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Herbert Lamprecht

Herbert Lamprecht
Born 28 March 1913
Died 21 September 1978(1978-09-21) (aged 65)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Major
Commands held leichte Flak-Abteilung 76

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

Wehrmachtbericht reference

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.


  1. ^ According to Scherzer as Major.[3]


  1. ^ a b 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.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
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