Hake, von, Friedrich-Erdmann

Date of birth:
August 14th, 1898 (Detmold/Lippe, Germany)
Date of death:
March 22nd, 1982 (Bergisch-Gladbach/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from October 9th 1914.

Friedrich-Erdmann von Hanke was for refusing to act as ordered, centenced to death by the Military Court of the 359. Infanterie-Division. The sentence was rejected by higher authorities.

Promotions:
October 9th, 1914: Fahnenjunker;
July 30th, 1915: Leutnant (patent December 19th, 1915);
May 10th, 1922: Oberleutnant ausser Dienst;
August 11th, 1934: Rittmeister (as from August 15th, 1934, RDA January 1st, 1934);
January 1st, 1939: Major (RDA -20-);
November 9th, 1941: Oberstleutnant (RDA December 1st, 1941 -19);
April 20th, 1943: Oberst (RDA April 1st, 1943 -13a-).

Career:
?: Kavallerie-Regiment 3;
1939: Kommandeur 6. / Kavallerie-Regiment 3;
August 1st, 1939: Aufklärungs-Abteilung 3;
October 23rd, 1939: Kommandeur Aufklärungs-Abteilung 13;
April 10th, 1942: Kommandeur Kradschützen-Bataillon 43;
May 16th, 1942: Panzertruppen Schule Wünstorf;
May 16th, 1942: Panzer-Regiment 11;
August 20th, 1942: Führerreserve OKH;
September 1st, 1942: Führer Panzer-Regiment 21;
September 18th, 1942: Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 4;
February 25th, 1944: m.d.F.b. 11. Panzer-Division;
May 18th, 1944: m.d.F.b. 13. Panzer-Division;
July 1st, 1944: Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 9;
September 8th, 1944: Führerreserve OKH;
October 10th, 1944: Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 27;
January 18th, 1945: Führerreserve OKH/Generalinpektion der Panzertruppen;
April 1945: Kommandeur Division "von Hake".

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1915
Kriegsverdienstkreuz am Kämpferband 1.Klasse
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
January 18th, 1916
Kriegverdienstkreuz 1914-1918 für Kämpfer 2. Klasse
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1917
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1918
Kriegverdienstkreuz 1914-1918 für Kämpfer 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 8th, 1918
Details:
Awarded with Swords
Ehrenkreuz IV. Klasse des Fürstlich Lippischen Gesamthauses
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 13, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1941
Details:
According to his "Beurteilung" the awarding date was November 23rd, 1941.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1942
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzer-Regiment 4, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 30th, 1943
Details:
Submitted on November 23rd 1943.
Preliminary document and decoration on December 2nd 1943 to General der Panzer Truppe.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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