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

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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 280 Knight's Cross recipients whose last name starts with "F".[7] Author and historian Veit Scherzer has challenged the validity of 12 of these listings.[8] Georg-Wolfgang Feller, a 13th doubted recipient, is listed by the AKCR. However the AKCR themselves challenge his listing.[2] The recipients are 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) and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.[9] As the war progressed, some of the recipients distinguished themselves further and a higher grade, the Oak Leaves to 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.[10] 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).[11] 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, concluded the variants of the Knight's Cross.[12]

Recipients[edit]

Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (F)
Service   Number of presentations Posthumous presentations
Heer
179
13
Kriegsmarine
17
0
Luftwaffe
65
7
Waffen-SS
19
1

The Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (Supreme Command of the Armed Forces) kept separate Knight's Cross lists, one for each of the three military branches, Heer (Army), Kriegsmarine (Navy), Luftwaffe (Air Force) and 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.[13] Of the 280 awards made to servicemen whose last name starts with "F", 25 were later awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and three the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords; 21 presentations were made posthumously. Heer members received 179 of the medals; 17 went to the Kriegsmarine, 65 to the Luftwaffe, and 19 to the Waffen-SS.[7]

      This along with the + (plus) indicates that a higher grade of Knight's Cross was awarded as well.
      This along with an * (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
Faasch, HansHans Faasch Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[14] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 164[14][15] 18 November 1941[14]
Fabian, Heinz-OttoHeinz-Otto Fabian+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[14] Leader of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 534[14][15] 15 March 1943[14] Awarded 522nd Oak Leaves 9 July 1944[14]
Fabich, MaximilianMaximilian Fabich?[Note 3] Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Panzer-Füsilier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[15] 9 May 1945
Fabritius, AlbertAlbert Fabritius Heer 09-HWachtmeister[14] Company troop leader in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 404[14][15] 9 February 1945[14]
Fach, ErnstErnst Fach Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[14] Staffelkapitän of the 9.(Eis)/Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow"[14][15] 3 September 1943*[14] Killed in flying accident 15 May 1943[15]
Fackler, SiegfriedSiegfried Fackler Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[14] Chief of the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 521[17][Note 4] 2 November 1943[14]
Fahlbusch, WilhelmWilhelm Fahlbusch Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[14] Chief of the 8./Flak-Regiment 11 (motorized)[14][17] 31 December 1941[14]
Fahrenberg, WolfgangWolfgang Fahrenberg Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[14] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 426[14][17] 17 September 1944[14]
Fahrenholz, AlfredAlfred Fahrenholz Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[14] Platoon leader in the 5./Artillerie-Regiment 240[14][17] 5 May 1943[14]
Fahrmbacher, WilhelmWilhelm Fahrmbacher Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[18] Commander of the 5. Infanterie-Division[17][18] 24 June 1940[18]
Falck, WolfgangWolfgang Falck Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[18] Geschwaderkommodore of Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[18][19] 1 October 1940[18]
Falk, ErnstErnst Falk Heer 04-HObergefreiter[18] Messenger in the 10./Grenadier-Regiment 61[17][18] 30 September 1944[18]
Falkenhayn, Günter vonGünter von Falkenhayn Heer 12-HLeutnant[18] Leader of the 7./Jäger-Regiment 75[17][18] 25 November 1942[18]
Falkenhorst, Nikolaus vonNikolaus von Falkenhorst Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[18] Commander-in-chief of Gruppe XXI (Norway)[17][Note 5] 30 April 1940[18]
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Falley, WilhelmWilhelm Falley Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[18] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 4[17][18] 26 November 1941[18]
Famula, GüntherGünther Famula Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[18] Platoon leader in the V./Grenadier-Regiment "Großdeutschland" (Panzer-Kampfgruppe Graf Strachwitz)[17][Note 6] 4 May 1944*[18] Died of wounds 22 April 1944[17]
Fanderl, GeorgGeorg Fanderl Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[18] Pilot in the 1./Kampfgeschwader 51[17][Note 7] 24 January 1942[18]
Fangohr, FriedrichFriedrich Fangohr Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[18] Chief of the Generalstab Panzer-AOK 4[17][18] 9 June 1944[18]
Fasel, WalterWalter Fasel Heer 09-HFeldwebel[18] Platoon leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Füsilier-Regiment 26[17][Note 8] 31 August 1943[18]
Fassong, Horst-Günther vonHorst-Günther von Fassong Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[18] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 11[17][18] 27 July 1944[18]
Fath, FridolinFridolin Fath Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[20] Deputy Gruppenkommandeur of the IV./Kampfgeschwader z.b.V. 1[17][20] 23 December 1942[20]
Faulhaber, KarlKarl Faulhaber Heer 17-HOberst[20] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 282[17][20] 19 December 1943[20]
Faulhaber, MarkusMarkus Faulhaber Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[20] Chief of the 3./SS-Infanterie-Regiment "Germania"[19][Note 9] 25 December 1942[20]
Faulmüller, Dr. KlausDr. Klaus Faulmüller Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[Note 10] Leader of the 7./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 13[17][20] 25 June 1943[20]
Faust, FritzFritz Faust Heer 04-HObergefreiter[20] In the 3./Füssilier-Regiment 26[17][Note 11] 20 August 1942[20]
Fechner, FritzFritz Fechner Heer 15-HMajor[20] Commander of the III./Panzer-Regiment 23[17][20] 6 October 1943[20]
Fechner, KonradKonrad Fechner Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[20] Pilot in the 6./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[21][Note 12] 4 May 1944[20]
Fecht, Karl-August von derKarl-August von der Fecht Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[20] Staffelkapitän of the 2./Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow"[20][21] 30 December 1942[20]
Fegelein, HermannHermann Fegelein?[Note 13] Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Standartenführer Commander of the SS-Kavallerie-Brigade[21] 2 March 1942 Awarded 157th Oak Leaves 21 December 1942
83rd Swords 30 July 1944
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Fegelein, WaldemarWaldemar Fegelein Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[20] Leader of SS-Reiter-Regiment 2[20][23] 16 December 1943[20]
Fehn, GustavGustav Fehn Heer 17-HOberst[20] Commander of Schützen-Regiment 33[20][21] 5 August 1940[20]
Fehr, ErichErich Fehr Heer 14-HHauptmann[24] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 504[21][24] 26 January 1944[24]
Fehre, SiegfriedSiegfried Fehre Heer 12-HLeutnant[24] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 10./Artillerie-Regiment 126[21][24] 13 December 1942[24]
Feiertag, PaulPaul Feiertag Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[24] Group leader in the 3./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 96[23][24] 30 September 1944[24]
Feig, GeorgGeorg Feig Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[24] Chief of the 3./Schützen-Regiment 113[21][24] 4 October 1941[24]
Felber, HansHans Felber Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[24] Commanding general of the XIII. Armeekorps[21][24] 17 September 1941[24]
