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Gansmeier, Jakob

Date of birth:
May 30th, 1900 (Pocking/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
August 8th, 1944 (Raseinen. Lithuania)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Tilsit / Sovetsk
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Served prior to the Second World War as SA-Brigadeführer and as Adjutant with the Bayerischen Staatsministerium des Innern.

Promotions:
1918: Soldat;
1919: Unteroffizier;
?: Feldwebel;
?: Oberfeldwebel;
1931: SA-Truppführer;
June 24th, 1932: SA-Sturmführer (Führerbefehl Nr. 11, September 9th, 1932);
December 15th, 1932: SA-Sturmbannführer (Führerbefehl Nr. 10, December 15th, 1932);
July 20th, 1933: SA-Obersturmbannführer (Führerbefehl Nr. 16, August 1st, 1933);
March 1st, 1934: SA-Standartenführer (Führerbefehl Nr. 23, March 27th, 1934);
1938: Oberfeldwebel der Reserve;
?: Leutnant der Reserve;
1941: Oberleutnant der Reserve;
January 30th, 1942: SA-Brigadeführer z.V.;
1942: Hauptmann der Reserve;
January 1st, 1944: Major der Reserve;
September 19th, 1944: Oberstleutnant der Reserve (posthumously as from August 1st, 1944);
February 28th, 1945: Oberstleutnant (posthumously as from August 1st, 1944).

Career:
?: Infanterie-Regiment 20;
1930: Inactief;
1930: SA;
1931: Stab OSAF;
July 20th, 1933: Referent Stab OSAF;
1938: Reserve-Landwehr;
?: Infanterie-Regiment 316;
January 30th, 1942: Obersten SA-Führung;
October 1943: Kommandeur Divisions-Fusilier-Bataillon 212.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 212, 212. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 29th, 1944
Action:
Received for his part in the Batle for Luga against overwhelming enemy forces.
Details:
2726th Heer Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve (Major of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Division-Füsilier-Bataillon 212, 212. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 2nd, 1944
Details:
568th Award.
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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