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Reinhard, Wilhelm Adolf

Date of birth:
March 18th, 1869 (Oberförsterei Klein Lutau/Westprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
January 18th, 1955 (Dortmund/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Service number:
63.074 (NSDAP) / 274 104 (SS)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
March 22nd, 1888: Portepee-Fähnrich;
September 21st, 1888: Fähnrich;
September 21st, 1889: Sekondeleutnant;
August 18th,: Hauptmann;
April 21st, 1911: Major;
April 18th, 1916: Oberstleutnant;
April 21st, 1918: Oberst;
September 15th,1935: SS-Standartenführer;
November 9th, 1935: SS-Oberführer;
November 9th, 1936: SS-Brigadeführer;
April 20th, 1937: SS-Gruppenführer;
March 22nd, 1938: Charakter Generalmajor a.D.;
March 18th, 1939: Charakter als General der Infanterie;
November 9th, 1941: SS-Obergruppenführer;
March 1st, 1943: General der Infanterie z.V..

Career:
?: Kadettenhäus Kulm ;
?: Kadettenhäus Lichterfelde;
?: Kriegsschule Metz;
MArch 22nd, 1888: Infanterie-Regiment „Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm von Braunschweig" (Ostfriesisches) Nr. 78;
?: Bataillonsadjutant;
?: Adjutant, Infanterie-Regiment „Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm von Braunschweig" (Ostfriesisches) Nr. 78;
January 17th, 1901: Adjutant, 38. Infanterie-Brigade;
April 24th, 1904: Kompaniechef, Füsilier-Regiment „Graf Roon" (Ostpreußisches) Nr. 33;
1907: Chef, 7. Kompanie, Schleswig-Holsteinischen Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 163;
April 21st, 1911: 5. Garde-Regiment zu Fuss;
March 22nd, 1913: Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, 5. Garde-Regiment zu Fuss;
January 18th, 1915: Führer, Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 5;
January 2nd, 1915: Kommandeur, 4. Garde-Regiment zu Fuss;
December 1918: Freiwilligen-Regiment Reinhard;
June 1919: Infanterie-Führer, Berliner Reichswehr-Brigade 15;
oktober 1927: NSDAP;
1933: SA-Oberstlandesführer, SA-Reserve II;
January 27th, 1934: Bundesführer, Deutschen Reichskriegerbundes „Kyffhäuser";
September 1935: SS;
1936: Mitglied, Reichstag;
1938: SS-Ehrenführer, Stab RFSS;
March 18th, 1938: Reichsführer, NS-Reichskriegerbund „Kyffhäuser" (NSRKB);
March 1943: Präsident, Kyffhäuser-Stiftung.

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Awarded on:
1897
Zentenarmedaille
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1907
Roter Adlerorden IV. Klasse
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1913
Dienstauszeichnung für Offiziere
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel)
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1916
Awarded with swords.
Ritter des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel)
Awarded on:
November 14th, 1916
III. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 4. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, 2. Garde-Infanterie-Brigade, 1. Garde–Division, Preussischen Armee
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1917
4946th award
Pour le Mérite
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel)
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1918
With war decoration
Militärverdienstkreuz III. Klasse
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
August 4th, 1918
With swords.
Komtur des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1918
Eichenlaub zum Pour le Mérite
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1918
Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber (1918)
Awarded on:
1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Rank:
SS-Oberführer
Awarded on:
December 16th, 1935
Julleuchter der SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Gruppenführer
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1937
SS-Ehrenring
Rank:
SS-Gruppenführer
Awarded on:
March 22nd, 1938
Rank:
SS-Obergruppenführer
Awarded on:
March 18th, 1939
Ehrendegen des Reichsführers-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
Awarded on:
March 30th, 1942
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1.Klasse
Haborus Emlékérem kardokkal és sisakkal
Nr 133243
SS-Zivilabzeichen
Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Cavaliere della Croce Grande
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

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