List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (Bn–Bz)

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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 357 Knight's Cross recipients of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS whose last name is in the range "Bn–Bz".[7] Fellgiebel himself delisted one and Scherzer has challenged the validity of eight more of these listings.[8][9] This is the second 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 "Ba–Bm" is listed at List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (Ba–Bm).[10] 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.[11] 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.[12] 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).[13] 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.[14]

Recipients[edit]

Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Bn–Bz)
Service   Number of presentations Posthumous presentations
Heer
246
14
Kriegsmarine
17
1
Luftwaffe
78
7
Waffen-SS
16
0

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.[15] Of the 357 awards made to servicemen whose last name is in the range "Bn–Bz", 35 were later awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, six 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; 22 presentations were made posthumously. Heer members received 246 of the medals; 17 went to the Kriegsmarine, 78 to the Luftwaffe, and 16 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.[16]

      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 ! (exclamation mark) indicates that author Walther-Peer Fellgiebel has expressed doubt regarding the veracity or formal correctness of the listing.
      This along with the ? (question mark) indicates that historian Veit Scherzer has expressed doubt regarding the veracity or formal correctness of the listing.

Name Service Rank Role and unit[Note 2] Date of award Notes Image
Bob, Hans-EkkehardHans-Ekkehard Bob Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[17] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Jagdgeschwader 54[17][18] 7 March 1941[17]
Bobbe, ReinholdReinhold Bobbe Heer 14-HHauptmann[19] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 870[19][20] 23 March 1945[19]
Bochentin, RichardRichard Bochentin Heer 15-HMajor[19] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 405[19][20] 12 February 1944[19]
Bochmann, GeorgGeorg Bochmann+ Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[19] Commander of SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung "Totenkopf"[20][Note 3] 3 May 1942[19] Awarded 246th Oak Leaves 17 May 1943
140th Swords 26 March 1945[19]
A black-and-white photograph of a man wearing a military uniform and neck order in shape of an Iron Cross. His hair is combed back and his facial expression is determined.
Bochnig, HelmutHelmut Bochnig Heer 15-HMajor[19] Commander of Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 228[19][20] 9 June 1944[19]
Bock, AlbertAlbert Bock Luftwaffe 11-LStabsfeldwebel[19] Observer in the Stab/Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[19][20] 4 September 1941[19]
Bock, Fedor vonFedor von Bock Heer 21-HGeneraloberst[19] Commander-in-Chief of Heeresgruppe Nord[19][20] 30 September 1939[19]
A portray of a man wearing a military uniform and peaked cap.
Bock, Friedrich-WilhelmFriedrich-Wilhelm Bock+ Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer and Oberstleutnant of the Schupo[19] Commander of the II./SS-Polizei-Artillerie-Regiment 4[19][20] 28 March 1943[19] Awarded 570th Oak Leaves 2 September 1944[19]
Bock, HansHans Bock Heer 14-HHauptmann[19] Commander of schwere Panzer-Abteilung "Großdeutschland"[19][20] 5 February 1945[19]
Bock, KarlKarl Bock Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[19] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 97[19][20] 3 May 1942[19]
Bockhoff, EngelbertEngelbert Bockhoff Heer 14-HHauptmann[19] Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 9[19][20] 18 November 1943[19]
Boddien, Oskar vonOskar von Boddien+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[19] Commander of Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 22[21][Note 4] 2 October 1941[19] Awarded 58th Oak Leaves 8 January 1942[19]
Bode, HelmuthHelmuth Bode Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[22] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[20][22] 10 October 1941[22]
Bodendörfer, KurtKurt Bodendörfer Heer 15-HMajor[22] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 689[20][22] 14 February 1945[22]
Bodenhausen, Erpo Freiherr vonErpo Freiherr von Bodenhausen Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[22] Commander of the 12. Panzer-Division[20][22] 17 December 1943[22]
Boebel, HermannHermann Böbel Heer 04-HObergefreiter[22] Platoon leader in the 1./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 88[22][23] 18 February 1944[22]
Boeck, WilhelmWilhelm Böck Heer 17-HOberst[22] Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 176[20][22] 20 January 1943[22]
Boeckel, HermannDr.-jur. Hermann Böckel Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[22] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 688[20][22] 12 August 1944[22]
Boecker, HeinrichHeinrich Boecker Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[22] Staffelkapitän of the 12.(K)/Lehrgeschwader 1[20][22] 29 February 1944[22]
Boeckh-Behrens, HansHans Boeckh-Behrens Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[22] Commander of the 32. Infanterie-Division[20][22] 9 December 1944[22]
Boeckmann, Herbert vonHerbert von Böckmann Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[22] Commander of the 11. Infanterie-Division[20][22] 4 December 1941[22]
Boeckmann, Dr. phil. RudolfDr. phil. Rudolf Boeckmann Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[22] Commander of schwere Artillerie-Abteilung 408[22][24] 23 July 1942[22]
Boedicker, HeinzHeinz Bödicker Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[22] Leader of Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 209[20][22] 9 January 1944[22]
Boege, Ehrenfried-OskarEhrenfried-Oskar Boege+ Heer 17-HOberst[25] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 7[25][26] 22 December 1941[25] Awarded 594th Oak Leaves 21 September 1944[25]
Boegel, HermannHermann Bögel Kriegsmarine 12-MLeutnant zur See of the Reserves[25] Commander of Minensucher M-4040[25][27] 13 October 1942[25]
Boehlein, RudolfRudolf Boehlein Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[25] Chief of the 2./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 4[26][Note 5] 30 November 1944[25]
Boehlke, HellmuthHellmuth Böhlke+ Heer 17-HOberst[25] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 430[25][26] 24 September 1942[25] Awarded 716th Oak Leaves 25 January 1945[25]
Boehm, ErnstErnst Böhm Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[25] Chief of the 2./Flak-Regiment 241 (motorized)[25][26] 20 June 1943[25]
Boehm, FritzFritz Böhm Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[25] Platoon leader in the 6./Panzer-Regiment 26[25][26] 23 August 1944[25]
Boehm, WalterWalter Böhm Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[25] Spähtruppführer (reconnaissance patrol leader) in the 1./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 8[25][26] 17 March 1945[25]
Boehme, FranzFranz Böhme Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[25] Commander of the 32. Infanterie-Division[25][26] 29 June 1940[25]
A black-and-white photograph of a man with glasses wearing a military uniform underneath a fur collared coat, field cap and neck order in shape of an Iron Cross.
Boehme, FriedrichFriedrich Böhme Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[25] Einsatzleiter der Kriegsmarine-Kleinkampfmittel in Frankreich (Head of operations of the small naval forces in France)[26][Note 6] 26 August 1944[25]
Boehme, HerbertHerbert Böhme Heer 15-HMajor[25] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 28[25][26] 19 July 1940[25]
Boehmer, HansHans Boehmer Heer 14-HRittmeister[25] Commander of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 238[25][26] 10 September 1943[25]
Boehmer, KurtKurt Böhmer Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[25] Chef des Stabes Befehlshaber der Sicherung der Nordsee (Chief of Staff of the commander of the security of the North Sea)[25][26] 6 October 1940[25]
Boehmer, LeopoldLeopold Böhmer Heer 15-HMajor[26][Note 7] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 270[26][28] 13 July 1940[28]
Boehmke, ReinholdReinhold Böhmke Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[28] Platoon leader in the 13.(Infanteriegeschütz)/Grenadier-Regiment 162[26][Note 8] 6 April 1944[28]
Boehmler, RudolfRudolf Böhmler Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[28] Commander of the I./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3[26][28] 26 March 1944[28]
Boehrendt, MaxMax Böhrendt Heer 13-HOberleutnant[28] Flugabwehr (anti-aircraft) platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[26][28] 8 February 1943[28]
Boelsen, Dr.jur. Dr.rer.pol. HansDr.jur. Dr.rer.pol. Hans Boelsen Heer 17-HOberst[28] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111[26][28] 17 September 1943[28]
Boelter, JohannesJohannes Bölter+ Heer 12-HLeutnant[28] Platoon leader in the 1./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502[26][28] 16 April 1944[28] Awarded 581st Oak Leaves 10 September 1944[28]
Boehnk, GeorgGeorg Böhnk Heer 13-HOberleutnant[28] Leader of the II./Panzer-Füsilier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[26][28] 18 February 1945[28]
Boenicke, WalterWalter Boenicke Luftwaffe 19-LGeneralleutnant[28] Commander of the 3. Flieger-Division[26][28] 14 May 1944[28]
Boening, GeorgGeorg Böning Heer 10-HFahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel[28] Platoon leader in the 13.(IG)/Grenadier-Regiment 412[29][Note 9] 27 August 1944[28]
Boer, Johannes deJohannes de Boer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[28] Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 22[28][29] 19 June 1940[28]
Boerngen, ErnstErnst Börngen Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[28] Staffelkapitän of the 5./Jagdgeschwader 27[29][Note 10] 3 August 1944[29][Note 10]
Boerst, AlwinAlwin Boerst+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[30] Pilot in the 3./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[29][30] 5 October 1941[30] Awarded 149th Oak Leaves 28 November 1942
61st Swords 6 April 1944[30]
Boesel, OttoOtto Bösel Luftwaffe 09-LWachtmeister[30] Gun leader in the 2./Flak-Regiment 43 (motorized)[31][Note 11] 11 June 1944[30]
