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Condné, Johann

Date of birth:
January 9th, 1919 (Mettnich/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
October 20th, 2001 (Augustinum-Heidelberg/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Originally a panzer commander in Panzer-Regiment 35, 7. Panzer-Division, Condné lost his right arm when his tank was destroyed in the French Campaign in 1940. After a long recuperation he served in Panzer-Ausbildungs (training) Batallion 404 and then various staff positions in Panzer-Regiment 35. In November 1944, during the last ditch fighting for the Reich, he was impressed as Kommandeur, II. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 6, 7. Panzer-Division.

Johann Condne served with the Bundeswehr from 18th November 1956 until 31st March 1979 and finally reached the rank of Brigadegeneral.

Promotions:
October 1st, 1938: Gefreiter;
May 23rd, 1939: Reserve-Offizier-Anwärter;
June 1st, 1939: Unteroffizier der Reserve;
December 1st, 1939: Feldwebel der Reserve;
May 24th, 1940: Leutnant der Reserve (RDA -1290-, RDA April 1st, 1940 -4120-);
September 10th, 1941: Leutnant (RDA September 1st, 1941 -4570-, RDA December 1st, 1940 -67-);
June 30th, 1942: Leutnant (renewed RDA April 1st, 1941);
June 30th, 1942: Oberleutnant (RDA April 1st, 1942 -4830-, April 1st, 1942 -2849-);
March 20th, 1944: Hauptmann (RDA January 1st, 1944 -910-, RDA January 1st, 1944 -155-);
November 1st, 1955: Major (Bundeswehr);
November 23rd, 1950: Oberstleutnant im Generalstab;
December 20th, 1967: Oberst im Generalstab;
April 1st, 1974: Brigadegeneral.

Career:
April 1st, 1937 - October 27th, 1937: RAD-Abteilung 2/252, Worms;
November 4th, 1937: 6. / Panzer-Regiment 7;
June 13th, 1938 - August 13th, 1938: Unteroffizier-Anwärter-Lehrgang;
November 10th, 1938: 2. / Panzer-Abteilung 66;
October 12th, 1939: 5. / Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 1;
October 26th, 1939 - January 26th, 1940: 2. Offiziers-Anwärter-Lehrgang, Panzertruppenschule, Wünsdorf;
February 8th, 1940: 2. / Panzer-Abteilung 66;
January 23rd, 1940 - May 14th, 1940: Zugführer 8. / Panzer-Regiment 25;
?: Lazarett, Halle a.d. Saale;
October 4th, 1941: Zugführer, Panzer-Regiment 204;
October 16th, 1941: 3. Ordonnanz-Offizier, Stab / 22. Panzer-Division;
July 9th, 1942 - November 16th, 1942: Lazarett;
November 17th, 1942: Kompaniechef 4. / Panzergrenadier-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon 404, Heidelberg;
December 10th, 1942, Führerreserve OKH, Organisations-Abteilung, Generalstab des Heeres;
April 1st, 1943 - June 30th, 1944: Organisationsabteilung, Generalstab des Heeres;
July 1st, 1944 - November 1st, 1944: Kompanie-Führer, 7. Panzer-Division;
July 10th, 1944: 1. Ordonnanzoffizier, Stab 7. Panzer-Division;
? - November 5th, 1944: 2. Generalstabsoffizier (Ib) Stab, 7. Panzer-Division;
November 6th, 1944 - February 28th, 1945: m.d.F.b. II. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 6;
March 1st, 1945: 17. Generalstabs-Lehrgang;
April 1st, 1945: Ordonnanz-Officier, Organisationsabteilung Generalstab des Heeres;
May 23rd, 1945 - July 11th, 1945: British POW;
?: Speditionskaufmann;
October 18th, 1951: Hilfsreferenten, Amt Blank;
November 1st, 1955: Führungsstab, Bundesverteidigungsministeriums;
June 26th, 1956: US Army Command and Staff College, Fort Leavenworth;
January 1st, 1957: Hilfsreferent, Führungsstab, Bundesverteidigungsministeriums;
April 1st, 1957: 1. Generalstabslehrgang, Heeresakademie, Bad Ems;
November 1st, 1957: Stabsoffizier, Hauptquartier LANDCENT (Allied Land Forces Central Europe ), Fontainebleau;
January 1st, 1960: Sekretär, Chef des Generalstabes SHAPE, Rocqencourt;
1961, Generalstabslehrgang italienischen Heeresakademie, Civitavecchia;
August 1st, 1963: stellvertretender Heeresattache, Deutschen Botschaft, Rome;
September 16th, 1963: Kommandeur Panzer-Bataillon 364, Böblingen/Külsheim;
October 1st, 1966: stellvertretenden Chef des Stabes, III. Korps, Koblenz;
October 1st, 1968: Stabsoffizier, SHAPE;
?: stellvertretender Unterabteilungsleiter, SHAPE;
July 1st, 1971: Kommandeur Panzer-Brigade 8, Lüneburg;
February 1st, 1974: stellvertretender Kommandeur, 10. Panzer-Division, Sigmaringen;
March 31st, 1979: Retirement.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier der Reserve (Corporal of Reserves)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, Panzer-Abteilung 66, 2. leichte Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier der Reserve (Corporal of Reserves)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, Panzer-Abteilung 66, 2. leichte Division, Heer
Awarded on:
1939
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer 8. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 25, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1940
Details:
Silver version
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne zahlen)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer 8. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 25, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 23rd, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer 8. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 25, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
3. Ordonnanz-Offizier, Stab, 22. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 2nd, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
3. Ordonnanz-Offizier, Stab, 22. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Organisationsabteilung, Generalstab des Heeres, Heer
Awarded on:
February 6th, 1943
Krimschild (Stiftungs ausführing)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Organisationsabteilung, Generalstab des Heeres, Heer
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1944
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer, II. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 6, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1945
Action:
In January 1945 he led his unit in a counterattack on superior Soviet forces, an action that allowed many wounded to be evacuated.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Rank:
Brigadegeneral (Brigadier general)
Unit:
stellvertretender Kommandeur, 10. Panzer-Division, Bundeswehr
Awarded on:
November 30th, 1977
Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

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