- Date of birth:
- October 12th, 1918 (Lachen/Neustadt an der Haardt/Bavaria, Germany)
- Date of death:
- April 17th, 1989 (Neustadt an der Weinstraße/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
x?: Deutsches Reichssportabzeichen in Bronze;
December 15th, 1940: Beobachter Abzeichen in Silver.
According to some sources, Jacob Lobmeyer was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisrenen Kreuzes as Kommandeur SS-Jagdpanzer-Abteilung 561 with the rank of SS-Hauptsturmführer, on April 28th, 1945 for actions in Berlin. This awarding however is unconfirmed by any formal evidence.
There are two possibilities it was a legal award: - via a proposal on official channels to Chef HPA Burgdorf, - direct award by Hitler; unfortunately no proof in the Bundesarchiv files; insight into the files of the Ordenskommission OdR was denied due to the Bundesarchivgesetz restrictions (30 year-rule -> open 2019); case was treated by the OdR before 1973; award date by Krätschmer : "20.04.1945" ; remark by von Seemen : "bestowal based on radio message by K.G. V. SS-AK Jeckeln".
According to a document he also won de DKiG on 15-3-1945.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
- SS-Jagdpanzer-Abteilung 561, V. SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Korps, Waffen-SS
- Awarded on:
- April 19th, 1945
About Lobmeyer's late war assignment, his unit was intended to be a Stug. Batterie for the 15. Waffen-Grenadier Div. But it instead was combined with other elements on the oder front around February 1945, was redesignated as SS-Panzerjäger Abt. 561 (in part because it actually used Hetzer), and was assigned to V. SS-Gebirgskorps.
- Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
- Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
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- SCHNEIDER, J.W., Their Honor Was Loyalty!, Bender (R.James) Publishing, 1993.
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