List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (E)

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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 7,322 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) and the Volkssturm. There were also 43 recipients in the military forces of allies of the Third Reich.[3]

These 7,322 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. In 1996 a second edition of this book was published with an addendum delisting 11 of these original 7,322 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] Listed here are the 188 Knight's Cross recipients whose last name starts with "E".[5] Author and historian Veit Scherzer has challenged the validity of three of these listings.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] 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).[9] 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.[10]

Recipients[edit]

Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (E)
Service   Number of presentations Posthumous presentations
Heer
126
6
Kriegsmarine
6
0
Luftwaffe
41
3
Waffen-SS
15
2

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 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.[11] Of the 188 awards made to servicemen whose last name starts with "E", 22 were later awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and two the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords; eleven presentations were made posthumously. Heer members received 126 of the medals, six went to the Kriegsmarine, 41 to the Luftwaffe, and 15 to the Waffen-SS.[5]

      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
Ebel, PaulPaul Ebel Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[12] Group leader of the Stabskompanie (Pionierzug)/Grenadier-Regiment 50[12][13] 17 February 1943[12]
Ebeling, [Dr.] Ernst[Dr.] Ernst Ebeling[Note 3] Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[12] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[12][13] 20 March 1945[12]
Ebeling, HeinzHeinz Ebeling Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[12] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"[13][Note 4] 5 November 1940[12]
Ebeling, WernerWerner Ebeling+ Heer 15-HMajor[12] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 220[12][13] 9 April 1944[12] Awarded 763rd Oak Leaves 5 March 1945[12]
Ebener, KurtKurt Ebener Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[12] Pilot in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[12][14] 7 April 1943[12]
Eberbach, HeinrichHeinrich Eberbach+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[12] Commander of Panzer-Regiment 35[12][14] 4 July 1940[12] Awarded 42nd Oak Leaves 31 December 1941[12] Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1976-096-08, Heinrich Eberbach.jpg
Eberhardt, ErichErich Eberhardt Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[12] Ia (operations officer) of the 3. SS-Panzer-Division "Totenkopf"[12][14] 23 August 1944[12]
Eberhardt, Friedrich-GeorgFriedrich-Georg Eberhardt Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[12] Commander of the 60. Infanterie-Division (motorized)[12][14] 31 December 1941[12]
Eberhardt, GeorgGeorg Eberhardt Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[12] Commander of estn. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Bataillon "Narwa"[14][Note 5] 4 August 1943*[12] Killed in action 21 July 1943[12]
Ebersbach, HansHans Ebersbach Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[12] Staffelkapitän of the 6./Kampfgeschwader 76[14][Note 6] 8 August 1944*[12] Killed in action 31 May 1944[14]
Eberspächer, HelmutHelmut Eberspächer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[12] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Nachtschlacht-Gruppe 20[12][14] 26 January 1945[Note 7]
Ebert, FranzFranz Ebert Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[Note 8] Chief of the 10./Flak-Regiment 23 (motorized)[14][15] 14 April 1945[Note 8]
Ebinger, EdwinEdwin Ebinger Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[15] Company troop leader in the 12./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 13[14][15] 4 November 1943[15]
Ebke, August-FriedrichAugust-Friedrich Ebke Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves[15] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 464[14][15] 14 April 1945[15]
Ebner, AdamAdam Ebner Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[15] Platoon leader in the 3./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 137[14][15] 19 November 1941[15]
Ebner, FridolinFridolin Ebner Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[15] Platoon leader in the 9./Grenadier-Regiment 7[14][15] 28 October 1944[15]
Eck, JosefJosef Eck Heer 14-HHauptmann[15] Leader of the 4./Panzer-Regiment 4[14][15] 15 July 1944[15]
Eckardt, ReinholdReinhold Eckardt Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[15] Adjutant of the II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[14][15] 30 August 1941[15]
Eckardt, WilliWilli Eckardt Heer 15-HMajor[15] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 521[14][15] 7 December 1943[15]
