Forchhammer, Gerhard

Date of birth:
March 31st, 1909 (Magdeburg/Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
April 1st, 1934: Leutnant der Landespolizei;
October 15th, 1935: Oberleutnant;
March 1st, 1938: Hauptmann;
January 1st, 1942: Major (RDA: -452-);
November 1st, 1944: Oberstleutnant (RDA: -68-).

Career:
April 1st, 1927: in service;
?: Grenadier-Regiment 58;
August 1st, 1941: Kommandeur, Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 363;
October 15th, 1944: Führer, Grenadier-Regiment 959;
November 30th, 1944: Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 959;
December 23rd, 1944: Führerreserve OKH.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 363, 363. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 363, 363. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 9th, 1941
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 363, 363. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 959, 363. Volksgrenadier-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 7th, 1945
Details:
According to the Karteikarte the awarding took place on January 13th, 1945.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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