Kleemann, Ulrich

Date of birth:
March 23rd, 1892 (Bad Langensalza, Germany)
Date of death:
January 1st, 1963 (Oberursel, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommanduer, Sturm-Division Rhodos
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1943
Awarded for his role in disarming Italian forces in the eastern Mediterranean following their capitulation in mid-1943. Despite being outnumbered by a factor of 8:1 at times he managed to complete his task despite the great difficulties and was at the same time able to prevent the occupation of Rhodes by the Allies.
304th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Commander 3. Schützen-Brigade
Awarded on:
October 13th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Awarded for his actions during Operation Barbarossa. As commander of an attack group south of Smolensk Oberst Kleemann was able to overcome numerous river obstacles (namely the Ssosh, the Iput and the Desna) while preempting all enemy attempts to create a stable defense line in the process. Later on, during the encirclement battle of Kiev, he would contribute to the sealing off of the pocket in fighting near Lochwiza (10.09.1944).
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1918
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

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