Felder, PaulPaul Felder Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[24] Pilot in the 1.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 121[21][Note 14] 29 February 1944[24]
Felder, WendelinWendelin Felder Heer 13-HOberleutnant[Note 15] Battery chief in the IV./Artillerie-Regiment 85[21][24] 23 February 1944*[24] Missing in action 23 October 1943[21][Note 15]
Feldkamp, HeinrichHeinrich Feldkamp Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[24] Platoon leader in the 2./Heeres-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 341[21][Note 16] 14 April 1945[24]
Feldmann, AlfredAlfred Feldmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[24] Leader of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 454[21][24] 20 August 1942[24]
Feldt, KlausKlaus Feldt+ Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[24] Commander of Schnellboot S-30 in the 2. Schnellbootflottille[23][24] 25 April 1941[24] Awarded 362nd Oak Leaves 1 January 1944[24]
Feldt, KurtKurt Feldt Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[24] Commander of the 1. Kavallerie-Division[23][24] 23 August 1941[24]
Felgenhauer, RudolfRudolf Felgenhauer Heer 09-HFahnenjunker-Feldwebel[24] Platoon leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment Gruppe 385[21][24] 9 June 1944[24]
Felgenhauer, WaldemarWaldemar Felgenhauer Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[Note 17] Pilot in the 2.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 123[21][Note 17] 14 January 1942[25]
Feller, FritzFritz Feller Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[25] Leader of the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5[21][25] 23 February 1944[25]
Feller, Georg-WolfgangGeorg-Wolfgang Feller![Note 18] Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See of the Reserves Group leader in the 36. Minensuchflottille[21] 17 June 1945
Fellerer, LeopoldLeopold Fellerer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[25] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 5[21][25] 8 April 1944[25]
Fellgiebel, Walther-PeerWalther-Peer Fellgiebel Heer 13-HOberleutnant[25] Chief of the 2./leichtes Heeres Artillerie-Abteilung 935 (motorized)[21][25] 7 September 1943[25]
Fellmann, [Dr.] Erich[Dr.] Erich Fellmann[Note 19] Heer 14-HHauptmann[25] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 409[25][27] 6 April 1943[25]
Fels, KonradKonrad Fels Heer 04-HObergefreiter[25] Group leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 23[25][27] 23 October 1944[25]
Felten, PeterPeter Felten Heer 04-HObergefreiter[25] Messenger in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 377[25][27] 12 August 1944[25]
Felzmann, MaximilianMaximilian Felzmann+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[25] Commander of the 251. Infanterie-Division[25][27] 28 November 1943[25] Awarded 643rd Oak Leaves 3 November 1944[25]
Fenet, Henri JosephHenri Joseph Fenet Waffen-SS 14-WWaffen-Hauptsturmführer[25] Commander of the assault battalion in the 33. SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division "Charlemagne"[28][Note 20] 29 April 1945[25]
Fenn, Dr. rer.pol. PaulDr. rer.pol. Paul Fenn Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See (M.A.)[25] Commander of Marine-Flak-Regiment 9[25][27] 25 March 1945[25]
Fenski, GüntherGünther Fenski Heer 15-HMajor[25] Commander of the I./Panzer-Regiment 8[25][27] 31 December 1941*[25] Died of wounds 23 November 1941[27]
Fenski, Horst-ArnoHorst-Arno Fenski Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[29] Commander of U-410[27][29] 26 November 1943[29]
Fernau, [Dr.] Hans[Dr.] Hans Fernau?[Note 19][Note 21] Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment (motorized) "Feldherrnhalle"[27] 4 May 1945
Feßmann, FritzFritz Feßmann+ Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[29] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 7[27][29] 27 October 1941[29] Awarded 170th Oak Leaves 4 January 1943
103rd Swords 23 October 1944[29]
Feuchtinger, EdgarEdgar Feuchtinger?[Note 22] Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 21. Panzer-Division[27] 6 August 1944
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Feuerer, AloisAlois Feuerer Heer 13-HOberleutnant[Note 23] Leader of the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 351[27][29] 27 January 1942[29]
Feuker, GerhardGerhard Feuker Heer 15-HMajor[29] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 53 (motorized)[27][29] 23 December 1942*[29] Killed in action 30 November 1942[27]
Feurstein, ValentinValentin Feurstein Heer 20-HGeneral der Gebirgstruppe[29] Commanding general of the LI. Gebirgsarmeekorps[27][29] 12 August 1944[29]
Fey, WilliWilli Fey?[Note 24] Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer Panzer commander in the schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 502[27] 9 April 1945
Feyerabend, GerhardGerhard Feyerabend Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[29] Commander of the 11. Infanterie-Division[27][29] 5 April 1945[29]
Fick, ErnstErnst Fick Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[29] Staffelkapitän of the 6./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[27][29] 19 September 1942*[29] Killed in action 27 July 1942[27]
Fick, JacobJacob Fick Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[29] Commander of the I./SS-Kradschützen-Regiment "Langemarck"[27][Note 25] 23 April 1943[29]
Fickel, HelmutHelmut Fickel Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[29] Staffelführer of the Stabsstaffel of the III./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[27][Note 26] 9 June 1944[29]
Fiebig, HeinzHeinz Fiebig?[Note 27] Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 84. Infanterie-Division[27] 8 May 1945
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Fiebig, MartinMartin Fiebig+ Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[29] Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"[29][32] 8 May 1940[29] Awarded 168th Oak Leaves 23 December 1942[29]
Fiederer, WilhelmWilhelm Fiederer Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[29] Chief of the 5./Infanterie-Regiment 164[29][32] 14 September 1942[29]
Fiedler, AlexAlex Fiedler Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[33] Platoon leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 200 (motorized)[32][33] 16 October 1944[33]
Fiedler, HansHans Fiedler Heer 14-HRittmeister[33] Leader of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 118[32][33] 26 December 1944[33]
Fiedler, HansHans Fiedler Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[33] Company troop leader in the 9./Grenadier-Regiment 309[32][33] 18 February 1945[33]
Fiedler, JohannJohann Fiedler Waffen-SS 06-WSS-Unterscharführer[33] Platoon leader in the 5./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 6 "Theodor Eicke"[32][33] 16 June 1944[33]
Fiedler, WalterWalter Fiedler Heer 03-HGefreiter[33] Telephone operator in the Stabsbatterie (staff battery) of the II./Artillerie-Regiment 219[32][33] 28 December 1944[33]
Filius, ErnstErnst Filius Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[33] Radio operator in the I./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[32][33] 4 May 1944[33]
Filzinger, FriedrichFriedrich Filzinger Heer 15-HMajor[33] Commander of the III./Artillerie-Regiment 8[32][33] 5 June 1940[33]
Fimmen, KurtKurt Fimmen Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[33] Commander of Schnellboot S-26 in the 1. Schnellbootflottille[32][33] 14 August 1940[33]
Findeisen, HerbertHerbert Findeisen Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[33] Pilot and observer in the 2.(H)/Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 4[32][Note 28] 29 February 1944[33]
Finger, ArthurArthur Finger Heer 17-HOberst[33] Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 306[32][33] 16 November 1943[33]
Fink, GünterGünter Fink Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[33] Pilot in the 8./Jagdgeschwader 54[32][33] 14 March 1943[33]
