Lamprecht, Herbert

Date of birth:
March 28th, 1913 (Berlin-Spandau/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
September 21st, 1978 (Tegernsee/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Herbert Lamprecht finally reached the rank of Major.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Chef 3. / leichte Flak-Abteilung 76 / stellv. Kommandeur leichte Flak-Abteilung 76 (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
January 22nd, 1943
Action:
Awarded for his achievements during the combat near Rzhev in the winter of 1942-43. With his Kampfgruppe he destroyed a total of 110 enemy tanks during this time, and particularly distinguished himself in one particular engagement wherein he established a Flak blocking position in the path of a major Soviet attack just in time. This ensured that the German frontline could remain intact.
Details:
731st Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1944
Action:
In the heavy defensive fighting in the area of Orsha has Major Lamprecht, commander of a Hamburg light flak department, distinguished himself by showing exemplary bravery.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Kapitein)
Unit:
Kommandeur leichte Flak-Abteilung 76
Awarded on:
July 25th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Lamprecht and his light Flak-Abteilung played a critical role during the breakout battles of the XXVII. Armee-Korps from the Orsha area in the time period 25.06.-01.07.1944. Either alone or in cooperation with the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung Zettler, it contributed to the German efforts to escape multiple times with Lamprecht’s leadership forming a key foundation for its successes. Ultimately the Korps was able to breakout to the crossing over the Beresina at Shukowa. During the course of the whole attempt Lamprecht’s Abteilung shot down over 30 enemy aircraft. For his achievements during this very difficult fighting Lamprecht would be decorated with the Oakleaves.
Details:
532nd Award.

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