th, 1944 (Potschapinzy/Tscherkassy, Ukraine)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Do you have more information about this person? Inform us!

Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadegeneraal)
Unit:
13.Armeekorps (13e Legerkorps)
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadegeneraal)
Unit:
13.Armeekorps (13e Legerkorps)
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 296.Infanterie-Division (Commandant 296e Infanterie Divisie)
Awarded on:
January 11th, 1942
Details:
Award 52/36.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Artillerie (Luitenant-generaal der Artillerie)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XI.Armeekorps / 8.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
February 7th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his command accomplishments during the battles SW of Kremenchuk during the fall and winter of 1943 as well as his leadership of the troops inside the Korsun pocket since its formation on 28.01.1944.
Details:
2650th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Artillerie (Luitenant-generaal der Artillerie)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XI.Armeekorps (Commandant 11e Legerkorps)
Awarded on:
February 18th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his leadership of the troops inside the Korsun pocket right up until the moment of the final breakout. Until that point he had done a masterful job of holding the pocket and advancing in the direction of the relief forces, before being killed at the last moment when a Soviet AT gun knocked out his staff car.
Details:
399th Award.
Awarded posthumously
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 22nd, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Luitenant-kolonel)
Unit:
23.Artillerieregiment (23e Artillerie Regiment)
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Kolonel)
Unit:
13.Armeekorps (13e Legerkorps)
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Kolonel)
Unit:
13.Armeekorps (13e Legerkorps)
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Kolonel)
Unit:
13.Armeekorps (13e Legerkorps)
Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

Sources

  • Photo 1: STIWOT
  • Photo: STIWOT
  • - THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Biblio-Verlag, 1998.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
    - Personal Papers

Photo