Jamrowski, Siegfried

Date of birth:
November 1st, 1917 (Angerapp/East Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
September 3rd, 2012 (Netphen/ North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
8. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3 / 7. Flieger-Division
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3, 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 29th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef, 6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3, 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1944
Action:
On the 15.03.1944 the Allies commenced a major aerial/artillery barrage on the city of Cassino. Among the defending German units was the II./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3. Though the bombardment did inflict damage on the Bataillon, the 6. Kompanie under the command of Oberleutnant Jamrowski (who also commanded 8. Kompanie) suffered no losses. At the beginning of the aerial attack the unit (along with the Bataillon staff) was positioned as a reserve in the basement of a large commercial building. After the first wave had departed, the men here utilized the short pause to move to a rock-cut cellar at the foot of monastery hill. From this place they were virtually immune to attack.

6. Kompanie thus bore a major share of the subsequent fighting against the New Zealanders, and was heavily responsible for their inability to capture the entire city. For his brave and skillful leadership during the battle Jamrowski would receive the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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