Herrmann, Ernst

Date of birth:
August 30th, 1896 (Frankfurt an der Oder/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
August 7th, 1945 (in US. captivity)
German (1933-1945, German Reich)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Oberst (Colonel)
Kommandeur, Flak-Regiment 25, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1944
In its daily report on the 23.06.1944, at 10:40, the German Armee-Oberkommando 7 reported the following concerning the 13. Flak-Division…

“The Flak-Regiment 30 (mixed), deployed in Fortress Cherbourg under the outstanding leadership of its commander, Oberst Herrmann, has destroyed the following since the 06.06.1944:

- 96 aircraft
- 5 gliders
- 12 tanks
- 3 armoured cars
- 1 anti-tank gun
- 4 vehicles

On the grounds of this announcement the Division asks that Oberst Herrmann be awarded the Knight’s Cross on account of his personal bravery, exemplary military leadership during heavy combat and of course his outstanding successes.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes