|Born||12 February 1921
|Died||16 May 1995
|Years of service||1939–1945|
|Rank||Oberscharführer (Staff Sergeant)|
|Unit||1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
101st SS Heavy Panzer Battalion
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
Eastern Front Medal
|Other work||railway official
On 7 July 1943, a single Tiger I tank commanded by SS Oberscharführer Staudegger from the 2nd Platoon, 13th Panzer Company, 1st SS Panzer Regiment LSSAH engaged a Soviet group of some 50 T-34 tanks around Psyolknee in the southern sector of the Battle of Kursk. Staudegger used up his entire ammunition supply and destroyed 22 Soviet tanks, while the remaining T-34s retreated. For this achievement, he was awarded the Knight’s Cross.
Staudegger ended the war in the 501st SS Heavy Panzer Battalion which fought in the Battle of Normandy in 1944 under the command of Michael Wittmann, and was later involved in the Battle of the Bulge.
- 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
- List of Knight's Cross holders 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler