Clemens-Heinrich Graf von Kageneck
|Clemens-Heinrich Graf von Kageneck|
17 October 1913|
|Died||18 March 2005
|Years of service||1934–1945|
|Commands held||Panzer-Abteilung 503|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
|Other work||CEO of Hardy-Bank|
Clemens-Heinrich Graf von Kageneck[Notes 1](17 October 1913 – 18 March 2005) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded Panzer-Abteilung 503. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.
 Early life
Graf von Kageneck was born in Berlin, the oldest of four sons of Generalmajor Karl Graf von Kageneck and Freiin Maria von Schorlemer, daughter of Clemens Freiherr von Schorlemer, an Imperial Secretary of Agriculture. His brothers included:
- Franz Joseph Graf von Kageneck (1915–1941)
- Erbo Graf von Kageneck (1918–1942), Luftwaffe pilot who was credited with 67 victories
- August Graf von Kageneck (1922–2004), journalist and writer
He married Countess Caroline Henckel von Donnersmarck in 1944. The children are:
- Marie-Elisabeth Gräfin von Kageneck (born 1945)
- ∞ Franz Graf von Meran
- Beatrix Gräfin von Kageneck (born 1946)
- Karl-Erbo Graf von Kageneck (born 1947)
- ∞ Theresia Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
- Christine Gräfin von Kageneck (born 1949)
- Vinzenz Graf von Kageneck (born 1950)
- ∞ Anne Gräfin von Plauen (born 1968)
- Hans Goso Graf von Kageneck (born 1951)
- Thomas Graf von Kageneck (born 1952, died 1977)
 Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (26 September 1939)
- 1st Class (3 July 1941)
- Wound Badge
- in Black
- in Silver
- Eastern Front Medal
- German Cross in Gold (28 November 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 204.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 72.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
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