Oppermann, Walter (Jäger-Regiment 38)

Date of birth:
May 31st, 1921 (Westeregeln/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
March 20th, 1943 (Hauptverbandplatz Sechino/Russia, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Korpowo
Plot: 18. Row: 41. Grave: 2575.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Walter Oppermann was on 13th May 1943 posthumously promoted to Feldwebel with entry date of 1st March 1943, in relation to his received decorations.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
5. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 668, 370. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1942
Action:
For a single wounf inflicted on 15th July 1942.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
5. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 668, 370. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberjäger (Corporal)
Unit:
7. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Jäger-Regiment 38, 8. Jäger-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 27th, 1943
Action:
For a single wound inflicted on 26th December 1942.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberjäger (Corporal)
Unit:
7. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Jäger-Regiment 38, 8. Jäger-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 7th, 1943
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
7. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Jäger-Regiment 38, 8. Jäger-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1943
Action:
Oberjäger Oppermann has by enemy attacks on 14th and 15th March 1943, his on three sides by heavy enemy units besieged Stützpunkt, held for 24 hours and by he determined resistance the planned withdrawel from the Redna-line was a succes. At the enemy breakthrough south of Welikoje-Sselo on 18th March 1943, Oberjäger Oppermann and his group prevented the widening of the breakthrough.
Although heavily wounded by granade shrapnel on the head, he refused to leave his post, thus leaving his young soldiers alone. Despite his injuries he stayed leading the resistence until he lost coinciousness. Thank to his doing it was that the eleged cointerattack was a succes (Regimentstagesbefehl vom 12.04.1943, Jägerregiment 38, Kommandeur Oberst Eckardt).
Details:
Day signing award certificate 6th May 1943.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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