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Badinski, Curt Rudolf Theodor

Date of birth:
May 17th, 1890 (Grebenstein/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
February 27th, 1966 (Oldenburg/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions
15.01.1910: Fahnenjunker
27.05.1910: Fahnenjunker-Oberjäger
22.08.1910: Fähnrich
16.01.1911: Leutnant
18.08.1916: Oberleutnant
01.10.1923: Hauptmann
01.08.1933: Major
01.03.1936: Oberstleutnant
01.08.1938: Oberst (19)
01.02.1942: Generalmajor (8b)
01.03.1943: Generalleutnant (5)

Career
15.01.1910: entered the Army
16.6.1911: Leutnant - Jäger Battalion 9
06.10.1936: Kdr - l./ Infanterie Regiment16
01.9.1939-05.1.1942: Kdr - Infanterie Regiment 489
17.1.1942-09.7.1942: Kdr - 23. Infanterie Division
01.ç.1942: Kdr - 269. Infanterie Division
10.12.1943-21.8.1944: Kdr - 276. Infanterie Division
21.8.1944: POW

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1914
IV. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1916
Hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1916
Harp Madalyasi
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
January 27th, 1917
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
March 5th, 1918
Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1918
Ritter des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
January 26th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 489, 269.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1941
The following wartime excerpt describes why Badinski was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“During the Division’s attack on the 09.09.1941, Infanterie-Regiment 489 succeeded in advancing through to the southern edge of Krasnogwardeisk under the energetic leadership of its commander, Oberst Badinski. With this the first starting position for the attack on Krasnogwardeisk was attained. Despite lacking flank protection on the right the Regiment was able to hold off several strong enemy attacks (which were carried out with the support of 52 ton tanks) and completely hold onto its position.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1918
with war device
Militärverdienstkreuz III. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1917
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1917
Voenen Orden

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