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Donnhauser, Anton Johann Karl

Date of birth:
April 8th, 1913 (Vienna, Austria)
Date of death:
October 30th, 1984 (Usingen/Hesse, Germany)
Service number:
8/H.G.R.11 61 (Heer) / 74 30 67 83 (Bundeswehr)
Nationality:
Austrian (1919-1934, Republic)

Biography

Promotions:
6th November 1933: Enlisted in the Österreichischen Heer;
1st September 1936: Wachtmeister Österreichischen Heer;
1st April 1937: Leutnant Österreichischen Heer;
1st April 1939: Oberleutnant;
1st February 1942: Hauptmann;
1st August 1943: Major (Rangdienstalter 1st July 1943).

Career:
6th November 1933 - 21st October 1934: Infanterie-Regiment 43 (Öst. Heer);
22nd October 1934 - 31st March 1937: ?;
1st April 1937 - 31st July 1938: K.F.Ig.B. 2 (Öst. Heer);
1st August 1938 - 2nd November 1938: ?;
3rd November 1938 - 8th November 1939: II. / Kavallerie-Regiment 11;
8th November 1939 - 18th March 1940: I. / Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 11;
19th March 1940 - 7th November 1940: I. / Schützen-Regiment 11;
8th November 1940 - 10thJanuary 1941: Schützen-Ersatz-Bataillon 10;
11th January 1941 - 31st January 1941: ?.Schützen-Brigade;
1st February 1941 - 8th July 1941: I. / Schützen-Regiment 111;
9th July 1941 - 4th July 1942: Schützen-Ersatz-Bataillon(Motorisiert) 110;
5th July 1942 - 3rd september 1942: Panzergrenadier-Ersatz-Bataillon 110;
4th September 1942 - 9th November 1943: II. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111;
10th November 1943 - 1st February 1944: Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111;
1st February 1944 - 31st August 1944: Führerreserve OKH;
13th March 1944 - 5th April 1944: Lehrgang für Regiments-Führer, Panzertruppenschule I, Taktische Lehrgänge;
13th May 1944 - 31st August 1944: Kommandiert zu Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppen;
1st September 1944: Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppen;
12th April 1956 - 23rd June 1956: Bundeswehr Sonthofen;
24th June 1956 - 21st November 1957: Panzergrenadier Schule Bundeswehr;
22nd November 1957 - 30th June 1958: Panzertruppenschule Bundewehr;
1st July 1958 - 30th June 1959: Panzer-(Lehr) Brigade 9, Bundeswehr;
1st July 1959: Log. Bundeswehr Hamburg.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
8. Kompanie, II. Abteilung, Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 11, 4. leichte Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1939
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
8. Kompanie, II. Abteilung, Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 11, 4. leichte Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
8. Kompanie, II. Abteilung, Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 11, 4. leichte Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 31st, 1939

Nr. 24.408.
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
8. Kompanie, II. Abteilung, Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 11, 4. leichte Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 31st, 1939

Nr. 24.408.
Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
8. Kompanie, II. Abteilung, Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 11, 4. leichte Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 8th, 1939
Awarded for a single wound received on 21st September 1939 near Laszczow, Poland.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Schützen-Regiment 111, 11. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Schützen-Regiment 111, 11. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1941

Bronze version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1941

Nr.: 799706.
DRL Sportabzeichen in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 3. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Schützen-Regiment 111, 11. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 17th, 1942
Voenen Orden
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Stab, II. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111, 11. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 16th, 1943
Received for three wounds inflicted on respectively 21st September 1939, 10th December 1942 and 6th March 1943.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111, 11. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 13th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111, 11. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1943
Awarded for his actions during the Operation Citadel. Here he penetrated into the Soviet defensive network and rolled it up. As he was thrusting against much larger enemy forces he changed the direction of his attack on his own initiative and in doing so completed the breakthrough of the Soviet’s main battle area.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Stab, II. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111, 11. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Stab, II. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111, 11. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Führer, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111, 11.Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Gold

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