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

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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. 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 a reference work on this topic, and it has now been succeeded by Scherzer's work.

Listed here are the 380 Knight's Cross recipients of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS whose last name starts with "G".[7] Fellgiebel himself delisted one and Scherzer has challenged the validity of eleven more of these listings.[8][9] 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), the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross (Großkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). Article 2 of the enactment mandated that the award of a higher class be preceded by the award of all preceding classes.[10] As the war progressed, some of the recipients of the Knight's Cross distinguished themselves further and a higher grade, the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, was instituted. The Oak Leaves, as they were commonly referred to, were based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 849 of 3 June 1940.[11] In 1941, two higher grades of the Knight's Cross were instituted. The enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 613 of 28 September 1941 introduced the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern) and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten).[12] At the end of 1944 the final grade, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit goldenem Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten), based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt 1945 I S. 11 of 29 December 1944, became the final variant of the Knight's Cross authorized.[13]

Recipients[edit]

Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (G)
Service   Number of presentations Posthumous presentations
Heer
238
22
Kriegsmarine
12
2
Luftwaffe
98
7
Waffen-SS
32
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 for the Waffen-SS. Within each of these lists a unique sequential number was assigned to each recipient. The same numbering paradigm was applied to the higher grades of the Knight's Cross, one list per grade.[14] Of the 380 awards made to servicemen whose last name starts with "G", 37 were later awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, four the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, four the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds and one the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross; 33 presentations were made posthumously. Heer members received 238 of the medals; 12 went to the Kriegsmarine, 98 to the Luftwaffe, and 32 to the Waffen-SS.[7] The sequential numbers greater than 843 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and 143 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords are unofficial and were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) and are therefore denoted in parentheses.[15]

      This along with the + (plus) indicates that a higher grade of Knight's Cross was awarded as well.
      This along with the * (asterisk) indicates that the Knight's Cross was awarded posthumously.
      This along with the ! (exclamation mark) indicates that author Walther-Peer Fellgiebel has expressed doubt regarding the veracity and formal correctness of the listing.
      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
Gablenz, Eccard Freiherr vonEccard Freiherr von Gablenz Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[16] Commander of the 7. Infanterie-Division[16][17] 15 August 1940[16]
Gabriel, ErdmannErdmann Gabriel Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[16] Platoon leader in the II./Panzer-Regiment 35[16][17] 30 August 1941[16]
Gadermann, Dr.-med. ErnstDr.-med. Ernst Gadermann Luftwaffe 14-LStabsarzt (rank equivalent to Hauptmann)[16] Group doctor of the III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[16][17] 19 August 1944[16]
Gaeb, FriedrichFriedrich Gaeb Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[16] Platoon leader in the 1.(reit)/Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 97[17][Note 3] 19 December 1943[16]
Gaedcke, HeinrichHeinrich Gaedcke Heer 17-HOberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[18] Chief of the Generalstab of XI. Armeekorps[17][18] 7 April 1944[18]
Gaedckens, ErnstErnst Gaedckens Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[18] Platoon leader and shock troops leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 46[17][18] 2 April 1943[18]
Gänsler, WilhelmWilhelm Gänsler Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[18] Air gunner in the Stabsstaffel IV./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[17][Note 4] 27 July 1944[18]
Gaertner, GeorgGeorg Gärtner Heer 14-HHauptmann[18] Commander of the I./Sturm-Regiment 195[17][18] 21 September 1944[18]
