PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Straube, Erich
Date of birth: December 11th, 1887 (Elsterwerda/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:  March 31st, 1971 (Osterode/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:  German
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
Awarded on: November 15th, 1939
Details: Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 11th September 1914.
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
Awarded on: May 17th, 1940
Details: Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 5th May 1916.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Generalmajor
Unit: Kommandeur 268.Infanterie-Division / XII.Armee-Korps / 1.Armee
Awarded on: July 19th, 1940
Details: 133rd Award.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: General der Infanterie
Unit: Kommandierender General LXXIV.Armeekorps / 5.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on: September 30th, 1944
Details: 609th Award.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Norbert Beyerlein
Information source(s):   - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
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