Boeselager, Georg Freiherr vonGeorg Freiherr von Boeselager+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[30] Chief of the 1.(reit)/Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 6[31][Note 12] 18 January 1941[30] Awarded 53rd Oak Leaves 31 December 1941
114th Swords 28 November 1944[30]
Boeselager, Philipp Freiherr vonPhilipp Freiherr von Boeselager Heer 15-HMajor[30] Commander of the I./Kavallerie-Regiment Mitte[29][30] 20 July 1944[30]
Boettcher, KarlKarl Böttcher Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[30] Commander of the 21. Panzer-Division[29][30] 13 December 1941[30]
Boettcher, KurtKurt Boettcher Heer 15-HMajor[30] Commander of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 27 (motorized)[29][30] 4 September 1941[30]
Boettcher, KurtKurt Böttcher Heer 15-HMajor[30] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 44[29][30] 21 February 1943[30]
Boettcher, PaulPaul Böttcher Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[30] Squadron leader in the 2. Marschkompanie/Feldersatz-Abteilung 89[31][Note 13] 30 September 1944[30]
Boettcher, Walther-HansWalther-Hans Böttcher Heer 13-HOberleutnant[30] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 216[29][Note 14] 8 February 1943[30]
Boewe, JohannesJohannes Böwe Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[30] Chief of the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 397[29][Note 15] 11 December 1943[30]
Boewing-Treuding, WolfgangWolfgang Böwing-Treuding Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[30] Staffelführer of the 10./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[29][Note 16] 24 March 1943*[30] Killed in action 11 February 1943[29]
Boffer, WilhelmWilhelm Boffer Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[32] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 1039[29][32] 16 October 1944[32]
Bogatsch, RudolfRudolf Bogatsch Luftwaffe 20-LGeneral der Flieger[32] General der Luftwaffe beim Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres[29][Note 17] 20 March 1942[32]
Bogert, BrunoBruno Bogert Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[32] Commander of Sicherungs-Bataillon 670[29][32] 21 April 1944[32]
Bohlens, HelmutHelmut Bohlens Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[32] Pilot in the 5./Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 122[29][Note 18] 21 June 1943*[29][Note 18] Killed in action 19 April 1943[29]
Bohlken, ErwinErwin Bohlken Heer 09-HFeldwebel[32] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Regiment 1[29][32] 17 March 1945[32]
Bohlmann-Combrinck, TheodorTheodor Bohlmann-Combrinck Heer 17-HOberst[32] Commander of Schützen-Regiment 111[29][32] 8 August 1941[32]
Bohn, WolfgangWolfgang Bohn Heer 14-HHauptmann[32] Commander of the III./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 8[29][32] 9 December 1944[32]
Bohnenkamp, HansHans Bohnenkamp Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[32] Commander of the III./Artillerie-Regiment 295[32][33] 22 January 1943[32]
Bohnstedt, WilhelmWilhelm Bohnstedt Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[32] Commander of the 32. Infanterie-Division[32][33] 13 October 1941[32]
Boigk, HeinrichHeinrich Boigk+ Heer 06-HOberjäger[32] Group leader of the 2./Jäger-Regiment 49[32][33] 5 May 1943[32] Awarded 370th Oak Leaves 18 January 1944[32]
Boineburg-Lengsfeld, Hans Reichsfreiherr vonHans Reichsfreiherr von Boineburg-Lengsfeld Heer 17-HOberst[32] Commander of the 4. Schützen-Brigade[32][33] 19 July 1940[32]
Boje, ArthurArthur Boje Heer 17-HOberst[32] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 134[32][33] 5 February 1942[32]
Boje, JohannesJohannes Boje Heer 17-HOberst[34] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 37[33][34] 11 January 1944[34]
Bolbrinker, Dipl.-Ing. ErnstDipl.-Ing. Ernst Bolbrinker Heer 15-HMajor[34] Commander of the I./Panzer-Regiment 5[34][35] 15 May 1941[34]
Boldt, GerhardGerhard Boldt Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[34] Leader of the 3./Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 158[33][Note 19] 18 April 1943[34]
Bollmann, BurghardtBurghardt Bollmann Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[34] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 1038[33][34] 5 November 1944*[34] Killed in action 21 October 1944[33]
Bollmann, FredFred Bollmann Luftwaffe 15-LMajor of the Reserves[34] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Kampfgeschwader 55[33][34] 29 October 1944[34]
Bolm, Hermann-ErnstHermann-Ernst Bolm Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[34] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 434[33][34] 20 April 1944[34]
Boltenstern, Walter vonWalter von Boltenstern Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[34] Commander of the 29. Infanterie-Division (motorized)[33][34] 13 August 1941[34]
Bonath, [Dr.] Hans[Dr.] Hans Bonath[Note 20] Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[34] Staffelkapitän of the Wettererkundungsstaffel 27[33][34] 26 March 1944[34]
Bonertz, HansHans Bonertz Heer 14-HHauptmann[34] Leader of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 46[33][34] 27 March 1942[34]
Bonin, Dietrich-Siegwart vonDietrich-Siegwart von Bonin Heer 14-HRittmeister of the Reserves[34] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21[33][34] 18 February 1945[34]
Bonin, Eckart-Wilhelm vonEckart-Wilhelm von Bonin Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[34] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[33][34] 5 February 1944[34]
Bonin, Hubertus vonHubertus von Bonin Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[34] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 52[33][34] 21 December 1942[34]
Bonk, GeorgGeorg Bonk+ Heer 04-HObergefreiter[36] Machine gunner in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 365[33][36] 17 August 1943[36] Awarded 492nd Oak Leaves 9 June 1944[36]
Bonnke, FriedrichFriedrich Bonnke Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[36] Chief of the 3./Flak-Regiment 42 (motorized)[33][36] 6 December 1944[36]
Bonte, FriedrichFriedrich Bonte Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[36] Führer der Zerstörer (leader of the destroyers) and of Kampfgruppe Narvik[33][36] 17 October 1940*[36] Killed in action 10 April 1940[33]
Book, WilhelmWilhelm Book Heer 13-HOberleutnant[36] Leader of the 10./Infanterie-Regiment 6[33][36] 26 November 1941[36]
Boos, JohannJohann Boos Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[36] Pilot in the 9./Kampfgeschwader 55[33][Note 21] 9 October 1943[36]
Boosfeld, JoachimJoachim Boosfeld Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[36] Chief of the 4./SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 16 "Florian Geyer"[33][Note 22] 21 February 1945[36]
Bopp, AlfredAlfred Bopp Heer 13-HOberleutnant[36] Chief of the 9./Infanterie-Regiment 216[36][37] 21 December 1940[36]
Borch, Alhard Freiherr von derAlhard Freiherr von der Borch Heer 14-HRittmeister[36] Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 115[36][37] 19 August 1944[36]
Borchardt, ErichErich Borchardt Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[36] Leader of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 122[36][37] 17 March 1944[36]
Borchardt, HelmutHelmut Borchardt+ Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[36] Group leader of the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 409[36][37] 30 April 1943[36] Awarded 828th Oak Leaves 14 April 1945[36]
Borchardt, HerbertHerbert Borchardt Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[36] Shock troops leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 189[36][38] 20 March 1944[36]
Borchardt, RobertRobert Borchardt Heer 14-HHauptmann[39] Chief of the Panzerspäh-Kompanie/Aufklärungs-Abteilung (motorized) 341[37][39] 23 August 1941[39]
Borchers, AdolfAdolf Borchers Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[39] Staffelkapitän of the 11./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[37][39] 22 November 1943[39]
Borchers, HermannHermann Borchers Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[39] Leader of the I./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 19 "Hohenstaufen"[37][Note 23] 16 October 1944[39]
Borchers, WalterWalter Borchers Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[39] Geschwaderkommodore of Nachtjagdgeschwader 5[37][Note 24] 27 July 1944[37][Note 24]
Borchert, ErnstErnst Borchert Heer 13-HOberleutnant[39] Chief of the 1./Infanterie-Regiment 29 (motorized)[37][39] 29 September 1941[39]
Borchert, WilhelmWilhelm Borchert Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[39] Leader of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 121[37][Note 25] 11 March 1943[39]
Borck, Hans-GeorgHans-Georg Borck Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[39] Chief of the 3./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 209[37][39] 23 December 1943[39]
Bordellé, WalterWalter Bordellé Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[39] Pilot in the 5./Transportgeschwader 2[37][39] 26 March 1944[39]
Boremski, Eberhard vonEberhard von Boremski Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[39] Pilot in the 7./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[37][Note 26] 3 May 1942[39]
Borgmann, HeinrichHeinrich Borgmann+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[39] Chief of the 9./Infanterie-Regiment 46[38][39] 19 July 1940[39] Awarded 71st Oak Leaves 11 February 1942[39]
Bork, MaxMax Bork?[Note 27] Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[37] Commanding general of Korps "Bork"[37][Note 28] 11 May 1945[37]
Bormann, Dr.-Ing. ErnstDr.-Ing. Ernst Bormann+ Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[39] Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 76[37][39] 5 October 1941[39] Awarded 119th Oak Leaves 3 September 1942[39]
Born, ErnstErnst Born Heer 09-HFeldwebel[39] Platoon leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 2[37][39] 21 April 1944*[39] Killed in action 27 March 1944[37]
Born, [Dr.] Heinrich[Dr.] Heinrich Born[Note 20] Heer 13-HOberleutnant[41] Leader of the 4./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 104[37][41] 14 April 1945[41]
Born-Fallois, Gerd vonGerd von Born-Fallois Heer 15-HMajor[41] Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Lehr-Abteilung 130[37][41] 2 January 1945[41]
A black-and-white photograph of a smiling man wearing a military uniform and neck order in shape of an Iron Cross. His hair is combed back.
Bornemann, RalfRalf Bornemann Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[37][Note 29] In the Stab I./Flaksturm-Regiment 5 (motorized)[37][Note 29] 17 April 1945[41]
Bornhof, RudolfRudolf Bornhof Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[41] Leader of the 1./Jäger-Regiment 38[37][41] 3 May 1942[41]
Bornschein, WalterWalter Bornschein Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[41] Pilot in the II./Kampfgeschwader 2[37][41] 24 September 1942[41]
A portray of a man wearing a military uniform, side cap and neck order in shape of an Iron Cross.
Borowietz, WillibaldWillibald Borowietz+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[41] Commander of Schützen-Regiment 10[37][41] 24 July 1941[41] Awarded 235th Oak Leaves 10 May 1943[41]
Borries, Hermann vonHermann von Borries Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[41] Leader of Infanterie-Regiment 46[41][42] 3 May 1942[41]
Borris, KarlKarl Borris Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[41] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"[41][42] 25 November 1944[41]
Borrmann, JoachimJoachim Borrmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[41] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 427[41][42] 13 October 1943[41]
Bose, GeorgGeorg Bose Heer 12-HLeutnant[41] Platoon leader in the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 177[41][42] 21 September 1944[41]
Bose, Jobst-Hilmar vonJobst-Hilmar von Bose Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[42][Note 30] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 289[41][42] 4 December 1941[41]
Boska, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Boska Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[41] Adjutant of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[42][Note 31] 16 December 1943[41]
Bostell, Wolfgang vonWolfgang von Bostell+ Heer 12-HLeutnant[43] Platoon leader in the Panzerjäger-Sturmgeschütz-Kompanie 1023[42][Note 32] 2 September 1944[43] Awarded (859th) Oak Leaves 30 April 1945[43]
Both, Kuno-Hans vonKuno-Hans von Both Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[43] Commanding general of the I. Armeekorps[42][43] 9 July 1941[43]
A man wearing a military uniform and peaked cap with two military orders at the front of his uniform collar.
Both, PaulPaul Both Heer 09-HFeldwebel[43] Platoon leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 411[42][43] 23 December 1942[43]
Botsch, WalterWalter Botsch?[Note 33] Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[44] Acting leader of the LVIII. Panzerkorps[44][Note 34] 9 May 1945[44]
Bottler, AlfredAlfred Bottler Heer 15-HMajor[43] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 200 (motorized)[42][43] 3 November 1944[43]
Boxberg, Albrecht vonAlbrecht von Boxberg Heer 15-HMajor[43] Commander of the II./Panzer-Regiment 3[42][43] 7 February 1944[43]
Braake, GünterGünter Braake Heer 13-HOberleutnant[43] Deputy leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 422[42][43] 27 August 1944[43]
Brachat, AlbertAlbert Brachat Heer 09-HFeldwebel[43] Platoon leader in the 1./Infanterie-Regiment 14[42][43] 4 July 1940[43]
Bracher, Dr.-agrar. HermannDr.-agrar. Hermann Bracher Heer 17-HOberst[43] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 460[42][43] 23 August 1943[43]
Brackel, Dr.-jur. Bruno Freiherr vonDr.-jur. Bruno Freiherr von Brackel Heer 13-HOberleutnant[43] Leader of the 3./Panzer-Regiment 15[42][43] 23 August 1941*[43] Killed in action 13 August 1941[42]
Bradel, Ernst-JoachimErnst-Joachim Bradel Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[43] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 113[42][43] 15 December 1943[43]
Bradel, WalterWalter Bradel Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[43] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Kampfgeschwader 2[42][43] 17 September 1941[43]
Braendle, KurtKurt Brändle+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[45] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[42][45] 1 July 1942[45] Awarded 114th Oak Leaves 27 August 1942[45]
Braeuer, BrunoBruno Bräuer Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[45] Commander of Fallschjäger-Regiment 1[42][45] 24 May 1940[45]
Braeundle-Schmidt, KaiKai Bräundle-Schmidt Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[45] Regiment adjutant of Grenadier-Regiment 501[42][Note 35] 26 March 1944[45]
Brakat, OttoOtto Brakat Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[45] Group leader in the 2./Radfahr-Abteilung 1[42][45] 27 July 1941[45]
Brambrink, BernhardBernhard Brambrink Heer 13-HOberleutnant[45] Leader of the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 97[42][45] 1 September 1943[45]
Bramesfeld, HeinrichHeinrich Bramesfeld Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[45] Leader of the 2. Sicherungs-Division[45][46] 21 January 1943[45]
Brand, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Brand Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[45] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[45][46] 5 December 1943[45]
Brandenberger, ErichErich Brandenberger+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[45] Commander of the 8. Panzer-Division[45][46] 15 July 1941[45] Awarded 324th Oak Leaves 12 November 1943[45]
Brandenburg, JohannesJohannes Brandenburg Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[45] Staffelführer of the 2./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[46][Note 36] 18 September 1940[45]
Brandenburg, MaxMax Brandenburg Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[45] Pilot in the 5./Kampfgeschwader 101[45][46] 11 June 1944[45]
Brandes, ErnstErnst Brandes Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[45] Leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 9[45][46] 5 March 1945[45]
Brandes, WalterWalter Brandes Heer 14-HHauptmann[45] Commander of the II./Panzer-Regiment 25[45][46] 28 October 1944[45]
Brandi, AlbrechtAlbrecht Brandi+ Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[47] Commander of U-617[46][47] 21 January 1943[47] Awarded 224th Oak Leaves 11 April 1943
66th Swords 9 May 1944
22nd Diamonds 24 November 1944[47]
Brandner, JosefJosef Brandner+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[47] Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 912[48][Note 37] 17 March 1943[47] Awarded (846th) Oak Leaves 26 April 1945?[49][Note 38]
Brandner, KasparKaspar Brandner Heer 06-HOberjäger[47] Group leader in the 8./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 91[46][47] 28 October 1944[47]
Brandt, FranzFranz Brandt Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[47] Shock troops leader in the II./Grenadier-Regiment 953[46][47] 30 September 1944[47]
Brandt, FriedrichFriedrich Brandt Heer 13-HOberleutnant[47] Chief of the 3./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 39[46][47] 20 August 1942[47]
Brandt, GerhardGerhard Brandt Heer 13-HOberleutnant[47] Chief of the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 202[46][47] 12 December 1944[47]
Brandt, Dr.-med. GüntherDr.-med. Günther Brandt Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän of the Reserves[47] Chief of the 21. U-Jagd-Flottille[46][47] 23 December 1943[47]
Brandt, Hans-GeorgHans-Georg Brandt Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[47] Leader of Infanterie-Regiment 577[46][47] 22 January 1943*[47] Killed in action 4 January 1943[46]
Brandt, Hans-OttoHans-Otto Brandt Heer 12-HLeutnant[46][Note 39] Platoon leader in the 10./Infanterie-Regiment 67[46][47] 21 August 1941[47]
Brandt, HeinzHeinz Brandt Heer 11-HStabsfeldwebel[47] Platoon leader in the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 1124[46][47] 5 March 1945*[47] Killed in action 19 February 1945[46]
Brandt, HeinzHeinz Brandt Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[47] Company leader in the Panzergrenadier-Regiment 103[46][Note 40] 6 May 1945[47]
Brandt, PaulPaul Brandt Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[51] Pilot in the IV./Jagdgeschwader 54[46][51] 5 September 1944[51]
Brandt, WalterWalter Brandt Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[51] Pilot in the I./Jagdgeschwader 77[48][Note 41] 24 March 1943[51]
Brandt, WalterWalter Brandt Heer 15-HMajor[51] Commander of Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 130[51][52] 18 July 1944[51]
A man wearing a military uniform.
Bransch, GüntherGünther Bransch Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[51] Commander of Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 392 (kroatische)[53][Note 42] 9 December 1944[51]
Brasack, PaulPaul Brasack Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[51] Commander of U-737[51][52] 30 October 1944[51]
Brasche, RudiRudi Brasche Heer 04-HObergefreiter[51] Group leader in the 4./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 93[51][52] 9 November 1942[51]
Brassert, KarlKarl Brassert Heer 17-HOberst[51] Kampfkommandant (combat commander) Marienburg[54][Note 43] 10 February 1945[51]
Brauchitsch, Walther vonWalther von Brauchitsch Heer 21-HGeneraloberst[51] Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres (Commander-in-Chief of the Army)[51][52] 30 September 1939[51]
A man wearing a military uniform and peaked cap. His hands are resting on a stick.
