List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (Ba–Bm)

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The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) and its variants were the highest awards in the military of the Third Reich during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded for a wide range of reasons and across all ranks, from a senior commander for skilled leadership of his troops in battle to a low-ranking soldier for a single act of extreme gallantry.[1] A total of 7,321 awards were made between its first presentation on 30 September 1939 and its last bestowal on 17 June 1945.[Note 1] This number is based on the analysis and acceptance of the order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Presentations were made to members of the three military branches of the Wehrmacht—the Heer (Army), Kriegsmarine (Navy) and Luftwaffe (Air Force)—as well as the Waffen-SS, the Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD—Reich Labour Service) and the Volkssturm (German national militia). There were also 43 recipients in the military forces of allies of the Third Reich.[3]

These recipients are listed in the 1986 edition of Walther-Peer Fellgiebel's book, Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller WehrmachtsteileThe 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. Fellgiebel was the former chairman and head of the order commission of the AKCR. In 1996 a second edition of this book was published with an addendum delisting 11 of these original recipients. Author and historian Veit Scherzer has cast doubt on a further 193 of these listings. The majority of the disputed recipients had received the award in 1945, when the deteriorating situation of the Third Reich during the final days of World War II left a number of nominations incomplete and pending in various stages of the approval process.[4] Scherzer wrote his book in cooperation with the German Federal Archives. The book was chosen by Prof. Dr. Franz W. Seidler for the library of the Bundeswehr University Munich and Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and is considered an accepted reference there.[5][6] For many years Fellgiebel's book was considered the main reference work on this topic, and it has now been succeeded by Scherzer's work.

Listed here are the 368 Knight's Cross recipients of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS whose last name is in the range "Ba–Bm".[7] Author and historian Veit Scherzer has challenged the validity of 13 of these listings.[8] This is the first of two lists of all 725 Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients whose last name starts with "B". The recipients whose last name is in the range "Bn–Bz" is listed at List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (Bn–Bz).[9] The recipients are initially ordered alphabetically by last name. The rank listed is the recipient's rank at the time the Knight's Cross was awarded.

Background[edit]

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grades were based on four separate enactments. The first enactment, Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 1573 of 1 September 1939 instituted the Iron Cross (Eisernes Kreuz), the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross (Großkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). Article 2 of the enactment mandated that the award of a higher class be preceded by the award of all preceding classes.[10] As the war progressed, some of the recipients of the Knight's Cross distinguished themselves further and a higher grade, the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, was instituted. The Oak Leaves, as they were commonly referred to, were based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 849 of 3 June 1940.[11] In 1941, two higher grades of the Knight's Cross were instituted. The enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 613 of 28 September 1941 introduced the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern) and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten).[12] At the end of 1944 the final grade, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit goldenem Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten), based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt 1945 I S. 11 of 29 December 1944, became the final variant of the Knight's Cross authorized.[13]

Recipients[edit]

Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ba–Bm)
Service   Number of presentations Posthumous presentations
Heer
232
9
Kriegsmarine
15
0
Luftwaffe
100
9
Waffen-SS
21
1

The Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (Supreme Command of the Armed Forces) kept separate Knight's Cross lists, one for each of the three military branches, Heer (Army), Kriegsmarine (Navy), Luftwaffe (Air Force) and for the Waffen-SS. Within each of these lists a unique sequential number was assigned to each recipient. The same numbering paradigm was applied to the higher grades of the Knight's Cross, one list per grade.[14] Of the 368 awards made to servicemen whose last name is in the range "Ba–Bm", 29 were later awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, 13 the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords and one the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds; 19 presentations were made posthumously. Heer members received 232 of the medals; 15 went to the Kriegsmarine, 100 to the Luftwaffe, and 21 to the Waffen-SS.[7] The sequential numbers greater than 843 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and 143 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords are unofficial and were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) and are therefore denoted in parentheses.[15]

      This along with the + (plus) indicates that a higher grade of Knight's Cross was awarded as well.
      This along with the * (asterisk) indicates that the Knight's Cross was awarded posthumously.
      This along with the ? (question mark) indicates that historian Veit Scherzer has expressed doubt regarding the veracity and formal correctness of the listing.

Name Service Rank Role and unit[Note 2] Date of award Notes Image
Baacke, KarlKarl Baacke+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[16] Chief of the 2./Grenz-Infanterie-Regiment 124[16][17] 30 June 1941[16] Awarded 352nd Oak Leaves 10 December 1943[16]
Baade, Ernst-GüntherErnst-Günther Baade+ Heer 17-HOberst[16] Commander of Schützen-Regiment 115[16][17] 27 June 1942[16] Awarded 402nd Oak Leaves 22 February 1944
111th Swords 16 November 1944[16]
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Baader, HeinzHeinz Baader Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[16] In the Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 5[16][17] 26 April 1945[16]
Baagoe, SophusSophus Baagoe Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[18] Pilot in the 5./Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Horst Wessel"[18][19] 14 June 1941*[18] Killed in action 14 May 1941[17]
Baake, WernerWerner Baake Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[18] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[17][Note 3] 27 July 1944[18]
Baasch, JohannesJohannes Baasch Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[18] Chief of the 9./Infanterie-Regiment 410[18][19] 3 May 1942[18]
Baasner, HansHans Baasner Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[18] Pilot and observer in the 3./Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 121[17][Note 4] 11 March 1943[17][Note 4]
Bach, WilhelmWilhelm Bach Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[18] Commander of the I./Schützen-Regiment 104[18][19] 9 July 1941[18]
Bach-Zelewski, Erich von demErich von dem Bach-Zelewski Waffen-SS 20-WSS-Obergruppenführer and General of the Police[18] Commanding general of the Korpsgruppe "von dem Bach" in Warsaw[17][Note 5] 30 September 1944[18]
A man wearing a military uniform, glasses and neck order, in the shape of a cross. He has short hair that is combed back and a determined facial expression.
Bachem, ErichErich Bachem Heer 12-HLeutnant[18] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (artillery observer) in the IV./Artillerie-Regiment 262[17][18] 6 January 1942[18]
Bachor, WillyWilly Bachor?[Note 6] Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[17] Platoon leader in the 12./Panzer-Regiment 24[17] 11 May 1945[17]
Bacherer, RudolfRudolf Bacherer+ Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[18] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 234[17][18] 30 October 1943[18] Awarded 550th Oak Leaves 11 August 1944[18]
Bachmaier, [Dr.] Friedrich[Dr.] Friedrich Bachmaier[Note 7] Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[18] Commander of the III./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100[17][18] 9 January 1945[18]
Bachmaier, LudwigLudwig Bachmaier Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[18] Leader of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 179[18][21] 26 December 1941[18]
Bachmann, ChristianChristian Bachmann Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[18] Leader of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5 "Totenkopf"[17][Note 8] 28 February 1945[18]
Bachmann, ErwinErwin Bachmann Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[17][Note 9] Adjutant of the I./SS-Panzer-Regiment 10 "Frundsberg"[17][18] 10 February 1945[18]
Bachmann, FritzFritz Bachmann Heer 04-HObergefreiter[22] In the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 7[17][22] 5 April 1945[22]
Bachmeier, JosefJosef Bachmeier Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[22] Leader of the II./Freiwilligen-SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 "Norge"[17][Note 10] 23 August 1944[22]
Bachnick, HerbertHerbert Bachnick Luftwaffe 09-LFahnenjunker-Feldwebel[22] Pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 52[22][23] 27 July 1944[22]
Back, Hans-UlrichHans-Ulrich Back Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[22] Commander of the I./Schützen-Regiment 2[22][23] 5 August 1940[22]
Backhauss, FritzFritz Backhauss Heer 14-HHauptmann[22] Commander of the III./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 13[22][23] 8 February 1944[22]
Bade, KurtKurt Bade Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[22] Platoon leader in the 4./Panzer-Auklärungs-Abteilung 23[22][23] 26 August 1943[22]
Bader, EdwinEdwin Bader Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[22] Observer in the 2./Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 16[22][23] 26 March 1944[22]
Bader, FriedrichFriedrich Bader Heer 15-HMajor[22] Commander of Hochgebirgs-Jäger-Bataillon 3[22][23] 12 August 1944[22]
Bader, JosefJosef Bader Heer 14-HHauptmann[22] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 95[22][23] 23 August 1943[22]
Badinski, CurtCurt Badinski Heer 17-HOberst[22] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 489[22][23] 11 October 1941[22]
Badorrek, EmilEmil Badorrek+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[22] Staffelkapitän of the 4./Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 11[23][Note 11] 22 November 1943[22] Awarded 652nd Oak Leaves 18 November 1944[22]
Badum, JohannJohann Badum Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[22] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 77[22][23] 15 October 1942[22]
Badzong, AlfredAlfred Badzong Heer 03-HGefreiter[24] Machine gunner in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 273[24][25] 5 February 1945[24]
Baecker, RudolfRudolf Bäcker Heer 09-HSanitäts-Feldwebel[24] In the Stab of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 36[23][24] 18 September 1943[24]
Baeder, WilhelmWilhelm Bäder Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[24] Chief of the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 958[24][25] 14 April 1945*[24] Killed in action 22 March 1945[23]
Baeke, FranzDr. med. dent. Franz Bäke+ Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[24] Commander of the II./Panzer-Regiment 11[23][24] 11 January 1943[24] Awarded 262nd Oak Leaves 1 August 1943
49th Swords 21 February 1944[24]
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Baer, Bern vonBern von Baer+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[24] Ia (operations officer) of the 16. Panzer-Division[23][24] 13 January 1944[24] Awarded 761st Oak Leaves 28 February 1945[24] A man wearing a military uniform and field cap with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Baer, HeinrichHeinrich (Heinz) Bär+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[23][Note 12] Pilot in the 1./Jagdgeschwader 51[23][24] 2 July 1941[24] Awarded 31st Oak Leaves 14 August 1941
7th Swords 16 February 1942[24]
Baerenfänger, ErichErich Bärenfänger+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[24] Leader of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 123[24][25] 7 August 1942[24] Awarded 243rd Oak Leaves 17 May 1943
45th Swords 23 January 1944[24]
Baetcher, HansgeorgHansgeorg Bätcher+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[24] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Kampfgeschwader 100[23][24] 21 December 1942[24] Awarded 434th Oak Leaves 24 March 1944[24]
Baetge, NielsNiels Bätge Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[24] Chief of the 4. Schnellbootflottille[23][24] 4 January 1942[24]
Baeuchl, JohannJohann Bäuchl[Note 13] Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[26] Platoon leader in the 5./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33[23][26] 23 October 1944[26]
Baeuerle, EmilEmil Bäuerle Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[24] Chief of the 8./Jäger-Regiment 56[23][24] 4 May 1944[24]
Baeumler, GottfriedGottfried Bäumler Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[24] Platoon leader in the 11./Grenadier-Regiment 41 (motorized)[24][27] 14 May 1944[24]
Baeumler, HeinzHeinz Bäumler Heer 13-HOberleutnant[26] Leader of the 6./Artillerie-Regiment 17[26][27] 11 June 1944[26]
Bahns, KurtKurt Bahns Heer 13-HOberleutnant[26] Chief of the 6./Infanterie-Regiment 216[26][27][Note 14] 13 November 1942[26]
Bahr, ArturArtur Bahr Heer 13-HOberleutnant[26] Chief of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 44[26][27] 3 December 1944*[26] Died of wounds 28 November 1944[26]
Bahr, GüntherGünther Bahr Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[26] Pilot in the I./Nachtjagdgeschwader 6[26][27] 28 March 1945[26]
Baier, JosephJoseph Baier?[Note 15] Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[27] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 36[27] 9 May 1945[27]
Baier, KarlKarl Baier Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[26] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 1036[26][27] 16 October 1944[26]
Baindner, HansHans Baindner Heer 03-HGefreiter[26] Machine gunner in the 11./Jäger-Regiment 228[26][27] 24 June 1944[26]
Bajorat, KurtKurt Bajorat Heer 04-HObergefreiter[26] Group leader in the 3./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13[26][27] 15 May 1944[26]
Balck, HermannHermann Balck+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[26] Commander of Schützen-Regiment 1[26][27] 3 June 1940[26] Awarded 155th Oak Leaves 20 December 1942
25th Swords 4 March 1943
19th Diamonds 31 August 1944[26]
The head and shoulders of a man, shown from the side. He wears a black military uniform and cap, and an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his dark uniform collar.
Baldauf, HorstHorst Baldauf Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[26] Observer in the 2./Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 22[27][Note 16] 8 August 1944[26]
Baldauf, JohannJohann Baldauf Heer 09-HFeldwebel[26] Platoon leader in the 3./Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 91[26][27] 18 November 1944[26]
Baldes, JosefJosef Baldes?[Note 17] Luftwaffe 10-LFahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel[30] Pilot in the 1.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 124[30] 9 May 1945[30]
Ball, GerhardGerhard Ball Heer 14-HHauptmann[26] Leader of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 53 (motorized)[26][27] 23 November 1941*[26] Killed in action 9 October 1941[27]
Ballasko, Otto Edler vonOtto Edler von Ballasko Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[31] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"[27][31] 13 August 1942[31]
A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Balthasar, WilhelmWilhelm Balthasar+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[31] Staffelkapitän of the 7./Jagdgeschwader 27[27][Note 18] 14 June 1940[31] Awarded 17th Oak Leaves 2 July 1941[31]
Balzer, UdoUdo Balzer Heer 15-HMajor[31] Commander of Füsilier-Bataillon "Deba"[30][Note 19] 9 April 1944[31]
Banach, FriedrichFriedrich Banach Heer 09-HFeldwebel[31] Platoon leader of the 4./Panzer-Regiment 36[27][31] 30 November 1942[31]
Banaski, HelmutHelmut Banaski Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[31] Platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 1077[27][31] 18 February 1945[31]
Banholzer, AlfredAlfred Banholzer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[31] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Kampfgeschwader 55[27][31] 14 January 1945[31]
Bansen, ErichErich Bansen Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[31] Platoon leader in the 1./schwere Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 519[27][31] 15 March 1944[31]
Banze, Karl-HeinrichKarl-Heinrich Banze Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[31] Platoon leader in the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244[30][31] 27 May 1942[31]
Barall, BennoBenno Barall Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[31] Commander of Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 227[31][32] 21 September 1944[31]
Baranek, EwaldEwald Baranek Heer 13-HOberleutnant[31] Leader of Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 58[31][32] 12 February 1943[31]
Barby, Hans-Levin vonHans-Levin von Barby Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[31] Commander of Schützen-Regiment 361 and leader of a Kampfgruppe[33][Note 20] 13 December 1941[31]
Barde, KonradKonrad Barde Heer 17-HOberst[34] Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 104[32][34] 5 January 1943[34]
Barge, JohannesJohannes Barge?[Note 21] Heer 17-HOberst[33] Commander of Festungs-Grenadier-Regiment Kreta[33] 10 May 1945[33]
Bargen, Hans vonHans von Bargen Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[34] Adjutant and technical officer of the I./Sturzkampfgeschwader 3[32][34] 19 September 1942[34]
Bargsten, KlausKlaus Bargsten Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[34] Commander of U-521[32][34] 30 April 1943[34]
Barkhorn, GerhardGerhard Barkhorn+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[34] Staffelkapitän of the 4./Jagdgeschwader 52[33][34] 23 August 1942[34] Awarded 175th Oak Leaves 11 January 1943
52nd Swords 2 March 1944[34]
Barkmann, ErnstErnst Barkmann Waffen-SS 06-WSS-Unterscharführer[34] Panzer commander in the 4./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[32][Note 22] 27 August 1944[34]
Barmetler, JosefJosef Barmetler Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant of the Reserves[32][Note 23] Leader of the 7./Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment[32][Note 23] 9 July 1941[34] Died of wounds 20 February 1945[32] A man wearing a military uniform, peaked cap, and an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Barnbeck, HermannHermann Barnbeck Heer 17-HOberst[34] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 211[32][34] 29 October 1942[34]
Bartel, EwaldEwald Bartel Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[34] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 106 "Feldherrnhalle"[32][Note 24] 31 December 1944[34]
Bartels, HansHans Bartels Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[34] Commander of Minensucher M-1[32][34] 16 May 1940[34]
A man wearing a military uniform, peaked cap, and an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Bartels, Hans-WernerHans-Werner Bartels Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[34] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 399[32][34] 26 January 1944[34]
Bartels, HeinrichHeinrich Bartels Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[34] Pilot in the 8./Jagdgeschwader 5[32][34] 13 November 1942[34]
Bartels, HerbertHerbert Bartels Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[34] Leader of the 3./Flak-Regiment 293 (motorized)[32][Note 25] 22 November 1943[34]
Barten, FranzFranz Barten Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[35] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Jagdgeschwader 53[32][Note 26] 29 October 1944*[32][Note 26] Killed in action 4 August 1944[32]
Barth, Eitel-AlbertEitel-Albert Barth Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[35] Staffelführer of the 4./Kampfgeschwader 55[32][35] 24 March 1943[35]
Barth, JoachimJoachim Barth Heer 14-HHauptmann[35] Commander of the Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 13[35][36] 17 December 1942[35]
Barth, KarlKarl Barth Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[36][Note 27] Pilot in the 3./Küstenflieger-Gruppe 506[35][36] 14 December 1940[35]
Barth, LudwigLudwig Barth Heer 11-HStabsfeldwebel[35] Platoon leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Infanterie-Regiment 14[36][Note 28] 20 August 1942[35]
Barth, OttoOtto Barth Heer 17-HOberst[35] Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 117[35][36] 8 May 1943[35]
Barth, OttoOtto Barth Heer 15-HMajor[36][Note 29] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 688[35][36] 9 February 1945[35]
Barth, SiegfriedSiegfried Barth Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[35] Staffelkapitän of the 4./Kampfgeschwader 51[35][36] 2 October 1942[35]
Barthle, HansHans Barthle Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[35] Chief of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 119 (motorized)[35][36] 19 December 1943[35]
Barths, Karl-LudwigKarl-Ludwig Barths Heer 14-HHauptmann[35] Leader of the Heeres-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 393[36][Note 30] 14 January 1945[35]
Bartkowiak, HansHans Bartkowiak Heer 12-HLeutnant[35] Pioneer platoon leader in the Stabskompnie/Grenadier-Regiment 30 (motorized)[35][36] 25 October 1943[35]
Bartl, LeopoldLeopold Bartl Heer 15-HMajor[35] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 335[35][36] 6 November 1943[35]
Bartsch, GünterGünter Bartsch Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[37] Group leader in the 2./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 110[36][37] 12 November 1943[37]
Barz, HerbertHerbert Barz Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[37] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 3./schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 519[36][37] 18 July 1944[37]
Basse, Hans-Dieter vonHans-Dieter von Basse Heer 15-HMajor[37] Commander of the I./Panzer-Füsilier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[36][37] 10 September 1944[37]
Bassewitz-Levetzow, Werner Graf vonWerner Graf von Bassewitz-Levetzow Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[37] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 96[36][37] 17 September 1944[37]
Bastian, HeinrichHeinrich Bastian?[Note 31] Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[36] Leader of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland"[36] 6 May 1945[36]
Bastian, HelmutHelmut Bastian Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[37] Leader of a Sprengbootflottille (Kleinkampfverband)[36][Note 32] 3 November 1944[37]
Bastian, KarlKarl Bastian Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[37] Leader of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21[36][37] 23 August 1944*[37] Killed in action 11 August 1944[37]
Batz, WilhelmWilhelm Batz+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[37] Staffelkapitän of the 5./Jagdgeschwader 52[36][37] 26 March 1944[37] Awarded 526th Oak Leaves 20 July 1944
(145th) Swords 21 April 1945[37]
Bauer, ErhardErhard Bauer Heer 03-HGefreiter[37] Squad leader in the 1./Pionier-Bataillon 102[36][37] 4 October 1944[37]
Bauer, ErnstErnst Bauer Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[37] Commander of U-126[36][37] 16 March 1942[37]
Bauer, FriedrichFriedrich Bauer Heer 14-HHauptmann[37] Leader of the I./Panzer-Regiment 33[36][37] 13 September 1943*[37] Killed in action 10 July 1943[37]
Bauer, GerhardGerhard Bauer Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[37] Pilot in the 8./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[36][37] 29 February 1944[37]
Bauer, HansHans Bauer Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[39] Leader of the 3./SS-Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 506[39][40] 5 April 1945[39]
Bauer, Dr. jur. HeinzDr. jur. Heinz Bauer Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[39] Regiment adjutant of the Grenadier-Regiment 585[40][Note 33] 12 June 1944[39]
Bauer, HelmutHelmut Bauer Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer[39] Platoon leader in the 3./SS-Panzer-Regiment 5 "Wiking"[41][Note 34] 12 September 1943[39]
Bauer, HerbertHerbert Bauer+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[39] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[39][40] 31 December 1943[39] Awarded 618th Oak Leaves 30 September 1944[39]
Bauer, HermannHermann Bauer Heer 14-HHauptmann[39] Commander of Grenadier-Bataillon Belgard in the fortress Schneidemühl[39][42] 14 February 1945[39]
Bauer, JoachimJoachim Bauer Luftwaffe 17-LOberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[39] Fliegerführer of Luftflottenkommando 4[39][40] 14 May 1944[39]
Bauer, JohannJohann Bauer Heer 06-HOberjäger[39] Group leader in the 6./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99[39][40] 27 June 1942[39]
Bauer, KonradKonrad Bauer Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[39] Pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 300[39][40] 31 October 1944[39]
Bauer, LudwigLudwig Bauer Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[39] Group leader in the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 117[39][40] 23 October 1944[39]
Bauer, LudwigLudwig Bauer?[Note 35] Heer 12-HLeutnant[42] Leader of the I./Panzer-Regiment 33[42][Note 36] 29 April 1945[42]
Bauer, MichaelMichael Bauer Heer 15-HMajor[39] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 499[39][40] 2 February 1942[39]
Bauer, OskarOskar Bauer Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[39] Commander of the II./Flak-Regiment 4[39][40] 22 October 1941[39]
A man wearing a military uniform, peaked cap, and an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Bauer, RobertRobert Bauer Heer 15-HMajor[39] Leader of a Kampfgruppe in the 15. Infanterie-Division[39][40] 11 March 1945[39]
Bauer, ViktorViktor Bauer+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[44] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Jagdgeschwader 3[40][Note 37] 30 July 1941[44] Awarded 107th Oak Leaves 26 July 1942[44]
Bauhaus, GerhardGerhard Bauhaus Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann of the Reserves[40][Note 38] Staffelkapitän of the 8./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[40][44] 25 May 1942[44]
Baum, Dr. AdolfDr. Adolf Baum Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[44] Battery leader in the Flak-Regiment 37 (motorized)[40][Note 39] 21 December 1942*[44] Killed in action 4 December 1942[40]
Baum, AdolfAdolf Baum Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[44] Platoon leader in the 1./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 197[40][44] 26 March 1944[44]
Baum, OttoOtto Baum+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[44] Commander of the III./SS-"Totenkopf"-Infanterie-Regiment 3[40][44] 8 May 1942[44] Awarded 277th Oak Leaves 22 August 1943
95th Swords 2 September 1944[44]
Baumann, PaulPaul Baumann Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[44] Platoon leader in the Radfahr-Kompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 422[40][Note 40] 1 September 1943[44]
Baumann, WilliWilli Baumann Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[44] Quartiermeister (quartermaster general) of the XI. SS-Armeekorps and leader of a Kampfgruppe[40][44] 27 January 1945[44]
Baumbach, WernerWerner Baumbach+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[44] Pilot in the 5./Kampfgeschwader 30[44][45] 8 May 1940[44] Awarded 20th Oak Leaves 14 July 1941
16th Swords 17 August 1942[45][Note 41]
Baumgarten-Crusius, WernerWerner Baumgarten-Crusius+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[44] Chief of the 5./Infanterie-Regiment 156 (motorized)[44][45] 22 February 1942[44] Awarded 199th Oak Leaves 27 February 1943[44]
Baumgartl, ErichErich Baumgartl Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[44] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Kampfgeschwader 55[44][45] 31 July 1943[44]
Baunach, GregorGregor Baunach Heer 15-HMajor[44] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 173[44][45] 5 September 1944[44]
Baur, EugenEugen Baur Heer 15-HMajor[46] Leader of Infanterie-Regiment 470[46][47] 2 February 1942[46]
Baurmann, HeinzHeinz Baurmann?[Note 42] Heer 14-HHauptmann[45] Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 300 (Feld)[45] 4 May 1945[45]
Bausch, Dr. jur. AlbertDr. jur. Albert Bausch Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[46] Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 286[45][46] 10 February 1944[46]
Bausch, FriedrichFriedrich Bausch Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[46] Company leader in the 3./Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 5[45][Note 43] 12 March 1945[46]
Bausch, RichardRichard Bausch Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[46] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 57[45][46] 9 June 1944[46]
Baxmann, KarlKarl Baxmann Heer 13-HOberleutnant Leader of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 73[46][47] 14 May 1944[46]
Bayer, AntonAnton Bayer Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[46] Platoon leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 19[47][Note 44] 5 October 1943[46]
Bayer, FranzFranz Bayer?[Note 45] Heer 14-HHauptmann[45] Commander of the I./Panzer-Regiment 26[45] 9 May 1945[45]
Bayer, HansHans Bayer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[46] Staffelkapitän of the 3.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 33[45][Note 46] 1 May 1945[46]
Bayer, HeinzHeinz Bayer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[46] Commander of Kradschützen-Bataillon 22[45][46] 17 July 1941[46]
Bayer, RudolfRudolf Bayer Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[46] Platoon leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 112[45][Note 47] 21 February 1944[46]
Bayerlein, FritzFritz Bayerlein+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[46] Chief of the general staff Generalstab DAK[45][46] 26 December 1941[46] Awarded 258th Oak Leaves 6 July 1943
81st Swords 20 July 1944[46]
A black-and-white photograph of an older man wearing a military uniform, field cap and a neck order in shape of an Iron Cross.
Beaulieu-Marconnay, Sigurt-Horstmar Freiherr vonSigurt-Horstmar Freiherr von Beaulieu-Marconnay Heer 17-HOberst[46] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 29 (motorized)[45][46] 20 January 1943[46]
Becher, KarlKarl Becher Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[46] Battery officer in the 8./Artillerie-Regiment 125[45][46] 25 October 1943[46]
Bechler, HelmutHelmut Bechler Heer 17-HOberst[50] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 504[45][50] 26 March 1943[50]
Beck, JosefJosef Beck Heer 09-HFeldwebel[50] Platoon leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 320[47][50] 11 March 1945[50]
Beck, KarlKarl Beck Heer 15-HMajor[50] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 290[45][50] 2 April 1943[50]
Beck, WilhelmWilhelm Beck Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[47][Note 48] Leader of the 2./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[47][Note 48] 28 March 1943[50]
Beck-Broichsitter, HelmutHelmut Beck-Broichsitter Heer 13-HOberleutnant[50] Chief of the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Infanterie-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[51][Note 49] 4 September 1940[50]
Becker, AntonAnton Becker Heer 14-HHauptmann[51][Note 50] Regiment adjutant of Grenadier-Regiment 77[50][51] 5 April 1945[50]
Becker, ArthurArthur Becker Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[50] Group leader in the 7./Schützen-Regiment 394[50][51] 25 August 1941[50]
Becker, CarlCarl Becker+ Heer 17-HOberst[50] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 18[50][52] 29 October 1942[50] Awarded 829th Oak Leaves 14 April 1945[50]
Becker, ErichErich Becker Heer 15-HMajor[50] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment-Gruppe 425[51][Note 51] 21 September 1944[50]
Becker, FelixFelix Becker Heer 17-HOberst[50] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 418[50][51] 25 January 1943[50]
Becker, FritzFritz Becker Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[50] Commander of the 370. Infanterie-Division[50][51] 6 April 1943[50]
Becker, GüntherGünther Becker Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[50] Pilot in the 3./Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 122[50][51] 28 February 1945[50]
Becker, HannsHanns Becker Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[53] Commander of Ost-Bataillon 439[51][53] 23 August 1944[53]
Becker, HansHans Becker Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[53] Chief of the 2./SS-Panzerzgrenadier-Regiment 2 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[51][53] 28 March 1943[53]
Becker, HansHans Becker Heer 12-HLeutnant[53] Leader of the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 116[52][53] 28 November 1940[53]
Becker, HeinrichHeinrich Becker Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[53] Platoon leader in the 8./Panzer-Regiment 31[51][53] 15 March 1943[53]
Becker, HeinrichHeinrich Becker Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[53] Group leader in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 529[51][53] 6 April 1944[53]
Becker, HellmuthHellmuth Becker+ Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Standartenführer[53] Commander of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 6 "Theodor Eicke"[51][Note 52] 7 September 1943[53] Awarded 595th Oak Leaves 21 September 1944[53]
Becker, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Becker+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[53] Chief of the 11./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[51][53] 9 July 1941[53] Awarded 780th Oak Leaves 12 March 1945[53] A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Becker, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Becker Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[53] Leader of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 503[52][53] 27 January 1942[53]
Becker, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Becker Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[53] Leader of the 2./Jäger-Regiment 228[51][53] 20 March 1944[53]
Becker, LudwigLudwig Becker+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[51][Note 53] Staffelkapitän of the 12./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[51][Note 53] 1 July 1942[53] Awarded 198th Oak Leaves 26 February 1943[53]
Becker, MartinMartin Becker+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[53] Pilot in the IV./Nachtjagdgeschwader 6[51][Note 54] 1 April 1944[53] Awarded 792nd Oak Leaves 20 March 1945[53]
Becker, PaulPaul Becker Heer 04-HObergefreiter[53] Richtkanonier (gunner) in the 10./Artillerie-Regiment 3 (motorized)[51][53] 25 October 1942[53]
Becker, RudolfRudolf Becker Heer 13-HOberleutnant[54] Chief of the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66[51][54] 23 February 1944[54]
Becker, WilhelmWilhelm Becker Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[54] Gun leader in the II./Flak-Regiment 43[51][54] 4 May 1944[54]
Becker, WilhelmWilhelm Becker Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[54] Platoon leader in the Panzer-Jäger-Kompanie 1299[51][54] 18 February 1945[54]
Beckh, FriedrichFriedrich Beckh Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[54] Geschwaderkommodore of Jagdgeschwader 51[54][55] 18 September 1941[54]
A man wearing a military uniform, peaked cap, and an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Beckmann, JosefJosef Beckmann Heer 04-HObergefreiter[54] In the Stab III./Füsilier-Regiment 39[54][55] 7 September 1943[54]
Beckmann, Dr. JuliusDr. Julius Beckmann Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[54] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 457[55][Note 55] 9 June 1944[54]
Beckmann, LudwigLudwig Beckmann Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[55][Note 56] Commander of Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 500 (Transportflieger)[55][Note 56] 14 March 1943[54]
Beckmann, LudwigLudwig Beckmann Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[54] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (artillery observer) in the 2./Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 27[54][55] 26 October 1943[54]
Beckmann, TheodorTheodor Beckmann Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[54] Gruppenkommandeur of the IV./Kampfgeschwader z.b.V. 1[54][55] 23 December 1942[54]
Beeger, HorstHorst Beeger Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[54] Staffelkapitän of the 3.(K)/Lehrgeschwader 1[54][55] 23 November 1941[54]
Beerenbrock, Franz-JosefFranz-Josef Beerenbrock+ Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[54] Pilot in the 10./Jagdgeschwader 51[54][55] 6 October 1941[54] Awarded 108th Oak Leaves 3 August 1942[54]
Begemann, FranzFranz Begemann Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[56] Leader of the 1./Panzer-Regiment 21[55][Note 57] 19 December 1943[56]
Begemann, HermannHermann Begemann Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[56] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 132[55][56] 18 December 1942[56]
Beginen, JosefJosef Beginen Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[56] Platoon leader in the 4./Panzer-Regiment 35[55][56] 23 February 1944[56]
Behlendorff, HansHans Behlendorff Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[56] Commander of the 34. Infanterie-Division[55][56] 11 October 1941[56]
Behler, KlemensKlemens Behler Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[56] Chief of the 3./SS-Artillerie-Regiment 54 "Nederland"[55][Note 58] 17 March 1945[56]
Behm, HerbertHerbert Behm Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[56] Chief of the 4./Flak-Regiment 33[56][57] 1 April 1945[56]
Behne, FriedrichFriedrich Behne Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[56] Commander of Sicherungs-Bataillon 738[55][56] 26 March 1944[56]
Behnke, GerhardGerhard Behnke+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[56] Leader of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 203[55][56] 8 February 1943[56] Awarded 605th Oak Leaves 4 October 1944[56]
Behnke, HeinzHeinz Behnke Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[56] Platoon leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 668[55][Note 59] 20 January 1944[56]
Behnken, HansHans Behnken Heer 14-HHauptmann zur Verwendung (for disposition)[56] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 161[55][56] 19 December 1942[56]
Behr, Heinrich Baron vonHeinrich Baron von Behr+ Heer 17-HOberst[56] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 200 (motorized)[55][56] 23 February 1944[56] Awarded 689th Oak Leaves 9 January 1945[56]
Behr, PaulPaul Behr Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[56] Chief of the 13./Füsilier-Regiment 39[55][56] 28 March 1945[56]
Behr, RudolfRudolf Behr Heer 14-HHauptmann[58] Company chief in the III./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 201[55][58] 25 January 1943[55][58]
Behr, WinrichWinrich Behr Heer 13-HOberleutnant[58] Chief of the 3./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 3 im DAK[55][Note 60] 15 May 1941[58]
Behre, FriedrichFriedrich Behre?[Note 61] Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[55] Company leader in the I./Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 "Hermann Göring"[55] 9 May 1945[55]
Behrend, Hermann-HeinrichHermann-Heinrich Behrend+ Heer 15-HMajor[58] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 489[55][58] 15 July 1941[58] Awarded 421st Oak Leaves 6 March 1944
(148th) Swords 26 April 1945[58]
Behrends, HeinrichHeinrich Behrends Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[58] Group leader in the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5[58][60] 24 December 1944[58]
Behrens, Heinz-GeorgHeinz-Georg Behrens Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[58] Deputy leader of the 3./Panzer-Abteilung 5[58][60] 12 March 1944[58]
Behrens, WilhelmWilhelm Behrens Heer 17-HOberst[58] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 106[58][60] 27 March 1942[58]
Beier, GerhardGerhard Beier Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[58] Leader of Panzer-Jäger-Kompanie 1193[58][60] 17 March 1945[58]
Beier, KarlKarl Beier Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[58] Pilot, observer and Verbindungsoffizier (liaison officer) to the 5th Romanian Kampfgruppe[60][Note 62] 6 December 1944[58]
Beier, WilhelmWilhelm Beier Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[58] Pilot in the 3./Nachtjagdgeschwader 2[58][60] 10 October 1941[58]
Beigel, FritzFritz Beigel Heer 15-HMajor[58] Commander of Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 39[58][60] 9 July 1941[58]
Beilhack, XaverXaver Beilhack Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[58] Leader of the 9./Grenadier-Regiment 19 "List"[58][60] 5 November 1944[58]
Beine, ErichErich Beine Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[58] Leader of the I./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 12[60][Note 63] 5 September 1944[60][Note 63]
A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Beisswenger, HansHans Beißwenger+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[61] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 54[60][61] 9 May 1942[61] Awarded 130th Oak Leaves 30 September 1942[61]
Bellegarde, Franz Graf vonFranz Graf von Bellegarde Heer 14-HHauptmann[61] Chief of the 3./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 4[60][61] 28 November 1940[61]
