Langesee, Karl

Date of birth:
September 18th, 1910 (Vilsbiburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
March 4th, 1989 (Augsburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1941
Details:
By OB 17.Armee von Stülpnagel.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1941
Details:
460th Award
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 31st, 1941
Details:
By ObdH v. Brauchitsch.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 207, 97. leichte Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1942
Details:
Award 80/25
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Jäger-Regiment 207, 97. Jäger-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for the actions of his Bataillon during the fighting at the Soviet bridgehead over the Donez (at Izyum) in the time period 22-25.06.1942. In this time the Regiment reached the Donez at Kamenka and captured 40 embrasured emplacements, afterwards thrusting up until Kapitalowka and Dibrowa. On the 23.06.1942 the forest on both sides of Morossowka was taken. Over the next two days the enemy forces on the west bank of the Oskol in and around Gorochowatka were destroyed and a defensive position constructed here. The right wing of the Regiment held off all enemy attacks while destroying 8 enemy tanks. Langesee and his Bataillon had a key part to play in these successes.
Details:
1092nd Award
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Jäger-Regiment 207, 97. Jäger-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 15th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for the achievements of his Bataillon in January 1943. From the 02.01.1943 the 97. Jäger-Division was in position SSW of Krasnodar, in order to support a Romanian cavalry corps there. On the 17/18.01.1943 Langesee and his Bataillon were temporarily encircled at Zerkownyj. Nonetheless they would play a key part in the battles at this time. Major Langesee contributed significantly to smashing the Soviet breakthrough in the Ssmolenskaja-Ssewerskaja area, thereafter fighting with his men south of Ssmolenskaja and at Grigorewskaja. After Major Lanesee and his Bataillon had rescued an encircled Romanian battlegroup following a bold counterthrust, he held new defensive positions in a battle that lasted for weeks.
Details:
211th Award

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