Eckebrecht, FritzFritz Eckebrecht Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[15] Observer in the 4.(H)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 31[14][15] 9 November 1944[15]
Ecker, PaulPaul Ecker+ Heer 15-HMajor[15] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9[14][15] 16 March 1944 Awarded 634th Oak Leaves 28 October 1944[15]
Eckerle, FranzFranz Eckerle+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[16] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Jagdgeschwader 54[14][16] 18 September 1941[16] Awarded 82nd Oak Leaves 12 March 1942[16]
Eckert, AloisAlois Eckert Heer 09-HFeldwebel[16] Platoon leader in the 9./Panzer-Regiment 33[14][16] 3 August 1942[16]
Eckert, ErnstErnst Eckert Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[16] Leader of the 11./Jäger-Regiment 229[14][16] 9 June 1944[16]
Eckert, HansHans Eckert Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer of the Reserves[16] Leader of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland" of the SS-Panzer-Kampfgruppe "Das Reich"[14][Note 9] 4 May 1944[16]
Eckhardt, AlfonsAlfons Eckhardt Heer 15-HMajor[16] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 11 (motorized)[16][17] 6 October 1942*[16] Killed in action 11 August 1942[17]
Eckhardt, HermannHermann Eckhardt[Note 10] Heer 09-HFeldwebel[15] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Abteilung 8[15][17] 28 March 1945[15]
Eckhardt, Johann-HeinrichJohann-Heinrich Eckhardt+ Heer 17-HOberst[16] Commander of Jäger-Regiment 38[16][17] 20 May 1942[16] Awarded 644th Oak Leaves 3 November 1944[16]
Eckhardt, WilhelmWilhelm Eckhardt Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[16] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 503[16][17] 17 September 1944[16]
Eckholt, OskarOskar Eckholt Heer 17-HOberst[16] Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 178[16][17] 9 April 1943[16]
Eckinger, Dr. Josef-FranzDr. Josef-Franz Eckinger+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[16] Leader of the II./Schützen-Regiment 1[16][17] 17 March 1941[16] Awarded 48th Oak Leaves 31 December 1941[16]
Eckstein, FritzFritz Eckstein Waffen-SS 04-WSS-Rottenführer[16] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 1./SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 12 "Hitlerjugend"[17][Note 11] 18 November 1944[16]
Edelsheim, Maximilian Reichsfreiherr vonMaximilian Reichsfreiherr von Edelsheim+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[16] Commander of Radfahr-Abteilung 1[16][17] 30 July 1941[16] Awarded 162nd Oak Leaves 23 December 1942
105th Swords 23 October 1944[16]
Eder, AntonAnton Eder Heer 17-HOberst[18] Abschnittskommandant eines Verteidigungsabschnitts (defensive sector commander) in Berlin[17][Note 12] 26 April 1945[18]
Eder, Georg-PeterGeorg-Peter Eder+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[18] Staffelkapitän of the 6./Jagdgeschwader 1[17][18] 24 June 1944[18] Awarded 663rd Oak Leaves 25 November 1944[18]
Eder, MartinMartin Eder Heer 14-HHauptmann[18] Leader of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 481[17][18] 28 November 1940[18]
Edhofer, HeinzHeinz Edhofer Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[18] Pilot in the 7./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[17][18] 30 November 1944[18]
Eding, AloisAlois Eding Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[18] Leader of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 19[17][18] 12 October 1943[18]
Edse, HeinrichHeinrich Edse Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[18] Leader of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 407[17][18] 15 April 1944[18]
Edtbauer, FranzFranz Edtbauer Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[18] Leader of the 1.(gepanzert)/Panzergrenadier-Regiment 11[17][Note 13] 4 June 1944*[18] Died of wounds 13 April 1944[17]
Eggemann, WalterWalter Eggemann Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[18] Aide-de-camp in the Stab/Grenadier-Regiment 680[17][18] 18 April 1943[18]
Eggemann, WilhelmWilhelm Eggemann+ Heer 15-HMajor[18] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 94[17][18] 20 April 1943[18] Awarded 468th Oak Leaves 4 May 1944[18]
Egger, PaulPaul Egger?[Note 14] Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer Platoon leader in the 1./schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 502[17] 28 April 1945
Egger, ReinhardReinhard Egger+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[18] Leader of the 10./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[17][18] 9 July 1941[18] Awarded 510th Oak Leaves 24 June 1944[18] Bundesarchiv Bild 183-L19498, Reinhard Egger (cropped).jpg
Eggers, HermannHermann Eggers Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[18] Chief of the 3./Flak-Regiment 64[20][Note 15] 21 August 1942[18]
Eggers, JohannJohann Eggers Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[21] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 7./Panzer-Regiment 6[21][22] 14 December 1943[21]
Eggers, WalterWalter Eggers Heer 13-HOberleutnant[21] Chief of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 116[21][22] 29 August 1943[21]
Eggers, WilhelmWilhelm Eggers Heer 13-HOberleutnant[Note 16] Chief of the 13.(IG)/Infanterie-Regiment 490[22][Note 16] 16 March 1942[21]
