Karst, Friedrich

Date of birth:
September 4th, 1893 (Deutsch-Eylau, Western-Prussia)
Date of death:
October 18th, 1975 (Herford, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Decorations earned during the First World war were:
- Verwundetenabzeichen Erste Weltkrieg in Schwartz
- Ehrenkreuz führ Frontkämpfer 1914-1918
- Preuβen Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse (1914)
- Preuβen Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse (1914)

Friedrich Karst was, when he was taken prisoner on May 11th 1945, commander of the Reinforcementdivision "Bielefeld", which was later named 466.Infantry-Division (also known as Division "Karst" of Fightinggroup "Karst"). At that time his rank was that of "Generalleutnant"(Lieutenant-general-appointed on April 1st 1943).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 461
Awarded on:
August 28th, 1942
Action:
When he received the decoration, Karst was Commander of the Infanterie-Regiment 461.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 461
Awarded on:
February 14th, 1942
Action:
When he received the decoration, Karst was Commander of the Infanterie-Regiment 461.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 461
Action:
When Friedrich Karst received this decoration he was Commander of the Infanterie-Regiment 461.
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

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