Salengre-Drabbe, de, Hans

Date of birth:
October 21st, 1894 (Sigmaringen/Prussia, germany)
Date of death:
August 25th, 1944 (Tiraspol, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Was killed on 25th August 1944 as Generalleutnant and Kommandeur 384.Infanterie-Division.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 457
Awarded on:
February 22nd, 1942
The following newspaper article describes how Oberst Salengre-Drabbe would win the Knight’s Cross…

“Oberst Hans de Salengre-Drabbe und Sigmaringen has as a strongpoint-commander experienced great success in repelling heavy Soviet attacks supported by tanks over a period of seven days. He has inflicted heavy losses in men and materiel on the enemy through his own counterattacks. Through his bold leadership and exemplary steadfastness he has decisively influenced the overall situation in his sector for the better.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 384.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
January 27th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.de