Brauer, WalterWalter Brauer Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[51] Chief of the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 507[52][Note 44] 10 September 1944[51]
Braun, AlfredAlfred Braun Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[51] Platoon leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 544[51][52] 12 August 1944*[51] Killed in action 15 July 1944[52]
Braun, ChristianChristian Braun+ Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[51] Platoon leader in the 8.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 308[52][Note 45] 15 July 1944[51] Awarded 677th Oak Leaves 9 December 1944[51]
Braun, RudolfRudolf Braun Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[51] Staffelführer of the 1./Sturzkampfgeschwader 3[51][52] 14 June 1941[51]
Braun, WilhelmWilhelm Braun Heer 15-HMajor[55] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 576[52][55] 20 January 1943[55]
Braun, WilliWilli Braun Luftwaffe 09-LFahnenjunker-Feldwebel[55] Observer in the 4./Kampfgeschwader 55[52][55] 9 June 1944[55]
Braun von Stumm, Hans-GüntherHans-Günther Braun von Stumm Heer 14-HRittmeister[55] Leader of Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 100[52][Note 46] 20 July 1942*[55] Died in accident 15 September 1941[52]
Braunegg, [Dr.] Herward[Dr.] Herward Braunegg[Note 20] Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[55] Pilot and observer in the Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 9[52][Note 47] 28 March 1944[52][Note 47]
Brauneis, ErichErich Brauneis Kriegsmarine 16-MFregattenkapitän[55] Chief of the 24. Landungsflottille[52][55] 28 December 1944[55]
Brecht, EugenEugen Brecht Heer 15-HMajor im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[55] Ib (quartermaster general) of the 131. Infanterie-Division[52][55] 3 October 1943[55]
Bredemeier, WilhelmWilhelm Bredemeier Heer 09-HFeldwebel[55] Platoon leader in the 12.(MG)/Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 91[52][Note 48] 9 November 1942[55]
Bredemeyer, FranzFranz Bredemeyer Heer 09-HFeldwebel[55] Platoon leader in the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 156 (motorized)[52][55] 23 August 1943[55]
Breer, HermannHermann Breer Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[55] Platoon leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 78[52][55] 8 August 1944*[55] Killed in action 19 July 1944[52]
Breese, WernerWerner Breese Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[55] Pilot in the 5.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 122[52][Note 49] 29 February 1944[55]
Bregenzer, JosefJosef Bregenzer+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[55] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 245[52][55] 20 April 1943[55] Awarded 427th Oak Leaves 17 March 1944[55]
Breger, ClausClaus Breger+ Heer 11-HStabsfeldwebel[55] Platoon leader in the 1./Infanterie-Regiment 27[52][55] 4 September 1942[55] Awarded 700th Oak Leaves 14 January 1945[55]
Brehme, GerhardGerhard Brehme Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[56] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Abteilung 52[56][57] 23 August 1943*[56] Died of wounds 17 July 1943[57][Note 50]
Brehmer, GustavGustav Brehmer Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[56] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 271[56][57] 9 December 1944[56]
Brehmer, RudolfRudolf Brehmer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[56] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 347[56][57] 22 February 1942[56]
Breidenbach, Friedrich-WilhelmFriedrich-Wilhelm Breidenbach Heer 15-HMajor[56] Leader of the Panzer-Brigade 101[56][57] 30 September 1944[56]
Breith, HermannHermann Breith+ Heer 17-HOberst[56] Commander of the 5. Panzer-Brigade[56][57] 3 June 1940[56] Awarded 69th Oak Leaves 31 January 1942
48th Swords 21 February 1944[56]
The head and shoulders of a man. He wears a peaked cap and military uniform, and an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar. His facial expression is a determined; his eyes are looking into the camera.
Breithaupt, FritzFritz Breithaupt+ Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän of the Reserves[56] Chief of the 12. Minensuchflottille[56][57] 3 August 1941[56] Awarded 387th Oak Leaves 10 February 1944[56]
Bremer, GerhardGerhard Bremer+ Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[56] Leader of the 1.(Kradschützen)/Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[56][58] 30 October 1941[56] Awarded 668th Oak Leaves 26 November 1944[56]
Bremermann, OskarOskar Bremermann?[Note 51] Heer 09-HFeldwebel[57] Platoon leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 209[57] 9 May 1945[57]
Bremm, JosefJosef Bremm+ Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[56] Chief of the 5./Infanterie-Regiment 426[56][58] 18 February 1942[56] Awarded 165th Oak Leaves 23 December 1943[56]
(159th) Swords 9 May 1945?[59][Note 52]
Brendel, AlbertAlbert Brendel Heer 17-HOberst[56] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 274[56][57] 20 January 1943[56]
Brendel, HansHans Brendel Heer 17-HOberst[56] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 689[56][57] 7 December 1942[56]
Brendel, JoachimJoachim Brendel+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[56] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[56][57] 22 November 1943[56] Awarded 697th Oak Leaves 14 January 1945[56]
Brenig, PeterPeter Brenig Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[60] Group leader in the Regiments-Pionier-Zug/Grenadier-Regiment 669[57][60] 15 June 1944*[60] Killed in action 23 March 1944[57]
Brennecke, KurtKurt Brennecke Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[60] Commanding general of the XXXXIII. Armeekorps[57][60] 12 July 1942[60]
Brennecke, WilhelmWilhelm Brennecke Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[60] Pilot in the Stab II./Kampfgeschwader 55[57][60] 26 March 1944[60]
Brenner, GerhardGerhard Brenner Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves[60] Pilot in the 2.(K)/Lehrgeschwader 1[57][60] 5 July 1941[60]
Brenner, Dr. Dr. HarroDr. Dr. Harro Brenner Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[60] Leader of the Infanterie-Kompanie "De Kaste"[58][Note 53] 16 April 1943[60]
Brenner, Karl-HeinrichKarl-Heinrich Brenner Waffen-SS 19-WSS-Gruppenführer and Generalleutnant of the Waffen-SS[57][Note 54] Commander of 6. SS-Gebirgs-Division "Nord"[57][60] 27 December 1944[60]
Brentführer, GerhardGerhard Brentführer Heer 13-HOberleutnant[57][Note 55] Chief of the 4.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 9[57][Note 55] 4 October 1944[60]
Bretnütz, HeinzHeinz Bretnütz Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[60] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Jagdgeschwader 53[57][60] 21 October 1940[57][Note 56]
Bretschneider, HeinzHeinz Bretschneider Luftwaffe 10-LOberwachtmeister[60] Battery officer in the I./Flak-Regiment 13 (motorized)[57][Note 57] 3 February 1943[60]
Bretschneider, KlausKlaus Bretschneider Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[60] Pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 300[61][Note 58] 18 November 1944[60]
Brettschneider, KonradKonrad Brettschneider Heer 13-HOberleutnant[60] Leader of the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 904[60][61] 1 February 1945[60]
Bretz, HansHans Bretz?[Note 59] Heer 10-HOberfähnrich[61] Platoon leader in the Panzer-Vernichtungs-Brigade Oberschlesien[61] 6 May 1945[61]
Breu, Peter-PaulPeter-Paul Breu Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[63] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow"[61][63] 2 October 1942[63]
Breuker, HelmuthHelmuth Breuker Heer 14-HHauptmann[63] Commander of the I./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 141[61][63] 26 November 1944[63]
Briegel, HansHans Briegel Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[61][Note 60] Leader of Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 "Hermann Göring"[61][63] 14 January 1945[63]
Briel, GeorgGeorg Briel Heer 15-HMajor[63] Commander of Heeres-Flak-Bataillon 606[64][Note 61] 23 July 1942[63]
Briesen, Kurt vonKurt von Briesen Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[63] Commander of the 30. Infanterie-Division[61][63] 27 October 1939[63]
Brill, Dr.-Ing. Karl-FriedrichDr.-Ing. Karl-Friedrich Brill+ Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän of the Reserves[63] Commander of Minenschiff Cobra and leader of a mine laying group[61][Note 62] 27 December 1941[63] Awarded 330th Oak Leaves 18 November 1943[63]
Brill, KurtKurt Brill Heer 15-HMajor[63] Deputy leader of Grenadier-Regiment 956[61][63] 4 July 1944[63]
Brinckmann, FriedrichFriedrich Brinckmann Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[63] Pilot in the 6.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 122[61][Note 63] 30 December 1943[61][Note 63]
Brinkforth, HubertHubert Brinkforth Heer 03-HGefreiter[63] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Infanterie-Regiment 25[61][Note 64] 7 March 1941[63]
Brinkmann, HelmuthHelmuth Brinkmann Kriegsmarine 19-MVizeadmiral[63] Kommadierender Admiral Schwarzes Meer (commanding admiral of the Black Sea)[61][63] 17 May 1944[63]
Britzelmayr, KarlKarl Britzelmayr Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[63] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 217[61][63] 2 February 1942[63]
Britzke, Achim vonAchim von Britzke Heer 14-HHauptmann[61][Note 65] Chief of Panzerjäger-Sturmgeschütz-Kompanie 1299[61][Note 65] 23 October 1944[65]
Broch, HugoHugo Broch Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[65] Pilot in the 8./Jagdgeschwader 54[61][65] 12 March 1945[65]
Brockdorff, Cay-Lorenz Baron vonCay-Lorenz Baron von Brockdorff Heer 13-HOberleutnant[65] Regiment adjutant of Panzer-Regiment 15[61][Note 66] 14 April 1945[65]
Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt, Ernst-Albrecht Graf vonErnst-Albrecht Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt Heer 14-HRittmeister[65] Commander of Kradschützen-Bataillon 22[61][65] 26 December 1942[65]
Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt, Walter Graf vonWalter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[65] Commanding general of the II. Armeekorps[64][65] 15 July 1941[65] Awarded 103rd Oak Leaves 27 June 1942[65]
Brocke, JürgenJürgen Brocke Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[65] Pilot in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 77[61][65] 9 December 1942*[65] Killed in action 15 September 1942[61] A man sitting in folding chair wearing a military uniform, a peaked cap is resting on his knees.
