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Straube, Erich

Date of birth:
December 11th, 1887 (Elsterwerda/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
March 31st, 1971 (Osterode/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 11th September 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 5th May 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 268.Infanterie-Division / XII.Armee-Korps / 1.Armee
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1940
Details:
133rd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie
Unit:
Kommandierender General LXXIV.Armeekorps / 5.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1944
Details:
609th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
  • Photo: Norbert Beyerlein
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9

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