Siegfried Jamrowski, born on the 1st of November 1917 in Angerapp/ Ostpreussen. Jamrowski fulfilled his RAD service in the Reichsarbeidsdienst from April till October 1936 in Goldap. On the first of October 1936 he joined the Army, serving in the I. Bataillon/ Infanterie-Regiment 2 in Ortelsburg. Left the Army on the 25th of October 1938 as Feldwebel and Reserve-Soldat and began a degree in forestry. During the mobilization on 20 August 1939 he was called up and came back to Infanterie-Regiment 2. On 17th of October 1939 he became an instructor for Austrian officer candidates at the Infanterie-Schule Döberitz.
In February 1940 he became a Rekruten-Ausbilder in Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon 2 in Allenstein. At the same time he was promoted to Leutnant. In July 1940 he attended a Fallschirmschützen-Lehrgang in Wittstock and became on 1 September 1940 Zugführer in the 8. Kompanie/ Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3.
Promoted to Oberleutnant on 1 April 1942 and appointed as Adjutant of the IV. Bataillon/ Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3. Oblt. Jamrowski became a Zugfüher again on the 1st of June 1942 in the 6. Kompanie. For the success of his company during the Battle for Monte Cassino, he was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes on 9 June 1944.
On 1 August 1942 he became Führer of the 6. Kompanie and on the 17th of December 1942 their Chef. Promoted to Hauptmann on 1 Mai 1944, at the same time appointed as Führer of the II. Bataillon and on 15 June 1944 their Kommandeur. On 1th of October 1944, Hptm. Jamrowskin, became Führer of the III. Bataillon and on 1th of Januar 1945 their Kommandeur. Promoted to Major on 28 March 1945. At war’s end he fell into British captivity, from which he was discharged in April 1946. Siegfried Jamrowski died on the 3rd of September 2012.
Awards and Decorations:
- 12.10.1941 Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
- 00.00.19__ Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
- 00.00.19__ Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz
- 00.00.19__ Fallschirmschützenabzeichen der Luftwaffe
- 00.00.19__ Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe
- 29.03.1944 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
- 09.06.1944 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
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