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Abratis, Herbert Karl

Date of birth:
March 21st, 1918 (Babienten/Kreis Sensburg/Eat Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
March 29th, 1945 (Oderbruch/Berlin, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Neumark
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1, 7. Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 15th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1, 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 24th, 1944
Awarded for the following actions:

1.) His Bataillon’s contribution to preventing the Allied capture of the last hills before the Liri valley, which would in turn have led to a breakthrough to the Via Casilina. At the time his Bataillon was serving under Kampfgruppe Schulz.

2.) The success of his 7. Kompanie in holding back the attacks of the New Zealand Corps in the city of Cassino itself on the night of the 15./16.03.1944.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse

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