Egghardt, AlfredAlfred Egghardt Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[21] Chief of the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 912[21][22] 20 April 1945[21]
Egle, [Dr.] Kurt[Dr.] Kurt Egle[Note 3] Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[21] Leader of the 8./Luftnachrichten-Regiment 53[21][22] 5 July 1944[Note 17]
Eglseer, KarlKarl Eglseer Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[21] Commander of the 4. Gebirgs-Division[21][22] 23 October 1941[21]
Ehinger, JosefJosef Ehinger Heer 06-HOberjäger[21] Group leader in the 6./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100[21][22] 22 August 1943[21]
Ehle, CurtCurt Ehle+ Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[21] Leader of the 1./Kradschützen-Bataillon 15[21][22] 27 July 1941[21] Awarded 673rd Oak Leaves 29 November 1944[21]
Ehle, WalterWalter Ehle Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[21] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[21][22] 29 August 1943[21]
Ehlers, HansHans Ehlers Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[21] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Jagdgeschwader 1 "Oesau"[21][22] 9 June 1944[21]
Ehm, BrunoBruno Ehm Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[21] Platoon leader in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 162[21][22] 1 February 1945[21]
Ehrath, FritzFritz Ehrath Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[21] Commander of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 "Germania"[21][22] 23 February 1944[21]
Ehrenberger, RudolfRudolf Ehrenberger Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[23] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 53[22][23] 6 April 1944*[Note 18] Killed in action 8 March 1944[22]
Ehrig, WernerWerner Ehrig Heer 16-HOberstleutnant im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[23] Ia (operations officer) of the 22. Infanterie-Division (LL)[22][Note 19] 26 May 1940[23]
Ehrler, HeinrichHeinrich Ehrler+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[23] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 5[22][23] 4 September 1942[23] Awarded 265th Oak Leaves 2 August 1943[23]
Ehrt, GüntherGünther Ehrt Heer 14-HHauptmann[23] Leader of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 41 (motorized)[22][23] 3 May 1942[23]
Eibl, KarlKarl Eibl+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[23] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 131[23][24] 15 August 1940[23] Awarded 50th Oak Leaves 31 December 1941
21st Swords 19 December 1942[23]
Eich, KarlKarl Eich Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[23] Platoon leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 282[22][23] 20 January 1944[23]
Eichel-Streiber, Diethelm vonDiethelm von Eichel-Streiber Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[23] Staffelkapitän of the Stab/Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[22][Note 20] 5 April 1944[23]
Eichert, Hans-HenningHans-Henning Eichert Heer 13-HOberleutnant[23] Chief of the 6./Schützen-Regiment 11[22] 14 March 1942[23]
Eichert, RobertRobert Eichert Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[23] Platoon leader in the 8./Panzer-Regiment 36[23][25] 20 April 1943[23]
Eichhorn, HugoHugo Eichhorn Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer of the Reserves[23] In the Stab SS-Pionier-Bataillon 5 "Wiking"[25][Note 21] 15 January 1943[23]
Eichler, ErichErich Eichler Heer 14-HHauptmann[23] Deputy leader of the II./Artillerie-Regiment 20 (motorized)[23][25] 21 September 1944[23]
Eichler, Dr. HilmarDr. Hilmar Eichler Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[26] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 306[25][26] 16 November 1944[26]
Eichler, KurtKurt Eichler Heer 14-HHauptmann[26] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 189[25][26] 12 August 1944[26]
Eichler, RichardRichard Eichler Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[26] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 212[25][26] 29 January 1943[26]
Eichler, WolfgangWolfgang Eichler Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[26] Leader of the 6./Panzer-Regiment 29[25][26] 20 December 1943[26]
Eichloff, OttoOtto Eichloff Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[26] Pilot in the 4./Kampfgeschwader 30[25][26] 16 August 1940[26]
Eichmeier, HansHans Eichmeier[Note 22] Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves Commander of leichte Flak-Abteilung 854 (motorized)[25][Note 22] 11 June 1944[26]
Eichstedt, Werner vonWerner von Eichstedt Heer 17-HOberst[26] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 436[25][26] 18 August 1942[26]
Eick, AlfredAlfred Eick Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[26] Commander of U-510[25][26] 31 March 1944[26]
Eicke, TheodorTheodor Eicke+ Waffen-SS 19-WSS-Gruppenführer and Generalleutnant of the Waffen-SS[26] Commander of SS-Division "Totenkopf"[25][26] 26 December 1941[26] Awarded 88th Oak Leaves 20 April 1942[26] A black-and-white photograph of a man in semi profile wearing a military uniform and neck order, in shape of an Iron Cross. His dark hair is combed to the back. He has determined facial expression.
Eidel, AlfredAlfred Eidel+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[26] Leader of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 171[25][26] 24 September 1942[26] Awarded 283rd Oak Leaves 24 August 1943[26]
Eiden, KarlKarl Eiden Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[26] Platoon leader in the 8.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 97[25][Note 23] 5 March 1943[26]
Eikmeier, [Prof. Dr.] Hans[Prof. Dr.] Hans Eikmeier[Note 24] Heer 14-HRittmeister[27] Leader of the II./Reiter-Regiment 32[25][27] 30 September 1944[27]
Eil, PeterPeter Eil Heer 09-HFeldwebel[27] Platoon leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 105[25][27] 11 January 1944[27]
Eilers, AdolfAdolf Eilers Heer 15-HMajor[27] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment Gruppe 184[25][27] 10 September 1944[27]
Einem, Friedrich-Wilhelm vonFriedrich-Wilhelm von Einem called von Rothmaler Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[27] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the I./Artillerie-Regiment 230[25][27] 4 December 1942[27]
Einem, Hans-Egon vonHans-Egon von Einem?[Note 25] Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21[25] 11 May 1945* Suicide 8 May 1945[28]
Einfalt, JohannJohann Einfalt Heer 04-HObergefreiter[27] In the III./Jäger-Regiment 38[25][Note 26] 28 February 1945[27]
Einhoff, GeorgGeorg Einhoff Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[27] Chief of the 8.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 366[25][Note 27] 6 June 1943[27]
Eisele, AloisAlois Eisele+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[27] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 61[25][27] 15 December 1943[27] Awarded 695th Oak Leaves 12 January 1945[27]
Eisenach, FranzFranz Eisenach Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[27] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Jagdgeschwader 54[25][Note 28] 10 October 1944[27]
Eisenblätter, ErichErich Eisenblätter Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[27] Platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 176[27][29] 5 April 1944[27]
Eisermann, ErichErich Eisermann Heer 09-HFeldwebel[27] Reconnaissance troop leader in the 1.(Panzerspäh)/Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 23[29][Note 29] 9 December 1944[27]
Eisermann, JohannesJohannes Eisermann Heer 17-HOberst[27] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 156 (motorized)[27][29] 25 August 1942[27]
Eisgruber, JohannJohann Eisgruber Heer 09-HFeldwebel[27] Pioneer platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 62[27][29] 31 August 1943[27]
Eisgruber, KarlKarl Eisgruber?[Note 30] Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98[29] 1 June 1945
Eisl, AloisAlois Eisl Heer 15-HMajor[30] Leader of Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98[29][30] 9 December 1944[30]
Eitel, EmilEmil Eitel Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[30] Commander of the III./Luftwaffen-Jäger-Regiment 30[29][30] 8 August 1944[30]
Eitner, [Dr.] Volkhard[Dr.] Volkhard Eitner[Note 3] Heer 14-HHauptmann[30] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 212[29][30] 10 June 1943[30]
Ekesparre, Arthur vonArthur von Ekesparre Heer 16-HOberstleutnant im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[30] Ia (operations officer) of the 13. Panzer-Division[29][30] 15 January 1945[30]
Elbl, JosefJosef Elbl Heer 17-HOberst[30] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 330[29][30] 22 August 1943[30]
Elflein, WalterWalter Elflein+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[30] Leader of the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 95[29][30] 8 October 1943[30] Awarded 347th Oak Leaves 5 December 1943[30]
Ellmer, KonradKonrad Ellmer Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[30] Observer in the 14.(Eis)/Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"[29][Note 31] 9 June 1944[30]
Ellmers, GustavGustav Ellmers Heer 13-HOberleutnant[30] Chief of the 2./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 14[29][30] 28 February 1945[30]
Eltrich, HerbertHerbert Eltrich Heer 14-HHauptmann[30] Commander of the Heeres-Pionier-Bataillon 52 (motorized)[29][30] 9 December 1943[30]
Elverfeldt, Harald Freiherr vonHarald Freiherr von Elverfeldt+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[30] Leader of the 9. Panzer-Division[29][30] 9 December 1944[30] Awarded 801st Oak Leaves 23 March 1945[30]
Emig, HansHans Emig Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[30] Commander of Kampfgruppe 806[29][Note 32] 21 August 1941*[30] Killed in action 28 June 1941[29]
Emmerling, HeinzHeinz Emmerling Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[30] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 464[29][30] 23 February 1944[30]
Emmermann, CarlCarl Emmermann+ Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[31] Commander of U-172[29][31] 27 November 1942[31] Awarded 256th Oak Leaves 4 July 1943[31]
Emmert, Dr. jur. ErnstDr. jur. Ernst Emmert Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[31] Leader of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 282[29][31] 31 December 1941[31]
Endell, WernerWerner Endell Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[31] Harbor commander of "Saint-Malo"[29][31] 18 August 1944[31]
