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Arndt, Johannes

Date of birth:
October 7th, 1906 (Bromberg/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
July 6th, 1944 (Molidesno, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
20.05.1926: Oberschütze
20.10.1927: Unteroffiziers-Anwärter
01.04.1928: Gefreiter
01.04.1930: Obergefreiter
01.05.1930: Unteroffizier
01.05.1932: Feldwebel
31.10.1932: Oberfeldwebel-Anwärter
01.08.1933: Oberfeldwebel
01.09.1934: Oberleutnant (Leutnant : 1.9.1930)
20.04.1937: Hauptmann - 2100 (26)
23.01.1942: Major -1070 (17)
01.11.1942: Oberstleutnant (77)
01.05.1944: Oberst (5b)

Career:
01.03.1924: 4. Kompanie / 4. (Preuß.) Infanterie-Regiment
01.06.1924: 1. Kompanie / 4. (Preuß.) Infanterie-Regiment
01.10.1926: Nachrichtenzug / I. Bataillon / 4. (Preuß.) Infanterie-Regiment
01.04.-01.10.1928: Unteroffiziers-Anwärter-Lehrkommando - Neustettin
01.07.1930: Stab I. Bataillon / 4. (Preuß.) Infanterie-Regiment
01.02.1932: 2. Kompanie / 4. (Preuß.) Infanterie-Regiment
21.06.-05.07.1934: Offiziers-Vorbereitungs-Lehrgang - Stettin-Kreckow
01.09.1934: Vorkommando - Neumünster
01.10.1934: 1. Kompanie Infanterie-Regiment - Neumünster
01.01.1935: Nachrichtenoffizier - Führer - Stabspersonal III. / Inf.-Rgt. - Neumünster
23.09.1935: Infanterie-Regiment 16
15.10.1935: Regiments-N.O. / Infanterie-Regiment 16
06.10.1936: Stab / Infanterie-Regiment 16
01.04.1937: Chef 6. Kompanie / Infanterie-Regiment 16
10.07.-10.08.1938: Offiziers-Lehrgang - Kriegsschule
10.11.1938: Chef 12. (MG) Kompanie / Infanterie-Regiment 16
03.04.-05.04.1939: Lehrgang MG-34 / Infanterieschule - Döberitz
17.11.1940: Adjutant / Infanterie-Regiment 16
01.09.1941: Kommandeur I. Bataillon / Infanterie-Regiment 16
01.08.1942: Führer Infanterie-Ersatz-Regiment 22
01.10.1943: Führer, then Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 391
20.04.-13.05.1944: on leave
16.07.1944: 4. Armee / II. Armee-Korps reported at 00h50 to OKH / PA / AG /P 5, that Oberst Arndt, Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 391, was KIA 6.7.1944, 19h55 ivo Molidesno (Eastfront)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
I. / Infanterie-Regiment 16
Awarded on:
February 2nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Infanterie-Regiment 16
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1942
For action on 13th June 1942 at Sebastopol.
1078th Award.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 391, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1944
Johannes Arndt was the commander of an Infanterie-Regiment during the Soviet offensive around Leningrad in January 1944. On the 15.01.1944 Arndt’s regiment was able to hold its ground against a powerful assault and thus prevent the encirclement of two German divisions. These were eventually able to withdraw, and in the process reserves could be released and the front was stabilized. Such an important operational achievement was possible due to the resolve of Arndt and his regiment, and because of that Arndt would receive the Knight’s Cross shortly afterwards.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 3rd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1942
"In the battle for Sevastopol have in the capturing of the fort Stalin, a battalion of a Lower Saxon Infantry Division under the command of Major Arndt, a pioneer company under the leadership of Lieutenant Heyer and an assault gun battery under the command of Captain Caesar, particularly distinguished themselves."
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1943
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