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Traugott Kempas

Traugott Kempas
Born (1919-08-27)27 August 1919
Trappönen (now Nemanskoe), district of Tilsit-Ragnit, East Prussia
Died 13 March 1945(1945-03-13) (aged 25)
near Rosenwalde, East Prussia
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1938–45
Rank Major
Commands held I. / Grenadier-Regiment 176
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Traugott Kempas (27 August 1919 – 13 March 1945) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient 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. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold one of only 631 awards. He was killed in action on 13 March 1945 in the Heiligenbeil Pocket near Rosenwalde.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b c Berger 2004, p. 210.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 208.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 81.
Bibliography

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht


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