Brocks, Dr. KarlDr. Karl Brocks Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[65] Regiment adjutant of Grenadier-Regiment 123[61][Note 67] 30 September 1944[65]
Brod, RolandRoland Brod Heer 14-HHauptmann[65] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 467[61][65] 23 February 1944*[65] Died of wounds 5 January 1944[61]
Brodowski, HeinrichHeinrich Brodowski Heer 04-HObergefreiter[65] Machine gunner in the 8.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 386[66][Note 68] 18 December 1944[65]
Broeckerhoff, WilhelmWilhelm Bröckerhoff?[Note 69] Heer 15-HMajor[66] Leader of Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment "Brandenburg"[66] 8 May 1945[66]
Broeffel, WilhelmWilhelm Broeffel Heer 14-HHauptmann[65] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 502[65][66] 14 November 1943[65]
Broekelmann, JostJost Brökelmann Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[65] Chief of the 2. Räumbootflottille[65][66] 14 June 1942[65]
Broennle, HerbertHerbert Broennle Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[65] Pilot in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 54[66][Note 70] 14 March 1943[65]
Broesamle, KarlKarl Brösamle Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[69] Rifle leader in the 4.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 330[66][Note 71] 26 June 1944[69]
Brogsitter, EduardEduard Brogsitter Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[69] Staffelführer in the II./Kampfgeschwader 76[66][69] 24 March 1943[69]
Broich, Friedrich Freiherr vonFriedrich Freiherr von Broich Heer 17-HOberst[69] Commander of the 24. Panzergrenadier-Brigade[69][70] 29 August 1942[69]
Broich, PeterPeter Broich Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[69] Pilot in the 2./Kampfgeschwader 2[66][69] 24 September 1942[69]
Bromen, WilhelmWilhelm Bromen Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves[66][Note 72] Pilot and z.b.V. Offizier (officer for special deployment) in the 4./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[66][Note 72] 16 April 1943[69]
Brommann, KarlKarl Brommann Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer[69] Leader of the 1./schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 503[66][69] 29 April 1945[69]
Bronsart von Schellendorff, Heinrich-WalterHeinrich-Walter Bronsart von Schellendorff+ Heer 17-HOberst[69] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13[66][69] 10 September 1943[69] Awarded 394th Oak Leaves 12 February 1944[69]
Brosow, SiegfriedSiegfried Brosow Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[69] Chief of the 1./SS-Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon "Das Reich"[66][Note 73] 13 November 1943[69]
Brucher, PaulPaul Brucher Heer 12-HLeutnant[69] Platoon leader in the 3./Infanterie-Regiment 447[66][69] 23 October 1941[69]
Bruchmann, GerhardGerhard Bruchmann Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[69] Group leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 12[66][69] 6 August 1943[69]
Bruck, HelmutHelmut Bruck+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[69] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[66][Note 74] 4 September 1941[69] Awarded 193rd Oak Leaves 19 February 1943[69]
Bruck, VictorVictor Bruck Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[71] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 376[66][71] 20 October 1944[71]
Brucker, JohannJohann Brucker Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[71] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 959[66][71] 5 April 1945[71]
Brucker, WalterWalter Brucker Heer 14-HHauptmann[71] Leader of the III./Jäger-Regiment 56[66][71] 16 April 1943[71]
Bruecker, HeinrichHeinrich Brücker Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[71] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[66][71] 22 June 1941[66][Note 75]
Bruecker, Otto-HermannOtto-Hermann Brücker Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[71] Commander of the 6. Volks-Grenadier-Division[66][71] 14 April 1945[71]
Brueckner, Erich vonErich von Brückner Heer 17-HOberst[71] Commander of Jäger-Regiment 1 "Brandenburg"[66][71] 11 March 1945[71]
Brückner, WilhelmWilhelm Brückner Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[71] Gun leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Infanterie-Regiment 253[66][Note 76] 5 October 1941[71]
Brueckner, WolfgangWolfgang Brückner Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[71] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"[66][71] 5 December 1943*[71] Killed in action 14 July 1943[66]
Brueggemann, HeinrichHeinrich Brüggemann Heer 09-HFeldwebel[71] Kompanietruppführer (company headquarters leader) in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 178[66][71] 5 April 1945[71]
Brueggemann, KarlKarl Brüggemann Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[71] Group leader in the Stabskompanie/Infanterie-Regiment 5[71][72] 28 November 1940[71]
Bruehl, Friedrich-August Graf vonFriedrich-August Graf von Brühl Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[71] Chief of the 8./Panzer-Regiment 2[71][73] 3 November 1942[71]
Bruening, WalterWalter Brüning Heer 12-HLeutnant[72][Note 77] Company chief in the III./Infanterie-Regiment 508[72][Note 77] 12 January 1942[71]
Bruer, AlfredAlfred Bruer Heer 17-HOberst[74] Commander of Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 155[73][74] 30 July 1942[74]
Bruetsch, JosefJosef Bruetsch Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[74] Group leader in the 1./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 305[72][74] 17 March 1945[74]
Bruhn, HansHans Bruhn Heer 13-HOberleutnant[74] Chief of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 90[73][74] 29 December 1942[74]
Bruhn, JohannesJohannes Bruhn Heer 17-HOberst[74] Artilleriekommandeur 149[73][74] 20 December 1943[74]
Bruins, Derk-ElskoDerk-Elsko Bruins Waffen-SS 04-WSS-Rottenführer[74] Gun leader in the 1./SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 54 "Nederland"[73][Note 78] 23 August 1944[74]
Brunk, EdgarEdgar Brunk Heer 13-HOberleutnant[74] Chief of the 2./Füsilier-Regiment 202[73][74] 3 July 1944[74]
Brunner, AlbertAlbert Brunner Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[74] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 5[72][74] 3 July 1943*[74] Killed in action 7 May 1943[73]
Brunner, EduardEduard Brunner+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[74] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 62[73][74] 27 February 1944[74] Awarded 638th Oak Leaves 28 October 1944[75][Note 79]
Bruns, ArthurArthur Bruns Heer 15-HMajor[74] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 245[73][74] 3 April 1943*[74] Killed in action 4 February 1943[73]
Bruns, Dr.-jur. AxelDr.-jur. Axel Bruns Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[74] Leader of the 7./Artillerie-Regiment 241[73][74] 29 August 1943[74]
Bruns, DiedrichDiedrich Bruns Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[74] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 16[72][74] 9 August 1942[74]
Bruns, Gustav-AdolfGustav-Adolf Bruns Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[74] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 74[73][74] 15 October 1942[74]
Brunsiek, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Brunsiek Heer 12-HLeutnant[73][Note 80] Leader of the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 43[73][76] 5 April 1945[76]
Brutscher, FritzFritz Brutscher Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[76] Leader of the 3./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 92[72][76] 22 January 1943[76]
Brux, AlbertAlbert Brux+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[76] Commander of the I./Schützen-Regiment 66[73][76] 12 September 1941[76] Awarded 504th Oak Leaves 24 June 1944[76]
Buchenau, FritzFritz Buchenau Heer 15-HMajor[76] Commander of Fahnenjunker-Regiment 4 of the Artillerie-Schule II Groß-Born[73][Note 81] 28 March 1945[76]
Buchholz, HansHans Buchholz Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant of the Reserves[76] Pilot in the 1./Kampfgeschwader 40[73][76] 24 March 1941[76]
Buchler, Helmut-WolfgangHelmut-Wolfgang Buchler Heer 14-HHauptmann[76] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 204[73][76] 6 January 1942*[76] Killed in action 10 December 1941[73]
Buchner, FranzFranz Buchner Heer 13-HOberleutnant[76] Chief of the 5./Infanterie-Regiment 30 (motorized)[73][76] 2 October 1941[76]
Buchner, HermannHermann Buchner Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[76] Commander of the III./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5 "Totenkopf"[77][Note 82] 16 June 1944[76]
Buchner, HermannHermann Buchner Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[76] Pilot in the 6./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[77][Note 83] 20 July 1944[76]
Bucholz, MaxMax Bucholz[Note 84] Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[76] Staffelkapitän in the I./Jagdgeschwader 3[77][Note 84] 12 August 1941[76]
Buchterkirch, Ernst-GeorgErnst-Georg Buchterkirch+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[76] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Regiment 6[76][77] 29 June 1940[76] Awarded 44th Oak Leaves 31 December 1941[76]
Buck, AlbertAlbert Buck Heer 17-HOberst[76] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 305[76][78] 17 July 1941[76]
Buck, FriedrichFriedrich Buck Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer[79] Leader of the 5./SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 15 "Florian Geyer"[77][Note 85] 27 January 1945[79]
Buck, WilhelmWilhelm Buck Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[79] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2[77][79] 31 July 1943[79]
Buckel, KarlKarl Buckel Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[79] Chief of the 3./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 277[77][79] 15 July 1944[79]
Budaeus, KurtKurt Budäus Heer 13-HOberleutnant[77][Note 86] Machine gun platoon leader in the I./Infanterie-Regiment 307[77][79] 21 December 1940[79]
Budahl, GeorgGeorg Budahl Heer 12-HLeutnant[79] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 121[77][79] 21 September 1944[79]
Budka, FranzFranz Budka Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer[79] Leader of the 1./SS-Festungs-Regiment 1 "Besslein"[77][Note 87] 19 April 1945[79]
Buechau, BrunoBruno Büchau Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[79] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 159[77][79] 19 August 1944[79]
Buechting, HermannHermann Büchting Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[79] Commander of Schnellboot S-27 in the 1. Schnellbootflottille[77][Note 88] 22 April 1943[79]
Buehlbecker, HermannHermann Bühlbecker Heer 14-HHauptmann[79] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 436[77][79] 23 August 1944[79]