Bellinger, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Bellinger Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[60][Note 64] Chief of the 9./Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment "Hermann Göring"[60][61] 30 September 1944[61]
Bellof, LudwigLudwig Bellof Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[61] Pilot in the 1./Nacht-Schlacht-Gruppe 3[61][62] 28 January 1945[61]
Below, Dr.-Ing. FritzDr.-Ing. Fritz Below Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[61] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 669[60][61] 21 September 1944[61]
Below, Gerd-Paul vonGerd-Paul von Below Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[61] Commander of the augmented Grenadier-Regiment 374[60][61] 28 February 1943[61]
Belser, HelmutHelmut Belser Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[61] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Jagdgeschwader 53[60][Note 65] 6 September 1942[61]
Belz, BrunoBruno Belz Heer 13-HOberleutnant[61] Chief of the 3./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25[61][62] 30 April 1945[61]
Belz, JosefJosef Belz Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[Note 66] Pilot in Kampfgeschwader z.b.V. 500[60][Note 66] 23 December 1942[61]
Belzer, HansHans Belzer Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[61] Commander of the IV./Artillerie-Regiment 227[60][61] 4 October 1944[61]
Benack, GerhardGerhard Benack Heer 13-HOberleutnant[61] Chief of the 1./Kradschützen-Bataillon 38[60][61] 13 August 1941[61]
Bender, Hans-WilhelmHans-Wilhelm Bender Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[61] Pilot in the 5./Kampfgeschwader 3[60][61] 8 September 1941[61]
Bendert, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Bendert Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[63] Pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 27[60][Note 67] 30 December 1942[63]
Benedikt, JohannJohann Benedikt Heer 04-HObergefreiter[63] Kompanietruppmelder (company headquarters messenger) in the 6./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138[60][63] 11 December 1943[63]
Benekamp, PeterPeter Benekamp Heer 09-HFeldwebel[63] Kompanietruppführer (company headquarters leader) in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 546[63][64] 28 October 1944[63]
Benkendorff, HelmutHelmut Benkendorff Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[63] Pilot in the II./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1[63][64] 26 March 1943[63]
Bennemann, HansHans Bennemann Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[63] Pilot in the 7./Kampfgeschwader 55[63][64] 26 March 1944[63]
Bennemann, [Dr.] Helmut[Dr.] Helmut Bennemann[Note 7] Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[63] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Jagdgeschwader 52[63][64] 2 October 1942[63]
Benner, HeinrichHeinrich Benner Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[63] Commander of the II./Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 102[63][64] 27 October 1944[63]
Benning, [Dr.] Anton[Dr.] Anton Benning[Note 7] Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[63] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Jagdgeschwader 301[63][64] 13 April 1945[63]
Benthack, Hans-GeorgHans-Georg Benthack?[Note 68] Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[65] Commander of Festungs-Division Kreta[65] 10 May 1945[65]
Bentin, KurtKurt Bentin Heer 13-HOberleutnant[63] Leader of Grenadier-Bataillon 8/9 "Feldherrnhalle" in the fortress Schneidemühl[65][Note 69] 12 February 1945[63]
Benz, KurtKurt Benz Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[63] Staffelführer of Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 500[63][65] 24 March 1943[63]
Benzin, OttoOtto Benzin+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[63] Chief of the 9./Infanterie-Regiment 89[63][65] 31 December 1941[63] Awarded 406th Oak Leaves 22 February 1944[63]
Bercken, Werner vonWerner von Bercken Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[63] Commander of the 102. Infanterie-Division[63][64] 23 October 1944[63]
Berg, AntonAnton Berg Heer 15-HMajor[66] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 358[64][66] 16 October 1944[66]
Berg, Karl-ErichKarl-Erich Berg Heer 13-HOberleutnant[66] Chief of the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 191[64][66] 6 April 1944[66]
Berg, MartinMartin Berg Heer 17-HOberst[66] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 166[64][66] 30 December 1943[66]
Berg, WilhelmWilhelm Berg Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[66] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (artillery observer) in the 11./Artillerie-Regiment 361[64][66] 9 June 1944[66]
Bergelt, KarlKarl Bergelt Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[66] Chief of the 1. Minensuchflottille[64][66] 3 August 1942[66]
Bergen, HansHans Bergen Heer 17-HOberst[66] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 187[64][66] 9 July 1941[66]
Berger, FranzFranz Berger Heer 09-HFeldwebel[66] Shock troops leader in the 11./Infanterie-Regiment 130[64][66] 19 July 1940[66]
Berger, FritzFritz Berger Kriegsmarine 16-MFregattenkapitän[66] Chief of the 1. Zerstörerflottille[64][66] 4 August 1940[66]
Berger, HeinzHeinz Berger Heer 03-HGefreiter[66] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Infanterie-Regiment 187[64][Note 70] 17 September 1941[66]
Berger, HeinzHeinz Berger Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[66] Battery leader in the II./Flak-Regiment 411 in the Flak-Regiment 151 (motorized)[64][Note 71] 3 April 1943[66]
Berger, HerbertHerbert Berger Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[66] Platoon leader in the 10./Grenadier-Regiment (motorized) "Feldherrnhalle"[64][66] 12 March 1944[66]
Berger, KarlKarl Berger Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves[66] Company leader in the 10./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 15[64][66] 7 February 1945[66]
Berger, LotharLothar Berger+ Heer 15-HMajor[67] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 84[64][67] 5 August 1940[67] Awarded 806th Oak Leaves 28 March 1945[67]
Berger, RobertRobert Berger Heer 15-HMajor[67] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 2[67][68] 7 March 1944[67]
Berger, RudolfRudolf Berger Heer 09-HFeldwebel[67] Platoon leader in the 1./Pionier-Bataillon 296[67][68] 14 April 1943[67]
Bergerhoff, Dr. jur. GüntherDr. jur. Günther Bergerhoff Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[67] Adjutant of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 162[67][68] 15 April 1944[67]
Bergerhoff, KurtKurt Bergerhoff Heer 13-HOberleutnant[68][Note 72] Chief of the 3./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 23[68] 27 August 1944*[67] Killed in action 10 August 1944[68]
Bergmann, GustavGustav Bergmann Heer 04-HObergefreiter[67] Group leader in the 9./Grenadier-Regiment 696[67][68] 4 October 1942[67]
Bergmann, HeinzHeinz Bergmann Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[67] Platoon leader in the 4./Panzer-Regiment 26[67][68] 26 November 1944[67]
Bergmann, HelmutHelmut Bergmann Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[67] Staffelkapitän of the 8./Nachtjagdgeschwader 4[67][68] 9 June 1944[67]
Bering, RolfRolf Bering Heer 15-HMajor[67] Leader of the Fähnrichs-Regiment 1 of the Division "Märkisch Friedland"[68][Note 73] 11 March 1945
Berkenbusch, WilhelmWilhelm Berkenbusch Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[67] Platoon leader in the I./Grenadier-Regiment 914[67][69] 15 January 1945[67]
Berlin, WilhelmWilhelm Berlin Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[67] Commander of the 227. Infanterie-Division[67][68] 6 March 1944[67]
Bermadinger, MatthiasMatthias Bermadinger Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[67] Staffelkapitän of the 14./Kampfgeschwader 55[67][68] 5 April 1944*[67] Killed in action 18 February 1944[68]
Berndl, AloisAlois Berndl Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[70] Air gunner in the III./Schlachtgeschwader 1[68][70] 16 June 1944[70]
Berneike, RudolfRudolf Berneike Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[70] Leader of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 15[68][70] 15 March 1945[70]
Berner, EmilEmil Berner Luftwaffe 03-LGefreiter[70] Richtkanonier (gunner) in the 3./Flak-Regiment 18[68][70] 3 November 1942[70]
Berner, ErhardErhard Berner Heer 17-HOberst[70] Commander of Jäger-Regiment 28[68][70] 18 January 1945[70]
Bernhard, [Dr.] Alfred[Dr.] Alfred Bernhard[Note 7] Heer 14-HHauptmann[70] Chief inspector at the Heeres-Unteroffiziers-Schule Jauer[68][Note 74] 14 February 1945[70]
Bernhard, HansHans Bernhard Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[70] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 165[68][70] 9 January 1945[70]
Bernuth, Julius vonJulius von Bernuth Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the general staff of the XV. Armeekorps[68] 5 August 1940
Berrer, HerbertHerbert Berrer Kriegsmarine 10-MOberfernschreibmeister (rank equivalent to Oberfeldwebel)[70] Einzelkämpfer (lone fighter) in a Kleinkampf Verband (small units detachment)[69][Note 75] 5 August 1944[70]
Berres, Heinz-EdgarHeinz-Edgar Berres Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[70] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Jagdgeschwader 77[68][70] 19 September 1943*[70] Killed in action 25 July 1943[68]
Berthold, GerhardGerhard Berthold Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[70] Commander of the 31. Infanterie-Division[68][70] 4 December 1941[70]
Bertram, Hans-WilhelmHans-Wilhelm Bertram Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[70] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Kampfgeschwader 6[68][70] 14 January 1945[70]
Bertram, Karl-EricKarl-Eric Bertram Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[70] Commander of Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 "Hermann Göring"[68][70] 26 March 1945[70]
Bertram, LudwigLudwig Bertram Heer 13-HOberleutnant[71] Chief of the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 237[71][72] 12 August 1944[71]
Bertram, OttoOtto Bertram Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[71] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"[71][72] 28 October 1940[71]
Berzen, AugustAugust Berzen?[Note 76] Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[74] Festungs-Pak-Kompanie 13/X with the 180. Infanterie-Division[74] 9 May 1945[74]
Beschle, KarlKarl Beschle Heer 12-HLeutnant[71] Leader of the 4./Artillerie-Regiment 114[71][72] 3 November 1944[71]
Beschnidt, WernerWerner Beschnidt Heer 13-HOberleutnant[71] Leader of the 2./Panzer-Abteilung 103[71][72] 4 October 1944[71]
Beschwitz, Werner Freiherr vonWerner Freiherr von Beschwitz Heer 15-HMajor[71] Commander of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505[71][72] 27 July 1944[71]
Besler, ErwinErwin Besler Heer 14-HRittmeister[71] Commander of Schnelle Abteilung 123[71][72] 29 December 1942[71]
Besslein, Georg-RobertGeorg-Robert Beßlein Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[71] Commander of SS-Festungs-Regiment 1 "Beßlein" in the fortress Breslau[72][Note 77] 30 April 1945[71]
Bestmann, WalterWalter Bestmann Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[71] Commander of Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Totenkopf"[72][Note 78] 28 September 1941[71]
