PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Adolff, Heinz-Paul
Date of birth: June 29th, 1914 (Backnang/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:  July 17th, 1943 (Raitano/Sicily, Italy)
Buried on:  German War Cemetery Motta San Anastasia
Plot: 4.  Row: 6.  Grave: 1-27.
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Heinz-Paul Adolff was mortally wounded on July 17th, 1943 when he tried to destroy the Primasole Bridge over the river Simeto. He was posthumously promoted to Major der Reserve.

Promotions:
May 1st, 1939: Leutnant der Reserve;
July 2nd, 1941: Oberleutnant der Reserve (RDA July 1st, 1942 - 256/c);
January 25th, 1943: Hauptmann der Reserve (RDA January 1st, 1943 - 437/c);
November 18th, 1943: Major der Reserve (RDA July 1st, 1943 - 612/c).

Career:
October 28th, 1935 - September 30th, 1937: 3. Kompanie / Pionier-Bataillon 17, Würzburg;
August 22nd, 1938 - September 19th, 1938: Wehrübung;
March 18th, 1940: Vorausabteilung (motorisiert), Oberbaustab 5;
June 21st, 1940: Fallschirmschützen-Lehrgang, Fallschirmschule Wittstock;
July 27th, 1940: Zugführer, 1. Kompanie, Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 7;
October 31st, 1942: Führer 1. Kompanie, Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 7;
July 2nd, 1941: Chef 1. Kompanie, Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 7;
January 25th, 1943: Führer Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit: Vorausabteilung (motorisiert), Oberbaustab 5, Heeresgruppe C, Heer
Awarded on: June 2nd, 1940
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit: Vorausabteilung (motorisiert), Oberbaustab 5, Heeresgruppe C, Heer
Awarded on: June 27th, 1940
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit: 1. Kompanie, Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon, 7. Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: March 19th, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit: Führer, Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1, 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: March 26th, 1944
Details: Awarded posthumously.
 
     
FALLSCHIRMSCHÜTZENABZEICHEN DER LUFTWAFFE
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
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
- Fallschirmjägerkameradschaft Düsseldorf "Dr. Heinrich Neumann"
- Volksbund
- Ritterkreuzträger
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