Fink, Dipl.-Ing. JohannesDipl.-Ing. Johannes Fink Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[34] Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 2[32][34] 20 June 1940[34]
Fink, JosefJosef Fink Heer 03-HGefreiter[34] Group leader in Grenadier-Bataillon 106 "Feldherrnhalle"[32][Note 29] 9 December 1944[34]
Fink, Karl-HeinrichKarl-Heinrich Fink Heer 12-HLeutnant[34] Adjutant of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 113[35][Note 30] 20 February 1943[34]
Finkbeiner, WilhelmWilhelm Finkbeiner Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[34] Leader of the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 147[32][34] 20 July 1944[34]
Finke, AndreasAndreas Finke Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[34] Pilot in the 6.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 122[32][Note 31] 6 December 1944*[34] Killed on active service 2 September 1944[34]
Finke, HeinzHeinz Finke Heer 14-HHauptmann[34] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 51 (motorized)[32][34] 4 May 1944[34]
Fischbach, AdolfAdolf Fischbach Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[34] Staffelkapitän of the 4./Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"[32][34] 29 February 1944[34]
Fischer, AdolfAdolf Fischer Heer 17-HOberst[34] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 459[34][35] 4 May 1944[34]
Fischer, AlfredAlfred Fischer?[Note 32] Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of the II./SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 11 "Nordland"[36] 11 May 1945
Fischer, ErichErich Fischer Heer 12-HLeutnant[34] Leader of the 1./Sturm-Regiment 14[34][36] 31 March 1943[34]
Fischer, ErwinErwin Fischer+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[34] Pilot in the 1.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 121[36][Note 33] 21 April 1941[Note 33] Awarded 191st Oak Leaves 8 February 1943[34]
Fischer, FranzFranz Fischer Heer 09-HFeldwebel[34] Platoon leader in the 2./Führer-Panzer-Regiment 1 of the Führer-Begleit-Division[36][Note 34] 30 April 1945[34]
Fischer, FriedrichFriedrich Fischer Heer 12-HLeutnant[37] Leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 278[36][37] 7 April 1944[37]
Fischer, GerhardGerhard Fischer Heer 13-HOberleutnant[37] Chief of the 8./Panzer-Regiment 23[36][37] 28 December 1943[37]
Fischer, GerhardGerhard Fischer Waffen-SS 06-WSS-Unterscharführer[37] Deputy platoon leader in the 3./SS-Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 5 "Wiking"[36][Note 35] 4 May 1944[37]
Fischer, GotthardGotthard Fischer Heer 17-HOberst[37] Leader of the 126. Infanterie-Division[36][37] 7 February 1944[37]
Fischer, HansHans Fischer Heer 04-HObergefreiter[37] Group leader in the 6./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 143[36][37] 9 December 1944[37]
Fischer, Hans-UlrichHans-Ulrich Fischer Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[37] Leader of the 11./Infanterie-Regiment 431[36][37] 23 October 1941[37]
Fischer, HeinzHeinz Fischer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[37] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1[36][37] 25 November 1942*[37] Killed in action 26 October 1942[36]
Fischer, HermannHermann Fischer Heer 17-HOberst[37] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 340[36][37] 9 May 1940[37]
Fischer, Hermann-GeorgHermann-Georg Fischer Heer 14-HHauptmann[37] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 1082[36][37] 10 February 1945[37]
Fischer, JosefJosef Fischer Heer 15-HMajor[37] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 507[36][37] 6 August 1943[37]
Fischer, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Fischer Kriegsmarine 06-MSteuermannsmaat[37] Coxswain on Vorpostenboot VP-711 in the 7. Vorpostenbootflottille[36][37] 3 May 1943[37]
Fischer, MichaelMichael Fischer Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[Note 36] Battery chief in the I./Flak-Regiment 14 (motorized)[36][Note 36] 8 April 1943[Note 36]
Fischer, OttoOtto Fischer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[38] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 156 (motorized)[36][38] 27 August 1943[38]
Fischer, RobertRobert Fischer Heer 09-HFeldwebel[38] Platoon leader in the Jagdpanzer-Kompanie 1257[36][38] 29 April 1945[Note 37]
Fischer, SiegfriedSiegfried Fischer Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[38] Pilot in the 8./Schlachtgeschwader 1[36][38] 28 February 1945[38]
Fischer, Dr. phil. WaltherDr. phil. Walther Fischer Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän of the Reserves[38] Chief of the 13. Vorpostenflottille[36][38] 8 May 1943[38]
Fischer, WilhelmWilhelm Fischer Heer 12-HLeutnant[38] Leader of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 24[36][38] 28 March 1945[38]
Fischer, WolfgangWolfgang Fischer+ Heer 17-HOberst[38] Commander of the 10. Schützen-Brigade[36][38] 3 June 1940[38] Awarded 152nd Oak Leaves 9 December 1942[38]
Fischer von Weikersthal, WaltherWalther Fischer von Weikersthal Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[38] Commander of the 35. Infanterie-Division[36][38] 6 August 1941[38]
Fitz, Josef-AugustJosef-August Fitz+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[38] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 74[36][38] 11 December 1942[38] Awarded 511th Oak Leaves 24 June 1944[38]
Fitzek, JosefJosef Fitzek Heer 09-HFeldwebel[38] Platoon leader in the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 482[38][39] 16 June 1943[38]
Fitzner, KarlKarl Fitzner Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[38] Staffelführer of the 1./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[38][39] 27 November 1942[38]
Flachs, BernhardBernhard Flachs+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[38] Ia (German abbreviation for Eins-A or Erster Generalstabsoffizier—One-A; first officer of the general staff responsible for operations) in the Stab of Artillerie-Kommandant (Arko) 149[38][40] 30 October 1942[38] Awarded 381st Oak Leaves 31 January 1944[38]
Flack, WernerWerner Flack Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[41] Chief of the 12./Jäger-Regiment 49[39][41] 22 August 1943[41]
Flad, EugenEugen Flad Heer 03-HGefreiter[41] Machine gunner in the 2.(Radfahr)/Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 252[40][Note 38] 20 July 1944[41]
Flad, KurtKurt Flad Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[41] Chief of the 6./Artillerie-Regiment 219[39][41] 20 December 1943[41]
Flebbe, RudolfRudolf Flebbe Heer 13-HOberleutnant[41] Chief of the 9./Artillerie-Regiment 218[39][41] 29 November 1944[41]
Flechner, WilliWilli Flechner Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[41] Staffelkapitän of the 5./Kampfgeschwader 30[39][41] 13 August 1942[41]
Flechsig, GerhardGerhard Flechsig Heer 09-HFeldwebel[41] Platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12[39][41] 18 November 1944[41]
Fleck, HermannHermann Fleck Heer 09-HFeldwebel[41] Platoon leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 270[39][41] 9 January 1945[41]
Fleckenstein, HubertHubert Fleckenstein Heer 09-HFeldwebel[41] Platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 106[39][41] 31 January 1944[41]
Fleig, ErwinErwin Fleig Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[41] Pilot in the 2./Jagdgeschwader 51[39][Note 39] 12 August 1941[41]
Fleige, KarlKarl Fleige Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[41] Commander of U-18[39][41] 18 July 1944[41]
Fleischer, HermannHermann Fleischer Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[41] Platoon leader in the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 517[39][41] 29 October 1942[41]
Fleischer, RudolfRudolf Fleischer?[Note 40] Heer 15-HMajor Commander of Heeres-Flak-Abteilung 314[39] 9 May 1945
Fleischmann, JosefJosef Fleischmann Heer 15-HMajor[41] Commander of the I./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99[39][41] 31 March 1942*[41] Died of wounds 3 March 1942[39]
Fleischmann, LudwigLudwig Fleischmann Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[42] Platoon leader in the 6./Jäger-Regiment 207[40][42] 17 December 1943[42]
