Heer Wehrpass – Uffz Blumenroth – Schützen Regt 4 (6 Panzer Division) Panzer Badge & EK2 – KIA in 1941
Wehrpass to hans Blumenroth born in Düsseldorf in 1917.
His service began prewar with:
Infanterie Regiment 64 ‘Soest’ (16 Infanterie Division)
December 1940 the division was relocated to the Paris area and in mid-March 1941 to the Vienna area. F
in August of 1940 he joined :
Schützen Regiment 4 (6 Panzer Division)
On May 10, 1940, the division crossed the Belgian border and advanced through the Ardennes. On May 13-14, the division forced the crossing over the Maas at Montherme. By May 18th she reached the Oise and by May 21st the canal. From May 22nd to 26th the division took part in the fighting for Flanders and on May 27th fought for Cassel, Hazebrouk and Poperinghe. After the end of the Battle of Northern France and Belgium, the division was subordinated to the Guderian Panzer Group. From June 9th to 11th the division broke through the Aisne position at and west of Rethel. From June 12th to 17th the division broke through Champagne and the Rhine-Marne Canal and captured Epinal from June 18th to 25th. They then occupied the area between the Saone and Doubs. On July 1, 1940, the division began to move back to its garrison.
At the beginning of the Russian campaign, the division of Panzer Group 4 was subordinate to Army Group North. From June 22nd to 25th, 1941, it broke through the Russian border positions, which led to the tank battle near Rossienie. By July 7, the division advanced across the Daugava and fought in eastern Lithuania and Latvia. From July 4th to 12th, the division participated in the capture of Ostrow. This was followed by the fighting on the Luga and from August 18-28, 1941, the breakthrough through the Luga position. From August 29 to September 25, the division broke into the fortifications in front of Leningrad. The division was then removed from the front and transferred to Army Group Center. From October 2-4, the division broke through the Kokosch and Dnieper positions and then took part in the Battle of Vyazma until October 11, 1941. The division then turned on Moscow and was able to advance to the Moskva Canal by December 5, 1941. From here the defensive battles for Klin followed.
He was killed in Russia, a bullet hit him in the head.
- Panzer Assault Badge
- Iron Cross Second Class
K98, MG08/15, MG34, as well as MG34 on Tripod, MP40, Luger P08, and a small Mortar.