Aperats, Karlis

Date of birth:
March 4th, 1892 (Riga, Lettland)
Date of death:
July 16th, 1944 (Mosuli, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
Latvian War Cemetery Lestene
Nationality:
Latvian

Biography

SS-Standartenführer Karlis Aperats commanded the SS-Freiwillige-Regiment 32.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 22nd, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Standartenführer (Colonel)
Unit:
SS-Freiwillige-Regiment 32, 15.SS-Freiwillige-Division (Lettische No. 1), VI.SS-Freiwillige-Armeekorps, Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1944
Details:
Posthumously awarded
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Lacplesa Kara ordenis III skiras
Triu zvaigzdziu ordinas Knight
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With swords
Viesturs Orden, IV. Class/Officer
Commemorative Medal of the Latvian War of Liberation

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - Schneider J.W., Their Honor was Loyalty!, R. James Bender Publishing, 1977

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