Buehler, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Bühler?[Note 89] Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[78] Commander of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 "Germania"[78] 6 May 1945[78]
Buehligen, KurtKurt Bühligen+ Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[79] Pilot in the II./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"[77][Note 90] 4 September 1941[79] Awarded 413th Oak Leaves 2 March 1944
88th Swords 14 August 1944[79]
Buelow, Karl-August Freiherr vonKarl-August Freiherr von Bülow Heer 17-HOberst[79] Commander of Panzer-Regiment 24[77][79] 12 December 1944[79]
Buelow, Otto vonOtto von Bülow+ Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[81] Commander of U-404[77][81] 20 October 1942[81] Awarded 234th Oak Leaves 26 April 1943[81]
Buelow-Bothkamp, Harry vonHarry von Bülow-Bothkamp Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant of the Reserves[81] Geschwaderkommodore of Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"[77][81] 22 August 1940[81]
Buelowius, AlfredAlfred Bülowius Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[81] Geschwaderkommodore of (K)Lehrgeschwader 1[77][Note 91] 4 July 1940[81]
Buenau, Rudolf vonRudolf von Bünau+ Heer 17-HOberst[81] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 133[81][82] 15 August 1940[81] Awarded 766th Oak Leaves 5 March 1945[81]
Buenau, Rudolf vonRudolf von Bünau Heer 14-HHauptmann[81] Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 9[81][82] 8 August 1943[81]
Buentemeyer, HansHans Büntemeyer Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[81] Commander in the II./Grenadier-Regiment 399[81][82] 18 February 1945[81]
Buergel, WilhelmWilhelm Bürgel Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[81] Battery officer in the 5./Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 8[81][82] 29 February 1944[81]
Buerger, AlbertAlbert Bürger Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[82][Note 92] In the Stab 4. Flak-Division[81][82] 17 April 1945[81]
Buerger, OttoOtto Bürger Heer 13-HOberleutnant[81] Chief of the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3[81][82] 14 April 1945[81]
Buerger, ThomasThomas Bürger Heer 14-HHauptmann[83][Note 93] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 528[83][Note 93] 4 March 1942[81]
Buergerhoff, WilhelmWilhelm Bürgerhoff Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[81] Platoon leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 166[81][82] 5 May 1943[81]
Buerker, UlrichUlrich Bürker Heer 16-HOberstleutnant im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[81] Ia (operations officer) of the 10. Panzer-Division[81][82] 19 January 1943[81][81]
Buesen, NikolausDr. Nikolaus Büsen Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[84] Staffelführer of the 1./Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 122[82][Note 94] 4 September 1942*[84] Died of wounds 14 June 1942[82]
Buesing, OttoOtto Büsing Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[84] Commander of Panzer-Regiment 39[82][84] 21 November 1942[84]
Buesing, WilhelmWilhelm Büsing Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[84] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 280[82][84] 28 February 1945[84]
Buessecke, ArthurArthur Büssecke Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[84] Gun leader in the 2./Flak-Regiment 49 (motorized)[82][84] 23 December 1942[84]
Buetow, HansHans Bütow Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[84] Führer der Torpedoboote (leader of torpedo boats)[82][84] 12 March 1941[84]
Buettner, FranzFranz Büttner Heer 04-HObergefreiter[84] Group leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 67[82][84] 18 December 1944[84]
Buettner, ManfredManfred Büttner?[Note 95] Luftwaffe 09-LFahnenjunker-Feldwebel[82] Leader of the 2./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 26[82] 29 April 1945[82]
A man wearing a camouflage military uniform and steel helmet.
Buffa, ErnstErnst Buffa Luftwaffe 19-LGeneralleutnant[84] Commander of the 12. Flak-Division (motorized)[82][84] 5 September 1944[84]
Buhr, MartinMartin Buhr Heer 15-HMajor[84] Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 202[82][84] 11 September 1943[84]
Buhr, Rudolf deRudolf de Buhr Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[84] Group leader in the 5./Infanterie-Regiment 76 (motorized)[82][84] 2 October 1943[84]
Buhse, RudolfRudolf Buhse Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[84] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 47[82][84] 17 August 1942[84]
Bujak, HansHans Bujak Heer 09-HFeldwebel[84] Platoon leader in the 10./Grenadier-Regiment 7[82][84] 27 August 1944[84]
Bukatschek, OttoOtto Bukatschek Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[84] Group leader in the 10./Schützen-Regiment 52[82][84] 24 July 1941[84]
Bulla, LudwigLudwig Bulla Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[88] Commander of Flak-Regiment 164 (motorized)[82][88] 11 June 1944[88]
Bullinger, HerbertHerbert Bullinger Heer 14-HRittmeister[88] Commander of the II./Kavallerie-Regiment 5 "Feldmarschall von Mackensen"[82][88] 1 February 1945[88]
Bulmahn, KarlKarl Bulmahn Heer 14-HHauptmann[88] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 1126[88][89] 31 January 1945[88]
Bumen, RobertRobert Bumen Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[88] Pilot in the 1./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[89][Note 96] 29 October 1944[88]
Bund, WalterWalter Bund Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[88] Group leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 669[88][89] 20 October 1944[88]
Bundesmann, HeinzHeinz Bundesmann Heer 12-HLeutnant[89][Note 97] Leader of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 88[88][89] 14 January 1945[88]
Bundrock, KurtKurt Bundrock Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[88] Radio/wireless operator in the Stab/Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[89][Note 98] 30 June 1944[89][Note 98]
Bunge, ErnstErnst Bunge Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[88] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 121[89][Note 99] 16 November 1943[88]
Bunge, HellmutHellmut Bunge Heer 14-HHauptmann[88] Leader of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Feldherrnhalle"[88][89] 1 February 1945[88]
Bunse, FritzFritz Bunse Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[88] Commander of SS-Freiwilligen-Pionier-Bataillon 11 "Nordland"[89][Note 100] 30 January 1944[88]
Bunzek, JohannesJohannes Bunzek Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[88] Pilot in the 7./Jagdgeschwader 52[88][89] 6 April 1944*[88] Killed in action 11 December 1943[89]
Bunzel, HansHans Bunzel Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[88] Platoon leader in the 3./Panzer-Abteilung 116[88][89] 10 February 1943[88]
Bunzel, WilliWilli Bunzel Heer 15-HMajor[90] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 426[89][90] 11 October 1941[90]
Burbach, HansHans Burbach Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[90] Gun leader in the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 41[89][90] 18 November 1943[90]
Burchard, Dipl.-Ing. HeinrichDipl.-Ing. Heinrich Burchard![Note 101] Luftwaffe 19-LGeneralleutnant[89] Commander of the 7. Flak-Division[89] 31 October 1944[89]
Burchardi, TheodorTheodor Burchardi+ Kriegsmarine 19-MVizeadmiral[90] Commanding Admiral Ostland[89][90] 29 September 1944[90] Awarded 823rd Oak Leaves 8 April 1945[90] A man wearing a military uniform and peaked cap with a military order in shape of a cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Burckhardt, Lutz-WilhelmLutz-Wilhelm Burckhardt[Note 102] Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[91] Pilot in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 77[89][Note 102] 15 October 1942[91]
Burdach, KarlKarl Burdach Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[90] Commander of the 11. Infanterie-Division[89][90] 23 February 1944[90]
Burg, JörgJörg Burg+ Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[90] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Abteilung 18[89][90] 3 March 1943[90] Awarded 604th Oak Leaves 4 October 1944[90]
Burgdorf, WilhelmWilhelm Burgdorf Heer 17-HOberst[90] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 529[89][90] 29 September 1941[90]
Burgemeister, AlfredAlfred Burgemeister?[Note 103] Heer 17-HOberst[89] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 524[89] 2 May 1945[89]
Burgfeld, GeorgGeorg Burgfeld Heer 14-HHauptmann[90] Chief of the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Divisions-Gruppe 112[89][Note 104] 21 February 1944[90]
Burghartswieser, MaxMax Burghartswieser Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[90] Shock troops leader in the 7./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100[89][90] 9 July 1941[90]
Burgholte, AugustAugust Burgholte Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[90] Platoon leader in the 3./Panzer-Abteilung 102[90][93] 9 December 1944[90]
Burgmann, GertGert Burgmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[90] Chief of the 1./Sturm-Bataillon AOK 4[90][93] 18 December 1944*[90] Killed in action 26 October 1944[93]
Burgsdorff, Dr.-jur. Curt vonDr.-jur. Curt von Burgsdorff Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[90] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 580[90][93] 2 April 1943[90]
Burian, EwaldEwald Burian Heer 17-HOberst[90] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 980[90][93] 4 October 1944[90]
Burkhardt, FritzFritz Burkhardt Heer 13-HOberleutnant[91] Chief of the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 417[91][93] 17 April 1945[91]
Burmeister, ArnoldArnold Burmeister Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[91] Leader of the 25. Panzergrenadier-Division[91][93] 14 January 1945[91]
Burmester, Hans-JürgenHans-Jürgen Burmester Heer 14-HHauptmann[91] Commander of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 509[91][93] 2 September 1944[91]
Burr, LeonhardLeonhard Burr Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[91] Radio operator in the 7./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[93][Note 105] 30 November 1944[91]
Bursche, Gustav-AdolfGustav-Adolf Bursche Heer 12-HLeutnant[91] Leader of the 6./Infanterie-Regiment 90[91][93] 13 October 1941[91]
Burst, ReinhardReinhard Burst Heer 15-HMajor[91] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 111[91][93] 12 August 1944[91]
Busch, ErnstErnst Busch+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[91] Commander-in-Chief of the 16. Armee[91][93] 26 May 1940[91] Awarded 274th Oak Leaves 21 August 1943[91] Black-and-white outdoor shot of an older man wearing a military uniform and an Iron Cross decoration suspended from his neck.