Flex, HermannHermann Flex Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[42] Group leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 337[39][42] 12 March 1943[42]
Fliegel, FritzFritz Fliegel Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[42] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Kampfgeschwader 40[39][42] 25 March 1941[42]
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Fließbach, PeterPeter Fließbach Heer 13-HOberleutnant[42] Leader of the 4./Artillerie-Regiment 23[39][42] 20 December 1941[42]
Flinzer, Dr.-Ing. RudolfDr.-Ing. Rudolf Flinzer+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves[42] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 317[39][42] 6 April 1943[42] Awarded 575th Oak Leaves 5 September 1944[42]
Flocke, PaulPaul Flocke?[Note 41] Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 915[39] 30 April 1945* Killed in action 1 March 1945[31]
Floegel, JosefJosef Flögel Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[42] Pilot in the 3./Nachtschlacht-Gruppe 5[40][42] 19 February 1945[42]
Floer, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Floer Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[42] Chief of the 1.(gepanzert)/Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25[42][44] 5 March 1945[42]
Floerke, HermannHermann Flörke+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[42] Commander of the 14. Infanterie-Division[42][45] 15 December 1943[42] Awarded 565th Oak Leaves 2 September 1944[42]
Florin, GerhardGerhard Florin Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[42] Commander of the II./Schützen-Regiment 111[42][45] 2 February 1942[42]
Florschütz, WilhelmWilhelm Florschütz?[Note 42] Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of Volks-Pionier-Brigade 47 (motorized)[45] 9 May 1945
Flotow, Jürgen vonJürgen von Flotow Heer 13-HOberleutnant[42] Leader of the 1./Schützen-Regiment 8[42][45] 25 August 1941*[42] Died of wounds 20 August 1941[45]
Fluegel, HansHans Flügel Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer of the Reserves[42] Leader of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 5 "Wiking"[45][Note 43] 16 October 1944[42]
Fluegel, OttoOtto Flügel Kriegsmarine 06-MSteuermannsmaat of the Reserves[42] Coxswain on Vorpostenboot VP-1525 in the 15. Vorpostenflottille[42][45] 3 May 1943[42]
Fluhs, FriedrichFriedrich Fluhs Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[47] Platoon leader in the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 255[45][47] 4 November 1943[47]
Focke, Dr. phil. FritzDr. phil. Fritz Focke Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[47] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 368[45][47] 28 March 1945[47]
Foelkersam, Adrian Baron vonAdrian Baron von Foelkersam Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[47] Adjutant in the Stab of the I./Lehr-Regiment z.b.V. 800 "Brandenburg"[45][47] 14 September 1942[47]
Foennekold, OttoOtto Fönnekold Luftwaffe 09-LFahnenjunker-Feldwebel[47] Pilot in the II./Jagdgeschwader 52[44][47] 26 March 1944[47]
Foerderer, ErnstErnst Förderer Heer 14-HHauptmann[Note 44] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 1082[45][47] 11 March 1945[47]
Foerster, FriedrichFriedrich Förster Heer 14-HHauptmann[47] Leader of Kampfgruppe "Derrer"[45][Note 45] 24 December 1944[47]
Foerster, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Förster Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[47] Commander of U-480[45][47] 18 December 1944[47]
Foerster, HelmuthHelmuth Förster Luftwaffe 20-LGeneral der Flieger[47] Commanding general of the I. Fliegerkorps[45][47] 22 February 1942[47]
Foerster, Otto-HermannOtto-Hermann Förster Heer 20-HGeneral der Pioniere[47] Commanding general of the VI. Armeekorps[45][47] 23 August 1941[47]
Foerster, Otto-LutzOtto-Lutz Förster Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[Note 46] Luftwaffentransportführer (air transport leader) with Luftflotte 4[44][Note 46] 23 December 1942[47]
Foertsch, FriedrichFriedrich Foertsch Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[47] Chief of the Generalstab 18. Armee[45][47] 5 September 1944[47]
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Foertsch, HermannHermann Foertsch Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[47] Commander of the 21. Infanterie-Division[45][47] 27 August 1944[47]
Foezoe, JosefJosef Fözö Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[48] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Jagdgeschwader 51[45][48] 2 July 1941[48]
Foldenauer, RichardRichard Foldenauer Heer 04-HObergefreiter[48] Company messenger in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 460[45][48] 12 November 1943[48]
Folkers, UlrichUlrich Folkers Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[48] Commander of U-125[48][49] 27 March 1943[48]
Foltin, FerdinandFerdinand Foltin Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[48] Commander of the II./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3[48][49] 9 June 1944[48]
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Fondermann, OttoOtto Fondermann Heer 14-HHauptmann[48] Commander of the II./Schützen-Regiment 79[48][49] 13 October 1941[48]
Forgatsch, HeinzHeinz Forgatsch Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[48] Pilot in the Kampfgruppe 806[49][Note 47] 14 June 1941[48]
Forst, WernerWerner Forst+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[48] Commander of the 106. Infanterie-Division[48][49] 29 August 1943[48] Awarded 407th Oak Leaves 22 February 1944[48]
Forstmann, GustavGustav Forstmann Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[48] Chief of the 1. Räumbootflottille[48][49] 28 July 1941[48]
Forstner, RupertRupert Forstner Heer 09-HFeldwebel[48] Platoon leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 19 "List"[48][49] 3 November 1944[48]
Forstner, Siegfried Freiherr vonSiegfried Freiherr von Forstner Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[48] Commander of U-402[48][49] 9 February 1943[48]
Fortun, HorstHorst Fortun Heer 14-HHauptmann[48] Commander of the I./Panzer-Regiment 25[48][49] 7 August 1943*[48] Killed in action 6 July 1943[49][Note 48]
Forwerk, Hans-WernerHans-Werner Forwerk Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[48] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 187[48][49] 14 April 1945[48]
Frach, HansHans Frach Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[50] Pilot in the 6./Kampfgeschwader 51[49][50] 29 October 1944[50]
Francois, EdmundEdmund Francois Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[50] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Brigade "von Werthern" in the Fallschirm-Panzer-Division "Herman Göring"[49][Note 49] 20 October 1944[50]
Francsi, GustavGustav Francsi Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[50] Pilot in the I./Nachtjagdgeschwader 100[49][Note 50] 29 October 1944[50]
Franek, Dr. rer.pol. FriedrichDr. rer.pol. Friedrich Franek Heer 17-HOberst[50] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 405[49][50] 4 November 1941[50]
Frank, Anton-OttoAnton-Otto Frank+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[50] Chief of the 1./Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung (SF) 15[51][Note 51] 26 June 1944[50] Awarded 737th Oak Leaves 7 February 1945[50]
Frank, ErichErich Frank Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[50] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 116[49][50] 24 June 1944[50]
Frank, Hans-DieterHans-Dieter Frank+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[50] Staffelkapitän of the 2./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[49][50] 20 June 1943[50] Awarded 417th Oak Leaves 2 March 1944[50]
Frank, HeinzHeinz Frank+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[50] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1[49][50] 3 September 1942[50] Awarded 172nd Oak Leaves 8 January 1943[50]
Frank, OttoOtto Frank Heer 15-HMajor[50] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 278[49][50] 18 October 1943[50]
Frank, RobertRobert Frank Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[50] Commander of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 20 "Hohenstaufen"[49][Note 52] 4 June 1944*[50] Killed in action 13 April 1944[49]