Ender, EduardEduard Ender Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[31] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 49[29][31] 23 February 1944[31]
Ender, HansHans Ender Heer 14-HHauptmann[31] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 545[29][31] 5 April 1945[31]
Endrass, EngelbertEngelbert Endrass+ Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[31] Commander of U-46[29][31] 5 September 1940 Awarded 14th Oak Leaves 10 June 1941[31]
Endreß, HansHans Endreß Heer 14-HHauptmann[31] Leader of the I./Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 74[31][32] 14 August 1943[31]
Endres, TheodorTheodor Endres Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant zur Verwendung (for disposition)[31] Commander of the 212. Infantrie-Division[31][32] 13 July 1940[31]
Endreß, HansHans Endreß Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer of the Reserves[31] Leader of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 6 "Theodor Eicke"[31][32] 23 March 1945[31]
Endriß, AugustAugust Endriß Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[31] Chief of the 4./Artillerie-Regiment 219[31][32] 14 August 1943[31]
Engbrecht, HerbertHerbert Engbrecht Heer 14-HHauptmann[31] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 3[31][32] 23 November 1941[31]
Engel, GerhardGerhard Engel+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[31] Commander of Füsilier-Regiment 27[31][32] 4 July 1944[31] Awarded 679th Oak Leaves 11 December 1944[31] Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1985-015-03, Gerhard Engel.jpg
Engel, HeinrichHeinrich Engel Heer 06-HUnteroffizier of the Reserves[Note 33] Gun leader of the 2./Sturm-Geschütz-Abteilung 259[32][33] 2 November 1943[33]
Engel, HermannHermann Engel Heer 14-HHauptmann[33] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 1122[32][33] 17 March 1945[33]
Engel, OttoOtto Engel Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves[33] Pilot in the 5./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[32][Note 34] 28 February 1945[33]
Engel, WalterWalter Engel Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[33] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Nachtjagdgeschwader 5[32][33] 28 February 1945[33]
Engelbrecht, ErwinErwin Engelbrecht Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[33] Commander of the 163. Infanterie-Division[32][33] 9 May 1940[33]
Engelbrecht, KarlKarl Engelbrecht Heer 09-HWachtmeister[33] Platoon leader of the 1./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 98[33][34] 20 January 1944[33]
Engelbrecht, WilhelmWilhelm Engelbrecht Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer and Hauptmann of the Schupo[33] Leader of the II./SS-Polizei-Schützen-Regiment 19[32][Note 35] 11 December 1944[33]
Engelhardt, GünterGünter Engelhardt Heer 17-HOberst[33] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 30 (motorized)[32][33] 9 April 1943[33]
Engelhardt, [Dr.] Johann[Dr.] Johann Engelhardt[Note 3] Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[33] Chief of 8./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6[32][33] 29 February 1944[33]
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1981-147-16A, Johann Engelhardt.jpg
Engelhardt, KurtKurt Engelhardt Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister of the Reserves[Note 36] Platoon leader in the 2./Heeres-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 232[32][Note 36] 28 February 1945[33]
Engelien, FritzFritz Engelien Heer 15-HMajor[33] Leader of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 15[33][34] 18 December 1944[33]
Engelien, HansHans Engelien+ Heer 15-HMajor[33] Leader of Panzer-Aufklärung-Abteilung 12[32][33] 12 August 1944[33] Awarded 788th Oak Leaves 16 March 1945[33]
Engelmann, RichardRichard Engelmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[35] Chief of the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 912[32][35] 27 July 1944[35]
Engfer, AlfredAlfred Engfer Heer 14-HHauptmann[35] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 523[34][35] 13 September 1942*[35] Died of wounds 1 September 1942[32]
Engfer, SiegfriedSiegfried Engfer Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[35] Pilot in the III./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[32][35] 2 October 1942[35]
Engler, AlfredAlfred Engler Heer 15-HMajor[35] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 97[32][35] 18 November 1944[35]
Enneccerus, WalterWalter Enneccerus Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[35] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[35][36] 21 July 1940[35]
Ens, KarlKarl Ens Heer 15-HMajor[35] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 125 (motorized)[35][36] 14 May 1941[35]
Enseling, RudolfRudolf Enseling Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[35] Commander of the I./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[36][Note 37] 23 August 1944[35]
Ensle, WolfgangWolfgang Ensle Luftwaffe 09-LFahnenjunker-Feldwebel[35] Pilot in the 3./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[36][Note 38] 8 August 1944[35]
Enßle, AlfredAlfred Enßle Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[35] Staffelkapitän of the 2./Kampfgeschwader 76[36][Note 39] 31 December 1943[35]
Enzensberger, JosefJosef Enzensberger Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[35] Pilot in the 1./Schlachtgeschwader 10[36][Note 40] 28 February 1945[35]
Eppen, HeinrichHeinrich Eppen Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[35] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Sturzkampfgeschwader 3[35][36] 5 July 1941[35]
Erasmus, Dr. jur. JohannesDr. jur. Johannes Erasmus Heer 15-HMajor im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[37] Ia (operations officer) in the XXXXVI. Panzerkorps[38][Note 41] 13 April 1944[37]
Erath, LudwigLudwig Erath Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[37] Troop leader in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 351[36][37] 24 December 1944[37]
Erdmann, AlbrechtAlbrecht Erdmann Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[37] Commander of Kradschützen-Bataillon 53[36][37] 12 September 1941[37]
Erdmann, ArminArmin Erdmann Heer 13-HOberleutnant[37] Leader of the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 79[36][37] 3 January 1943[37]
Erdmann, HansHans Erdmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[37] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3[36][37] 10 December 1942*[37] Killed in action 7 December 1942[36]
Erdmann, OttoOtto Erdmann Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 42] Leader of the 2./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66[36][37] 9 December 1944[37]
Erdmann, RudolphRudolph Erdmann Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[37] Commander of Flak-Regiment 153 (motorized)[36][37] 13 February 1945[37]
Erdmann, Dipl.-Ing. WolfgangDipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Erdmann Luftwaffe 19-LGeneralleutnant[37] Commander of the 7. Fallschirmjäger-Division[36][37] 8 February 1945[37]
Erdmannsdorff, Gottfried vonGottfried von Erdmannsdorff Heer 17-HOberst[37] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 171[36][37] 20 March 1942[37]
Erdmannsdorff, Werner vonWerner von Erdmannsdorff Heer 17-HOberst[37] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 30 (motorized)[36][Note 43] 27 February 1942[37]
Erdmenger, HansHans Erdmenger Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[37] Commander of destroyer Wilhelm Heidkamp (Z-21)[36][37] 3 November 1940[37]
Erhardt, ErnstErnst Erhardt[Note 44] Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[37] Group leader in Grenadier-Regiment 481[22][37] 23 March 1945[37]
Erler, RudolfRudolf Erler Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[39] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 538[36][39] 15 March 1943[39]
Ermoneit, HelmutHelmut Ermoneit Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[39] Adjutant of the II./Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"[36][39] 8 August 1944[39]
Ernst, AlbertAlbert Ernst Heer 12-HLeutnant[39] Platoon leader in the 1./schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 519[36][39] 22 January 1944[39]
Ernst, HeinrichHeinrich Ernst Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[39] Deputy leader of the 2./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 9[39][40] 23 March 1945[39]
Ernst, OttoOtto Ernst Heer 14-HHauptmann[39] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 725[39][40] 6 October 1944[39]
Ernst, RichardRichard Ernst Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[39] Commander of Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100[39][40] 20 October 1944[39]
Ertel, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Ertel Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer of the Reserves[39] Regiment adjutant of the niederländisch SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 49 "De Ruyter"[40][Note 45] 23 August 1944[39]
Ertel, ReinholdReinhold Ertel Heer 13-HOberleutnant[39] Leader of the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 276[39][40] 31 January 1944[39]
Ertolitsch, FranzFranz Ertolitsch Heer 04-HObergefreiter[39] Machine gunner in the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12[39][40] 9 January 1945[39]
Esch, AlbinAlbin Esch Heer 15-HMajor[39] Commander of the III./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 85[39][41] 13 June 1941[39]
Eschenbacher, GeorgGeorg Eschenbacher Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[39] Platoon leader in the 4.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 451[40][Note 46] 24 September 1943[39]
Eschmann, FritzFritz Eschmann Heer 13-HOberleutnant[39] Leader of the 4./Feldersatz-Bataillon 116[39][40] 12 August 1944[39]
Esebeck, Hans-Karl Freiherr vonHans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck Heer 17-HOberst[42] Commander of the 6. Schützen-Brigade[40][42] 4 July 1940[42]
Eske, OttoOtto Eske Heer 09-HFeldwebel[42] Platoon leader in the 5./Infanterie-Regiment 4[40][Note 47] 27 July 1941[42]
Eßbach, GotthardGotthard Eßbach Heer 13-HOberleutnant[42] Chief of the 9./Infanterie-Regiment 31[40][42] 22 September 1941[42]
Essig, RichardRichard Essig Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[42] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 273[40][42] 2 September 1944[42]
Eßlinger, WilliWilli Eßlinger Waffen-SS 10-WSS-Hauptscharführer[42] Platoon leader in the 3./SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 5 "Wiking"[40][Note 48] 19 June 1943[42]
Ettel, Wolf-UdoWolf-Udo Ettel+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[42] Staffelführer of the 4./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[40][Note 49] 1 June 1943[42] Awarded 289th Oak Leaves 31 August 1943[42]
