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Herbert Lamprecht
Born (1913-03-28)March 28, 1913
Died 21 September 1978(1978-09-21) (aged 65)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Tegernsee
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Major
Commands held leichte Flak-Abteilung 76
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police officer

Herbert Lamprecht (28 March 1913 – 21 September 1978) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit | edit source]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
10 July 1944 In den schweren Abwehrkämpfen im Raum von Orscha hat sich Major Lamprecht, Kommandeur einer hamburgischen leichten Flakabteilung, durch beispielhafte Tapferkeit ausgezeichnet.[5] In the heavy defensive fighting in the area of Orsha has Major Lamprecht, commander of a Hamburg light flak department, distinguished himself by showing exemplary bravery.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. According to Scherzer as Major.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 3.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 231.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 490.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 72.
  5. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, pp. 157–158.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998) (in German). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z]. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
  • (in German) Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945]. München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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