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Gareis, Martin

Date of birth:
October 6th, 1891 (Berlin-Niederbarnim/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
February 26th, 1976 (Kreuth/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Martin Gareis was taken prisoner on 2nd May 1945 near Hagenau/Mecklenburg, Germany and imprisoned in Special Camp 11 as prisoner number B816211.

Promotions:
December 21st, 1909: Fähnrich;
August 18th, 1911: Leutnant;
August 18th, 1918: Oberleutnant;
October 1st, 1923: Hauptmann (4);
August 1st, 1933: Major (4);
March 1st, 1936: Oberstleutnant (20);
August 1st, 1938: Oberst (20);
February 1st, 1942: Generalmajor mit RDA vom 1-3-1942 (8c);
January 1st, 1943: Generalleutnant (45);
April 1st, 1945: General der Infanterie.

Career:
September 1st, 1939: Führer-Reserve OKH;
September 25th, 1939: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 282;
January 1st, 1942: mdFb 98. Inf.Div.;
February 1st, 1942: Kdr. 98. Inf.Div.;
April 1st, 1944: Führer-Reserve OKH;
May 5th, 1944: Kdr. 264. Inf.Div.;
October 9th, 1944: Führer-Reserve OKH;
January 19th, 1945: mdFb XXXXVI. Pz.K.;
April 1st, 1945: Kom.Gen. XXXXVI. Pz.K.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 282
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 98. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
November 29th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 264. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1944
Royal Decree No. 1297.
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 18th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 18th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 8th, 1942
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 282, 98. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1941
326th Award.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1918
with swords
Ritter des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kdr. 98. Inf.Div.
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1943
"In den schweren Kämpfen der letzten Wochen haben sich im Kampfgebiet von Kiew die thüringische 7. Panzerdivision unter Führung von Generalmajor v. Manteuffel und auf der Krim die fränkisch-sudetendeutsche 98. Infanteriedivision unter Führung von Generalleutnant Gareis besonders ausgezeichnet."

"In the heavy fighting of the past few weeks, the Thuringian 7th Panzer Division under the command of Major General von Manteuffel and the Franconian-Sudeten German 98th Infantry Division under the leadership of Lieutenant General Gareis have particularly distinguished themselves in the Crimea."
Wehrmachtbericht

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