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Flachs, Bernhard

Date of birth:
March 18th, 1912 (Plauen im Vogtland-Chemnitz/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
December 8th, 1944 (Round Bedburg-Erft near Köln/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Bernhard Flachs was killed on 8th December 1944 near Bedburg-Erft. At that moment he was Inspekteur der Sturmgeschütz Schule Burg and on a tour at the front. When he was killed he held the rank of Major and was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
6. / Artillerie-Regiment (motorisiert) 14
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1942
Details:
Award 121/3.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Ia Hauptquartier Stabs-Abteilung / Artillerie-Kommandeur 149 / V.Armee-Korps / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe A
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1942
Details:
1248th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 277 / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
January 31st, 1944
Details:
381st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945