Gaigals, RobertRobert Gaigals?[Note 5] Waffen-SS 13-WWaffen-Obersturmführer Leader of the 6./Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment 42 of the SS "Voldemars Veiss"[20] 5 May 1945
Gaillinger, OttoOtto Gaillinger Heer 13-HOberleutnant[Note 6] Leader of the 1./Infanterie-Bataillon z.b.V. 500[17][18] 8 October 1943*[18] Killed in action 29 September 1943[17]
Gaiser, OttoOtto Gaiser Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[18] Pilot in the 10./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[17][18] 9 June 1944*[18] Missing in action assumed killed in action 22 January 1944[17]
Gaißer, WilhelmWilhelm Gaißer Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[18] Leader of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 3[17][18] 17 March 1945[18]
Galdiņš, NikolajsNikolajs Galdiņš Waffen-SS 16-WWaffen-Obersturmbannführer[18] Commander of Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS Nr. 42 "Voldemars Veiss"[17][Note 7] 25 January 1945[18]
Gall, EugenEugen Gall Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 8] Leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 335[17][18] 17 March 1945[18]
Gall, FranzFranz Gall Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[18] Defender of the island fortress Elba[17][Note 9] 19 June 1944[18]
Galland, AdolfAdolf Galland+ Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[18] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"[17][18] 29 July 1940[18] Awarded 3rd Oak Leaves 24 September 1940
1st Swords 21 June 1941
2nd Diamonds 28 January 1942[18]
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Galland, Wilhelm-FerdinandWilhelm-Ferdinand Galland Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[21] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"[21][22] 18 May 1943[21]
Galle, JosefJosef Galle Heer 09-HWachtmeister[21] Platoon leader of the 3./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244[21][22] 25 January 1943[21]
Gallenkamp, CurtCurt Gallenkamp Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[21] Commander of the 78. Infanterie-Division[21][22] 19 November 1941[21]
Gallowitsch, BerndBernd Gallowitsch Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[21] Pilot in the 12./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[21][22] 24 January 1942[21]
Galow, FriedrichFriedrich Galow Heer 09-HWachtmeister[21] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 8./Artillerie-Regiment 389[22][Note 10] 10 September 1944*[21] Killed in action 21 July 1944[22]
Gambietz, RichardRichard Gambietz Heer 04-HObergefreiter[21] In the Stabskompanie/Schützen-Regiment 93[21][22] 27 May 1942[21]
Gamer, BertholdBerthold Gamer Heer 14-HHauptmann[21] Commander of the II./Artillerie-Regiment 178 (motorized)[22][Note 11] 25 January 1943[21]
Gansmeier, JakobJakob Gansmeier+ Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[21] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 212[22][Note 12] 29 February 1944[21] Awarded 568th Oak Leaves 2 September 1944[21]
Ganssen, Franz-JosefFranz-Josef Ganssen Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[21] Company troop leader in the 9./Grenadier-Regiment 159[21][22] 29 February 1944[21]
Gapp, FranzFranz Gapp Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[21] Pilot in the 8./Kampfgeschwader 6[21][22] 18 September 1943[Note 13]
Garbers, HeinrichHeinrich Garbers Kriegsmarine 12-MLeutnant zur See of the Reserves[Note 14] Commander of Hilfskriegsschiff "Passim" and leader of special assignments[22][Note 14] 1 November 1944[21]
Gareis, MartinMartin Gareis Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[21] Commander of the 98. Infanterie-Division[21][22] 29 November 1943[21]
Gareis, WilhelmWilhelm Gareis Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[23] Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 3 (L)[22][23] 5 February 1944*[23] Killed in action 18 December 1943[22]
Garn, Arnulf vonArnulf von Garn Heer 15-HMajor[23] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 252[22][23] 2 September 1944[23]
Garnier-Turawa, Detlev Graf vonDetlev Graf von Garnier-Turawa Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[23] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 439[22][23] 18 January 1944[23]
Garski, EugenEugen Garski Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[23] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment "Großdeutschland" (motorized)[22][23] 19 July 1940[23]
Gartenfeld, Karl-EdmundKarl-Edmund Gartenfeld Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[Note 15] Staffelführer in the (F) Aufklärungs-Gruppe der OB der Luftwaffe[22][Note 15] 3 February 1943[23]
Gartzen, Wirich vonWirich von Gartzen Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[23] Chief of the 10. Torpedobootflottille[22][23] 24 June 1944[23]
Garz, WalterWalter Garz Heer 09-HFeldwebel[23] Platoon leader in the 3./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 74[22][23] 16 December 1942[23]
