Heinrich Hogrebe

Heinrich Hogrebe

Heinrich Hogrebe
Born (1913-06-22)22 June 1913
Bochum
Died 25 June 1998(1998-06-25) (aged 85)
Wuppertal
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Oberstleutnant
Commands held Wachbataillons "Großdeutschland"
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Heinrich Hogrebe (22 June 1913 – 25 June 1998) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht 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.

Heinrich Hogrebe was a notable forester who helped to create the Arboretum Burgholz.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 297.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 192.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 69.
Bibliography
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  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2003). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe I Abraham – Huppertz [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color I Abraham – Huppertz] (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite.  
  • 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

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht