Weimer, Kilian Otto

Date of birth:
May 12th, 1904 (Kembach/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
September 21st, 1979 (Memmingen/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Kilian Weimer served as Kommandeur Polizeischule Göppingen, Kommandeur I. / Infanterie-Regiment 109 and Kommandeur Jäger-Regiment 25 (Luftwaffe).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Infanterie-Regiment 109
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1941
Action:
Awarded the Knight's Cross for his battalion's contribution towards crushing the Soviet bridgehead over the Beresina north of Gussino. His men smashed two Soviet battalions, took the fortified heights on the east bank and stormed the Gussino train station with Weimer at their head. These moves collapsed the Soviet hold on the bridgehead.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur Luftwaffen-Jäger-Regiment 25
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for the distinguished leadership of this regiment (especially I. Battalion) during the battles southeast of Ostrov in spring 1944.
Details:
478th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Luftwaffen-Jäger-Regiment 25
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1945
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

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