Gassmann, PeterPeter Gaßmann Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[23] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1[22][23] 25 May 1942[23]
Gast, RobertRobert Gast Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[23] Leader of the 9./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 7[22][23] 6 October 1944[23]
Gast, WolfgangWolfgang Gast Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[23] Leader of the I./SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[24][Note 16] 4 June 1944[23]
Gath, HeinrichHeinrich Gath Heer 11-HStabsfeldwebel[23] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2[23][24] 11 October 1943[23]
Gathmann, [Dr.] Wilhelm[Dr.] Wilhelm Gathmann[Note 17] Heer 15-HMajor[25] Commander of the II./Artillerie-Regiment 14[24][25] 28 March 1945[25]
Gattermann, HelmutHelmut Gattermann Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[25] Chief of the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 209[24][25] 12 August 1944[25]
Gaudecker-Zuch, Gerlach vonGerlach von Gaudecker-Zuch Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[25] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33[24][25] 8 August 1944[25]
Gauglitz, JosefJosef Gauglitz Heer 13-HOberleutnant[25] Leader of the III./Panzer-Regiment 33[24][25] 16 November 1944[25]
Gaum, AlbertAlbert Gaum Heer 14-HHauptmann[25] Chief of the 11./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100[24][25] 13 June 1941[25]
Gaupp-Berghausen, Georg Reichsfreiherr vonGeorg Reichsfreiherr von Gaupp-Berghausen Heer 14-HHauptmann[25] Commander of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12[24][25] 30 September 1944[25]
Gause, AlfredAlfred Gause Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[25] Chief of the Generalstab of the Panzer Gruppe "Afrika"[24][25] 13 December 1941[25]
Gauss, JurgenJürgen Gauß Heer 14-HHauptmann[25] Leader of a Kampfgruppe in the 12. Panzer-Division[25][26] 28 March 1945[25]
Gazen, Waldemar vonWaldemar von Gazen+ also known as von Gaza Heer 13-HOberleutnant[25] Chief of the 2./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66[24][25] 18 September 1942[25] Awarded 182nd Oak Leaves 18 January 1943
38th Swords 3 October 1943[25]
Gebauer, FritzFritz Gebauer Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[25] Shock troops leader in the 3./Grenz-Pionier-Bataillon 74[24][25] 13 July 1940[25]
Gebhard, GeorgGeorg Gebhard Heer 15-HMajor[25] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Brigade 503[24][25] 23 October 1944[25]
Gebhard, Gebhard?[Note 18] Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer Platoon leader in the 2./SS-Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 2 "Das Reich"[24] 6 May 1945
Gebhardt, GeorgGeorg Gebhardt+ Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[28] Commander of III./Jäger-Regiment 204[24][28] 15 May 1943[28] Awarded 743rd Oak Leaves 19 February 1945[28]
Gebhardt, RolfRolf Gebhardt Heer 09-HFahnenjunker-Feldwebel[28] Platoon leader in the 2./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 507[24][28] 30 September 1944[28]
Gedult von Jungenfeld, Ernst-Wilhelm FreiherrErnst-Wilhelm Freiherr Gedult von Jungenfeld Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[28] Leader of a Kampfgruppe[24][Note 19] 11 January 1945[28]
Geelhaar, ArnoArno Geelhaar Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[28] Leader of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 151[24][28] 16 April 1944[28]
Gehl, PaulPaul Gehl?[Note 20] Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 453[24] 9 May 1945
Gehrke, KurtKurt Gehrke Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[28] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[24][28] 8 February 1943[28]
Gehrmann, GerhardGerhard Gehrmann Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[28] Chief of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 422[24][28] 15 April 1944[28]
Gehrmann, JohannesJohannes Gehrmann Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann of the Reserves[Note 21] Staffelkapitän of the 6./Schlachtgeschwader 1[24][Note 21] 31 December 1943[28]
Geiger, AugustAugust Geiger+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[28] Staffelkapitän of the 7./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[24][28] 22 May 1943[28] Awarded 416th Oak Leaves 2 March 1944[28]
Geiger, GeorgGeorg Geiger Heer 04-HObergefreiter[28] Group leader in the 10./Grenadier-Regiment 19 "List"[24][28] 20 October 1944[28]
Geiger, HerbertHerbert Geiger Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[28] Company troop leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 380[28][29] 8 August 1944[28]
Geisberg, WilhelmWilhelm Geisberg Heer 13-HOberleutnant[28] Chief of the 3./Führer-Panzer-Regiment 1 (Führer-Begleit-Division)[29][Note 22] 14 April 1945[28]
Geisler, HansHans Geisler Luftwaffe 19-LGeneralleutnant[28] Commanding general of X. Fliegerkorps[28][29] 4 May 1940[28]
