Citation Wounded Badge in Black – 91. LL Division Normandy 1944 – D-Day+3


Wounded Badge in Black citation

91. Luftlande Division

Normandy – D-day +3

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Citation for the Wounded Badge in Black to Fuselier Josef Kusebauch.
He was a member of the Fuselier Kompanie of the 91. Luftlande Division wich was stationed on the Cotentin Peninsula, Normandy France.

On D-day the Division faced Allied Airborne troops who had landed behind the landingbeaches.

Formed in the Baumholder area from replacement center personnel in January 1944 under the command of Generalleutnant Bruno Ortner, its command was transferred to Generalleutnant Wilhelm Falley

and moved to the Cotentin peninsula with Von der Heydte’s 6th Parachute Regiment and 100th Panzer Replacement and Training Battalion, armed with captured French light tanks, attached as part of the German 7th Army.

Located within the landing zones of both the U.S. 82nd and 101st Airborne Division I it saw heavy fighting around Sainte-Marie du Mont with its divisional commander being killed.
Placed under the temporary command of Generalmajor Bernard Klosterkemper, It attempted to block the U.S. 4th Infantry Division advance off Utah beach and Carentan where its 1058th Grenadier Regiment was all but destroyed.
On 9 June or D-day +3 he got wounded for the first time and was awarded the Wouned Badge in Black on 20 July 1944.

Used condition, has been folded.

code: B24227