PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Barth, Otto
Date of birth: June 18th, 1891 (Dresden/Saxonia, Germany)
Date of death:  May 3rd, 1963 (Erlangen/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
March 30th, 1911: Fahnenjunker;
November 26th, 1911: Fähnrich;
August 9th, 1912: Leutnant;
May 22nd, 1917: Oberleutnant;
September 1st, 1936: Hauptmann;
March 1st, 1937: Major;
August 1st, 1940: Oberstleutnant;
February 1st, 1942: Oberst;
November 9th, 1944: Generalmajor.

Career:
March 30th, 1911 - August 2nd, 1914: Feld-Artillerie-Regiment 64;
August 2nd, 1914 -?: Batterie-Offizier Feld-Artillerie-Regiment 64;
? - June 1st, 1915: Lazerett;
June 1st, 1915 - December 1st, 1915: Ordonnnanz-offizier Stab Feld-Artillerie-Regiment 64;
December 1st, 1915 - June 14th, 1916: Adjutant II. / Artillerie-Regiment 64;
June 14th, 1916 - July 5th, 1917: Adjutant Artillerie-Regiment 64;
July 5th, 1917 - November 11th, 1918: Batterie-Führer Artillerie-Regiment 64;
March 31, 1920: Leaving Army;
April 1st, 1920 - September 30th, 1922: Porzellan Fabrik Burgau, Saale;
October 3rd, 1922 - November 30th, 1924: Fa. Gebr. Armhold, Dresden;
December 1st, 1924 - February 25th, 1925: Fa. Constantin Seidel & Co., Dresden;
March 1st, 1925 - January 31st, 1935: Hermes Krediet-Versicherung-AG, Dresden;
September 1st, 1936 - March 1st, 1938: Batterie-Führer Artillerie-Regiment 4;
March 1st, 1938 - December 11th, 1940: Kommandeur I. / Artillerie-Regiment 17;
December 11th, 1940 - May 18th, 1943: Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 117;
May 18th, 1943 - September 17th, 1943: Führer-Reserve OKH;
September 17th, 1943 - July 14th, 1944: Lehrgangsleiter Artillerieschule I , Berlin;
July 14th, 1944 - July 29th, 1944: Divisionsführerlehrgang 12;
July 29th, 1944 - August 15th, 1944: zur Verwaltung Heeresgruppe Nord;
August 15th, 1944 - November 9th, 1944: m.F.B 30. Infanterie-Division;
November 9th, 1944 - January 30th, 1945: Kommandeur 30. Infanterie-Division;
February 16th, 1945 - May 8th, 1945: Kommandeur 21. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division;
May 9th, 1945 - October 9th, 1955: POW Soviet Union.
     
ANERKENNUNGSURKUNDE DES OBERBEFEHLSHABERS DES HEERES
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 117
Awarded on: October 5th, 1942
Details: 1238th Award.
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Artillerie-Regiment 117
Awarded on: October 9th, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Artillerie-Regiment 117 / 111.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on: May 8th, 1943
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
 
     
EHRENKREUZ FÜR FRONTKÄMPFER
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
 
     
ÄRMELBAND KURLAND
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
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