SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Alfred Lex Knights Cross and Close Combat Badge in Gold

Discussion in 'Axis Units' started by Drew5233, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Anyone know anything about this chap during the fighting in France in 1940?

    All I know so far is:

    Lex was born on 10 June 1913 in Fohnsdorf, Germany. Lex joined the SS at the age of 20 and later transistioned into the SS-Verfugungstruppe. After receiving military training and ear marked for officer training, SS-Unterscharfuhrer Lex fought in SS-Standarte 'Deutschland' in France 1940. He proved himself there, especially in the leadership of the men assigned to him. For proven bravery in battle several times over, Lex was awarded both classes of the Iron Cross, as well as the Infantry Assault Badge in Silver. At that point nothing stood in the way of his becoming an officer.
     
  2. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Alfred Lex

    Alfred Lex, the Hauptsturmf├╝hrer, in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
    person, serviceman
    Born 1913, June 10th 1913, Austria Died 1944, March 11th 1944, Russia Fights for Nazi Germany Involved in World War II Won Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, Wound Badge, Iron Cross, German Cross, Close Combat Clasp Gender male Organisations 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich Age at Death 30 years, 9 months and 1 day old Class person, serviceman Wikipedia Page Alfred Lex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Attributes male DBPedia URI http://dbpedia.org/resource/Alfred_Lex
     

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  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Thanks Steve but I know all the basics already-I'm after what he got up to in France during 1940.

    Ps That isn't the Lex I have in my book.
     
  4. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    I'm guessing that if he joined the SS in 1933 and was marked for officer training that he was a pretty reprehensible individual, no?

    Dave
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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