PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Bismarck, von, Georg
Date of birth: February 15th, 1891 (Neumühl/Province of Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:  August 31st, 1942 (near El Alamein, Egypt)
Buried on:  German War Cemetery Tobruk
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
On August 31, 1942, the second day of the new attack on El Alamein, Generalmajor von Bismarck was killed in an airatack on the forward elements of his division.

Promotions:
June 13th, 1910: Fahnenjunker;
March 20th, 1911: Fähnrich;
November 18th, 1911: Leutnant;
January 27yh, 1917: Oberleutnant;
May 1st, 1924: Hauptmann;
January 1st, 1934: Major;
August 1st, 1936: Oberstleutnant;
February 1st, 1939: Oberst;
February 19th, 1942: Generalmajor (entering April 1st, 1942, preliminary);
April 8th, 1942: Generalmajor (RDA April 1st, 1928);
November 16th, 1942: Generalleutnant (posthumously, RDA/entering August 1st, 1942).

Career:
June 13th, 1910: Entering service 2. Schlesisches Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 6;
1914 - 1918: Reserve-Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 6;
January 1st, 1919 - October 1st, 1920: Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 16;
October 1st, 1920 - October 1st, 1921: 5. (Preußisches) Infanterie-Regiment;
October 1st, 1921 - October 1st, 1923: 3. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment;
1923: Führergehilfenausbildung;
1923: Stab 3. Division der Reichswehr, Berlin;
October 1st, 1923 - October 1st, 1924: Stab 3. (Preußisches) Kraftfahr-Abteilung, Berlin-Lankwitz;
October 1st, 1924 - May 1st, 1929: Chef 3. / 2. (Preußisches) Kraftfahr-Abteilung, Kolberg;
May 1st, 1929 - May 1st, 1931: Stab 2. (Preußisches) Kraftfahr-Abteilung, Stettin;
May 1st, 1931 - October 1st, 1934: 6. (Preußisches) Sanitäts-Abteilung, Münster;
October 1st, 1934 - October 15th, 1935: Kommandeur Kraftfahr-Abteilung Königsberg;
October 15th, 1935 - November 10th, 1938: Kommandeur Aufklärungs-Abteilung (motorisiert) 1;
November 19th, 1938 - February 1940: Kommandeur Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 7, Gera;
February 1940 - December 10th, 1940: Kommandeur Schützen-Regiment 7;
December 10th, 1940 - September 10th, 1941: Kommandeur 20. Schützen-Brigade;
September 10th, 1941 - December 18th, 1941: m.F.b. 20. Panzer-Division;
December 18th, 1941- February 11th, 1942: Führerreserve;
January 5th, 1942 - February 11th, 1942: Generalstab der Panzergruppe Afrika;
February 11th, 1942 - April 1st, 1942: m.F.b. 21. Panzer-Division;
April 1st, 1942 - July 17th, 1942 : Kommandeur 21. Panzer-Division;
July 17th 1942: wounded;
? - August 31st, 1942: Kommandeur 21. Panzer-Division.
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 7 / 2. leichte Division / Armeegruppe XV / 10. Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on: September 20th, 1939
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur Schützen-Regiment 7 / 7. Panzer-Division / 2. Armee / Heeresgruppe C
Awarded on: October 1st, 1939
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur Schützen-Regiment 7 / 7. Panzer-Division / 2. Armee / Heeresgruppe C
Awarded on: September 29th, 1940
 
     
EHRENKREUZ FÜR FRONTKÄMPFER
 
     
ÄRMELBAND AFRIKA
Details: Posthumously awarded.
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 1.KLASSE, 25 JAHRE
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 2. KLASSE, 18 JAHRE
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 3.KLASSE, 12 JAHRE
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 4.KLASSE, 4 JAHRE
 
     
PANZERKAMPFABZEICHEN (OHNE ZAHLEN)
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Gareth Collins via Axis Biographical Research
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- KUROWSKI, F., Knight's Cross Holders of the Afrikakorps, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, United States, 1996.
- MANTEUFFEL, H. VON, Die 7. Panzer-Division, Dörfler Verlag GmbH.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Axis Biographical Research
- Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.
- http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de
- AfrikaKorps.org
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