With the ourbreak of the First World War, Paul Klatt entered service as Offiziersanwärter with the 2. Oberschlesische Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 57. After an officers training het was placed with the 4. Niederschlesischen Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 51 with which he took part on the Westfront. Her he was seriously wounded on May 18th, 1915, after which he was back at the front in December 1915. Paul Klatt became British POW on April 9th, 1917, from which he was released on October 26th, 1919.
For his services during World War One he received the Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse (February 4th,1916), Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse (March 12th, 1920) and the Verwundeten Abzeichen im Schwarz (December 30th, 1919).
After the First World War, Pual Klatt entered service with the Reichswehr and was placed with the 3. (Preußisches) Infanterie-Regiment and later the 2. (Preußisches) Infanterie-Regiment. After service with the Wehrkreiskommando I he ended up with the 1. (Preußisches) Pionier-Bataillon and later with the 13. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment. Short before outbreak of the Second World War he ended up with the Gebirgspionier-Bataillon 83, 3. Gebirgs-Division.
With the 3. Gebirgs-Division he took part in the Second World War, until he became Soviet POW on May 8th, 1945, from which he was released in October 1955.
November 11th, 1914: Fahnenjunker-Gefreiter;
December 24th, 1914: Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier;
April 18th, 1915: Fähnrich;
June 18th, 1915: Leutnant;
July 31st, 1925: Oberleutnant;
February 1st, 1931: Hauptmann;
January 1st, 1936: Major;
February 1st, 1939: Oberstleutnant;
December 17th, 1941: Oberst;
February 20th, 1944: Generalmajor;
January 15th, 1945: Generalleutnant.
August 3rd, 1914: 2. Oberschlesische Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 57;
December 14th, 1914 - 13 februari 1915: Offizierslehrgang Kriegsschule Döberitz;
March 17th, 1915: 4. Niederschlesischen Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 51;
May 18th, 1915 - October 5th,1915: wounded in Hospital;
October 5th, 1915: I. Ersatz-Bataillon / 4. Niederschlesischen Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 51;
December 27th, 1915 - January 10th, 1916: Kompanieführerlehrgang;
May 10th, 1916: Adjutant II. Bataillon / 4. Niederschlesischen Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 51;
April 9th, 1917 - October 26th, 1919: British POW;
December 23rd, 1919: 9. Kompanie / Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 11;
April 11th, 1920: Adjutant IV. Bataillon / Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 11;
September 27th, 1920: 2. Kompanie / 3. (Preußisches) Infanterie-Regiment, Marienwerder;
October 1st, 1921: 10. Kompanie / 2. (Preußisches) Infanterie-Regiment, Rastenburg;
January 3rd, 1922 - October 1st, 1924: Sportausbildungsoffizier III. Bataillon / 2. (Preußisches) Infanterie-Regiment, Rastenburg;
October 1st, 1924: Wehrkreiskommando I, Königsberg;
April 1st, 1926: 1. (Preußisches) Pionier-Bataillon;
September 29th, 1927:Adjutant 1. (Preußisches) Pionier-Bataillon;
October 1st, 1927: Standortkommandantur Insterburg;
March 1st, 1929: 1. (Preußisches) Pionier-Bataillon;
October 1st, 1930: Chef 2. Kompanie / 1. (Preußisches) Pionier-Bataillon;
March 1st, 1933: Pionierführer Standortkommandatur Oppeln;
April 1st, 1933: Pionierführer 13. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment, Hannover;
October 1st, 1934: Reichswehrministerium, Inspekteur der Pioniere und Festungen;
November 10th, 1938: Kommandeur Gebirgspionier-Bataillon 83;
August 15th, 1941: m.d.F.b. Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138;
October 1st, 1941: Kommandeur Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138;
December 24th, 1942: Wounded in Hospital;
January 1st, 1943: Führerreserve;
July 3rd, 1944: Kommandeur 3. Gebirgs-Division;
May 8th, 1945 - October 5th, 1955: Soviet POW.
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