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Allmendinger, Karl

Date of birth:
March 3rd, 1891 (Abtsgmünd/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
October 2nd, 1965 (Ellwangen/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Chef der 10. Abteilung im Generalstab des Heeres
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes des V. Armeekorps
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 5.Infanterie-Division / V.Armee-Korps / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
July 17th, 1941
On the 22.06.1941 Generalmajor Allmendinger personally led his Division through a difficult attack near Lazdijai. He managed to reenergize the attack and ultimately bring about the capture of both Lazdijai and the commanding hill nearby. He subsequently led the Division’s Vorausabteilung as it strove to capitalize on this success, and under his personal leadership it managed to establish an important bridgehead over the Niemen river at Seirijai. The creation of this bridgehead was of great operational importance for the German 9. Armee, and Allmendinger would be recognized for his achievement with the award of the Knight’s Cross.
365th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 5. Jägerdivision
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 5.Jäger-Division / II.Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
December 13th, 1942
Awarded for the successes of his Division during the German offensive operation “Michael” (27.09.-09.10.1942). The goal of this operation was to broaden the German corridor to Demyansk. In the resultant combat Allmendinger displayed outstanding leadership, and his Division was heavily involved in the encirclement and destruction of strong Soviet forces southeast of Lake Ilmen (this success was reported in the Wehrmachtbericht of the 09.10.1942).
153st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Awarded on:
March 29th, 1943
Awarded with swords.
Vapaudenristin 1.luokka (VR 1)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general)
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1944
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3

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