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Geisler, HerbertHerbert Geisler Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[30] Pilot in the Stabsstaffel/Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"[29][30] 24 October 1944[30]
Geisler, KurtKurt Geisler Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[30] Commander of Lufttransportgruppe Don[29][30] 24 January 1943[30]
Geisler, RudolfRudolf Geisler+ Heer 15-HMajor[30] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 662[29][30] 7 December 1943[30] Awarded 455th Oak Leaves 13 April 1944[30]
Geisler, SiegfriedSiegfried Geisler Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[30] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Kampfgeschwader 76[29][30] 20 July 1944[30]
Geismann, JohannesJohannes Geismann Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[30] Pilot in the 1./Kampfgeschwader 77[29][30] 21 December 1942[30]
Geisshardt, FriedrichFriedrich Geißhardt+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[30] Pilot in the I./Jagdgeschwader 77[29][Note 23] 30 August 1941[30] Awarded 101st Oak Leaves 23 June 1942[30]
Geissler, ErichErich Geißler Heer 17-HOberst[30] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 200 (motorized) in DAK[29][Note 24] 29 July 1942[30]
Geissler, GottfriedGottfried Geißler Heer 13-HOberleutnant[30] Chief of the 3./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 185[29][30] 21 August 1941[30]
Geissler, HelmutHelmut Geißler Heer 17-HOberst[30] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 187[29][30] 7 January 1944*[30] Killed in action 15 December 1943[29]
Geissler, KarlKarl Geißler Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[30] Chief of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 46[29][30] 1 February 1945[30]
Geissler, WillyWilly Geißler[Note 25] Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[30] Group leader in the 5./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 7[29][30] 14 May 1944[30]
Gelbhaar, RudiRudi Gelbhaar Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant (M.A.) of the Reserves[30] Chief of Marine-Batterie "Hamburg" in the Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 604[29][30] 26 June 1944[30]
Gelhaus, HaraldHarald Gelhaus Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[31] Commander of U-107[29][31] 26 March 1943[31]
Gelhausen, HansHans Gelhausen Heer 14-HHauptmann[31] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 457[29][31] 28 March 1945[31]
Gellert, ChristianChristian Gellert Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[31] Battery leader in the I./Flak-Regiment 43 (motorized)[29][Note 26] 11 June 1944[31]
Gellhorn, RolandRoland Gellhorn Heer 15-HMajor[31] Adjutant of the 75. Infanterie-Division[29][31] 14 February 1945[31]
Geltinger, DionysDionys Geltinger Heer 15-HMajor[31] Commander of the III./Artillerie-Regiment 251[29][31] 2 September 1944[31]
Gemsjäger, AlfredAlfred Gemsjäger Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[31] Oberserver in the 6.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 122[29][Note 27] 16 December 1944*[31] Killed in action 2 September 1944[29]
Gemünden, OttoOtto Gemünden Luftwaffe 09-LWachtmeister[31] Gun leader in the I./Flak-Regiment 49 in Flak-Regiment 37[29][Note 28] 12 October 1942[Note 28]
Genrich, OskarOskar Genrich Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[31] Pilot in the 2.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 11[29][Note 29] 3 November 1942[31]
Gensberger, LudwigLudwig Gensberger Heer 13-HOberleutnant[Note 30] Chief of the 13.(IG)/Grenadier-Regiment 544[32][Note 30] 5 April 1945*[31] Killed in action 23 February 1945[32]
Genz, AlfredAlfred Genz Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[31] Chief of the 1./Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment[32][Note 31] 14 June 1941[31]
Genzel, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Genzel Heer 14-HHauptmann[31] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 32[31][32] 26 November 1944[31]
Genzow, JoachimJoachim Genzow Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[31] Staffelkapitän of the 4./Kampfgeschwader 2[32][Note 32] 23 March 1941[31]
Geppert, ErichErich Geppert Heer 13-HOberleutnant[Note 33] Leader of the 3./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 209[32][33] 14 April 1943[33]
Gerber, ArthurArthur Gerber Heer 09-HFeldwebel[33] Platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 401[32][33] 18 February 1945[33]
Gerdes, HinrichHinrich Gerdes Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[33] Platoon leader in the 3./Panzer-Regiment 36[32][33] 21 January 1945[33]
Gerdts, HansHans Gerdts Heer 04-HObergefreiter[33] Wireless radio operator in the 3./Artillerie-Regiment 196[32][33] 9 December 1944[33]
Gerhardt, RudolfRudolf Gerhardt Heer 15-HMajor[33] Commander of the II./Panzer-Regiment 7[32][33] 22 September 1941[33]
Gerhold, WaltherWalther Gerhold Kriegsmarine 04-MMarine-Schreiber-Obergefreiter[Note 34] Einmanntorpedofahrer in the Kleinkampfflottille 361[32][33] 6 July 1944[33]
Gericke, WalterWalter Gericke+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[33] Commander of the IV./Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment[32][Note 35] 14 June 1941[33] Awarded 585th Oak Leaves 17 September 1944[33] Bundesarchiv Bild 183-2005-0808-506, Walter Gericke.jpg
Gerke, SiegfriedSiegfried Gerke Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[33] Platoon leader in the 3./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 16[32][33] 2 December 1942[33]
Gerl, FranzFranz Gerl Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[33] Platoon leader in the 13.(IG)/Grenadier-Regiment 110[32][Note 36] 8 May 1943[33]
Gerlach, HeinrichHeinrich Gerlach Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[33] Pilot with the commanding general of the XI. Fliegerkorps in conjunction with the Mussolini rescue[32][33] 19 September 1943[33]
Gerlach, Dr. JuliusDr. Julius Gerlach Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[33] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 507[32][33] 10 February 1942[33]
Gerlach, KarlKarl Gerlach?[Note 37] Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 4./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 35[32] 3 May 1945
Gerlach, LudwigLudwig Gerlach Heer 14-HHauptmann[35] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 409[32][35] 23 March 1945[35]
Gerlach, WaldemarWaldemar Gerlach Heer 13-HOberleutnant[35] Chief of the 2./MG-Bataillon 13[32][35] 9 May 1940[35]
Gerloch, BrunoBruno Gerloch Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[35] Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 90[32][35] 4 September 1940[35]
Germer, AlfredAlfred Germer Heer 13-HOberleutnant[35] Chief of the 1./Pionier-Bataillon 171[32][35] 26 May 1940[35]
Germer, ErnstErnst Germer Luftwaffe 09-LFahnenjunker-Feldwebel[35] Leader of the bicycle platoon in the Stabskompanie/Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[32][35] 29 October 1944[35]
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Gersdorff, Rudolf Christoph Freiherr vonRudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff Heer 17-HOberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[35] Chief of the Generalstab of the 7. Armee[32][35] 26 August 1944[35]
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Gerstenberg, WilhelmWilhelm Gerstenberg Heer 09-HFeldwebel[35] Platoon leader in the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 287[32][35] 4 May 1944*[35] Killed in action 26 April 1944[32]
Gersteuer, GünterGünter Gersteuer?[Note 38] Luftwaffe 15-LMajor Commander of Fallschirm-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 12[37] 28 April 1945
Gerstner, SiegfriedSiegfried Gerstner Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[35] Commander of the II./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 7[35][37] 13 September 1944[35]
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Gerth, WalterWalter Gerth Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer of the Reserves[35] Chief of the 7./SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 3 "Totenkopf"[37][Note 39] 31 March 1943[35]
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Gerth, WernerWerner Gerth Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[35] Staffelkapitän of the Sturmstaffel in the IV./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[37][Note 40] 29 October 1944[35]
Gertler, GerhardGerhard Gertler Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[35] Company troop leader in the 7./Jäger-Regiment 83[35][37] 18 September 1943[35]
Geschwill, HeinzHeinz Geschwill Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[35] Pilot in the 9./Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow"[35][37] 23 March 1941[35]
Gesele, KarlKarl Gesele Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[38] Commander of SS-Sturmbrigde "Reichsführer SS" (sp. 16. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division)[37][Note 41] 4 July 1944[38]
Geskens, FranzFranz Geskens Heer 09-HFeldwebel[38] Platoon leader in the 3./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 187[37][38] 9 December 1944*[38] Killed in action 3 November 1944[37]
Gessner, HaraldHarald Geßner Heer 12-HLeutnant[38] Leader of the 10./Grenadier-Regiment 61[37][38] 13 September 1943[38]
Gewehr, HansHans Gewehr Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[Note 42] Regiment adjutant in the Grenadier-Regiment 698[37][Note 42] 4 June 1944[38]
Gey, JoachimJoachim Gey Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[38] Staffelkapitän in the II./Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow"[37][38] 21 June 1943[38]
Geyer, HeinrichHeinrich Geyer Heer 09-HFeldwebel[38] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 6[37][38] 22 October 1944[38]
Geyer, HermannHermann Geyer Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie zur Verwendung (for disposition)[38] Commanding general IX. Armeekorps[37][38] 25 June 1940[38]
