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Zimmermann, Lothar, Dr.

Date of birth:
January 20th, 1896 (Breisach/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
July 1946 (Sušak - Croatia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

08.07.1914 : Fahnenjunker - Zugführer in the Inf.Rgt.114
30.03.1915 : Leutnant - Zugführer, Kompanieführer and Adjutant in the Inf.Rgt.114
22.12.1920 : Oberleutnant - IR.114
01.08.1934 : Hauptmann in the Reichswehr - IR.114
01.10.1937 : Major - IR.114 - I./ IR.56
01.01.1941 : Oberstleutnant - I./ IR.305 - IR.326
01.07.1942 : Oberst - IR.420

From November 1941, he was appointed to the Army Group South and then Kdr of the IR.420 from December 1941 to the 29.9.1942.
After wounding, he stayed at the hospital and then he was appointed to the Führerreserve.
From 30.3.1943 to 29.1.1945, he was appointed Commander of the Combat College Nisch in Bulgaria. After dissolution of the combat school in September 1944, he was commander of the Gren. Regt. "Belgrade Fortress" with about 1000 men.
From January 1945, he was combat commander of Fiume (Sušak today).
In January 1946 he was picked up from the hospital Preco in Croatia and executed and buried in Summer 1946 in Sušak-Trsat in Croatia.

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Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Stab 5.Division
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I./Inf.Rgt.305
Awarded on:
June 28th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kdr. I./J.A. 305
Awarded on:
June 30th, 1941
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 420, 125. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 26th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Stab, Infanterie-Regiment 420, 125. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1943
Krimschild (Stiftungs ausführing)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur I./J.R. 305
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1941
silver version
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
IR.114
Awarded on:
September 6th, 1916
received for bravery in the fightings in Tahure - France
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
IR.114
Awarded on:
May 27th, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
J.R. Konstanz
Awarded on:
February 7th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1942
Order of Military Merit 3rd Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur der Kampfschule Nisch
Awarded on:
April 2nd, 1943
in silver
Badge of Honor of the Bulgarian Infantry
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur der Kampfschule Nisch
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1943
in Gold
Badge of Honor of the Bulgarian Infantry
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
September 2nd, 1941
Ordinul Steaua Romaniei
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
IR.114
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1915
WIA by shrapnell in the hip
Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
IR.114
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1918
WIA the 09.05.1915 - 10.06.1915 - 09.07.1916
Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber (1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
IR.114
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1916
Ritter II. Klasse zu dem Orden der Löwen von Zähringen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur der Kampfschule Nisch
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1943
with swords
Tsarski Orden
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment "Veste Belgrad", Armee-Abteilung Serbien, Heer
Awarded on:
January 7th, 1945
5114th Award.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
January 7th, 1945
for his achievement in Cukarcca - Belgrad
Wehrmachtbericht

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