PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Karst, Friedrich
Date of birth: September 4th, 1893 (Deutsch-Eylau, Western-Prussia)
Date of death:  October 18th, 1975 (Herford, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Decorations earned during the First World war were:
- Verwundetenabzeichen Erste Weltkrieg in Schwartz
- Ehrenkreuz führ Frontkämpfer 1914-1918
- Preuβen Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse (1914)
- Preuβen Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse (1914)

Friedrich Karst was, when he was taken prisoner on May 11th 1945, commander of the Reinforcementdivision "Bielefeld", which was later named 466.Infantry-Division (also known as Division "Karst" of Fightinggroup "Karst"). At that time his rank was that of "Generalleutnant"(Lieutenant-general-appointed on April 1st 1943).
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberst
Unit: Infanterie-Regiment 461
Awarded on: August 28th, 1942
Action: When he received the decoration, Karst was Commander of the Infanterie-Regiment 461.
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberst
Unit: Infanterie-Regiment 461
Awarded on: February 14th, 1942
Action: When he received the decoration, Karst was Commander of the Infanterie-Regiment 461.
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
Rank: Oberst
Unit: Infanterie-Regiment 461
Action: When Friedrich Karst received this decoration he was Commander of the Infanterie-Regiment 461.
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
Details: Silver version.
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 3.KLASSE, 12 JAHRE
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 1.KLASSE, 25 JAHRE
 
     
EHRENKREUZ FÜR FRONTKÄMPFER
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Gareth Collins
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
- Island Farm Prisoner of War Camp
- Das Ritterkreuz.de
- Axis Biographical Research
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