Commander of Company A, 27th Armored Infantry Battalion, Combat B, 9th Armored Division. Captured the Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany 7 March 1945.
Medals Received Good Conduct Medal 6 July 1940 to 15 February 1943, Bronze Star 17 December 1944, Combat Infantryman Badge 17 December 1944, Purple Heart 22 December 1944 wounded in Belgium, Distinguished Service Cross 7 March 1945.
Biography Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 19 June 1922, to German WWI war bride Maria Franciska (Weisbecker) and Johann Heinrich Timmermann. Timmermann came to the U.S. with both parents in 1924. Timmermann graduated from Guardian Angel High School, West Point, Nebraska, 1940. Timmermann enlisted in Regular Army 6 July 1940, received basic training with Company "D", 17th Infantry; attended Officer Candidate School Fort Benning Georgia from 18 November 1942 to 16 February 1943, and appointed second lieutenant, Infantry, AUS on 16 February 1943. Assigned to the 9th Armored Division, 52d Armored Infantry Regiment as platoon leader and platoon officer until 13 October 1945. Promoted to 1st lieutenant, AUS, on 16 April 1945, and relieved from extended active duty on 12 December 1945. Enlisted in grade of Technical Sergeant in Regular Army on 28 October 1947, and served on recruiting duty from date of enlistment to 5 August 1948, on which date he was assigned to the 5258 ASU, Nebraska State Senior Instructor, OR serving until December 1948. On 26 December 1948, he was sworn in as a 1st Lieutenant. Timmermann had 14 months overseas service with 8 months in combat zone.
Army Serial Number- 0-1311343
Fluent in English and German
ENLISTED Regular Army 6 July 1940
Private- July 1940 - January 1941
Gunner, 30 Cal HMG Squad PFC- January 1941 - September 1941
Gunner 30 Cal HMG Squad PFC- Sept 1941 - Oct 1941
Squad Leader 30 Cal HMG Squad CPL- Oct 1941 - April 1941
Squad Leader 30 Cal HMG Squad SGT- April 1942 - Sept 1942
Section Leader 30 Cal HMG Section SGT- Sept 1942 - Nov 1942
Platoon Sergeant 30 Cal HMG Platoon SGT- Nov 1942 - Feb 1943
Infantry O.C.S. Ft Benning, Georgia 2nd LT- Feb 1943 - April 1945
Platoon Leader & Company Commander 1st LT- April 1945 - May 1945
Platoon Leader 1st LT- May 1945 - August 1945
Military Government Bayreuth, Germany 1st LT- August 1945 - December 1945
Platoon Leader T/SGT- October 1947 - December 1947
Recruiting Service SFC- August 1948 - Senior Instructor
1st Lt- December 1948
Member of Company A (Able), 27 Armored Infantry Battalion, Combat Command B, 9th Armored Division from February 1943 to October 1945.
7th Infantry Division in Japan & Korea 1949 - 1951