Claus Breger

Claus Breger

Claus Breger
Born 25 December 1910
Pinnow
Died 17 December 1944(1944-12-17) (aged 33)
Aachen
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1928–44
Rank Major (Posthumously)
Commands held I./Füsilier-Regiment 27
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Claus Breger (25 December 1910 – 17 December 1944) was a highly decorated Major 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. Claus Breger was wounded on 16 December 1944 and died the next day in Aachen, Germany. He was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 14 January 1945 and was also promoted Major.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 76.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 58.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 122.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.
Bibliography
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  • 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.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
  • World War 2 Awards.com