Otto Kemmerer, NCO (Unteroffizier) Army Infantry
Entitled to: Infantry Assault Badge (31.9.41), Iron Cross 2nd Class (6.10.41), Winter War Medal (10.8.42) and Wound Badge in Black (28.9.42).
Salesman born 1919 in Frankfurt. He served: Oct.40 with Schützen-Ersatz-Kompanie 205 in Frankfurt; Oct.-Nov.40 with Infanterie-Regiment 427 of the 129.Infanterie-Division at that moment formed in Hanau; Nov.40-Oct.42 with Infanterie-Regiment 430 also of the 129.Infanterie-Division based in Hanau and later Eastern Prussia and from Jun.41 onwards active in Middle Russia (Bialystok, Wjasma, Kalinin, Rshew); during this time Apr.42 treatment for suppurations; 10.9.42 he got a brain concussion and was repatriated; till Apr.43 for recovery attached to Grenadier-Ersatz-Bataillon 451 in Fulda; Apr.-Nov.43 NCO schooling at Heeres-Unteroffizier-Schule Wetzlar; Nov.43-Apr.44 again with Grenadier-Ersatz-Bataillon 451 in Fulda; May-Jun.44 with Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 129, the field replacements unit of the 129.Infanterie-Division active in Middle Russia (Bobruisk) where the unit was allmost decimated; Jul.-Aug.44 with Grenadier-Regiment 428 also of the 129.Infanterie-Division active in Middle Russia (Baranowitschi, Bialystok). He was KIA on 26.8.44 in Abramy (appr. 28 km west of Zambrow). Probably still buried in his field grave since he was not moved to a war cemetery after WW2.
Recent information German War Casualties Organization:
Date of birth: 07.09.1919
Place of birth: Frankfurt/Main
Date of death/becoming missing: 26.08.1944
Place of death/becoming missing: Abramy, ca. 28 km westl. Zambrow
Otto Kemmerer has not yet been transferred to a military cemetery set up by the Volksbund.
According to the information available to us, his grave is currently in the following place: Abramy – Polen.