Hogrebe, Heinrich

Date of birth:
June 22nd, 1913 (Bochum/Western Phalia, Germany)
Date of death:
June 25th, 1998 (Wuppertal/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 25th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 22nd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
1. / Infanterie-Regiment 422 / 126.Infanterie-Division / XXXVIII.Armeekorps / 18.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1942
Details:
Award 106/5
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef 5. / Infanterie-Regiment 422 / 126.Infanterie-Division / II.Armeekorps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
August 17th, 1942
Action:
Following the closure of the pocket around the Soviet 2nd Shock Army at the end of May 1942, fierce attempts at relief were launched. Among the German units in the path of these attacks was the reinforced Infanterie-Regiment 422, which fought in four weeks of bitter defensive battles. In this time it managed to repel 97 Soviet relief attempts, 29 of which were supported by numerous tanks and all of which were preceded by heavy artillery barrages. Among the most hard-fighting defending units was the 5./Infanterie-Regiment 422, commanded by Oberleutnant Hogrebe. At a critical moment in the fighting, he stormed forward with his exhausted troops without waiting for orders. After a bitter battle he managed to destroy an enemy force that had broken-into the German frontline, close the gap and recapture the old defensive positions.

Hogrebe would receive the Knight’s Cross for this and his Kompanie’s overall distinguished performance in this battle.
Details:
1096th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Grenadier-Regiment 422 / 126.Infanterie-Division / L.Armee-Korps / 18.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
April 13th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for the outstanding achievements of his Bataillon during the defensive battles around Leningrad in January 1944, specifically around the village of Krasnoje Sselo.
Details:
454th Award.

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