|Born||20 August 1914
|Died||28 December 1988
|Years of service||1931–1945|
|Unit||17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross with Oakleaves
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
German Cross in Gold
Kurt Wahl (20 August 1914 — 28 December 1988) was a Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen-SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oakleaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). 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.
He was born 20 August 1914 in Meiningen near Thüringen. During World War II, he joined the Waffen SS and was posted to the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen, he was awarded the Knight's Cross while serving as the Adjutant of the 38th SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment in August 1944 and received the award of the Oakleaves in February 1945, while in command of the 17th SS Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion. Wahl survived the war and died on the 28 December 1988 at Oyten, near Bremen.
Further reading 
- Thomas M. Durante (2007), The German Close Combat Clasp of World War II, ISBN 978-90-812301-1-7
- Manfred Dörr, Die Träger der Nahkampfspange in Gold, Heer-Luftwaffe-Waffen-SS 1943 - 1945 ISBN 3-7648-2585-5
- Walther-peer Fellgiebel The makers of the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross, 1939–1945, ISBN 3-7909-0284-5