Busch, HansHans Busch Heer 15-HMajor[91] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 4[91][93] 10 September 1944[91]
Busch, RudolfRudolf Busch Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[91] Pilot in the 1./Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 121[93][Note 106] 9 June 1944[91]
Busch, WalterWalter Busch Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[91] Leader of the 1./Infanterie-Bataillon z.b.V. 561[91][93] 14 October 1943[91]
Busch, WalterWalter Busch Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[91] Chief of the 1./Flak-Regiment 2 (motorized)[91][93] 9 June 1944[91]
Busche, KarlKarl Busche Heer 17-HOberst[93][Note 107] Commander of Jäger-Regiment 228[93][Note 107] 28 February 1943[94]
Buschenhagen, ErichErich Buschenhagen+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[94] Commander of the 15. Infanterie-Division[93][94] 5 December 1943[94] Awarded 521st Oak Leaves 4 July 1944[94]
Buschhausen, Friedrich-WilhelmFriedrich-Wilhelm Buschhausen Heer 15-HMajor[94] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 69[93][94] 9 May 1943[93][Note 108]
Buss, WilhelmWilhelm Buss Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[94] Panzer commander in the 1./Panzer-Regiment 31[93][94] 9 December 1944[94]
Bussche-Streithorst, Axel Freiherr von demAxel Freiherr von dem Bussche-Streithorst Heer 14-HHauptmann[94] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 9[93][94] 7 March 1944[94]
A black-and-white photograph of a smiling man wearing a military uniform and neck order in shape of an Iron Cross.
Busse, HeinrichHeinrich Busse+ Heer 15-HMajor[94] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 328[93][94] 26 March 1944[94] Awarded 637th Oak Leaves 28 October 1944[94]
Busse, TheodorTheodor Busse Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[94] Chief of the Generalstab of Heeresgruppe Süd[93][94] 30 January 1944[94]
Busse, WilhelmWilhelm Busse Heer 15-HMajor[94] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 82[93][94] 12 March 1944[94]
Butkus, ŽanisŽanis Butkus Waffen-SS 14-WWaffen-Hauptsturmführer[94] Leader of the 10./SS-Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 19[95][Note 109] 21 September 1944[94]
Butz, PiusPius Butz Heer 06-HOberjäger[94] Gun leader in the 16.(Infanteriegeschütz)/Jäger-Regiment 228[96][Note 110] 6 March 1944[94]
Buxa, WernerWerner Buxa Heer 14-HHauptmann[94] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 44[94][96] 23 March 1945[94]

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 leader of SS "Totenkopf"-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung.[19]
  4. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 22.[19]
  5. ^ According to Scherzer as a company leader in the I./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 4.[25]
  6. ^ According to Scherzer as Kommandant der Kleinkampfmittel in Frankreich (Commander of operations of the small naval forces in France).[25]
  7. ^ According to Scherzer as Major zur Verwendung (for disposition).[28]
  8. ^ According to Scherzer as a platoon leader in the 13./Grenadier-Regiment 162.[28]
  9. ^ According to Scherzer as a platoon leader in the 13./Grenadier-Regiment 412.[28]
  10. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 27 July 1944 as Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Jagdgeschwader 27.[28]
  11. ^ According to Scherzer in the gun leader in the 2./Flak-Regiment 43.[30]
  12. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 1./Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 6.[30]
  13. ^ According to Scherzer as a leader in the 2. Schwadron/Feldersatz-Abteilung 89.[30]
  14. ^ According to Scherzer with Grenadier-Regiment 167, assigned to Grenadier-Regiment 216 as a batallion leader (leader I. Bataillon).[30]
  15. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 397.[30]
  16. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 10./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders".[30]
  17. ^ According to Scherzer as General der Luftwaffe beim Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres und Inspekteur der Aufklärenden-Flieger im Reichsluftfahrtministerium (General of the Luftwaffe with the Supreme High Command of the German Army and Inspector of the Reconnaissance Flyers with the Ministry of Aviation).[32]
  18. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 9 October 1943 as a pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffel 1.(F)/122.[32]
  19. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 3./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 158.[34]
  20. ^ a b c 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.
  21. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the 9.(Eis)/Kampfgeschwader 55.[36]
  22. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 4./SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 16.[36]
  23. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the I./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 19.[39]
  24. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 29 October 1944 as Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Nachtjagdgeschwader 5.[39]
  25. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 121.[39]
  26. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet".[39]
  27. ^ Max Bork's nomination by his unit was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 13 April 1945 via the Reichsführer-SS. Major Joachim Domaschk requested the explanatory statement from the Commander-in-Chief of AOK 1 via teleprinter message on 14 April 1945. He renewed his request on 5 May 1945. Domasck noted this in the book of "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses). In parallel the HPA received a second nomination by his unit, approved by all intermittent commanding officers, on 28 April 1945. This nomination apparently never made it to Major Domaschk. Both nominations by his unit fail to indicate further evidence that the nomination was processed or approved. The presentation date is an assumption of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Bork was a member of the AKCR.[40]
  28. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the 47. Volksgrenadier Division.[40]
  29. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves and aide-de-camp in the Stab I./Flaksturm-Regiment 5.[41]
  30. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberstleutnant (Ergänzungsoffizier—supplementary officer).[41]
  31. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2.[41]
  32. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader of the I. Zug/Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1023 in the Panzerjäger-Abteilung 23.[43]
  33. ^ Walter Botsch's nomination by his unit was already received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 27 October 1944, forwarded for approval on 3 November 1944 and apparently deferred. The file card notes in the field for the presentation: "see folder for further leadership reports". A second nomination by his unit, most likely related to a different act of bravery or leadership skills, according to the file card was received by the HPA on 5 April 1945. The book of "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) states "deferred" because Botsch was considered missing in action on 16 April 1945. A nomination of the HPA with number 5082 was 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.[40]
  34. ^ According to Scherzer as commanding general of the LIII. Armeekorps.[40]
  35. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant of Grenadier-Regiment 501.[45]
  36. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelführer of the 2./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2.[45]
  37. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 912.[47]
  38. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. According to Josef Brandner's own account he received the Oak Leaves from the commanding general of the XXXVIII. Armeekorps, General der Artillerie Kurt Herzog in the Courland Pocket. He did not mention a date for the presentation. Presumably pictures showing him with Oak Leaves exist. The Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) assumes a direct presentation from Berlin. The presentation date is also an assumption by the AKCR. A presentation of the Oak Leaves only four to five weeks after the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross is very unlikely. The German Federal Archives holds numerous records of nominations which have been rejected on the grounds that a high-ranking military award had just been presented. Brandner was a member of the AKCR.[50]
  39. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[47]
  40. ^ According to Scherzer as a leader in the 7./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 103.[47]
  41. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the 2./Jagdgeschwader 77.[51]
  42. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 392 (kroatische).[51]
  43. ^ According to Scherzer as commander fortress Marienburg.[51]
  44. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 507.[51]
  45. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the II. Zug/ 8./Grenadier-Regiment 308.[51]
  46. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 100.[55]
  47. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 26 March 1944 as a pilot and an observer in the Stab/Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 9.[55]
  48. ^ According to Scherzer as a platoon leader in the 12./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 91.[55]
  49. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffel 5.(F)/122.[55]
  50. ^ According to Scherzer on 27 July 1943.[56]
  51. ^ Oskar Bremermann's nomination by his unit was received on 19 April 1945. The Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) did not create an internal nomination request. The existing file card in the German Archives is not contemporary! This card states: "nominated on 20 April 1945, forwarded by Major Joachim Domaschk on 28 April yes". The book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) states approval by Domaschk "Knight's Cross yes". No further evidence of the presentation can be found. 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. Bremermann was a member of the AKCR.[50]
  52. ^ Josef Bremm's nomination by his unit was rejected by Major Joachim Domaschk on 30 April 1945 and instead recommended for the German Cross in Gold. Just like all other nominations, which at this point in time were related to members of the 11. Armee, the nomination was not further processed since the 11. Armee had capitulated on 21 April 1945 and presentations to prisoners of war or missing in action were prohibited. In all other instances of similar circumstances a note on the nomination can be found stating: "postpone AOK 11" or "postpone according to AHA 44 Ziff. 572 (Allgemeines Heeresamt — General Army Office)". The entry date noted on the nomination list for the higher grades of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross is 28 April 1945. The list indicates a note "deferred". The Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) claims that the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The sequential number "159" was assigned by the AKCR. The presentation date was assigned by Fellgiebel. Bremm was a member of the AKCR.[50]
