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Schrader, Hermann-Albert

Date of birth:
February 10th, 1913 (Beverstedt/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
June 14th, 1942 (Sevastopol/Russian SFSR, USSR)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Hermann-Albert Schrader was killed on 14th June 1942 as Hauptmann and Führer III. / Infanterie-Regiment 16.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef, 11. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 16, 22. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1940
Awarded for his actions during the airborne assault on Rotterdam in May 1940. Schrader and his company launched a coup-de-main against two bridges, capturing them successfully. They then were able to hold them against all enemy counterattacks until reinforced, despite Schrader himself being wounded twice by bullets.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 16, 22. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1942
1080th Award.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres

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