PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Klawe, Erich
Date of birth: March 24th, 1906 (Allenstein/East Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:  May 30th, 1983 (Regensburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
1927: Fahnenjunker;
1928: Fähnrich;
1931: Leutnant;
1939: Oberleutnant;
December 1st, 1941: Hauptmann;
February 1st, 1943: Major;
1944: Oberstleutnant.

Career:
1927: Infanterie-Regiment 2;
1934: Infanterie-Regiment 23;
?: Kompanieführer 1. / Infanterie-Regiment 23;
1940: Chef 13. / Infanterie-Regiment 23;
1942: I. / Infanterie-Regiment 23;
December 1944: Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 457.
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 4.KLASSE, 4 JAHRE
Awarded on: October 2nd, 1936
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: July 7th, 1941
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: August 22nd, 1941
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
Awarded on: 1941
Details: Silver version.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit: Führer I. / Infanterie-Regiment 23 / 11. Infanterie-Division / XXVIII.Armee-Korps / 18.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on: July 12th, 1942
Action: Awarded for his part in the defence of Kirischi in the Wolchow bridgehead.
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
Awarded on: August 23rd, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Major
Unit: Kommandeur I. / Grenadier-Regiment 23 / 11. Infanterie-Division / 18.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on: April 14th, 1943
Action: Warded vor his part in the fightings for Leningrad, early 1943.
Details: 227th Award.
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN GOLD
Awarded on: 1944
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SCHWARZ
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SILBER
 
     
KRIEGSVERDIENSTKREUZ 2.KLASSE MIT SCHWERTERN
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, 2001
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht
- Wikipedia
- Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939 - 1945
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