Frank, RudolfRudolf Frank+ Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[50] Pilot in the 2./Nachtjagdgeschwader 3[49][50] 6 April 1944[50] Awarded 531st Oak Leaves 20 July 1944[50]
Frank, WalterWalter Frank Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[50] Platoon leader of the 2./schwere Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 666[52][Note 53] 7 February 1944[50]
Franke, AdolfAdolf Franke[Note 54] Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[53] In the Wach-Regiment "Großdeutschland" in the fortress Berlin[52][Note 54] 26 April 1945[53]
Franke, AlfredAlfred Franke Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[53] Pilot in the 2./Jagdgeschwader 53[52][53] 29 October 1942*[53] Killed in action 9 September 1942[52]
Franke, HeinzHeinz Franke Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[53] Commander of U-262[52][53] 30 November 1943[53]
Franke, HerbertHerbert Franke Heer 14-HHauptmann[53] Commander of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 162[52][53] 5 October 1943[53]
Franke, KurtKurt Franke Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[Note 55] Company chief in the 11./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 6 "Theodor Eicke"[54][Note 55] 3 October 1943[53]
Franken, WernerWerner Franken Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[53] Pilot in the I./Kampfgeschwader 26[52][53] 24 March 1943[53]
Franken, WilhelmWilhelm Franken Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[53] Commander of U-565[52][53] 30 April 1943[53]
Frankenfeld, ErwinErwin Frankenfeld Heer 12-HLeutnant[53] Leader of the 1./Jäger-Regiment 49[52][53] 23 March 1945[53]
Frankewitz, BrunoBruno Frankewitz+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[53] Commander of the 215. Infanterie-Division[52][53] 29 February 1944[53] Awarded 790th Oak Leaves 16 March 1945[53]
Frantz, GotthardGotthard Frantz Luftwaffe 19-LGeneralleutnant[53] Commander of the 19. Flak-Division (motorized tropical) "Afrika"[52][53] 18 May 1943[53]
Frantz, PeterPeter Frantz+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[53] Assault gun commander in the 16./Infanterie-Regiment "Großdeutschland" (motorized)[52][Note 56] 4 June 1942[53] Awarded 228th Oak Leaves 14 April 1943[53]
Frantzius, Botho vonBotho von Frantzius Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[55] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 504[54][55] 4 November 1941[55]
Franz, EgonEgon Franz Waffen-SS 06-WSS-Unterscharführer[55] Platoon leader in the 3./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 "Germania"[52][55] 16 October 1944[55]
Franz, GerhardGerhard Franz Heer 16-HOberstleutnant im Generalstab[55] Ia (oprations officer) of the 29. Infanterie-Division (motorized)[52][55] 24 July 1941[55]
Franz, LudwigLudwig Franz Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 35[52] 8 October 1943
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Franzisket, [Prof. Dr.] Ludwig[Prof. Dr.] Ludwig Franzisket[Note 57] Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[55] Adjutant of the I./Jagdgeschwader 27[52][55] 20 July 1941[Note 58]
Fraps, ErnstErnst Fraps Heer 04-HObergefreiter[55] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 2./Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 28[52][55] 18 May 1942[55]
Frauenheim, FritzFritz Frauenheim Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[55] Commander of U-101[55][56] 29 August 1940[55]
Frauscher, FranzFranz Frauscher Waffen-SS 10-WSS-Hauptscharführer Platoon leader in the 4./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[56] 31 December 1944
Frech, FerdinandFerdinand Frech Heer 13-HOberleutnant[55] Chief of the 1./Jäger-Bataillon 2[55][56] 5 December 1943[55]
Fredebold, Dipl.-Ing. ReinhardDipl.-Ing. Reinhard Fredebold Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[55] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 191[55][56] 30 August 1942[55]
Freimanis, AndrejsAndrejs Freimanis Waffen-SS 13-WWaffen-Obersturmführer[55] Leader of the 13./Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS 44 (lett. Nr. 6)[55][56] 5 May 1945[55]
Freitag, BrunoBruno Freitag Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[57] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[56][57] 5 October 1941[57]
Freitag, FritzFritz Freitag Waffen-SS 18-WSS-Brigadeführer and Generalmajor of the Waffen-SS[57] Commander of the 14. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS[56][Note 59] 30 September 1944[57]
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Fremerey, MaxMax Fremerey Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[57] Commander of the 29. Infanterie-Division (motorized)[56][57] 28 July 1942[57]
Frenzel, GüntherGünther Frenzel Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[57] Pilot in the 11./Kampfgeschwader z.b.V. 1[56][Note 60] 23 December 1942[57]
Frese, ErnstErnst Frese Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[57] Leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 869[56][57] 27 August 1944[57]
Fretter-Pico, MaximilianMaximilian Fretter-Pico+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[57] Commander of the 97. leichte Infanterie-Division[57][58] 26 December 1941[57] Awarded 368th Oak Leaves 16 January 1944[57]
Fretter-Pico, OttoOtto Fretter-Pico Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[57] Commander of the 148. Infanterie-Division[56][57] 12 December 1944[57]
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Freutsmiedl, SimonSimon Freutsmiedl Heer 09-HFeldwebel[57] Platoon leader in the 9./Jäger-Regiment 204[56][57] 26 August 1943[57]
Freuwörth, WilhelmWilhelm Freuwörth Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[57] Pilot in the 2./Jagdgeschwader 52[56][57] 5 January 1943[57]
Frewer, KarlKarl Frewer Heer 15-HMajor[57] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 167[56][57] 12 November 1943[57]
Frey, AlbertAlbert Frey+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[57] Commander of the I./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[57][58] 3 March 1943[57] Awarded 359th Oak Leaves 20 December 1943[57]
Frey, [Prof. Dr.] Emil[Prof. Dr.] Emil Frey[Note 57] Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[57] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 220[56][57] 5 September 1944[57]
Frey, HarryHarry Frey Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[59] Staffelführer of the 7./Kampfgeschwader 6[56][59] 5 December 1943*[59] Missing in action 11 July 1943[56]
Frey, HugoHugo Frey Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[59] Staffelkapitän of the 7./Jagdgeschwader 11[56][59] 4 May 1944*[59] Killed in action 6 March 1944[56]
Freyer, SiegfriedSiegfried Freyer Heer 09-HWachtmeister[59] Platoon leader of the 4./Panzer-Regiment 24[56][59] 23 July 1942[59]
Freytag, SiegfriedSiegfried Freytag Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[59] Pilot in the I./Jagdgeschwader 77[56][Note 61] 3 July 1942[59]
Fricke, Ernst-AugustErnst-August Fricke+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[59] Chief of the 7./Infanterie-Regiment 76 (motorized)[56][59] 17 January 1942[59] Awarded 341st Oak Leaves 30 November 1943[59]
Fricke, KurtKurt Fricke Kriegsmarine 20-MAdmiral[59] Chief-of-staff in the Seekriegsleitung in the Oberkommando der Marine[59][60] 1 October 1942[59]
Frieb, ErwinErwin Frieb Heer 12-HLeutnant[59] Platoon leader and Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 1./Artillerie-Regiment 1558[60][Note 62] 19 February 1945[59]
Friebe, HelmutHelmut Friebe Heer 17-HOberst[59] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 164[59][60] 13 August 1941[59]
Friebe, WernerWerner Friebe Heer 17-HOberst[59] Leader of an amoured unit of the 8. Panzer-Division[60][Note 63] 21 April 1944[59]
Friebel, HerbertHerbert Friebel Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[59] Pilot in the 12./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[59][60] 24 January 1943[59]
Friedel, HerbertHerbert Friedel Heer 09-HWachtmeister[59] Platoon leader in the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 232[59][60] 23 August 1944[59]
