Heesemann, Wolfgang

Date of birth:
January 29th, 1906 (Frankfurt at Oder, Germany)
Date of death:
February 6th, 1945 (Neu-Colbnicken, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Died during the battle in Pistolenwäldchen west from Neu-Colbnicken.

Promotions:
February 1st, 1944: Oberst (37).

Career:
x?: Inf.Rgt. 79;
March 1st, 1940: anschl.Kdr. II./Schtz.Rgt. 79;
May 11th, 1942: Btl.Kdr. Inf.Rgt. "GD" 1;
February 8th, 1943: Führer-Reserve OKH;
March 24th, 1943: vers. PA/Chef P5;
September 21st, 1944: vers. Führer-Reserve OKH/unt. Kgd.z.Pz.Tr.Schule Bergen;
November 1st, 1944: Kdr. Pz.Gren.Rgt. "GD".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Großdeutschland", Panzergrenadier-Division "Großdeutschland", Heer
Awarded on:
February 17th, 1945
Action:
Awarded posthumous.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 7th, 1941
Details:
Bronze Version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)

Sources

  • Photo: Mirek Herold
  • - Tegethoff R., Die Ritterkreuzträger des Panzerkorps Großdeutschland
    - Scheibert, Horst. Die Träger der Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und der Waffen-SS/ Die Träger der Ehrentaffelspange der Kriegsmarine/ Die Inhaber des Ehrenpokals für Besondere Leistung im Lukftkrieg. Friedberg, Ger.: Podzun-Pallas Verlag, 1986, ISBN 3-7909-0283-7
    - Axis History Forum via Awardholders / unit
    - Karteikarte via NARA Roll T-78 R887

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