Bethke, Hans-GüntherHans-Günther Bethke Heer 13-HOberleutnant[71] Leader of the 5./Panzer-Regiment 11[71][72] 4 September 1940[71]
Betke, SiegfriedSiegfried Betke Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[71] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Kampfgeschwader 26[71][72] 8 August 1944[71]
Betz, Franz-EugenFranz-Eugen Betz[Note 79] Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[71] Group leader in the 7./Infanterie-Regiment 41 (motorized)[71][72] 30 August 1942*[71] Killed in action 22 August 1942[72]
Betz, KarlKarl Betz Heer 14-HHauptmann[71] Leader of the II./Schützen-Regiment 2[71][72] 6 March 1942[71]
Betz, PaulPaul Betz Heer 17-HOberst[75] Leader of the 50. Infanterie-Division[72][75] 16 June 1944*[75] Killed in action 9 May 1944[72]
Betzel, ClemensClemens Betzel+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[75] Commander of the 4. Panzer-Division[72][75] 5 September 1944[75] Awarded 774th Oak Leaves 11 March 1945[75]
Beukemann, HelmuthHelmuth Beukemann Heer 17-HOberst[75] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 382[72][75] 14 May 1941[75]
Beukemann, LotharLothar Beukemann Heer 15-HMajor[75] Commander of Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 79[72][75] 25 January 1945[75]
Beust, Hans-Henning Freiherr vonHans-Henning Freiherr von Beust+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[75] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"[72][75] 17 September 1941[75] Awarded 336th Oak Leaves 25 November 1943[75]
Beutelspacher, ErnstErnst Beutelspacher Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[75] Staffelführer of the 6./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[72][75] 4 May 1944[75]
Beutler, HeinzHeinz Beutler Heer 13-HOberleutnant[75] Chief of the 3./Panzer-Regiment 2[72][75] 14 February 1945[75]
Beutler, WalterWalter Beutler Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[75] Gun leader in the 3./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 245[75][76] 13 August 1943[75]
Beutner, ManfredManfred Beutner Heer 15-HMajor[75] Division adjutant of the 329. Infanterie-Division and commander of Schnelle Abteilung 329[72][Note 80] 30 September 1944[75]
Beuttel, WilhelmWilhelm Beuttel Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[75] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 45[72][75] 5 March 1945[75]
Bevernis, HeinzHeinz Bevernis Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[75] Air gunner in the 7./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1[75][77] 19 September 1942*[75] Killed in action 19 July 1942[77]
Bey, ErichErich Bey Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[75] Chief of the 4. Zerstörerflottille[75][77] 9 May 1940[75]
A man wearing a black military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Beyer, FranzFranz Beyer Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[78] Staffelkapitän of the 8./Jagdgeschwader 3[77][Note 81] 30 August 1941[78]
Beyer, FranzDr.-jur. Franz Beyer Heer 17-HOberst[78] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 131[77][78] 12 September 1941[78]
Beyer, HerbertHerbert Beyer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[78] Commander of the I./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 4[77][78] 9 June 1944[78]
Beyer, ReinhardReinhard Beyer Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[78] Chief of the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 694[77][78] 17 October 1942[78]
Bialetzki, AlfonsAlfons Bialetzki Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[78] Leader of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 333[77][78] 17 September 1944[78]
Bibra, Ernst Freiherr vonErnst Freiherr von Bibra Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[78] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Kampfgeschwader 51[77][78] 23 December 1942[78]
Bickel, Rolf-GüntherRolf-Günther Bickel Heer 17-HOberst[78] Artilleriekommandeur 35[77][78] 8 August 1944[78]
Bieber, MartinMartin Bieber+ Heer 17-HOberst[78] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 184[77][78] 28 July 1943[78] Awarded 566th Oak Leaves 2 September 1944[78]
Biecker, AlbertAlbert Biecker Heer 14-HHauptmann der Landwehr[78] Chief of the 9./Infanterie-Regiment 386[77][78] 18 March 1942[78]
Bieg, KarlKarl Bieg Heer 14-HHauptmann[78] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 868[77][78] 17 September 1943[78]
Biegeleben, Arnold Freiherr vonArnold Freiherr von Biegeleben Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[78] Commander of the 6. Infanterie-Division[77][78] 5 August 1940[78]
Biegi, FritzFritz Biegi Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer[79] Platoon leader in the 5./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 "Germania"[77][79] 16 June 1944[79]
Biehl, JohannJohann Biehl Heer 09-HFeldwebel[79] Platoon leader in the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 124[77][79] 30 July 1942[79]
Biehler, ErnstErnst Biehler?[Note 82] Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[77] Fortress commander of Frankfurt/Oder[77] 9 May 1945[77]
Bieler, BrunoBruno Bieler Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[79] Commander of the 73. Infanterie-Division[77][79] 26 October 1941[79]
Bielig, GerhardGerhard Bielig Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant (Ing.)[79] Chief engineer on U-177[77][79] 10 February 1943[79]
Bielig, MartinMartin Bielig Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[79] Platoon leader in the 13./Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[77][79] 7 October 1944[79]
Bienek, FritzFritz Bienek Heer 13-HOberleutnant[79] Chief of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 281[77][79] 14 April 1945[79]
Bierbrauer, GüntherGünther Bierbrauer Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[79] Pilot in the 14./Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"[77][79] 17 April 1945[79]
Bierlin, OttoOtto Bierlin Heer 14-HRittmeister[79] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 35[77][Note 83] 26 November 1944[79]
Biermann, FritzFritz Biermann Heer 13-HOberleutnant[79] Leader of the 3./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 6[79][81] 31 August 1943[79]
Biermeier, FritzFritz Biermeier+ Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[79] Leader of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 3 "Totenkopf"[81][Note 84] 10 December 1943[79] Awarded 685th Oak Leaves 26 December 1944[79]
Biesenbach, WilliWilli Biesenbach Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[79] Platoon leader in the 2./Heeres-Unteroffizier-Schule Jülich[79][81] 11 December 1944*[79] Killed in action 16 November 1944[81]
Bigalk, GerhardGerhard Bigalk Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[79] Commander of U-751[79][81] 26 December 1941[79]
A bearded man wearing a white peaked cap, and an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Biggemann, WernerWerner Biggemann Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[82] Leader of the 3./Landungs-Pionier-Bataillon 86[81][82] 26 November 1944[82]
Bingemer, Dr. FritzDr. Fritz Bingemer Heer 17-HOberst[82] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 442[81][82] 9 April 1943[82]
Binnig, OttoOtto Binnig Heer 04-HObergefreiter[82] Messenger in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 463[81][82] 5 October 1944[82]
Birckhahn, Eberhard vonEberhard von Birckhahn Heer 14-HRittmeister[81][Note 85] Commander of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 321[81][82] 10 February 1945[82]
Birk, WalterWalter Birk Heer 13-HOberleutnant[82] Chief of the 2./Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 44[81][Note 86] 2 November 1941[82]
Birkner, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Birkner Luftwaffe 09-LFahnenjunker-Feldwebel[82] Pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 52[81][Note 87] 27 July 1944[82]
Birnbacher, HeinzHeinz Birnbacher Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[82] Chief of the 1. Schnellbootflottille[81][82] 17 June 1940[82]
Birnbaum, FritzFritz Birnbaum Luftwaffe 10-LOberfähnrich[82] Platoon leader in the 8./Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment "Hermann Göring"[81][82] 19 October 1944[81][Note 88]
Birnkraut, PaulPaul Birnkraut Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[82] Pilot in the 1./Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 121[81][Note 89] 10 May 1943[82]
Bischof, KurtKurt Bischof Heer 04-HObergefreiter[82] In the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 337[81][82] 14 April 1945[82]
Bischoff, AdolfAdolf Bischoff Heer 04-HObergefreiter[82] Group leader in the 1./Panzergenadier-Regiment 112[81][82] 12 March 1944[82]
Bischoff, HansHans Bischoff Heer 15-HMajor[82] Leader of Panzergenadier-Regiment 5[81][82] 9 December 1944[82]
Bischoff, LeonhardLeonhard Bischoff Heer 12-HLeutnant[83] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzergenadier-Regiment 115[81][83] 30 April 1945[83]
Bischoff, OttoOtto Bischoff Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[83] Staffelkapitän of the 4./Kampfgeschwader 77[81][83] 3 May 1942*[83] Killed in action 2 April 1942[81]
Bischoffshausen, Lothar vonLothar von Bischoffshausen Heer 17-HOberst[83] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2[81][83] 4 October 1942[83]
Bismarck, Georg vonGeorg von Bismarck Heer 17-HOberst[83] Commander of Schützen-Regiment 7[81][83] 29 September 1940[83]
Bismarck, Klaus vonKlaus von Bismarck+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[84][Note 90] Leader of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 4[83][84] 31 December 1941[83] Awarded 669th Oak Leaves 26 November 1944[83] A man wearing a black suit, white shirt and tie.
Bisping, JosephJoseph Bisping Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[83] Observer in the 4.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe des OB der Luftwaffe[81][Note 91] 22 October 1941[83]
Bitsch, EmilEmil Bitsch Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[83] Staffelkapitän of the 8./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[83][85] 29 August 1943[83]
Bittl, XaverXaver Bittl Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[83] Platoon leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 423[83][85] 4 November 1943[83]
Bittlingmaier, GeorgGeorg Bittlingmaier Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[83] Leader of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 391[83][85] 25 July 1942*[83] Died of wounds 30 June 1942[86]
Bittner, HerwigHerwig Bittner Heer 12-HLeutnant[85][Note 92] Platoon leader in the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 270[83][85] 18 January 1944[83]
Bittner, RudolfRudolf Bittner Heer 03-HGefreiter[83] Richtkanonier (gunner) in the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 561[83][85] 28 November 1942[83]
Bittorf, OttoOtto Bittorf Heer 12-HLeutnant[83] Leader of the 5./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4[83][85] 18 November 1944[83]
Bittrich, WilhelmWilhelm Bittrich+ Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Oberführer[87] Commander of SS-Infanterie-Regiment "Deutschland"[85][87] 14 December 1941[87] Awarded 563rd Oak Leaves 28 August 1944[87]
(153rd) Swords 6 May 1945?[85][Note 93]
A hatless man wearing a military uniform with a neck order in the shape of a cross.
Bix, HermannHermann Bix Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[87] Platoon leader in the 3./Panzer-Regiment 35[85][87] 22 March 1945[87]
Bladt, WilhelmWilhelm Bladt Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[87] Chief of the 6./Artillerie-Regiment 30[85][87] 22 December 1942[87]
Blaich, AlbertAlbert Blaich Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[87] Platoon leader in the 12./Panzer-Regiment 6[85][87] 24 July 1941[87]
Blanc, Adalbert vonAdalbert von Blanc+ Kriegsmarine 16-MFregattenkapitän[87] Leader of the 9. Sicherungs-Division[87][88] 27 November 1944[87] Awarded (866th) Oak Leaves 10 May 1945?[88][Note 94]
Blancbois, Gustav-AdolfGustav-Adolf Blancbois Heer 14-HHauptmann[87] Commander of the I.(gepanzert)/Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25[85][87] 20 July 1944[87]
Blasberg, KurtKurt Blasberg Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See of the Reserves[87] Group leader in the 36. Minensuchflottille[85][87] 7 September 1944
Blasig, ArnulfArnulf Blasig Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[87] Gruppenkommandeur of the IV.(Stuka)/Lehrgeschwader 1[85][87] 4 September 1941[87]
Blaskowitz, JohannesJohannes Blaskowitz+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[87] Commander-in-Chief of the 8. Armee[87][88] 30 September 1939[87] Awarded 640th Oak Leaves 29 October 1944
(146th) Swords 25 April 1945[87]
A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Blauensteiner, ErnstErnst Blauensteiner Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[87] Chief of the Generalstab II. Fallschirmkorps[85][87] 29 October 1944[87]
Blaurock, EdmundEdmund Blaurock+ Heer 17-HOberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[87] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 320[85][87] 27 July 1944[87] Awarded 746th Oak Leaves 19 February 1945[87]
Blechschmidt, JoachimJoachim Blechschmidt Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[87] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Zerstörergeschwader 1[85][87] 17 March 1943[87]
Bleckl, KarlKarl Bleckl Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[89] Staffelführer of the 7./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1[85][Note 95] 3 November 1942[89]
Bleckmann, GüntherGünther Bleckmann Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann of the Reserves[85][Note 96] Staffelkapitän of the 6. and leader of the II./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[85][Note 96] 9 June 1944*[89] Killed in action 4 June 1944[85]
Bleckwenn, WilhelmWilhelm Bleckwenn+ Heer 17-HOberst[89] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 487[89][90] 6 April 1944[89] Awarded 621st Oak Leaves 18 October 1944[89]
Bleher, GeorgGeorg Bleher Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[89] Adjutant of the Stab I./Grenadier-Regiment 358[90][Note 97] 6 May 1945[89]
Bleichrodt, HeinrichHeinrich Bleichrodt+ Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[89] Commander of U-48[89][90] 24 October 1940[89] Awarded 125th Oak Leaves 23 September 1942[89]
Bleyer, Eugen-HeinrichEugen-Heinrich Bleyer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[89] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 379[89][90] 14 December 1941[89]
Bleyer, WernerWerner Bleyer Heer 09-HFeldwebel[89] Platoon leader in the 4./schwere Heeres-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 563[89][90] 24 February 1945[89]
Bliesener, FritzFritz Bliesener Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[89] Pilot in the 5./Kampfgeschwader 55[89][90] 20 December 1941[89]
Bloch, JohannJohann Bloch Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[89] Kompanietruppführer (company headquarters leader) in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 44[89][90] 14 April 1945[89]
Block, JohannesJohannes Block+ Heer 17-HOberst[89] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 202[89][90] 22 December 1941[89] Awarded 331st Oak Leaves 22 November 1943[89]
Block, JosefJosef Block Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[89] Group leader in the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 2[89][90] 6 June 1943[89]
Bloedorn, ErichErich Bloedorn Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[89] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"[89][90] 13 October 1940[89]
A man wearing a suit, shirt and tie.
Blond, FriedrichFriedrich Blond?[Note 98] Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer[90] Leader of the 12./SS-Panzergrenadier Ausbildung und Ersatz Bataillon 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[90] 28 April 1945[90]
Bloos, LudwigLudwig Bloos Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[92] Platoon leader in the 8./Panzer-Regiment 11[90][92] 6 April 1944[92]
Blücher, Wolfgang Graf vonWolfgang Graf von Blücher(-Fincken) Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves[92] Platoon leader in the 2./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[90][92] 24 May 1940[92] Killed in action 21 May 1941[92] A man wearing a military uniform, peaked cap, and an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Bluemel, JosefJosef Blümel Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[92] Pilot in the 10.(Panzer)/Schlachtgeschwader 3[90][92] 28 January 1945*[92] Killed after forced landing 19 September 1944[90]
Bluemke, FriedrichFriedrich Blümke Heer 17-HOberst[92] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 347[90][92] 6 November 1943[92]
Blumm, OskarOskar Blümm Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[92] Commander of the 57. Infanterie-Division[90][92] 23 November 1941[92]
Blume, HermannHermann Blume Heer 14-HRittmeister[92] Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 24[90][92] 11 March 1945[92]
Blume, WernerWerner Blume Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[90][Note 99] Pilot in the 1./Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 122[90][Note 99] 1 July 1942[92]
Blumenroth, WilliWilli Blumenroth Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[92] Group leader in the 3./Infanterie-Regiment 124[90][92] 23 October 1941[92]
Blumenthal, Carl-LudwigCarl-Ludwig Blumenthal Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[92] Chief of the 7./Infanterie-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[90][Note 100] 18 September 1942[92]
Blumentritt, GüntherGünther Blumentritt+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[92] Chief of the Generalstab Heeresruppe D[92][93] 13 September 1944[92] Awarded 741st Oak Leaves 18 February 1945[92]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Großadmiral and President of Germany Karl Dönitz, Hitler's successor as Head of State (Staatsoberhaupt) and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, had ordered the cessation of all promotions and awards as of 11 May 1945 (Dönitz-decree). Consequently the last Knight's Cross awarded to Oberleutnant zur See of the Reserves Georg-Wolfgang Feller on 17 June 1945 must therefore be considered a de facto but not de jure hand-out.[2]
  2. ^ For an explanation of the various naming schemes used by the Luftwaffe, Heer, Kriegsmarine and Waffen-SS refer to nomenclature used by the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS.
  3. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 2./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1.[18]
  4. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 14 March 1943 as a pilot and observer in the Aufklärungsstaffel 3.(F)/121.[18]
  5. ^ According to Scherzer as commanding general of the Korpsgruppe "von dem Bach".[18]
  6. ^ Willy Bachor '​s nomination by his unit was not forwarded or may have been lost by the corps due to the military situation. A second nomination was submitted after the evacuation of East Prussia, after the German capitulation. This nomination was not processed. The order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) processed the case in 1982 and decided: "Knight's Cross yes, 8 May 1945". The presentation date was later changed by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel. Bachor was a member of the AKCR.[20]
  7. ^ a b c d The brackets around the doctor title [Dr.] denotes that the academic title was attained after the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded.
  8. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5.[18]
  9. ^ According to Scherzer as SS-Obersturmführer of the Reserves.[18]
  10. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 "Norge" (Norwegian Nr. 1).[22]
  11. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the Aufklärungsstaffel 4.(F)/11.[22]
  12. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[24]
  13. ^ According to Scherzer his name is Johann Baichl.[26]
  14. ^ According to Thomas and Wegmann as chief of the 6./Infanterie-Regiment 246 of the 88. Infanterie-Division.[28]
  15. ^ Joseph Baier '​s nomination by his unit was received by 1st squadron of P5 via the field commando unit of Reichsführer-SS, because the division was a Volksgrenadier-Division, on 4 March 1945. Heinrich Himmler had approved the nomination. Major Joachim Domaschk contacted the 9th Volksgrenadier-Division by teleprinter message on 5 March the 7th Army because all the intermittent approvals were missing, requesting the 2nd and 3rd version of the nomination via the command chain. The division was annihilated shortly after this date in the vicinity of Lauterecken. The remains of the division retreated together with the 1st Army to the area south of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The 9th Volksgrenadier-Division was already disbanded when Major Domaschk reminded the 1st Army again on 29 April: "The Knight's Cross nomination for Joseph Baier is to be expedited." A presentation was never made. A file card for approved or rejected presentation was not created. According to the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The presentation date was assigned by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[29]
  16. ^ According to Scherzer as an observer in the Aufklärungsstaffel 2.(F)/22.[26]
  17. ^ Josef Baldes '​s nomination by his unit was processed by the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe/Auszeichnung und Disziplin (OKL/AuD—Air Force High Command/Award and Discipline) on 16 April 1945. This nomination, now recommending approval, was forwarded on 17 April with a Luftwaffenpersonalamt-Verleihungsvorschlag (LPA-VV—Air Force Staff Office Nomination Recommendation) Nr. 1577 to the adjutancy of Hermann Göring. The nomination was never finalized and was left unfinished by the end of the war. A presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross cannot be verified. The presentation date was assigned by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[29]
  18. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 1./Jagdgeschwader 1.[31]
  19. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Füsilier-Bataillon "Deba" [commander Fester Platz Tarnopol].[31]
  20. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the re-inforced Afrika-Regiment 361.[31]
  21. ^ Unlawful presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to Johannes Barge by the Dönitz Government after 8 May 1945. This can be verified by the radio communication dated on 21 May 1945. The presentation date was backdated by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel. Barge was a member of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients.[29]
  22. ^ According to Scherzer as panzer commander in the 4./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2.[34]
  23. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant (war officer) and chief of the 7./Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment 1.[34]
  24. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Panzergrenadier-Bataillon "Feldherrnhalle" (106) [=Panzergrenadier-Batallion 2106 in the Panzer-Brigade 106].[34]
  25. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 3./schwere Flak-Regiment 293 (deployable).[34]
  26. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 24 October 1944 as Staffelkapitän in the III./Jagdgeschwader 53.[35]
  27. ^ According to Scherzr as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[35]
  28. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 14./Infanterie-Regiment 14.[35]
  29. ^ According to Scherzer as Major of the Reserves.[35]
  30. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 393.[35]
  31. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. The award was unlawfully presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee. Bastian was a member of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[38]
  32. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the Kleinkampfflottille 211.[37]
  33. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant of the Grenadier-Regiment 585.[39]
  34. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 3./SS-Panzer-Regiment 5.[39]
