Schlömer, Helmuth

Date of birth:
May 30th, 1893 (Hausberge, Germany)
Date of death:
August 18th, 1995 (Minden-Lübbecke, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 31st, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Schützen-Regiment 5
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1941
Action:
Awarded for his leadership during Operation Barbarossa, and in particular during the final push by Army Group North to cut off the land connection to Leningrad. His troops played a major role in the final push through the heavily fortified, swampy ground along the axis Ljuban-Ishora-Leningrad.

Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 3. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert), Heer
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1942
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his leadership while in command of the 3. Infanterie-Division (mot) during the following battles…

1) The crossing over the Tim (28.06.1942).

2) The defense of the Voronezh bridgehead (07-13.07.1942)

3) The battle in the Don bend (24.07.-10.08.1942).

4) The defense of the northern edge of the German salient at Stalingrad, between the Don and the Volga.
Details:
161st Award.

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