Lammer, Karl

Date of birth:
April 21st, 1920 (Weinheim/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
January 24th, 1979 (Viernheim/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
November 1941: Gefreiter;
January 1943: Obergefreiter;
September 1943: Unteroffizier.

Career:
December 4th, 1940: Wehrmacht;
1941: Infanterie-Pionier-Ersatz-Kompanie;
1941: Infanterie-Regiment 105;
April 1942: Stabskompanie, Infanterie-Regiment 105;
September 1943: Gruppenführer, Pionierzug, Stabskompanie, Grenadier-Regiment 105.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Lance Corporal)
Unit:
Stabskompanie, Grenadier-Regiment 105, 72. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for action at Kertsch, Crimea.
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obergefreiter (Corporal)
Unit:
Pionierzug, Stabskompanie, Grenadier-Regiment 105, 72. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for blowing up a bridge at Krasnodubskj under enemy fire.
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obergefreiter (Corporal)
Unit:
Stabskompanie, Grenadier-Regiment 105, 72. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 27th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for blowing up a bridge at Krasnodubskj under enemy fire.
Details:
1830th Mentioning.
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Gruppenführer, Pionierzug, Stabskompanie, Grenadier-Regiment 105, 72. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
January 13th, 1944
Action:
On the 03.12.1943 Unteroffizier Lammer and his squad of six men were deployed as infantry near Cherkassy. Equipped only with infantry weapons, they nonetheless were able to hold a key position against a much numerically superior foe. They were even able to retake an important block of houses in an attack executed on Lammer’s own initiative, resulting in that an important supply road remained in German hands. Lammer would be heavily wounded during this time, but for his achievements would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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