Krause, Herbert

Date of birth:
July 20th, 1921
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Herbert Krause served from August 1939 until July 1942 with I. / Flak-Regiment 51 within the 6.Flak-Division (motorisiert). He was in 1940 active in France and 1941-42 in northern Russia. From July 1942 until March he served with leichte Flak-Abteilung 75 of the same Division (a.o. Leningrad ). Between March to August 1943 he was detached with the Staff of the 6.FIak-Division (motorisiert) after which he served with I. / Flak-Abteilung 111 leicht (motorisiert) of that same Division, then still active in northern Russia.
In January 1944 he was transferred to schwere Flak-Abteilung 267(o), a stationary heavy Flak unit, based in northern Germany (Bremen). Between August 1944 and January 1945, he served with schwere Flak-Abteilung 647(o), a stationary heavy Flak unit, then based in Eastern Germany. The final months of the war he served again with schwere Flak-Abteilung 647(o) in Bremen.

Promotions:
1st October 1939: Gefreiter;
25th February 1940: Unteroffizier-Anwärter;
1st January 1941: Unteroffizier;
1st August 1941: Wachtmeister;
1st May 1942: Leutnant;
1st November 1943: Oberleutnant;
11th December 1944: Hauptmann.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
I. / Flak-Regiment 51
Awarded on:
July 13th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wachtmeister
Unit:
Geschützführer 3.Batterie / I. / Flak-Regiment 51
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1941
Flakkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wachtmeister
Unit:
Geschützführer 3.Batterie / I. / Flak-Regiment 51
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for shown courage on January 3rd, 1942 near Krasnije-Bor. The guncrew succeeded in destroying three 52 ton heavy, enemy tanks in very short period.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Stab / 6.Flak-Division (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
July 17th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
1. / Flak-Abteilung I. / 111 (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for a wound received on October 17th, 1943.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
December 7th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
1. / I. / Flak-Abteilung 111 (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
March 14th, 1944
Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe ohne zahlen

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  • Photo 1: Wehrpass
  • Photo: Wehrpass
  • - Wehrpass
    - Verleihungsurkunde Erdkampf, EK2, EK1, Verwundeten, Ostmedaille, Flakkampf
    - Anerkennungsurkunde

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