PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Jodl, Ferdinand Alfred Friedrich
Date of birth: November 28th, 1896 (Landau/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:  June 9th, 1956 (Essen/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Ferdinand Jodl was born as Ferdinand Baumgärtler and was the son of Johannes Jodl and Therese Baumgärtler who were not yet married at the time of his birth. He was the brother to Alfred Jodl.

For his services during the First WOrld War he also received the Bayerischer Militärverdienstorden IV. Klasse mit Schwertern (MArch 6th, 1916).

Promotions:
August 15th, 1914: Fähnrich;
November 15th, 1915: Leutnant;
April 1st, 1925: Oberleutnant;
February 1st, 1931: Hauptmann;
January 1st, 1936: Major;
January 1st, 1939: Oberstleutnant;
November 1st, 1940: Oberst;
February 1st, 1942: Generalmajor;
September 1st, 1943: Generalleutnant;
September 1st, 1944: General der Gebirgstruppe.

Career:
August 15th, 1914: 4. Bayerische Feldartillerie-Regiment „König", Augsburg;
October 16th, 1914 - November 25th, 1914: Jüterborg;
March 7th, 1915: Batterieoffizier 3. Batterie, 4. Bayerische Feldartillerie-Regiment „König";
June 18th, 1917 - June 29th, 1917: Ersatz-Bataillon;
November 5th, 1917: II. Reserve-Abteilung;
January 23rd, 1918: Batterieoffizier 3. Batterie, 4. Bayerische Feldartillerie-Regiment „König";
September 23rd, 1918 - November 9th, 1918: Ordonnanzoffizier, Feldartillerie-Regiment „König";
April 22nd, 1919: Adjutant Artillerie-Führer Freikorps;
?; Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 22;
?: Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 21;
August 31st, 1920: 7. (Bayerisches) Artillerie-Regiment, Nürnberg;
May 1st, 1924 - August 15th, 1924: Waffenlehrgang, Wünsdorf;
?: 6. Gebirgsbatterie, Landsberg am Lech;
October 1st, 1926: 4. Gebirgseskadron, 7. (Bayerische) Fahr-Abteilung;
April 1st, 1927 - July 1st, 1927: Adjutant 4. Gebirgseskadron, 7. (Bayerische) Fahr-Abteilung;
?: 19. (Bayerisches) Infanterie-Regiment;
October 1st, 1927: Führer-Gehilfenausbildung, Stab, 6. Division, Münster;
June 1st, 1929 - October 1st, 1929: 6. (Preußische) Kraftfahr-Abteilung;
?: 1. Batterie, 6. (Preußisches) Artillerie-Regiment;
October 1st, 1930: Reichswehrministerium, Berlin;
April 1st, 1932: Truppenamt, Abteilung Fremde Heere (T 3);
July 1st, 1934: Batteriechef, 7. (Bayerisches) Artillerie-Regiment;
August 1st, 1935: Taktiklehrer , Heereskriegsakademie;
? - June 1st, 1940: Erster Generalstabsoffizier, Stab, XII. Armeekorps;
? - October 25th, 1940: Chef des Generalstabe, XII. Armeekorps;
?: Chef des Generalstab XXXXIX. Gebirgs-Korps;
January 6th, 1942: Generalstabschef, AOK Norwegen;
?: Generalstabschef, AOK Lappland;
June 22nd, 1942 - March 1st, 1944: Chefs des Generalstab, 20. Gebirgs-Armee;
April 21st, 1944 - September 1st, 1944: Führerreserve;
? - November 25th, 1944: Kommandierender General, XIX. Gebirgs-Armeekorps.
     
EHRENKREUZ FÜR FRONTKÄMPFER
Awarded on: January 12th, 1935
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 4.KLASSE, 4 JAHRE
Awarded on: October 2nd, 1936
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 3.KLASSE, 12 JAHRE
Awarded on: October 2nd, 1936
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 2. KLASSE, 18 JAHRE
Awarded on: October 2nd, 1936
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 1.KLASSE, 25 JAHRE
Awarded on: October 2nd, 1936
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
Awarded on: September 6th, 1939
Details: Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on October 20th, 1915.
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
Awarded on: May 16th, 1940
Details: Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on June 2nd, 1918.
 
     
DEUTSCHES SCHUTZWALL-EHRENZEICHEN
Awarded on: November 22nd, 1940
 
     
WAR VICTORY CROSS ORDER 3RD CLASS
Awarded on: July 24th, 1941
 
     
ORDINUL STEAUA ROMANIEI COMMANDER
Awarded on: November 5th, 1941
Details: Awarded on the ribbon of the Ordinul "Meritul Militar".
 
     
VAPAUDENRISTIN 1.LUOKKA MIEKKOJEN KERA (VR 1 MK)
Awarded on: March 25th, 1942
 
     
RED KRUNE KRALJA ZVONIMIRA I.STUPNJA CROSS WITH SWORDS AND STAR
Awarded on: April 10th, 1942
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
Awarded on: August 1st, 1942
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit: Chefs des Generalstab, 20. Gebirgs-Armee, Heer
Awarded on: April 11th, 1943
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: General der Gebirgstruppe (Lieutenant General of Mountain Forces)
Unit: Kommandierender General, XIX. Gebirgs-Armeekorps, Heer
Awarded on: January 13th, 1945
 
 
 
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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.
- Wikipedia
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