Lehmann, Paul (Flak-Regiment 24)

Date of birth:
August 19th, 1912 (Königsberg/Eastprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
June 2nd, 1982 (Trier/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
8. / Flak-Regiment 24
Awarded on:
February 25th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 8. / Flak-Regiment 24 (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for the successes of his Batterie on the Eastern front. By the time of his receiving the award Lehmann’s men had destroyed 12 aircraft and 41 tanks, while also participating heavily in 37 ground engagements. The following report, dated 09.07.1942, describes one important action that contributed to Lehmann’s reception of the Knight’s Cross…

“In temperatures of minus 25-30 the Batterie commander came forward just in the nick of time with an 8.8 cm gun and two 2 cm guns in order to prevent the breakthrough of the Soviet Guard Regiment “Red Flag”. Prisoner statements reported this Regiment was heavily attrited during the ensuing battle. Even despite the lack of support from other German troops, the decisive action and personal readiness of the Flakkampfgruppe leader was enough to halt this enemy penetration in the Donez region.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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