Siegfried Grabert

Siegfried Grabert

Siegfried Grabert
Born (1916-01-11)11 January 1916
Schorndorf
Died 25 July 1942(1942-07-25) (aged 26)
Rostov, Soviet Union
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–37
1939–42
Rank Major der Reserve
Unit Lehr-Regiment "Brandenburg" z.b.V. 800
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Siegfried Grabert (11 January 1916 – 25 July 1942) was a highly decorated Major der Reserve 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. Siegfried Grabert was killed on 25 July 1942 during a commando operation to destroy a dam between Rostov and Bataisk. He was posthumously promoted to Major der Reserve and on 6 November 1943 was awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 167.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 64.
Bibliography
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  • Kurowski, Franz (2005). The Brandenburger Commandos:Germany's Elite Warrior Spies in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA USA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3250-5
  • 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
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht