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Diesener, Joachim

Date of birth:
February 20th, 1918 (Bromberg/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
March 9th, 1994 (Hamburg/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Joachim Diesener reached the rank of Major during the Second World War. After the Westerngerman Bundeswehr was instituted he served there until 31st March 1974 and finally reached the rank of Oberstleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1944
Awarded for distinguishing himself at Moszczona during the Kovel relief effort (April 1944). On the 05.04.1944 Diesener and his Bataillon established contact with the railroad strongpoint northwest of the city, and in doing so significantly contributed to the relief of Kovel itself. Later, on the 07.04.1944, he and his Bataillon again distinguished themselves by clearing the forest northeast of Dubowa while destroying an enemy company in the process.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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