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Blancbois, Gustav-Adolf

Date of birth:
September 13th, 1917 (Stettin/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
January 15th, 1993 (Cologne/North-Rhineland-Western Phalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1st October 1939: Gefreiter
1st January 1940: Unteroffizier
1st August 1940: Feldwebel
8th September 1940: Offiziers-Anwärter
1st December 1940: Leutnant der Reserve (RDA v. 01.12.1940 - 1532, later entry date 1st October 1940)
1st October 1942: Oberleutnant (promted on 30th November 1942 - 7870, with entry date 1st October 1942 in the Heer (RDA v. 01.10.1942 (80))
1st June 1943: Hauptmann promoted on 8th August 1943 -5010- with entry date 1st June 1943 (RDA v. 01.06.1943 (120a))
1st August 1944: Major promoted on 20th October 1944 -1602- with entry date 1st August 1944 (RDA v. 01.08.1944)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1941
Bronze version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1942
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
November 2nd, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
4. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. (gep.) / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 / 12. Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1944
At 02:10 on the 01.07.1944 the reinforced I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 under its distinguished commander, Hauptmann Blancbois, set out for a relief attack through Pogoreloye in the direction of Svisloch. The objective was to create a corridor for the German soldiers escaping from Bobruisk. The Bataillon became pinned down by overwhelming Soviet forces on three sides just before the village of Svisloch, and it was thrown back a few kilometres. However during this combat a total of at least 15000 men were able to get behind the Bataillon and retreat over the Svisloch river towards Marina Gorka.

By this action Hauptmann Blancbois had a decisive share in the rescue of Bobruisk’s former garrison. He would subsequently receive the Knight’s Cross for this achievement.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on:
July 29th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25
Awarded on:
December 25th, 1944
For extraordinary service at Subri on November 4th/5th, 1944.
4976th Award.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres

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