Geyr von Schweppenburg, Leo ReichsfreiherrLeo Reichsfreiherr Geyr von Schweppenburg Heer 20-HGeneral der Panzertruppe[38] Commanding general of the XXIV. Armeekorps (motorized)[37][38] 9 July 1941[38]
Gidion, Dr.-phil. HansDr.-phil. Hans Gidion Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[38] Leader of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 154[37][38] 7 August 1942[38]
Giehrl, WalterWalter Giehrl Heer 13-HOberleutnant[38] Leader of the 7./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138[37][38] 31 July 1942[38]
Gielnik, AlbertAlbert Gielnik Heer 12-HLeutnant[38] Company leader in the Grenadier-Ersatz and Ausbildungs-Bataillon 318[37][38] 24 February 1945*[38] Died of wounds 23 February 1943[37]
Gierga, KurtKurt Gierga Heer 14-HHauptmann[38] Chief of the 5./Panzer-Regiment 5[37][38] 30 June 1941[38]
Gierster, FranzFranz Gierster Heer 14-HHauptmann[Note 43] Leader of the Infanterie-Bataillon z.b.V. 540[37][39] 15 May 1944*[39] Killed in action 22 January 1944[39]
Gies, AlfredAlfred Gies Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[39] Pilot in the 1./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[37][39] 16 December 1944[39]
Giese, HorstHorst Giese Heer 12-HLeutnant[39] Leader of the 2./Panzer-Abteilung 5[37][39] 17 April 1945[39]
Gieseke, OttoOtto Gieseke Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Standartenführer and Oberst of the Schupo[39] Commander of SS-Polizei-Schützen-Regiment 1[39][40] 30 September 1942[39]
Gieseler, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Gieseler![Note 44] Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer Stoßtruppführer (shock troops leader) in Berlin (in the 11. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Nordland")[40] 29 April 1945
Giesen, GerhardGerhard Giesen Heer 17-HOberst[Note 45] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 123[39][40] 11 March 1945*[39] Killed in action 5 February 1945[40]
Giffhorn, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Giffhorn Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[39] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 6./Artillerie-Regiment 190 (motorized)[39][40] 18 November 1944[39]
Gilbert, ErichErich Gilbert Heer 14-HHauptmann[39] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 116[39][40] 30 April 1945*[39] Killed in action 16 February 1945[39]
Gildner, PaulPaul Gildner+ Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[39] Pilot in the 3./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[40][Note 46] 9 July 1941[39] Awarded 196th Oak Leaves 26 February 1943[39]
Gille, Herbert OttoHerbert Otto Gille+ Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Oberführer[39] Commander of SS-Artillerie-Regiment 5 "Wiking"[40][Note 47] 8 October 1942[39] Awarded 315th Oak Leaves 1 November 1943
47th Swords 20 February 1944
12th Diamonds 19 April 1944[39]
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Gillis, LéonLéon Gillis Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer[39] Platoon leader in the 5. SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade "Wallonie"[39][40] 30 September 1944[39]
Gilow, PeterPeter Gilow Heer 13-HOberleutnant[39] Leader of the 2./Panzer-Regiment 1[39][40] 14 September 1942[39]
Gilsa, Werner-Albrecht Freiherr von und zuWerner-Albrecht Freiherr von und zu Gilsa+ Heer 17-HOberst[42] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 9[40][42] 5 June 1940[42] Awarded 68th Oak Leaves 24 January 1942[42]
Girg, WalterWalter Girg+ Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer[Note 48] Platoon leader in the 1./SS-Jäger-Bataillon 502[40][42] 4 October 1944[42] Awarded 814th Oak Leaves 1 April 1945[42]
Gladewitz, HerbertHerbert Gladewitz Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[42] Leader of the 7./Ski-Jäger-Regiment 1[40][42] 20 October 1944[42]
Gläsche, DieterDieter Gläsche Heer 13-HOberleutnant[42] Company leader in the Panzergrenadier-Regiment 11[40][42] 17 April 1945[42]
Glaesemer, WolfgangWolfgang Glaesemer Heer 17-HOberst[42] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 6[40][42] 12 February 1943[42]
Glaeser, AlexanderAlexander Gläser+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[42] Staffelkapitän of the 4./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[40][42] 19 February 1943[42] Awarded 811th Oak Leaves 28 March 1945[42]
Glaeser, ErichErich Glaeser Heer 15-HMajor[42] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 484[40][42] 20 August 1942[42]
Glaetzer, KarlKarl Glätzer Heer 14-HHauptmann[42] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 426[40][42] 9 April 1944[42]
Glander, ErwinErwin Glander Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[42] Leader of the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 210[40][42] 21 September 1944*[42] Killed in action 2 August 1944[40]
Glaser, FriedrichFriedrich Glaser Heer 04-HObergefreiter[42] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 253[40][Note 49] 2 November 1943[42]
