2 April 1915|
8 December 1944
|Years of service||1934–44|
|Commands held||Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 277|
|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
Awards and decorations
Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (5 October 1939)
- 1st Class (31 May 1940)
- in Black
- in Silver
Close Combat Clasp
- in Bronze
- Eastern Front Medal (16 August 1942)
- German Cross in Gold (24 May 1942)
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Knight's Cross on 30 October 1942 as Hauptmann and Ia (operations officer) in the Stab of Artillerie-Kommandant (Arko) 149
- 381st Oak Leaves on 31 January 1944 as Hauptmann and commander of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 277
- Thomas 1997, p. 169.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 182.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 66.
- Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.
- Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.
- Bernhard Flachs @ Die-Sturmartillerie.com
- World War 2 Awards.com
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht