Ernst-Friedrich Langenstraß

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Ernst-Friedrich Langenstrass
Born 16 January 1914
Schneidersfelde
Died 22 September 2010(2010-09-22) (aged 96)
Nußdorf am Inn
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service ?–1945
1957–1969
Rank Oberstleutnant im Generalstab (Wehrmacht)
Brigadegeneral (Bundeswehr)
Unit 11. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ernst-Friedrich Langenstrass (16 January 1914 – 22 September 2010) was a highly decorated Lieutenant Colonel in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Brigadier General in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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Reference in the Wehrmachtbericht[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
Saturday, 25 May 1940 Bei den Kämpfen im Gebiet von Maubeuge zeichneten sich der Kommandeur eines Infanterie-Regiments Oberst Jordan und der Oberleutnant in einem Pionier-Bataillon Langenstraß durch besondere Tapferkeit aus.[2] In the fighting in the area of Maubeuge, the commander of an infantry regiment, Colonel Jordan and the lieutenant in a pioneer battalion, Langenstraß, distinguished themselves by showing exceptional bravery.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 233.
  2. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 1, p. 167.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • 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. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 1, 1. September 1939 bis 31. Dezember 1941 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 1, 1 September 1939 to 31 December 1941] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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