Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt

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Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt
Born 21 June 1918
Flensburg
Died 28 August 2000 (2000-08-29) (aged 82)
Koblenz
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1938–1945
Rank Hauptmann
Unit Infanterie-Regiment 26
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt[Note 1] (21 June 1918 – 28 August 2000) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Stockert his correct name is Ekkehard Kylling. Kylling himself stated that the name Kylling-Schmidt first appeared during World War II for unknown reason.[1]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Stockert 1997, p. 202.
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 433.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 281.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 63.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Stockert, Peter (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2 [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2] (in German). Bad Friedrichshall, Germany: Friedrichshaller Rundblick. ISBN 978-3-9802222-9-7. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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