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Adolff, Heinz-Paul

Date of birth:
June 29th, 1914 (Backnang/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 17th, 1943 (Raitano/Sicily, Italy)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Motta San Anastasia
Plot: 4. Row: 6. Grave: 1-27.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Heinz-Paul Adolff was mortally wounded on July 17th, 1943 when he tried to destroy the Primasole Bridge over the river Simeto. He was posthumously promoted to Major der Reserve.

Promotions:
May 1st, 1939: Leutnant der Reserve;
July 2nd, 1941: Oberleutnant der Reserve (RDA July 1st, 1942 - 256/c);
January 25th, 1943: Hauptmann der Reserve (RDA January 1st, 1943 - 437/c);
November 18th, 1943: Major der Reserve (RDA July 1st, 1943 - 612/c).

Career:
October 28th, 1935 - September 30th, 1937: 3. Kompanie / Pionier-Bataillon 17, Würzburg;
August 22nd, 1938 - September 19th, 1938: Wehrübung;
March 18th, 1940: Vorausabteilung (motorisiert), Oberbaustab 5;
June 21st, 1940: Fallschirmschützen-Lehrgang, Fallschirmschule Wittstock;
July 27th, 1940: Zugführer, 1. Kompanie, Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 7;
October 31st, 1942: Führer 1. Kompanie, Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 7;
July 2nd, 1941: Chef 1. Kompanie, Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 7;
January 25th, 1943: Führer Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Vorausabteilung (motorisiert), Oberbaustab 5, Heeresgruppe C, Heer
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Vorausabteilung (motorisiert), Oberbaustab 5, Heeresgruppe C, Heer
Awarded on:
June 27th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
1. Kompanie, Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon, 7. Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 19th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer, Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1, 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1944
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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