(Photo courtesy of Gareth Collins)

Generalmajor Bernhard Klosterkemper
Born: 17 Apr 1897 in Coesfeld
Died: 19 Jul 1962 in Bremen-St. Magnus
Promotions:
Fähnrich (27 Aug 1917); Leutnant (10 Feb 1918); Oberleutnant (01 Apr 1925); Hauptmann (01 Apr 1933); Major (01 Oct 1936); Oberstleutnant (01 Apr 1940); Oberst (01 Apr 1942); Generalmajor (01 Dec 1944)
Career:
Entered Army Service (15 Aug 1916)
Fahnenjunker in the 789th Infantry-Regiment, later Platoon Leader, Company Leader & Adjutant of II. Battalion (15 Aug 1916-01 Oct 1919)
Transferred into the 110th Reichswehr-Infantry-Regiment (01 Oct 1919-01 Oct 1920)
Transferred into the 16th Infantry-Regiment (01 Oct 1920-01 Oct 1928)
Adjutant of I. Battalion of the 16th Infantry-Regiment (01 Oct 1928-01 Oct 1931)
Detached to Subsidiary-Leadership-Training with the Staff of the 2nd Division (01 Oct 1931-01 Oct 1933)
Transferred to the Troop-Office, later, Army General Staff (01 Oct 1933-01 Oct 1936)
Company-Chief in the 92nd Infantry-Regiment (01 Oct 1936-01 Dec 1937)
Commander of II. Battalion of the 69th Infantry-Regiment (01 Dec 1937-01 Oct 1938)
Adjutant with General-Command Eifel (01 Oct 1938-26 Aug 1939)
Adjutant with the General-Command of XXIII. Army-Corps (26 Aug 1939-25 Sep 1939)
Commander of III. Battalion of the 272nd Infantry-Regiment (25 Sep 1939-01 Jan 1941)
Commander of II. Battalion of the 271st Infantry-Regiment (01 Jan 1941-04 Apr 1941)
Führer-Reserve OKH & Detached to the Army General Staff (04 Apr 1941-1942)
With the General-Staff of XXIII. Army-Corps (1942-11 Nov 1942)
Führer-Reserve OKH (11 Nov 1942-00 Jan 1944)
Commander of the 920th Infantry-Regiment (00 Jan 1944-06 Jun 1944)
Delegated with the Leadership of the 91st Air-Landing-Division (06 Jun 1944-10 Jun 1944)
Leader of Division-Battle-Group of the 243rd Infantry-Division (17 Jun 1944-26 Sep 1944)
Leader of Catch-Staff West (00 Sep 1944-02 Nov 1944)
Delegated with the Leadership of the 180th Infantry-Division (02 Nov 1944-01 Dec 1944)
Commander of the 180th Infantry-Division (01 Dec 1944-08 May 1945)
In Captivity (08 May 1945-1947)
Released (1947)

Awards & Decorations:
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (04 Jul 1944)


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