  53. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the infantry company in the Kampfstaffel [Kasta] of the Heeresgruppe Afrika.[60]
  54. ^ According to Scherzer as SS-Gruppenführer and Generalleutnant of the Police.[60]
  55. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves and chief of the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 9.[60]
  56. ^ According to Scherzer on 22 October 1940.[60]
  57. ^ According to Scherzer as a battery officer in the 1./Flak-Regiment (motorized) 13.[60]
  58. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the 5.(Sturm)/Jagdgeschwader 300.[60]
  59. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. According to Walther-Peer Fellgiebel the presentation was made by Feldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner in accordance with the enabling act of 3 May 1945, which is incorrect, because Schörner wrote to Hans Bretz on 27 June 1955 that "in the last days of the month April 1945 the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was presented." Scherzer argues that this seems to have been a favour to Bretz because there was no communication link into the Führerhauptquartier at the end of April. The Order Commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) processed this case in 1982. What evidence was analyzed and processed is unknown to Scherzer. Scherzer speculates that this was based on Schörner's favour to Bretz and the AKCR decided: Knight's Cross "yes on 27 April 1945". Apparently the AKCR later were unconvinced and changed the date to 6 May 1945. Scherzer posed the question if this was done in order to declare the bestowal as a Schörner presentation. Scherzer was denied access to files, which could help clarify the case, of the AKCR on the grounds of the Bundesarchivgesetz (German Archive Law). Bretz had been a member of AKCR but left the AKCR.[62]
  60. ^ According to Scherzer as Major of the Reserves.[63]
  61. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Flak-Bataillon 606.[63]
  62. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Minenschiff Cobra.[63]
  63. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 31 December 1943 and pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffel 6.(F)/122/Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 1.[63]
  64. ^ According to Scherzer as a Richtschütze (gunner) in the 14./Infanterie-Regiment 25.[63]
  65. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves and chief of Panzerjäger-Kompanie 1299.[65]
  66. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant of Panzer-Regiment 15.[65]
  67. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant of Grenadier-Regiment 123.[65]
  68. ^ According to Scherzer as a machine gunner in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 386.[65]
  69. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. According to Wilhelm Bröckerhoff's own account the presentation was noted in his pay book.[67] The files of the Order Commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) indicate that the former divisional commander, General Hermann Schulte-Heuthaus, in 1961 remembered that he had nominated Bröckerhoff for the Knight's Cross sometime between the middle and end of March 1945. Also noted in the files of the AKCR is that Bröckerhoff's pay book was missing when Von Seemen had asked for Bröckerhoff for a copy. An additional intermittent commander, the former Commander-in-Chief of the Panzer-Korps "Großdeutschland" General Georg Jauer, stated in 1961 "that he cannot remember this case" and "that he doesn't know when the Knight's Cross was approved and when the presentation was made." Jauer also stated that "he has no doubt that after the nomination was made and submitted—as stated by Schulte-Heuthaus—that Major Bröckerhoff would have received the Knight's Cross." The nomination was definitely not received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office)—as stated by Von Seemen—nor rejected by the HPA. Karl Dönitz, who received Jauer's letter, accepted Jauer's assumption. Dönitz wrote to Bröckerhoff: "Everything is alright!" and testified on 18 April 1961 to have awarded Bröckerhoff "the Knight’s Cross on 8 May 1945". Bröckerhoff was a member of the AKCR.[68]
  70. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the 2./Jagdgeschwader 54.[65]
  71. ^ According to Scherzer as a rifle leader in the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 330.[69]
  72. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Leutnant (war officer) and pilot in the I./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann".[69]
  73. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 1./SS-Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 2.[69]
  74. ^ According to Scherzer as Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77.[69]
  75. ^ According to Scherzer on 24 June 1941.[71]
  76. ^ According to Scherzer as a gun leader in the 14./Infanterie-Regiment 253.[71]
  77. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves and adjutant and leader of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 508.[71]
  78. ^ According to Scherzer as a gun leader in the 1./SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 54.[74]
  79. ^ According to Scherzer on 18 October 1944.[74]
  80. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[76]
  81. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Fahnenjunker-Regiment 4 (Division "Märkisch-Friedland").[76]
  82. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the III./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5 "Thule".[76]
  83. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the II./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann".[76]
  84. ^ a b According to Scherzer his name is spelled Max Buchholz who received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross as a pilot in the Stab I./Jagdgeschwader 3.[76]
  85. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 5./SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 15.[79]
  86. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[79]
  87. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 1./SS-Festungs-Regiment "Besslein"/Fortress Breslau.[79]
  88. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Schnellboot S-27 respectively S-51 in the 1. Schnellbootflottille.[79]
  89. ^ No evidence of the award to Karl-Heinz Bühler can be found in the German Federal Archives. The award was presumably awarded by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich, which would make it an unlawful presentation. The Order Commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) processed this case in 1977 and decided: Knight's Cross no, 1 May 1945. The case Bühler was again processed in the fall of 1983. Whether or not additional or new evidence materialized remains unknown. The Order Commission decided this time: Knight's Cross yes, 8 May 1945. Von Seemen lists him on 7 May 1945, Krätschmer states 1 May 1945. Fellgiebel later re-dated the award on 6 May 1945. It remains subject to speculation why this was done. Bühler was a member of the AKCR.[80]
  90. ^ According to Scherzer in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen".[79]
  91. ^ According to Scherzer as Geschwaderkommodore of Lehrgeschwader 1.[81]
  92. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[81]
  93. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant and leader of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 528.[81]
  94. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelführer of the Aufklärungsstaffel 1.(F)/122.[84]
  95. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. Gerhard von Seemen in his second edition of the Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 from 1976 quotes that Manfred Büttner is listed by Böhmler Fallschirmjäger, 1. Auflage.[85] Walther-Peer Fellgiebel states about Büttner in his book: "Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients exist, who do not have official evidence in the Federal Archives, but are members of the Bundeswehr and claimed to be Knight's Cross recipients. This claim in some cases was investigated by the Militärischer Abschirmdienst (MAD—Military Counterintelligence Service ) and accepted." Büttner was a member of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[86][87]
  96. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the Stab I./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77.[88]
  97. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[88]
  98. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 24 June 1944 in the Stab/Nachtjagdgeschwader 1 [for his achievements as a radio/wireless operator with Geschwaderkommodore Major Werner Streib].[88]
  99. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 121.[88]
  100. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Pionier-Bataillon 11.[88]
  101. ^ Walther-Peer Fellgiebel has struck Heinrich Burchard from the list of Knight's Cross recipients. He noted that Burchard never received the Knight's Cross but the German Cross in Gold on 15 March 1943 instead.[8]
  102. ^ a b According to Scherzer his name is Ludwig-Wilhelm Burkhardt who received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross as a pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 77.[91]
  103. ^ In 1956 Mr. Steuer, formerly the chief of Heerespersonalamt/P 5 (HPA—Army Staff Office), found a machine written Knight's Cross presentation document dated 2 May 1945 from General der Gebirgstruppe Rudolf Konrad (commanding general of the LXVIII. Armeekorps) on behalf of the Commander-in-Chief of Heeresgruppe Süd, in the personal files at the Federal Ministry of Defence of Alfred Burgemeister. Steuer had sent a copy of this document to the department "III C5" at Federal Ministry of Defence, commenting that: "this documented is to be amended to the personal files of Oberst a.D. Burgemeister in which a presentation of the Knight's Cross is not noted." The presentation, according to this document, which was made on 2 May 1945 and "on behalf of" is therefore illegal. Burgemeister was a member of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[92]
  104. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 14./Divisions-Gruppe 112.[90]
  105. ^ According to Scherzer as a radio operator in the III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77.[91]
  106. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffel 1.(F)/121.[91]
  107. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberstleutnant and leader of a Kampfgruppe in the 101. Jäger-Division and commander of Jäger-Regiment 228.[94]
  108. ^ According to Scherzer on 10 May 1943.[94]
  109. ^ According to Scherzer as a company leader in the SS-Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 19.[94]
  110. ^ According to Scherzer as a gun leader in the 16./Jäger-Regiment 228.[94]

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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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