Donnhauser, Anton

Date of birth:
April 8th, 1913 (Vienna, Austria)
Date of death:
October 30th, 1984 (Wehrheim/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Servicenumber 8/H.G.R.11 61 (Heer) / 74 30 67 83 (Bundeswehr).

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:
Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 11 / 4.leichte Division
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1939
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 11 / 4.leichte Division
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
8. / Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
October 31st, 1939
Details:
Nr. 24.408.
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
8. / Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
October 31st, 1939
Details:
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. / Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
December 8th, 1939
Action:
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. / Schützen-Regiment 111
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
1. / Schützen-Regiment 111
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1941
Details:
Bronze version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1941
Details:
Nr.: 799706.
DRL Sportabzeichen in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer 3. / Schützen-Regiment 111
Awarded on:
February 17th, 1942
Voenen Orden
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111
Awarded on:
March 16th, 1943
Action:
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. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111 / 11.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
May 13th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111 / 11.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Stab II. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Stab II. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Führer Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111 / 11.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Gold

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