Friedmann, FriedrichFriedrich Friedmann Heer 17-HOberst[59] Commander of Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 144[59][60] 12 February 1943[59]
Friedmann, TheodorTheodor Friedmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[61] Commander of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 156[60][61] 15 August 1940[61]
Friedrich, ErichErich Friedrich Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[61] Company troop leader in the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33[60][61] 2 September 1944[61]
Friedrich, GerhardGerhard Friedrich+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[61] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13[60][61] 6 April 1943[61] Awarded 642nd Oak Leaves 3 November 1944[61]
Friedrich, GerhardGerhard Friedrich Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[61] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Nachtjagdgeschwader 6[60][61] 15 March 1945[61]
Friedrich, GustavGustav Friedrich Heer 14-HRittmeister[61] Chief of the 6./Reiter-Regiment 31[60][61] 3 November 1944[61]
Friedrich, KurtKurt Friedrich Heer 14-HHauptmann[61] Leader of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 525[60][61] 13 September 1943[61]
Friedrich, MaxMax Friedrich Heer 04-HObergefreiter[61] Deputy group leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 558[60][61] 15 March 1944[61]
Friedrich, MaxMax Friedrich Heer 13-HOberleutnant[61] Chief of the pioneer company of Division Nr. 408 in Kampfgruppe Jollasse[60][61] 23 March 1945[61]
Friedrich, RudolfRudolf Friedrich Heer 04-HObergefreiter[61] Deputy group leader in the 9./Grenadier-Regiment 361 (motorized)[60][61] 6 October 1944[61]
Friedrich, WernerWerner Friedrich Heer 15-HMajor[61] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 503[60][61] 26 December 1943*[61] Killed in action 23 December 1943[60]
Frielinghaus, GustavGustav Frielinghaus Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[Note 64] Gruppenkommandeur of the IV./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[60][Note 64] 5 February 1944[61]
Fries, AntonAnton Fries Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[62] Leader of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 1123[62][63] 28 February 1945*[62] Killed in action 6 February 1945[60]
Fries, HerbertHerbert Fries Luftwaffe 03-LGefreiter[62] Gun leader in the 2./Fallschirm-Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 1[60][62] 5 September 1944[62]
Fries, LeonhardLeonhard Fries Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[62] Platoon leader in the II./Grenadier-Regiment 1084[60][62] 14 February 1945[62]
Fries, WalterWalter Fries+ Heer 17-HOberst[62] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 87 (motorized)[60][62] 14 December 1941[62] Awarded 378th Oak Leaves 29 January 1944
87th Swords 11 August 1944[62]
Frießner, JohannesJohannes Frießner+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[62] Commanding general of the XXIII. Armeekorps[62][64] 23 July 1943[62] Awarded 445th Oak Leaves 9 April 1944[62] Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1984-018-27A, Johannes Friessner.jpg
Friker, Dr. med. AugustDr. med. August Friker Heer 17-HOberst[62] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 480[62][64] 4 September 1943[62]
Frink, HelmutHelmut Frink Heer 14-HHauptmann[62] Chief of the 9./Artillerie-Regiment 251[64][Note 65] 21 October 1943*[62] Killed in action 28 August 1943[64][Note 65]
Fritsch, HeinzHeinz Fritsch Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[62] In the 2./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 37[62][64] 18 October 1941[62]
Fritsche, HansHans Fritsche+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[62] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 528[62][64] 10 March 1943[62] Awarded 307th Oak Leaves 2 October 1943[62]
Fritz, [Dr.] Herbert[Dr.] Herbert Fritz[Note 19] Heer 14-HHauptmann[62] Chief of the 16./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 13[62][64] 17 March 1944[62]
Fritzler, HeinzHeinz Fritzler Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[62] Leader of the 1./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 110[62][64] 5 December 1943[62]
Fritzsche, ImmoImmo Fritzsche Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[65] Staffelkapitän of the 8./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[64][65] 16 April 1943[65]
Froehlich, BrunoBruno Fröhlich Heer 09-HFeldwebel[65] Platoon leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 430[64][65] 22 January 1943*[65] Died of wounds 16 December 1942[64]
Froehlich, KarlKarl Fröhlich Heer 13-HOberleutnant[65] Chief of the 2./Panzer-Abteilung 18[64][65] 28 September 1943[65]
Froehlich, KurtKurt Fröhlich?[Note 66] Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer Leader of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 9 "Hohenstaufen"[64] 6 May 1945
Froehlich, StefanStefan Fröhlich Luftwaffe 18-LGeneralmajor[65] Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 76[64][65] 4 July 1940[65]
Froehlich, GottfriedGottfried Fröhlich Heer 17-HOberst[65] Leader of the 8. Panzer-Division[64][65] 20 December 1943[Note 67]
Froemming, ErnstErnst Frömming Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[65] Commander of Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1[64][65] 18 November 1944[65]
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Fromm, FriedrichFriedrich Fromm?[Note 68] Heer 20-HGeneral der Artillerie Chef der Heeresrüstung und Befehlshaber des Ersatzheeres[64] 6 July 1940
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Fromm, WalterWalter Fromm Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[65] Commander of the I./Flak-Regiment 33 (motorized) im DAK[64][Note 69] 9 July 1941[Note 69]
Fromme, RolfRolf Fromme Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 70] Leader of the 3./Panzer-Regiment 1[64][65] 29 September 1941[65]
Fronhöfer, ErichErich Fronhöfer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[65] Commander of Panzer-Regiment 10[64][65] 24 July 1941[65]
Frost, RupertRupert Frost Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[65] Gruppenkommandeur of Nachtschlacht-Gruppe 9[64][65] 25 November 1944[65]
Frost, WilliWilli Frost Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[65] Platoon leader in the 4./Panzer-Regiment 15[64][65] 24 September 1943[65]
Frotscher, WernerWerner Frotscher Heer 17-HOberst[65] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 422[64][65] 11 March 1945[65]
Frühauf, Carl-HeinzCarl-Heinz Frühauf Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer of the Reserves[66] Leader of the II./niederl. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 49 "De Ruyter"[67][Note 71] 4 June 1944[66]
Fuchs, AugustAugust Fuchs Heer 14-HHauptmann[66] Leader of a Kampfgruppe in Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 299[66][67] 18 February 1945[66]
Fuchs, JakobJakob Fuchs Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[66] Platoon leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 124[66][67] 23 October 1944[66]
Fuchs, Dipl.-Ing. RobertDipl.-Ing. Robert Fuchs Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[66] Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 26[66][67] 6 April 1940[66]
Fuchs, RudolfRudolf Fuchs Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[66] Platoon leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 42[66][67] 26 August 1943[66]
Fuchs, SiegfriedSiegfried Fuchs Heer 09-HFeldwebel[66] Platoon leader in the 12./Jäger-Regiment 75[66][67] 15 May 1944*[66] Died of wounds 11 April 1944[67]
Fuellgrabe, HeinrichHeinrich Füllgrabe Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[66] Pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 52[67][Note 72] 2 October 1942[66]
Fuerguth, BenediktBenedikt Fürguth Heer 09-HWachtmeister[66] Battery officer and Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 3./Artillerie-Regiment 7[66][67] 23 September 1943[66]
Fuerguth, HelmutHelmut Fürguth Heer 17-HOberst[66] Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 221[68][Note 73] 28 July 1942[66]
