Karl-Friedrich von der Meden

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Karl-Friedrich von der Meden
Born 3 December 1896
Samplau
Died 26 December 1961(1961-12-26) (aged 65)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–19
1922–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Aufklärungs-Abteilung 12
Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 1
17. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Karl-Friedrich von der Meden[Note 1] (3 December 1896 – 26 December 1961) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Scherzer name is Carl-Friedrich von der Meden.[1]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 533.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 250.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walter Schilling
Commander of 17. Panzer Division
21 July 1943 – 20 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Rudolf Demme
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm von Loeper
Commander of 178. Panzer Division
1 October 1944 – 9 October 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hans-Ulrich Back
Preceded by
Generalmajor Hans-Ulrich Back
Commander of 178. Panzer Division
1 January 1945 – 6 February 1945
Succeeded by
Unknown