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Oberwöhrmann, Erich



Born: 20.02.1914 in Bremen

Died: 01.06.2003

 
  • joined Infanterieregiment 16 in April 1934,

  • transferred to Infanterieregiment 37 in 1936,

  • pursued the career of an Unteroffizier,

  • transferred in 1937 to the 7th Company of Panzerregiment 1,

  • became Hauptfeldwebel of the 7th Company in October 1938,

  • served as a panzer platoon leader with the 7th Company in the French Campaign,

  • transferred in August 1940 to the 3rd Company of Panzerabteilung A and shortly thereafter, to the 3rd Company of Panzerregiment 18,

  • changed into an officer career, promoted to Leutnant on 01.03.1941,

  • transferred in 1942 to the newly formed Panzerabteilung 160,

  • severely wounded in November 1942 near Stalingrad,

  • transferred in July 1943 to the newly formed Panzerabteilung "Feldherrnhalle",

  • served as company commander and Abteilung leader until September 1944,

  • US-captivity on 08.09.1944, transport to Dermott / Arkansas

  • joined the newly formed Bundeswehr in 1956, last rank Oberstleutnant

 

Awards:

Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross (07.02.1944), EKI (1940), EKII (1940), Silver Wound Badge (1943), Panzer Assault Badge in Silver (1940)

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