Fuetterer, BernhardBernhard Fütterer Heer 12-HLeutnant[66] Deputy leader of a Kampfgruppe of Infanterie-Bataillon z.b.V. 560[66][67] 26 December 1944[66]
Fuhrhop, HelmutHelmut Fuhrhop Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[66] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Kampfgeschwader 6[66][67] 22 November 1943[66]
Fuhrmann, GeorgGeorg Fuhrmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[66] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 501[66][67] 13 July 1943[66]
Fulda, WilhelmWilhelm Fulda Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[69] Platoon leader in the 6./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2[67][Note 74] 14 June 1941[69]
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2006-0078, Wilhelm Fulda.jpg
Fullriede, FritzFritz Fullriede+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[69] Commander of Kampfgruppe "Fullriede" in the Panzer-AOK 5[67][Note 75] 11 April 1943[69] Awarded 803rd Oak Leaves 23 March 1945[69]
Funck, Hans Freiherr vonHans Freiherr von Funck+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[69] Commander of the 7. Panzer-Division[67][69] 15 July 1941[69] Awarded 278th Oak Leaves 22 August 1943[69]
Funk, AloisAlois Funk Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[69] Group leader in the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 316[67][69] 15 April 1944[69]
Funk, HeinrichHeinrich Funk Heer 15-HMajor[69] Leader of a Kampfgruppe in Berlin[67][69] 28 April 1945[69]
Furbach, HeinzHeinz Furbach Heer 17-HOberst[69] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 58[67][69] 4 October 1942[69]
Fuss, HansHans Fuß Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[69] Pilot in the II./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[67][69] 23 August 1942[69]

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. ^ Maximilian Fabich's nomination by the troop was submitted on 19 April 1945. There is no file card. The book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) contains an approval comment from Major Joachim Domaschk stating: "Knight's Cross yes". There are no further indications that the presentation was formally made. The order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) handled this case in 1973 and decided: "yes". The author Veit Scherzer was denied access to files, which could help clarify the case, of the AKCR on the grounds of the Bundesarchivgesetz (German Archive Law). According to the 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 is an assumption of the AKCR. Fabich was a member of the AKCR.[16]
  4. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 521.[14]
  5. ^ According to Scherzer as commander-in-chief of Gruppe XXI.[18]
  6. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 5.(Panzer-Kompanie)/V./Grenadier-Regiment "Großdeutschland".[18]
  7. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Kampfgeschwader 51.[18]
  8. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 14./Füsilier-Regiment 26.[18]
  9. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 3./SS-Infanterie-Regiment (motorized) "Germania".[20]
  10. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[20]
  11. ^ According to Scherzer as machine gunner in the 3./Infanterie-Regiment 426.[20]
  12. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Schlachtgeschwader 77.[20]
  13. ^ Hermann Fegelein was sentenced to death by Hitler and executed by SS General Johann Rattenhuber's Reichssicherheitsdienst on 28 April 1945 after a court-martial led by SS-Brigadeführer and Generalmajor of the Waffen-SS Wilhelm Mohnke. The sentence was carried out the same day.[22] The death sentence resulted in the loss of all orders and honorary signs.[16]
  14. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffel 1.(F)/122.[24]
  15. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves and missing in action since 24 October 1943.[24]
  16. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 2./Heeres-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 241.[24]
  17. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves and pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffel 2.(F)/123.[25]
  18. ^ Großadmiral Karl Dönitz had ordered a cease of all promotions and awards as of 11 May 1945. Nevertheless a number of Knight's Crosses were awarded after this date and must therefore be considered "illegal" hand-outs. The Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine General-Admiral Walter Warzecha, successor of General-Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, without authorization presented Georg-Wolfgang Feller the Knight's Cross on 17 June 1945.[2][26]
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the assault battalion/33. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS "Charlemagne" (französische Nr. 1).[25]
  21. ^ The presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to Hans-Georg Fernau was made on 10 June 1945 and backdated by the Oberbefehlshaber Süd (German Army Command in the South), General der Kavillerie Siegfried Westphal, to the 1 May 1945. The German Federal Archive holds a copy of the presentation documentation. This is unlawful! The presentation date was later changed by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) to 4 May 1945. Fernau was a member of the AKCR.[26]
  22. ^ Generalmajor Edgar Feuchtinger was arrested on 5 January 1945 for his absence from his command in June and December 1944. He was demoted to Kanonier and sentenced to death in January 1945. Kanonier Feuchtinger was sent to the front with the 20. Panzergrenadier-Division for probation on 2 March 1945. He deserted, hid in Celle, and was captured and taken prisoner of war in Hamburg by British forces in May 1945. The death sentence resulted in the permanent loss of all orders and honorary signs.[26]
  23. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[29]
  24. ^ A lawful presentation via the chain of command to the chief of the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) Wilhelm Burgdorf in Berlin submitted nomination is possible. Also possible is a direct presentation by Adolf Hitler. However no evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. The author 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). Walther-Peer Fellgiebel wrote in a letter dated 31 August 1976: "...He (Willhelm Fey) after joining the Bundeswehr has request a court of honor against himself. Chairman was our companion recipient of the Oak Leaves former Oberst XXXX (name was made anonymous). This court of honor has accepted him without evidence". The order commission of the AKCR accepted this. Fellgiebel wrote: "...we don't want to claim that we are smarter than the Bundeswehr." Willhelm Fey was a member of the AKCR.[30]
  25. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I.(Kradschützen)/SS-Schützen-Regiment "Langemarck".[29]
  26. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant of the III./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann".[29]
  27. ^ Heinz Fiebig's nomination by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) was ready for signature at the end of the war. According to the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The presentation date is an assumption of the AKCR.[31]
  28. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot and observer in the 2./Nahaufklärungsgruppe 4.[33]
  29. ^ According to Scherzer as group leader in Grenadier-Bataillon 2106.[34]
  30. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 40.[34]
  31. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffel 6.(F)/122.[34]
  32. ^ Alfred Fischer's nomination, according to a file card, was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 11 January 1945. The nomination, according to the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) and the note on the file card, had been rejected without specifying a date. A HPA nomination was not created. Fischer received the Honour Roll Clasp of the Army on 5 March 1945 which may have been a result of the rejected Knight's Cross nomination. The nomination by the troop is missing, which may be an indication that it had been forwarded to the Referat Vg (responsible for the Honour Roll Clasp listings). The presentation date is an assumption of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Krätschmer states the 9 May 1945.[31]
