Abraham, Erich Godfried

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Abraham, Erich, born 27-03-1895 in Marienburg, volunteered for Military Service on 04-08-1914 and was on 11-07-1915, 20 years old, assigned to the Infantry Regiment 341 as a lieutenant of the Military Reserve. He participated in World War I and left the Army in 1920 as a Oberleutnant. He entered the Police Service as a Security Police in Stettin. On 15-10-1935 he applied again for the new “Reichswehr”  as a Major and became the command of the 18th Infantry Regiment. Assigned as commander of the 1st Battalion of the 105th Infantry Regiment and promoted to Oberstleutnant, on 26-10-1936. On 08-10-1938 he became an Obersteutnant and with the start of World War II , 01-09-1939, he took over the command of 2nd Battalion of the 266th Infantry Regiment. After a successful campaign in France with the 230th Infantery Regiment, he was promoted to the rank of Oberst on 01-09-1941. For his excellent leading around Stalingrad he on 12-11-1942 received the Knight Cross of the Iron Crosss  and the Infanterie assault medal . On 13-11-1942 he also was awarded with the German Cross in Gold  for his service on the Eastern Front. From 15-01-1943 he was commander of the Commanding School II for aspirant officers and from 01-04-1943 he took the command of the 76th Infantry Division  where he succeeded Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Carl Rodenburg who died very old age of 98, on 05-11-1992, in Greven. Carl Rodenburg was taken prisoner by Soviet troops on 31-01-1943, during the Battle of Stalingrad and he was held until 1955. Abraham received the Oak Leaves  on 26-06-1944 for his leading in the bridgehead in the area of Latkin near Odsessa. Appointed from 01-08-1944 as commander of the VI Romanian Army Corps and following the commander of the Corps Staff “Abraham”. From 27-09-1944 he again was assigned as the commander of the 76th Infantry Division. He landed in the Führer Reserve  on 21-10-1944 and from 13-12-1944 appointed as Replacement Commander of LXIII Army Corps and got the direct command of this Army Corps. F From 01-03-1945 he as commanding General of the LXIII Army Corps was fighting in the Ruhr region, and exercising his influence, he prevented many unnecessary sabotage of infrastructure and industrial equipment, which was a strict order of the Führer himself (see Hitler) (see William Hitler). Captured by the Allies on 08-05-1945, he remained prisoner in the English Island Farm Camp until August 1947.  Abraham lived in Wiesbaden after the war, with fellow Generals as, Paul Felbert, Anton Heidenreich, Hans Halke, Rudolf Henrici and Helmut von Chevallerie. The famous WWI flyer ace Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, is buried in Wiesbaden too, next to his brother flyer ace Lothar von Richthofen. 

Death and burial ground of Abraham, Erich Godfried.

 
Erich Abraham passed away in Wiesbaden, on 07-03-1971, at the age of 75 and is buried with his wife Annemarie, who age 88 died in 1982, on the Südfriedhof in Wiesbaden between the many other Generalmajor der Artillerie, Kommandeur der 145th Artillerie Division, Rudolf Henrici, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Director of Replacement Army Corps XII, Max von Basse, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur III Luftwaffe Ersatz Battalion, Wolf von Biedermann, Generalleutnant der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur der LIX Armee Korps, Hellmut von der Chevallerie, Hauptsturmführer der Waffen SS, Kommandeur 10th SS-Panzer-Division Frundsberg , Lothar Debes, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur 153th Feld Division, Karl Edelmann, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 560, Besancon, Paul von FelbertFelbert, Paul von Generalleutnant Inspekteur der Artillerie, Kommandeur 106th Infanterie Division  , Werner Forst, Generalmajor der Pioniere, Kommandeur der 87th Grenadier Battallion, Hans Halke, General der Infanterie, Kommandeur General VII AK, Ernst Hell, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandant Flughafen Bezirk 8/VI, Anton Heidenreich, Generalstabarzt der Wehrmacht, Dr Walter Kittel, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur Schule Infanterie /Kavallerie, Kurt Lindner Generalleutnant der Flieger, Lufwaffe Ersatz Division, Franz Nowak, General der Polizei, Oskar Wantke and Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur of Magdeburg, 1944, Hans Zanthier. The World War I triplane flyer aces, Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen
     and brother Lothar.

Cemetery location of Abraham, Erich Godfried.

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