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Haedge, Karl-Ludwig

Date of birth:
July 14th, 1923 (Kauen/Eastern Prussia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

During the winter of 1941-1942, Karl-Ludwig Haedge was part of the I.Bataillon / Sturm-Regiment Reinhardt on the Eastern Front near Schaikowka. With the I.Btl. / Sturm-Regiment Reinhardt he was involved in the fightings in the center of the Eastern Front during the winter of 1942-1943 and after that in Italy with the Stab III./Btl. Fallschirm-Jäger-Regt. 12 (Sturm) Major Timm.
He served with the Stab F.J.R. 28 until the end of the war. During the last days of the war he became POW with the Soviets.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 21st, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1942
Fallschirmschützenabzeichen der Luftwaffe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1942
Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe ohne zahlen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 4th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
x, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1944
Haedge received his DKiG vor his part in the Battle near Nettuno where he was part of the 3.Panzer-Grenadier-Division
His DKiG bears on the back the inscription:
HAEDGE, Oblt
Sturm-Rgt
4. FallschJg Div
FJ Rgt 28
10 FJ Div

This inscription was placed when Headge had to deliver all his decorations to the Soviet authorities, when he went in imprisonment as POW.

Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

Sources

  • Photo 1: Thomas Steinke/Willi Schumacher
  • Photo: Thomas Steinke/DKiG: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Soldbuch via Thomas Steinke

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