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Schwarzmann, Karl Alfred Markus (FJR 1)

Date of birth:
March 23rd, 1912 (Fürth/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
March 11th, 2000 (Goslar/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
01. 04.1933: Jäger
01.10.1934: Gefreiter
01.05.1935: Unteroffizier
26.07.1938: Leutnant d.R.
11.03.1940: Oberleutnant d.R.
14.07.1942: Hauptmann d.R.
20.04.1945: Major d.R.

Career:
00.04.1933: assigned to 13./ Nürnburg Inf.Rgt.
00.00.1936: was a member of the olympic gymnastics team, winning 3 gold medals and two bronze medals
00.06.1938: served as a sports instructor for the Heer
26.07.1938: promoted to Leutnant d.R.
00.01.1939: transferred to II./ Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 1
11.03.1940: promoted to Oberleutnant d.R.
00.04.1940: Zugführer (MG), 8./ Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 1
10.05.1940: parachuted into the Netherlands and took a key bridge at Moerdijk
00.05.1940: badly WIA when a bullet pierced a lung during invasion of Holland
24.05.1940: Oblt., awarded Ritterkreuz, 8./ Rest-Kdo./ Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 1
00.05.1941: Oblt., 8.Kp./ Rest-Kdo./ Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 3
00.06.1942: acting Führer, 8./ Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 3
00.10.1942: Chef, 8./ Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 3
14.07.1942: promoted to Hauptmann d.R.
00.03.1943: Führer, Stabskompanie, 7. Flieger-Division
00.06.1943: Führer, Stabskompanie, Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 1
00.03.1944: sent to Lw.-Lazarett (unspecified) in München due to latent effects of his earlier wounds - held for several months
20.04.1945: promoted to Major d.R.
09.05.1945: captured by the British
29.10.1945: released
00.00.1952: competed in the Olympic games in Helsinki, winning a silver medal on the horizontal bar

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
1939
Although Schwarzmann completed his parachutist course after the Fallschirmschützenabzeichen des Heeres was abolished, he received the Heeres version as a token of thanks for his service in the Heeres Fallschirm-Infanterie-Bataillon.

Nr. 864.
Fallschirmschützenabzeichen des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 8. Kompanie, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 8. Kompanie, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 8. Kompanie, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1, 7. Flieger-Division
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Awarded for successfully landing with his Zug near the Moerdijk bridges and holding their positions against fierce Dutch counterattacks until reinforcements arrived. In the process Schwarzmann received a bullet wound to the lung and only narrowly escaped death.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1943
Ärmelband Kreta

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