- Second World War (1939-1945)
- SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
- Kommandeur SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2 „Das Reich“ / 2.SS-Panzer-Division „Das Reich“ / Heeresgruppe B
- Awarded on:
- October 23rd, 1944
Krag’s Knight’s Cross recommendation reads as follows…
“After the 2. SS-Panzer-Division ‘Das Reich’ had broken out of the area northeast of Avranches towards the southeast on the night of the 28./29.07.1944, it aimed to create a new frontline along the line Percy-Sourdeval. In this time SS-Sturmbannführer Krag built up a blocking line on his own initiative opposite the enemy forces that had penetrated into Gavray. By this he prevented a hostile thrust into the deep flank of the Division.
Krag acted within a clear understanding of the situation, and despite being all on his own with only weak forces at hand he managed to achieve a full defensive success against overwhelming enemy armoured forces. This brave battle fought by SS-Sturmbannführer Krag and his Abteilung enabled his Division and the other units of the LXXXIV. Korps to build a new front.
Krag and his Abteilung destroyed 9 enemy tanks in the Gavray area, along with a great number of armoured and unarmoured vehicles. They also inflicted bloody personnel losses upon the foe.
Krag is a brave and exemplary leader. On the grounds of his initiative and brave personal actions I hold him as worthy to be awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross.”