Laukat, Richard

Date of birth:
August 3rd, 1902 (Alt Ballupönen/Eastprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
July 5th, 1944 (Beresina/Belarus, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Richard Laukat reached the rank of Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Artillerie-Reigment 103
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1941
Action:
On the 06.10.1941, south of Mzensk, the firing positions of the II./Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment came under attack from a Soviet armour unit. Several T-34s were shot up and the battle resolved in the Germans’ favour. For his leadership during this engagement Major Laukat would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross.
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