Lang, Joseph

Date of birth:
February 20th, 1914 (Stetten/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 27th, 1943 (Hauptverbandplatz 1/11 n/w Mga-Kelkolovo/Oblast Leningrad, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Feldwebel;
1941: Oberfeldwebel;
?: Leutnant;
December 1st, 1942: Oberleutnant (RDA November 1st, 1942 -239-);
August 1943: Hauptmann (Posthumously RDA July 1st, 1943).

Career:
April 1st, 1934: Pionier-Btaillon Ulm;
October 15th, 1935: Pionier-Bataillon 15;
1940: Stosstruppführer, 2. Kompanie, Pionier-Bataillon 15;
November 20th, 1940: Pionier-Bataillon 113;
December 1941: Zugführer 3. (Mot.) Kompanie, Pionier-Bataillon 113;
January 20th, 1943: Pionier-Bataillon 23;
May 17th, 1943: Führer, 2. Kompanie, Pionier-Ausbildungs-Bataillon 46;
June 26th, 1943: Kompanieführer, Pionier-Bataillon (Mot.) 23.

Joseph Lang died of his wounds on July 27th, 1943. At that moment he served as Kompaniechef with the rank of Oberleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Stosstruppführer, 2. Kompanie, Pionier-Bataillon 15, 15. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Stosstruppführer, 2. Kompanie, Pionier-Bataillon 15, 15. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Stosstruppführer, 2. Kompanie, Pionier-Bataillon 15, 15. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 4th, 1940
Action:
Awarded for taking undamaged and defending a bridge over the Aisne Channel south of Pontavert.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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