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Andree, Harry

Date of birth:
October 2nd, 1913 (Potsdam/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
August 15th, 1944 (Hauptmverbandplatz Sanitäts-Kompanie 1/172, Ostrowiec, Poland)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Died of his wounds. At that moment he was Führer with the Grenadier-Regiment 504. Posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant.

Promotions:
1931: Schütze;
1939: Feldwebel;
1941: Leutnant;
1942: Oberleutnant;
1943: Hauptmann;
1943: Major;
1944: Oberstleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1941
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 1st, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 13th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Grenadier-Regiment 504 / 291.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1944
Major Andree commanded the I./Grenadier-Regiment 504 during the bitter fighting in the Ukraine in the winter of 1943-44. He was involved in the German effort to retake Korosten on 25.11.1943, attacking from the south. His battalion played a major role in the German success, especially during the fighting for the railway station on this day, and in the course of the battle the Soviet 226th rifle division was almost completely wiped out. After further fighting of his Bataillon around Slobodka he was finally submitted for the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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