  35. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. Von Seeman stated that the tradition club of the 9. Panzer-Division informed him of the presentation of the Knight's Cross to Ludwig Bauer in 1954.[43] The I./Panzer-Regiment 33, to which the 1st company was subordinated, was destroyed on 17 April 1945 under the leadership of Hauptmann Simon in the Ruhr Pocket (Heeresgruppe B). The receipt of a nomination by his unit with the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) or the Außenstelle of the Heerespersonalamt (HPA/A—Branch of the Army Staff Office) cannot be verified. A Heerespersonalamt-Verleihungsvorschlag (HPA-VV— Army Staff Office Nomination Recommendation) was definitely not created. Also, the responsible official at the time would have deferred the nomination from Heeresgruppe B after its capitulation after 17 April according to AHA 44 Ziff. 572. A presentation on 29 April via the HPA or the HPA/A is very unlikely. A statement provided by the 1st scribe of the 9. Panzer-Division from 1957 to the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) is inconclusive it states: "...I have to assume that this Knight's Cross was intended for ... Leutnant ... Bauer". Bauer is a member of the AKCR.[38]
  36. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 1./Panzer-Regiment 33.[38]
  37. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant and pilot in the III./Jagdgeschwader 3[44]
  38. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann.[44]
  39. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 5./Flak-Regiment (motorized) 37.[44]
  40. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 422.[44]
  41. ^ According to Scherzer 16th Swords on 16 August 1942.[44]
  42. ^ No evidence regarding the presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to Heinz Baurmann can be found in the German Federal Archives. According to Walther-Peer Fellgiebel the presentation was made by Feldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner in compliance with the empowerment for autonomous presentations dated 3 May 1945. Authors Thomas and Wegmann mention a teleprinter message from Schörner dated 4 May 1945, which presumably verifies the claim. However, Thomas and Wegmann fail to present a reference nor do they publish the message itself.[48] Veit Scherzer was denied access to files, which could help clarify the case, of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) on the grounds of the Bundesarchivgesetz (German Archive Law). Baurmann was a member of the AKCR.[38]
  43. ^ According to Scherzer as leader in the 3./Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 5.[46]
  44. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 19.[46]
  45. ^ Franz Bayer's nomination by the I./Panzer-Regiment 26 was written on 1 January 1945 and was approved by the III Panzerkorps on 11 January 1945. The Division "Feldherrnhalle" had also submitted a nomination on 25 January 1945. Both nominations were sent to the 6th Army. Here they were left unattended, later consolidated, and approved by the commander-in-chief General Hermann Balck on 15 April 1945 and then forwarded to the Army Group. This nomination was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) "Hauptbüro" (main office) on 28 April 1945, in this instance the 2nd squadron and not the 1st squadron. The Army Group South had made an error and wrongly addressed it to the HPA 2nd squadron. The Army Group, against regulation, had also not commented on the nomination and had explicitly mentioned this in the accompanying letter. The reason for this remains unknown. The entry dated of 25 January 1945 which is noted on the file card is not the entry date but the date on which the Division "Feldherrnhalle" had created their nomination. The book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) does not list Bayer. No further proof that the presentation was made can be found in the archives. According to the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. Bayer himself stated on 10 February 2005 that the I./Panzer-Regiment 26 had "lent" him to the Division "Feldherrnhalle" where he was deployed as a company commander. He also stated that the battalion commander had presented him a Knight's Cross in January 1945 after he had received a radio message approving the nomination.[49]
  46. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the Aufklärungsstaffel 3.(F)/33.[46]
  47. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 112.[46]
  48. ^ a b According to Scherzer as SS-Obersturmführer of the Reserves and leader of the 2./SS-Panzer-Regiment "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler".[50]
  49. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 14./Infanterie-Regiment "Großdeutschland".[50]
  50. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves.[50]
  51. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Regiments-Gruppe 425.[50]
  52. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Theodor Eicke".[53]
  53. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves and Staffelkapitän of the 6./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1.[53]
  54. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 6.[53]
  55. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Grenadier-Regiment 457.[54]
  56. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberstleutnant of the Reserves and commander of Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 500.[54]
  57. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 1./Panzer-Abteilung 21.[56]
  58. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 3./SS-Artillerie-Regiment 54.[56]
  59. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 668.[56]
  60. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 3./Aufklärungs-Abteilung (motorized) 3.[58]
  61. ^ Friedrich Behre's Luftwaffenpersonalamt-Verleihungsvorschlag (LPA-VV—Air Force Staff Office Nomination Recommendation) Nr. 1573 was sent to the adjutancy of the Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring on 14 April 1945 for further processing. This recommendation was then forwarded to the adjutancy of the "Führer" on 18 April and never returned. The nomination was never finalized and was left unfinished by the end of the war. A radio message dated on 12 May 1945 from the LPA to the Luftflotte Reich stated that Behre was awarded the Knight's Cross "on this day" and is therefore illegal.[59]
  62. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot and Verbindungsoffizier (liaison officer) to the 5th Romanian Kampfgruppe [Knight's Cross for his services as a pilot in the 3./Kampfgeschwader 3].[58]
  63. ^ a b According to Scherzer Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 18 November 1944 as leader of the III./Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment (12).[58]
  64. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves.[61]
  65. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 8./Jagdgeschwader 53.[61]
  66. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves and pilot in Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 500.[61]
  67. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the II./Jagdgeschwader 27.[63]
  68. ^ Unlawful presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to Hans-Georg Benthack by the Dönitz Government after 8 May 1945. This can be verified by the radio communication dated on 21 May 1945. The presentation date was backdated by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[59]
  69. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Grenadier-Bataillon 8/IX in the fortress Schneidemühl [Geneisenau-Einheit des Wehrkreis IX].[63]
  70. ^ According to Scherzer as Richtschütze (gunner) in the 14./Infanterie-Regiment 187.[66]
  71. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 2./Flak-Regiment (motorized) 411.[66]
  72. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[67]
  73. ^ According to Scherzer in Fähnrichs-Regiment 1 of the Division "Märkisch Friedland".[67]
  74. ^ According to Scherzer as chief inspector at the Heeres-Unteroffiziers-Schule Jauer and commander of the Kampfgruppe "Steinau".[70]
  75. ^ According to Scherzer as Einmanntorpedofahrer (one man torpedo driver) in the Kleinkampfflottille 361.[70]
  76. ^ August Berzen's nomination of the Außenstelle of the Heerespersonalamt (HPA/A—Branch of the Army Staff Office) was ready for signature at the end of the war. According to the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The presentation date was assigned by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[73]
  77. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Regiment "Besslein"/fortress Breslau.[71]
  78. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-"Totenkopf"-Aufklärungs-Abteilung (motorized).[71]
  79. ^ According to Scherzer the recipient's name was Franz-Xaver Betz.[71]
  80. ^ According to Scherzer as IIa (1st adjutant for the officer staff) 329. Infanterie-Division and leader of augmented Grenadier-Regiment 551.[75]
  81. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the 8./Jagdgeschwader 3.[78]
  82. ^ Ernst Biehler's nomination by his unit, without the mandatory explanatory statement, was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 20 April 1945 as a teleprinter messenger. On 21 April 1945 the nomination arrived at the time relocating 1. Squadron of the HPA. The teleprinter message indicated that the explanatory statement would follow later. This statement was either never sent, may have gotten stuck or lost, at least it does not exist anymore. Biehler was also not listed in the Knight's Cross nomination book nor was a file card created. A presentation cannot be verified in the German Federal Archives. According to the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The presentation date was assigned by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel. Biehler was a member of the AKCR.[80]
  83. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (AA) 35.[79]
  84. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 3.[79]
  85. ^ According to Scherzer as Rittmeister of the Reserves.[82]
  86. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 2./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 44.[82]
  87. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the III./Jagdgeschwader 52.[82]
  88. ^ According to Scherzer on 18 October 1944.[82]
  89. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffel 1.(F)/121.[82]
  90. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[83]
  91. ^ According to Scherzer as an observer in the Aufklärungsstaffel 4.(F)/OB der Luftwaffe.[83]
  92. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[83]
  93. ^ The German Federal Archives hold no records for the presentation of the Swords to Wilhelm Bittrich. The award was unlawfully presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee. The sequential number "153" was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Bittrich was a member of the AKCR.[80]
  94. ^ There is no reference of the Oak Leaves awarded to Adalbert von Blanc in the German Federal Achieves. His personal file contains a letter from Admiral August Thiele indicating that von Blanc had been recommended for the Oak Leaves by Thiele. In a file of the German Minenräumdienst dated just after the capitulation is an entry "Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves" without indicating a date of the award. The sequential number "866" and date was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Von Blanc was member of the AKCR.[80]
  95. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 7./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1.[89]
  96. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Hauptmann (war officer) and Staffelkapitän of the 6./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann".[89]
  97. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 358.[89]
  98. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. According to Krätschmer the award was presented together with the Oak Leaves to Matthias Kleinheisterkamp. Presumably the announcement was made via radio transmission on 28 April 1945 from the Führer Headquarters in Berlin to the 9. Armee (9th Army) in the Halbe pocket. The radio transmissions received by the AOK 9 (Armeeoberkommando 9 — high command of the 9th Army) in April 1945 were not retained. All communication to the Führerbunker in Berlin was out of order as of 5 am on 28 April. The order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) processed the case in 1981 and decided: "Knight's Cross yes, 28 April 1945", Friedrich Blond was a member of the AKCR.[91]
  99. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves and pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffel 1.(F)/122.[92]
  100. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 7./Infanterie-Regiment "Großdeutschland" 1.[92]

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  • Williamson, Gordon; Bujeiro, Ramiro (2004). Knight's Cross and Oak Leaves Recipients 1939–40. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84176-641-6. 
Further reading
  • Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges [With Oak Leaves and Swords. The Highest Decorated Soldiers of the Second World War] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-0-6. 
  • Fraschka, Günther (1994). Knights of the Reich. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Military/Aviation History. ISBN 978-0-88740-580-8. 
  • Krätschmer, Ernst-Günther (1999). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Waffen-SS [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Waffen-SS]. Coburg, Germany: Nation Europa Verlag. ISBN 978-3-920677-43-9. 

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