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Lichtenberger, Hermann (Flak-Regiment 104)

Date of birth:
August 20th, 1892 (Germersheim/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Date of death:
January 15th, 1959 (Germersheim/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
01.10.1912: Unteroffizier
17.08.1915: Vizefeldwebel
20.10.1917: Fähnrich
01.01.1922: Leutnant
01.04.1925: Oberleutnant
01.08.1939: Hauptmann
01.10.1935: Major
01.04.1938: Oberstleutnant
01.08.1939: Oberst
01.02.1943: Generalmajor

Career:
11.6.1940 - 16.9.1941: Kdr Flak-Regiment 104

Lichtenberger, Hermann entered the Army service, age 19, on 20-10-1911, in the 2nd Bavarian Foot Artillery Regiment.
He was in the fields of the first war with the 6th Bavarian Reserve Foot Artillery Regiment.
With the begin of World War II he as an Oberst, was in the Staff of the Air Region Command XIII, in Nuremburg to 14-11-1939.
Commander of the 5th Flak Regiment in Munich and commander of the 104th Flak Regiment until 17-11-1941.
He then landed in the Führer Reserve to 15-03-1942 and became Inspector of Flak Artillery in Air Region Holland 28-09-1942.
Appointed to commander of Flak Brigade IV in Munich, until 26-11-1942.
His son Lieutenant Horst, age 20, was killed in battle in 1943.
Lichtenberger taken ill was on granted leave to 31-10-1943 and finally retired, age 51.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
7. Art.Rgt.
Awarded on:
1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kdr Flak-Regiment 5
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1940
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on June 17th 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kdr Flak-Regiment 104
Awarded on:
May 27th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Flak-Regiment 104 (mot)
Awarded on:
November 12th, 1941
Awarded for the leadership of his Flak-Regiment during the campaigns in France and Russia. In the time period 22.06.1941-01.04.1942 the following losses were inflicted on the enemy by the units under Lichtenberger’s command…

- 252 aircraft shot down
- 63 aircraft captured on the ground and another 3 destroyed
- 106 tanks
- 1 armoured train
- 22 batteries
- 19 lone guns
- 60 Pak
- 67 mortars
- 288 MG nests
- 2 B-Stellen
- 2 ammunition dumps
- 1 fuel dump
- 159+ vehicles
- 41 vehicles captured
- 2934 prisoners taken
369th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kdr I./ Flak-Regiment 18
Awarded on:
1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vize-feldwebel
Unit:
6. Bavarian Reserve Foot Artillery Battalion
Awarded on:
June 17th, 1917
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
with swords
Militärverdienstkreuz II. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens

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