Tietjen, Cord

Date of birth:
November 10th, 1914 (Danzig-Langfuhr/Westprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
June 18th, 2005 (Arnsberg/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Oberschütze (Heer);
1938: Fähnrich (Luftwaffe);
May 7th, 1939: Leutnant;
October 28th, 1940: Oberleutnant.

Career:
October 20th, 1936: Pionier-Bataillon 20;
1937: Fallschirmjäger Schule, Stendal;
1938: Luftwaffe;
May 7th, 1939: Zugführer 7. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1;
September 1st, 1940: Chef 1. / Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon;
February 21st, 1942: Chef 2. / Korps Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon;
November 5th, 1942 - 1947: POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberschütze (Private First Class)
Unit:
Fallschirm-Infanterie-Kompanie
Awarded on:
December 18th, 1937
Details:
Nr. 338.
Fallschirmschützenabzeichen des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer, II. Zug, 7. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1, 7. Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1940
Action:
Awarded for a wound received on May 10th, 1940, near Moerdijk, the Netherlands.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer, II. Zug, 7. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1, 7. Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 23rd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer, II. Zug, 7. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1, 7. Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 23rd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer, II. Zug, 7. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1, 7. Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1940
Action:
Awarded for his actions at the Moerdijk road bridge on the first day of the German attack on Holland. Despite a shrapnel wound in the knee he and his troops managed to eliminate the Dutch bunker guarding the northern end of the road bridge and thus ensured its capture by the Germans.
Details:
Vorläufiges Besitzzeugnis was presented on June 25th, 1940.
Fellgiebel and other sources mistakenly state the wrong unit, 5. / Falschirmjäger-Regiment 1 who had as Zugführer Hans-Georg Tiedjen.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1941
Ärmelband Kreta

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