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Bernhard Flachs
Born (1915-04-02)2 April 1915
Died 8 December 1944(1944-12-08) (aged 29)
Place of birth Plauen
Place of death Cologne
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–1944
Rank Oberstleutnant (posthumously)
Commands held Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 277
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Bernhard Flachs (2 April 1915 – 8 December 1944) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Flachs was killed near Cologne while acting as Inspector of the Assault Gun School. He was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 182.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 66.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2299-6.

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