Karl Brocks

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Prof. Dr. Karl Brocks
Born 29 January 1912
Kiel
Died 29 May 1972(1972-05-29) (aged 60)
Hamburg
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1939–45
Rank Hauptmann der Reserve
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 123
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Prof. Dr. Karl Brocks (29 January 1912 – 29 May 1972) was an internationally known and respected meteorologist[1] and a highly decorated Hauptmann der Reserve 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. After the war, he became a member of the Geophysical (later Meteorological) Institute of Hamburg University. In 1960 he was appointed full professor and head of the Institute.[2]

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Citations
  1. ^ Boundary-Layer Meteorology 1973, p. 3
  2. ^ Boundary-Layer Meteorology 1973, p. 3
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 124.
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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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. 
  • "Dedication". Boundary-Layer Meteorology (Kluwer Academic Publishers) 4 (1-4): 2–4. April 1973. doi:10.1007/BF02265221. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 

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