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Niemann, Heinrich

Date of birth:
March 28th, 1921 (Hahlen-Minden/western Phalia, germany)
Date of death:
June 16th, 1979 (Minden/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


Heinrich Niemann finally reached the rank of Oberleutnant der Reserve. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr from 1957 until 31st March 1978 and finally reached the rank of Oberstleutnant.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Führer 3. / Pionier-Battailon 196
Awarded on:
April 30th, 1943
Awarded for his actions south of Lake Ladoga. Here Niemann, along with his Pionier Kompanie, endured days of enemy artillery fire while holding an important hill. They then defended this height successfully against all the enemy attacks that followed. Niemann would be heavily wounded during the second enemy attack.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes