Trebes, Horst

Date of birth:
October 22nd, 1916 (Köln, Germany)
Date of death:
July 29th, 1944 (Saint-Denis-le-Gast, France)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery La Cambe
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. Bataillon, Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 13th, 1939
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Weiss
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Stab III. Bataillon, Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 23rd, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1941
Awarded for:
Operation Merkur
Action:
Awarded for actions in the battle of Crete. During the fighting here he attacked an allied camp near the Maleme airfield, resulting in the relief of a German platoon and the taking of 30 allied prisoners. He also played a part in the German seizure of Hill 107.
Details:
Führer
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Details:
"Prager Burg"
Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

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