Glaser, WilhelmWilhelm Glaser Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[42] Platoon leader in the III./Grenadier-Regiment 35 (motorized)[40][42] 17 August 1943[42]
Glasl, AntonAnton Glasl Heer 17-HOberst[42] Commander of Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100[40][42] 11 October 1943[42]
Glasner, GünterGünter Glasner Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[43] Air gunner in the Stab/Kampfgeschwader 6[40][43] 31 December 1943[43]
Glatz, JosefJosef Glatz Heer 12-HLeutnant[43] Leader of the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 46[43][44] 12 January 1945[43]
Glembotzki, WalterWalter Glembotzki Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves[43] Leader of the 3./gemischte Flak-Abteilung 442 (verlegefähig—deployable)[45][Note 50] 11 February 1945[43]
Glettenberg, LudgerLudger Glettenberg Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[43] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 549[43][44] 24 September 1942*[43] Killed in action 11 August 1942[43]
Gliemann, PaulPaul Gliemann Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[43] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 481[43][44] 24 December 1944[43]
Gloger, Dr. med.dent. PaulDr. med.dent. Paul Gloger Heer 15-HMajor[43] Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244[43][44] 25 January 1943[43]
Glunz, AdolfAdolf Glunz+ Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[43] Pilot in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"[43][44] 29 August 1943[43] Awarded 508th Oak Leaves 24 June 1944[43]
Gnaden, FranzFranz Gnaden Heer 15-HMajor[43] Commander of the I./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 85[43][44] 8 August 1941[43]
Gneikow, FritzFritz Gneikow Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[43] Group leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 12[43][44] 26 November 1944[43]
Gobert, Ernst-AscanErnst-Ascan Gobert Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[43] Staffelkapitän of the 2./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[44][Note 51] 3 April 1944[Note 51]
Godde, JohannesJohannes Godde Heer 15-HMajor[43] Commander of the III./Artillerie-Regiment 18 (L)[43][44] 24 January 1945[43]
Goden, EmilEmil Goden Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[43] Platoon leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 407[43][44] 26 August 1943[43]
Godenau, ArthurArthur Godenau Kriegsmarine 11-MStabsobersteuermann[46] Commander of Räumboot R-51 in the 1. Räumbootflottille[44][Note 52] 31 May 1940[46]
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Goebel, GünterGünter Goebel+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[46] Regiments adjutant of Infanterie-Regiment 208[44][Note 53] 18 October 1941[46] Awarded 180th Oak Leaves 18 January 1943[46] G Goebel.jpg
Goebel, GüntherGünther Goebel Heer 14-HHauptmann[46] Chief of the 1./Artillerie-Pak-Abteilung 1064 (motorized)[46][47] 3 November 1944[46]
Goebel, HansHans Göbel Heer 14-HHauptmann[46] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 1226[44][46] 29 April 1945[46]
Goebel, HerbertHerbert Göbel Heer 13-HOberleutnant[46] Chief of the 11./Infanterie-Regiment 461[44][46] 19 March 1941[46]
Goebel, KarlKarl Göbel+ Heer 15-HMajor[46] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 420[44][46] 10 September 1942[46] Awarded 252nd Oak Leaves 8 June 1943[46]
Goebel, KilianKilian Göbel Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[46] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 49[44][46] 26 November 1944*[46] Died of wounds 29 October 1944[46]
Goebel, SiegfriedSiegfried Göbel Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[46] Staffelkapitän in the III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 3[44][46] 3 February 1943[46]
Goebel, WernerWerner Göbel Heer 03-HGefreiter[46] In the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 670[44][46] 30 September 1944[46]
Goehler, JohannesJohannes Göhler Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[46] Chief of the 4./SS-Reiter-Regiment 1[46][47] 17 September 1943[46]
Goeller, SiegwartSiegwart Göller?[Note 54] Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Commander of the II./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98[44] 9 May 1945
Goeller, Dr. Dr. WilhelmDr.Dr. Wilhelm Göller Heer 17-HOberst[46] Commander of fortress Pionier-Stab 30[46][49] 27 December 1942[46]
Goelz, LudwigLudwig Gölz Heer 14-HHauptmann[Note 55] Commander of Feldersatz-Bataillon 208[46][49] 5 April 1945[46]
Goering, HermannHermann Göring Luftwaffe 22-LGeneralfeldmarschall[50] Reichsminister of aviation and commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe[49][50] 30 September 1939[50] Awarded 1st Grand Cross of the Iron Cross 19 July 1940[50] Bundesarchiv Bild 102-13805, Hermann Göring.jpg
Goeritz, WernerWerner Goeritz Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[50] Commander of the 291. Infanterie-Division[49][50] 6 November 1943[50]