Etthöfer, AloisAlois Etthöfer Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer and Major of the Schupo[42] Commander of SS-Polizei-Panzer-Abteilung 4[40][42] 17 March 1945*[42] Killed in action 20 November 1944[40]
Etzold, GerhardGerhard Etzold Heer 13-HOberleutnant[42] Platoon leader in the 2./Kradschützen-Bataillon 8[41][42] 3 June 1940[42]
Eulenburg, Jonas Graf zuJonas Graf zu Eulenburg Heer 17-HOberst[42] Commander of fortress Glogau[40][42] 22 March 1945[42]
Euling, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Euling Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[42] Commander of the I./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 22 "Frundsberg"[41][Note 50] 15 October 1944[42]
Everling, Dr. rer.pol. WolfgangDr. rer.pol. Wolfgang Everling Heer 14-HHauptmann[43] Chief of the 3./Panzer-Regiment 36[40][43] 10 February 1945[43]
Evers, FranzFranz Evers Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[43] Pilot in the 3./Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 121[40][Note 51] 17 December 1941[43]
Evers, WalterWalter Evers Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[43] Leader of the 11./Infanterie-Regiment 271[43][44] 4 December 1941[43]
Everth, WolfgangWolfgang Everth Heer 14-HHauptmann[43] Leader of the Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 3[45][Note 52] 6 July 1942[43]
Ewald, EdwinEdwin Ewald Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[43] Platoon leader in the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 298[43][44] 21 August 1941[43]
Ewald, HeinzHeinz Ewald Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[43] Pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 52[43][44] 20 April 1945[43]
Ewald, WernerWerner Ewald Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[43] Commander of the II./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2[43][44] 12 September 1944[Note 53]
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1983-115-04, Werner Ewald.jpg
Ewald, WolfgangWolfgang Ewald Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[43] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[43][44] 9 December 1942[43]
Ewert, Heinz-MartinHeinz-Martin Ewert+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[43] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 2[43][44] 23 November 1941[43] Awarded 750th Oak Leaves 22 February 1945[43]
Ewert, HerbertHerbert Ewert Heer 17-HOberst[43] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 104[43][44] 18 August 1942[43]
Ewert, WolfWolf Ewert Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[43] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 274[43][44] 18 July 1944[43]
Eymer, HerbertHerbert Eymer Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[43] Commander of the II.(gepanzert)/Panzergrenadier-Regiment 129[43][44] 18 April 1943*[43] Killed in action 20 February 1943[44]
Eyssen, RobertRobert Eyssen Kriegsmarine 18-MKonteradmiral[46] Commander of auxiliary cruiser Komet (HSK-7)[44][46] 29 November 1941[46]
Eysser, OskarOskar Eysser Heer 14-HHauptmann[46] Chief of the 3./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 31[44][46] 3 November 1944[46]

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. ^ 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.
  4. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter".[12]
  5. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Panzergrenadier-Bataillon "Narwa".[12]
  6. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän in the II./Kampfgeschwader 76.[12]
  7. ^ According to Scherzer on 24 January 1945.[12]
  8. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves on 17 April 1945.[15]
  9. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland".[16]
  10. ^ According to Scherzer name is spelled Hermann Eckardt.[15]
  11. ^ According to Scherzer as Richtschütze (gunner) in the 1./SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 12.[16]
  12. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Verteidigungs-Abschnitt (defensive sector) "F" (Spandau/Charlottenburg)/Verteidigungsbereich (defensive area) Berlin.[18]
  13. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 11.[18]
  14. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German National Archives. 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). Paul Egger was a member of the AKCR.[19]
  15. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 3./Flak-Regiment 64 (motorized/all-terrain).[18]
  16. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves and chief of the 13.(IG)/Infanterie-Regiment 490.[21]
  17. ^ According to Scherzer on 2 July 1944.[21]
  18. ^ According to Scherzer on 5 April 1944.[23]
  19. ^ According to Scherzer as Ia (operations officer) of the 22. Infanterie-Division.[23]
  20. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the Stabs-Staffel/Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders".[23]
  21. ^ According to Scherzer in the Stab Pionier-Bataillon SS-Division "Wiking".[23]
  22. ^ a b According to Scherzer name is Johann Eichmeier who received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross as commander of leichte Flak-Abteilung 854 (verlegefähig).[26]
  23. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 97.[26]
  24. ^ The brackets around the professor and doctor title [Prof. Dr.] denotes that the academic title was attained after the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded.
