Port, Johann

Date of birth:
February 3rd, 1915 (Bernkastel-Keus/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
March 27th, 2006 (Bernkastel-Kues/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Gefreiter;
?: Unteroffizier;
?: Feldwebel;
December 1st, 1942: Oberfeldwebel

Career:
November 2nd, 1937: in service, s.M.G. Schütze, 8. / Infanterie-Regiment 105, Trier;
1938: Gefreiter, Gewehrführer, 8. / Infanterie-Regiment 105;
March 1st, 1940: Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer, 8. / Infanterie-Regiment 105;
October 34th, 1940: Gruppenführer/Kompanietruppführer, 8. / Infanterie-Regiment 266;
March 1st, 1942: Feldwebel, Zugführer/Kompanieführer, 8. / Infanterie-Regiment 266;
June 12th, 1942: Wounded and in Lazerett;
1943-1944: Ausbilder Grenadier-Ersatz-Bataillon 125, Trier;
1944: Zugführer Grenadier-Regiment 714;
March 16th, 1945: POW near Hausbach/Saar.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Gruppenführer, 8. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 105, 72. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1940
Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Kompanietruppführer, 8. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 266, 72. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Kompanietruppführer, 8. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 266, 72. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1941
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Kompanietruppführer, 8. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 266, 72. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 15th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 8. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 266, 72. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 8. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 266, 72. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 8. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 266, 72. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for action near Sebatopol in June 1942.

Citational tekst:
"During an attack at Sebastopol, Feldwebel Johann Port, Führer of a MG-Zug with an Infantry Regiment, by decisive bravery and excellent leadership, led his battalion through concentrated enemy fire. With this they succeeded infiltrating the enemy trenches, which position Feldwebel Port managed to defend successfully against relentless Bolshevik attacks."
Details:
"Vorläufiges Besitzzeugnis" (preliminary document) presented on August 26th, 1942.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer, Grenadier-Regiment 714 (Ost), 416. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 17th, 1945
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber

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