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Fahrmbacher, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
September 19th, 1888 (Zweibrücken/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
April 27th, 1970 (Garmisch-Partenkirchen/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
July 18th, 1907: Fahnenjunker;
October 31st, 1907: Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier;
March 9th, 1908: Fähnrich;
March 7th, 1910: Leutnant;
May 19th, 1915: Oberleutnant;
March 22nd, 1918: Hauptmann/Rittmeister;
February 1st, 1928: Major;
February 1st, 1932: Oberstleutnant;
April 1st, 1934: Oberst;
August 1st, 1937: Generalmajor;
June 1st, 1939: Generalleutnant;
October 20th, 1940: General der Artillerie.

Career:
July 18th, 1907: 5. Feldartillerie-Regiment „König Alfons XIII. von Spanien";
April 22nd, 1908: Kriegsschule München;
January 22nd, 1909: 4. Königlich Bayerisches Feldartillerie-Regiment;
October 1st, 1911: Artillerie- und Ingenieur-Schule;
January 25th, 1914: Adjutant, I. Abteilung, 4. Königlich Bayerisches Feldartillerie-Regiment;
August 24th, 1914: Lazerett;
September 10th, 1914: Adjutant, I. Abteilung, 4. Königlich Bayerisches Feldartillerie-Regiment;
December 5th, 1915: Führer 1. Gebirgs-Kanonenbatterie, Gebirgs-Kanonen-Abteilung 213;
April 29th, 1916: Führer 6. Batterie, 21. Feldartillerie-Regiment;
February 22nd, 1917: Adjutant, 4. Königlich Bayerisches Feldartillerie-Regiment;
February 26th, 1919: Führer, I. Bataillon, 4. Königlich Bayerisches Feldartillerie-Regiment;
February 28th, 1919: Führer, 2. Volkswehr-Batterie;
April 24th, 1919: Führer Panzer-Batterie, Gruppe Hierl;
May 20th, 1919: Führer, Panzer-Batterie, 43. Grenz-Infanterie-Brigade;
October 29th, 1919: Chef, 4. Batterie, Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 21;
October 1st, 1920: Chef, 4. (Gebirgs-) Kompanie, 7. (Bayer.) Fahr-Abteilung;
June 1st, 1926: Stab, II. Abteilung, 7. (Bayer.) Artillerie-Regiment;
May 1st, 1928: Chef, 4. Batterie, 7. (Bayer.) Artillerie-Regiment;
June 12th, 1928: Heeres-Waffen-Amt (WaA), Reichswehrministerium;
April 1st, 1931: Kommandeur, II. Abteilung, 7. (Bayer.) Artillerie-Regiment;
April 1st, 1934: Abteilungschef, Heeresabnahmeabteilung (WaAbn), Heereswaffenamt, Reichswehrministerium;
March 1st, 1938: Artilleriekommandeur 35 (Arko 35);
August 15th, 1938: Kommandeur, 5. Infanterie-Division;
October 20th, 1940: Kommandierenden General, VII. Armeekorps;
March 1st, 1942: Führerreserve;
May 1st, 1942: Kommandierender General, XXV. Armeekorps;
June 10th, 1944: Kommandeur Heeresgruppe Normandie;
August 1st, 1944: Befehlshaber Deutschen Einheiten Bretagne / Festungskommandant Lorient;
May 10th, 1945 - August 10th, 1950: POW;
March 15th, 1951 - August 1958: Member Central Staff of Planning, Egyptian Army.

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Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
March 13th, 1913
Goldene Prinzregent Luitpold-Medaille
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant, I. Abteilung, 4. Königlich Bayerisches Feldartillerie-Regiment, 2. Feldartillerie Brigade, 2. Königlich Bayerische Division, Armee
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1914
Details:
Awarded with swords.
IV. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant, 4. Königlich Bayerisches Feldartillerie-Regiment, 2. Feldartillerie Brigade, 2. Königlich Bayerische Division, Armee
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1917
Details:
Awarded with "Kriegsdekoration".
Militärverdienstkreuz III. Klasse
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Abteilungschef, Heeresabnahmeabteilung (WaAbn), Heereswaffenamt, Reichswehrministerium
Awarded on:
December 15th, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Abteilungschef, Heeresabnahmeabteilung (WaAbn), Heereswaffenamt, Reichswehrministerium
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Abteilungschef, Heeresabnahmeabteilung (WaAbn), Heereswaffenamt, Reichswehrministerium
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Abteilungschef, Heeresabnahmeabteilung (WaAbn), Heereswaffenamt, Reichswehrministerium
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Abteilungschef, Heeresabnahmeabteilung (WaAbn), Heereswaffenamt, Reichswehrministerium
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Abteilungschef, Heeresabnahmeabteilung (WaAbn), Heereswaffenamt, Reichswehrministerium
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1937
Magyar Érdemrend Középkeresztje
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 5. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 21st, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 5. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 5. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 5. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Artillerie (Lieutenant-general of Artillerie)
Unit:
Kommandierender General, XXV. Armeekorps, Heer
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Artillerie (Lieutenant-general of Artillerie)
Unit:
Kommandierender General, XXV. Armeekorps, Heer
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Silber

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