  25. ^ Hans-Egon von Einem's nomination by the corps was never forwarded or was lost due to the military situation. A second nomination was submitted after the evacuation of East Prussia and after the German capitulation. This nomination was never processed. The order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) never addressed this case. The presentation date is an assumption by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[28]
  26. ^ According to Scherzer in the 3./Jäger-Regiment 38.[27]
  27. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 366.[27]
  28. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the II./Jagdgeschwader 54.[27]
  29. ^ According to Scherzer as reconnaissance troop leader in the 1./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 23.[27]
  30. ^ No evidence of the award to Karl Eisgruber can be found in the German National Archives. According to Walther-Peer Fellgiebel the presentation was made on 1 June 1945 by the Armee-Oberkommando 6 (6th Army), which was not authorized to do so.[28]
  31. ^ According to Scherzer as observer in the 14.(Eis/Nord)/Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke".[30]
  32. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Küstenflieger-Gruppe 806.[30]
  33. ^ According to Scherzer as Unteroffizier.[33]
  34. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelführer of the 5./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor".[33]
  35. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the II./SS-Polizei-Regiment 19.[33]
  36. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberwachtmeister as platoon leader in the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 232.[33]
  37. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2.[35]
  38. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann".[35]
  39. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 3./Kampfgeschwader 76.[35]
  40. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Schlachtgeschwader 10.[35]
  41. ^ According to Scherzer as Ia (operations officer) in the XXXXVIII. Panzerkorps.[37]
  42. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant.[37]
  43. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Infanterie-Regiment 30 (motorized) and leader of the 18. Infanterie-Division (motorized).[37]
  44. ^ According to Fellgiebel the name is spelled "Ernst Ehrhardt".[22]
  45. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant of SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 49 "De Ruyter" (niederländisch Nr. 2).[39]
  46. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 451.[39]
  47. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 5.(Jäger)/Infanterie-Regiment 4.[42]
  48. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 3./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung of the SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Wiking".[42]
  49. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot and not Staffelführer in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet".[42]
  50. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the IV./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 22.[42]
  51. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffel 3.(F)/121.[43]
  52. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the Aufklärungs-Abteilung 3 (motorized).[43]
  53. ^ According to Scherzer on 17 September 1944.[43]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Williamson and Bujeiro 2004, pp. 3–4.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 4.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 113–460, 483, 485–487, 492, 494, 498–499, 501, 503, 509.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, pp. 117–186.
  5. ^ a b Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 167–176.
  6. ^ Scherzer 2007, pp. 127–128.
  7. ^ "Reichsgesetzblatt Teil I S. 1573; 1 September 1939" (PDF). ALEX Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (in German). Reichsministerium des Inneren (Ministry of the Interior). Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  8. ^ "Reichsgesetzblatt Teil I S. 849; 3 June 1940" (PDF). ALEX Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (in German). Reichsministerium des Inneren (Ministry of the Interior). Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  9. ^ "Reichsgesetzblatt Teil I S. 613; 28 September 1941" (PDF). ALEX Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (in German). Reichsministerium des Inneren (Ministry of the Interior). Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  10. ^ "Reichsgesetzblatt 1945 I S. 11; 29 December 1944" (PDF). ALEX Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (in German). Reichsministerium des Inneren (Ministry of the Interior). Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  11. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 112.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Scherzer 2007, p. 285.
  13. ^ a b c d Fellgiebel 2000, p. 167.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Fellgiebel 2000, p. 168.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Scherzer 2007, p. 286.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak Scherzer 2007, p. 287.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Fellgiebel 2000, p. 169.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Scherzer 2007, p. 288.
  19. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 127.
  20. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 169, 489.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Scherzer 2007, p. 289.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Fellgiebel 2000, p. 170.
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Scherzer 2007, p. 290.
  24. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 170, 489.
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Fellgiebel 2000, p. 171.
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Scherzer 2007, p. 291.
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak Scherzer 2007, p. 292.
  28. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 128.
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Fellgiebel 2000, p. 172.
  30. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al Scherzer 2007, p. 293.
  31. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al Scherzer 2007, p. 294.
  32. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Fellgiebel 2000, p. 173.
  33. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Scherzer 2007, p. 295.
  34. ^ a b c Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 173, 490.
  35. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Scherzer 2007, p. 296.
  36. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Fellgiebel 2000, p. 174.
  37. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Scherzer 2007, p. 297.
  38. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 174, 490.
  39. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Scherzer 2007, p. 298.
  40. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Fellgiebel 2000, p. 175.
  41. ^ a b c Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 175, 490
  42. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae Scherzer 2007, p. 299.
  43. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak Scherzer 2007, p. 300.
  44. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Fellgiebel 2000, p. 176.
  45. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 176, 490.
  46. ^ a b c d e f Scherzer 2007, p. 301.
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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. 

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