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Old 23rd November 2012, 23:26
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Arrow Major - Herbert Karl Abratis (FJ9-Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 27)

Hello Friends,

Acc. to pdf book with: ''Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries'' (By: Henry L. deZeng IV and Douglas G. Stankey) and FJ9 soldier:

"'... ABRATIS, Herbert (Herbert-Karl). (DOB: 21.03.18 in Babienten/E Prussia). (R, DKG). 31.10.36 trf
from the RAD to the Luftwaffe, assigned to Stabsbatterie/Flak-Rgt. 11. 01.03.39 promo to Lt. 01.05.40
trf to 1./Fsch.Erg.Btl. 1. 21.05.40 with 1./Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 1. 11.07.40 appt Zugführer of 1./Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 1.
19.08.40 trf to Pionier-Bataillon 17 (to 16.09.40) in Würzburg for Pionier training. 01.12.41 promo to
Oblt. 20.02.42 appt Führer 2./Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 1. 23.12.42 appt Chef 7. Kp. 15.03.43 Oblt., awarded DKG,
II./Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 1. 01.06.43 in II./Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 1, promo to Hptm. (RDA 01.09.43). 01.12.43 promo to
Hptm. and appt acting Kdr. II./Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 1 (to c.10.02.44). 15.04.44 re-appt acting Kdr. II./Fsch.Jg.Rgt.
1 (to c.11.07.44). 24.10.44 Hptm., awarded Ritterkreuz, II./Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 1. 01.01.45 promo to Maj. and
appt Kdr. II./Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 1. 12.02.45 ordered to Berlin for Generalstab training. 02.45 Maj., appt Kdr.
Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 27 (to 28.03.45). 01.03.45 appt Kdr. Fsch.Felders.Btl. 9. 15.03.45 (date uncertain, possibly
28/29.03.45) KIA - shot in the neck to the south of Altdamm in the Stettin area. 29.03.45 KIA. ..."'


Look: Google translation from:
http://pavel70slama.blog.cz/1102/nos...-luftwaffe-a-1


"...Herbert was born March 21, 1918 Abratis in Babientenu, Kreis Sensburg in East Prussia, and after October 31, 1936 was as removed from Obervormann Reichsarbeitsdienst, joined as a volunteer for 11/03/1936 stabs-Batterie, Flak-Regiment 11 in Konigsberg. September 15, 1938 as a sergeant was transferred to the 2nd Batterie, Flak-Regiment 1 and October 1, 1938 are signed commitment to the third year. March 1, 1939 he was promoted to the rank of Leutnant and 16.3.1939 as Batterie transferred to the 6th-Offizier Batterie, Flak-Regiment 11 in Neuhufenu, East Prussia. There was effective from October 1, 1939 on August 27, 1939 taken as a Leutnant in the Luftwaffe. February 12, 1940 he was transferred to Infanterieschule Döberitz and after graduation, then to 7 Flieger-Division, in which he graduated Fallschirmschule Wittstock. In the future, he participated in battles of Narvik and from May 1, 1940 he was assigned to Fallschirm-Jäger-Bataillon Ergänzungs-1 in Stendal, and from May 21, 1940 at 1 Company, Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 1, which saw action in France. July 11, 1940 he was appointed commander of the platoon in the 1st The men and from 19.8 16.09.1940 took part in training engineer at Pionier-Bataillon 17 in Würzburg. 05/20/1941 paratroopers launched Operation Mercury, landing on Crete, which was attended Abratis. After the launch campaign in Russia took place here June 22, 1941 heavy fighting, which necessitated the deployment and paratroopers. With his unit was deployed Abratis the northern section of the Eastern Front and December 1, 1941 he was promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant. In the spring of 1942, paratroopers deployed in the area of ​​Rzhev, where Abratis assumed command of the 2nd February 20, 1942 Kompanie. After another transfer to the Orel was Abratis appointed commander of the 7th December 23, 1942 Kompanie. After moving the regiment to France and the establishment of local first Fallschirm-Jäger-Division, he participated in battles in Sicily. 01/12/1943 Abratis took command of II. Bataillon, while the seventh Kompanie. The regiment was ansazen to fight for Monte Cassino. There 02.07.1944 Kampfgruppe Schulz took over defense of Monte Cassino in the stretch to Mount Calvary Kloster. The Kampgruppe belonged II. Bataillon led Abratise, which occupied the last hills before Liritalem. Here to prevent breakthrough Via Casilina. On the night of March 16, 1944 were moved to the city last backup, which stopped the attack the New Zealand Corps. This prevented the wearing part 1 Fallschirmjäger-Division, which included units under the command of Hauptmann Abratise. For deployment in the area of ​​Monte Cassino received the Knight's Cross 24.10.1944. 15/04/1944 Abratis was appointed temporary commander of II. Bataillon, before September 1, 1943 was still promoted to the rank of Hauptmann. It is the end of the war he was appointed commander Abratis 01/01/1945 II. Bataillon and promoted to the rank of Major. 02/02/1945 takes command Fallschirm-Panzer-Jagd-Bataillon 53, which is deployed on the Oder. February 12, 1945 he was transferred to Berlin for training of the General Staff. This order, however, was the supreme command again changed and Abratis takes command of the newly established Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 27, 9 Fallschirmjäger-Division, the battle for Berlin. The death of Herbert Abratise there are various reports. He probably fell in battle on the banks of the Oder at Rosengarten, south Altdamm (Dąbie). Also, the date varies, according to some 3.15, others at night, March 28, 1945....."

Please have a look here - probably his grave was found by Polish collegues ? :

http://pomorze1945.com/?co=213&stron...r=9699&lang=PL
The same my collegues from Stettin helped to find Gunter Rabeler from JG3 in this year

Please write something more if you know and please attache more photos with him and his soldiers.

Something more:
http://www.das-ritterkreuz.de/index_...chword=ABRATIS
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