One option is for KM land-based personnel (like guarding bases, or being responsible for security of a village/town), being engaged in fighting with local partisans. Second possibility could be sea-fighting against partisan "navy", as in case in the Adriatic, where Yugoslav partisans had their own "navy", composed of armed fishing boats, using them for ferrying personnel, equipment and supplies between mainland and islands. And there were times, where they were being engaged by the German boats. The third option is, that KM personnel was assigned to the infantry unit (under Heer or still under KM) in the latter stage of the war, and they engaged in the fighting with the partisans; this has happened in Yugoslavia, also.Matt Gibbs wrote: ↑07 Dec 2021 11:34Kriegsmarine recipients would seem to be the most unusual- possibly neglected in research ? I'm afraid I'm guilty myself for not really being able to get a handle on this, I'm yet to really understand how the KM involvement would allow qualification or which theatres of operations.
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Hauptmann der Reserve
* 24.03.1914 in Berlin-Spandau.
† 30.12.1990 in Berlin.
Leutnant d. R.
Oberleutnant d. R.
00.00.1943 Hauptmann d. R. (mit RDA vom 01.09.1943)
ca. 1920-ca. 1924 Volksschule (?).
ca. 1924-ca. 1932 Gymnasium (passed his Abitur).
ca. 1932-00.00.193_ Studied law at university.
00.00.193_ Received his doctorate (Dr. jur.).
00.00.193_ Joined the NSDAP.
00.00.193_-00.00.19__ SA service.
15.10.1936-27.10.1938 Heer service.
23.08.1939 Mobilized for war service.
29.05.1942-31.03.1943 On leave for studies.
[26.12.1944] Kommandeur of II. Bataillon/Jäger-Regiment 724.
[00.00.1953] Worked as a lawyer and notary of the Spandauer Anwaltschaft [bar] in Carl-Schurz-Straβe 53.
00.00.1965 Bought the building at Moritzstraße 9, Berlin-Spandau, which had been built in 1784 as a Garnisons-Lazarett (garrison hospital) for the old Prussian Füsilier-Regiment “Prinz Heinrich von Preußen”. It had served as a barracks in the years 1862-1897, and had housed the Spandauer Heimatmuseum until 1951. Due to disrepair, Reimann was later forced to have it demolished. He later had it rebuilt in as an office and residential building, and today itt houses appartments an branch of the Commerzbank. A plaque in honor of Dr. Wilhelm Reimann is affixed to the façade.
Decorations & Awards:
26.12.1944 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as Hauptmann d. R. and Kommandeur of II. Bataillon/Jäger-Regiment 724/104.
Vorschlagsliste Nr. 4289.
00.00.194_ 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
00.00.194_ 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
00.00.194_ Nahkampfspange II. Stufe (Silber)
ca. 1944 Bandenkampfabzeichen in Bronze
00.00.194_ Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber
ca. 1942 Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42”
ca. 1939 Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
- Father: Gustav Reimann (*15.06.1877), a teacher.
- Mother: Klara Reimann, geb. Klein (*11.02.1880).
* Religion: Protestant.