Ostermeier, Hans-Arno

Date of birth:
February 10th, 1903 (Budapest, Austrian-Hungarian Empire)
Date of death:
June 13th, 1989 (Waldkraiburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer, Kampfgruppe, Panzergrenadier-Division "Feldherrhalle", Heer
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1944
Action:
Awarded for distinguishing himself during the formation of a German bridgehead over the bridge at Beresino during Operation Bagration, on the 01.07.1944.
Details:
3481st Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Details:
The awarding of the DKiG is still unclear. Several sources give different data. According to the older source of Veit Scherzer the award data was set on xx.xx.1945, F. Berger gives 26th March 1945 and the 4th edition of Dörr gives 6th March 1945. Several other sources state this last date. The 2001 edition of Patzwall/Scherzer does not list him.
Action:
Awarded for the leadership of his battalion during the bitter offensive and defensive battles of the Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Division 2 “Hermann Göring” between Konradswalde and Wesselhofen, beginning on the 13.03.1945.
Details:
834st Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain)
Unit:
Führer Alarm-Kampfgruppe / Panzer-Grenadier-Division "Feldherrnhalle"
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve
Unit:
Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Division 2 "Hermann Göring"
Nahkampfspange in Silber

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