  33. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 25 April 1941 as pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffel 1.(F)/121.[34]
  34. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 2./Führer-Panzer-Regiment 1.[34]
  35. ^ According to Scherzer as deputy platoon leader in the 3./SS-Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 5.[37]
  36. ^ a b c According to Scherzer on 7 April 1943 as Oberleutnant of the Reserves and battery chief in the 1./Flak-Regiment (motorized) 14.[37]
  37. ^ According to Scherzer on 30 April 1945.[38]
  38. ^ According to Scherzer as machine gunner in the 2./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 252.[41]
  39. ^ According to Scherzer as I./Jagdgeschwader 51.[41]
  40. ^ Rudol Fleischer's nomination was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 28 March 1945. Major Joachim Domaschk approved the nomination but no Heerespersonalamt-Verleihungsvorschlag (HPA-VV— Army Staff Office Nomination Recommendation) was created and no further information was noted. The order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) processed this case in 1983/1984 and decided "Knight's Cross yes, 13 April 1945". According to the AKCR the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. Walther-Peer Fellgiebel later changed the presentation date to 9 May 1945. Fleischer was a member of the AKCR.[31]
  41. ^ Paul Flocke's nomination was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 28 March 1945. The next day it was forwarded to the Außenstelle (HPA/A—Branch of the Army Staff Office) for decision by the Chief of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht. It remained undecided by the end of the war. Further missing are the opinions of the Heeresgruppe G and Reichsführer SS.[43]
  42. ^ Wilhelm Florschütz's nomination was received on 7 March 1945—according to the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) on 29 March 1945—by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office). Major Joachim Domaschk approved the nomination but decided "postponed!" noting Heeresgruppe B, so according to AHA Ziff. 275 (Allgemeines Heeresamt — General Army Office). A presentation was never made. 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.[46]
  43. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 5.[42]
  44. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves.[47]
  45. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Kampfgruppe "Derrer" in the 6. Armee.[47]
  46. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberst of the and Luftwaffentransportführer (air transport leader) II with Luftflotte 4.[47]
  47. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 2./Küstenflieger-Gruppe 806.[48]
  48. ^ According to Scherzer died of wounds on 17 July 1943.[48]
  49. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Panzergrenadier-Brigade "von Werthern" Kampfgruppe made up of parts from the Führer-Begleit-Bataillon and Führer-Flak-Abteilung (Luftwaffe)].[50]
  50. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 1./Nachtjagdgeschwader 100.[50]
  51. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 1./Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 15.[50]
  52. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 20.[50]
  53. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader of the 2./schwere Heeres-Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 666.[50]
  54. ^ a b According to Scherzer correct name is Alois Albert Frankl who received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross in the 6./Wach-Regiment "Großdeutschland" in the fortress Berlin.[53]
  55. ^ a b According to Scherzer as SS-Hauptscharführer and shock troops leader in the 11./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Theodor Eicke".[53]
  56. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 16.(Sturmgeschütz)/Infanterie-Regiment (motorized) "Großdeutschland".[53]
  57. ^ a b 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.
  58. ^ According to Scherzer on 23 July 1941.[55]
  59. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the 14. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (gal. Nr. 1).[57]
  60. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the III./Kampfgeschwader z.b.V. 1.[57]
  61. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the II./Jagdgeschwader 77.[59]
  62. ^ According to Scherzer as Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 1./Artillerie-Regiment 1558.[59]
  63. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 8. Panzer-Division.[59]
  64. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant in the Stab IV./Jagdgeschwader 3.[61]
  65. ^ a b According to Scherzer as chief of the 9./Artillerie-Regiment 291 and killed in action on 30 August 1943.[62]
  66. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. Presumably the award was presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich which would make it an unlawful presentation. The date 6 May 1945 was assumed by Fellgiebel. Von Seemen states the 3 May 1945. Kurt Fröhlich is not mentioned in Krätschmer's book "Die Ritterkreuzträger der Waffen-SS" (Knight's Cross Bearers of the Waffen-SS). The author 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).[46]
  67. ^ According to Scherzer on 20 October 1943.[65]
  68. ^ Friedrich Fromm, in connection with the 20 July plot, the failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler, was discharged from the Heer on 14 September 1944. The civilian Fromm was sentenced to death and considered unworthy for military duty by the Volksgerichtshof on 7 March 1945. The loss of his worthiness for military service led to an eternal loss of all honors, ranks and orders.[46]
  69. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 5 July 1941 as commander of the I./Flak-Regiment (motorized) 33.[65]
  70. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant zur Verwendung (for disposition).[65]
  71. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the II./SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 49 "De Ruyter".[66]
  72. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the III./Jagdgeschwader 52.[66]
  73. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Artillerie-Regiment 221 (only staff) [since 5 April 1942 Stab/Afrika-Artillerie-Regiment 1].[66]
  74. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 6./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2 (Gruppe Stein).[69]
  75. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Kampfgruppe "Fullriede" (Stab Panzergrenadier-Regiment 165) in the Panzer-AOK 5.[69]

References[edit]

Citations
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  8. ^ Scherzer 2007, pp. 128–131.
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  • O'Donnell, James Preston (1978). The Bunker: The History of the Reich Chancellery Group. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 978-0-395-25719-7. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Williamson, Gordon; Bujeiro, Ramiro (2004). Knight's Cross and Oak Leaves Recipients 1939–40. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84176-641-6. 
Further reading
  • Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges [With Oak Leaves and Swords. The Highest Decorated Soldiers of the Second World War] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-0-6. 
  • Fraschka, Günther (1994). Knights of the Reich. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Military/Aviation History. ISBN 978-0-88740-580-8. 
  • Krätschmer, Ernst-Günther (1999). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Waffen-SS [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Waffen-SS]. Coburg, Germany: Nation Europa Verlag. ISBN 978-3-920677-43-9. 

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