Goerke, RudolfRudolf Goerke Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[50] Leader of the 11./Grenadier-Regiment 410[49][50] 9 June 1944[50]
Goerlich, RichardRichard Görlich Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[50] Group leader of the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 394[49][50] 4 July 1944[50]
Goerne-Plaue, Jürgen vonJürgen von Goerne-Plaue Heer 14-HHauptmann[50] Commander of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 29 (motorized)[49][50] 20 October 1941[50]
Goersch, EwaldEwald Görsch Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[50] Platoon leader in the 8./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13[49][50] 15 March 1943[50]
Goertler, HorstHorst Görtler Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[50] Pilot in the Stab/Schlachtgeschwader 77[49][50] 28 March 1945[50]
Goertz, HelmutHelmut Görtz Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[50] Platoon leader in the 3./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[50][51] 24 May 1940[Note 56]
Goessmann, FranzFranz Gößmann Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[50] Platoon leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 199 "List"[49][50] 14 May 1944[50]
Goestl, Erich[Dr.] Erich Göstl[Note 17] Waffen-SS 01-WSS-Panzergrenadier[50] Machine gunner 1 in 6./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[49][Note 57] 31 October 1944[50]
Goettert, OswinOswin Göttert Heer 04-HObergefreiter[50] Group leader in the 11./Grenadier-Regiment 445[49][50] 7 September 1943[50]
Goettinger, RudolfRudolf Göttinger Heer 13-HOberleutnant[50] Chief of the 13.(IG)/Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 91[49][Note 58] 14 December 1943[50]
Goettler, JohannJohann Göttler Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[52] Platoon leader in the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 63[49][52] 1 September 1943[52]
Goettler, WaldemarWaldemar Goettler Heer 09-HFeldwebel[52] Platoon leader in Abwehrkommando 201 (Inf.)[49][Note 59] 2 August 1943[52]
Goetz, FranzFranz Götz Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[52] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Jagdgeschwader 53[49][52] 4 September 1942[52]
Goetz, HansHans Götz Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[52] Pilot in the 2./Jagdgeschwader 54[49][Note 60] 23 December 1942[52]
Goetz, HeinrichHeinrich Götz+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[52] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 466[49][52] 3 May 1942[52] Awarded 765th Oak Leaves 5 March 1945[52]
Goetze, KarlKarl Götze Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[52] Chief of the 1./Flak-Regiment 37 (motorized)[51][Note 61] 21 July 1940[52]
Goetze, ManfredManfred Goetze Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[52] Staffelführer of the 8./Schlachtgeschwader 10[51][52] 19 August 1944[52]
Goetzke, AxelAxel Goetzke Kriegsmarine 12-MLeutnant zur See of the Reserves[52] Commander of Räumboot R-16 in the 5. Räumbootflottille[49][Note 62] 27 December 1941*[52] Killed in action (sabotage) 14 September 1941[49]
Gohde, OttoOtto Gohde Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[52] Deputy leader of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 368[49][52] 6 February 1944[52]
Golbach, PaulPaul Golbach Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[52] Platoon leader in the 5./Artillerie-Regiment 263[49][Note 63] 13 October 1941[52]
Goldammer, FriedrichFriedrich Goldammer Heer 14-HHauptmann[52] Commander of Schnelle Abteilung 306[49][52] 22 August 1943[52]
Goldberg, HeinzHeinz Goldberg Heer 03-HGefreiter[52] Richkanonier (gunner) in the 6./Artillerie-Regiment 333[52][53] 27 September 1943[52]
Goldbruch, KurtKurt Goldbruch Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[54] Staffelkapitän of the 8./Schlachtgeschwader 1[53][54] 28 January 1945[54]
Goldbrunner, JakobJakob Goldbrunner Heer 09-HFeldwebel[54] Platoon leader in the 5./Infanterie-Regiment 19[53][54] 17 September 1941[54]
Golinski, HeinzHeinz Golinski Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[54] Pilot in the 3./Jagdgeschwader 53[53][Note 64] 30 October 1942*[54] Killed in action 16 October 1942[53]
Goll, EitelEitel Goll Heer 14-HRittmeister[54] Commander of Radfahr-Abteilung 117[53][54] 13 September 1942[54]
Gollas, JosefJosef Gollas Heer 09-HFeldwebel[54] Platoon leader of the 6./Infanterie-Regiment 106[53][54] 18 November 1941[54]
Gollé, JosefJosef Gollé Heer 15-HMajor[54] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 339[53][54] 19 July 1940[54]
Gollert-Hansen, Hans-DetlefHans-Detlef Gollert-Hansen+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[54] Chief of the Radfahr-Aufklärungs-Schwadron 173[54][55] 31 July 1943[54] Awarded 699th Oak Leaves 14 January 1945[54]
Golles, KarlKarl Golles Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[54] Pilot in the 9./Schlachtgeschwader 4[53][54] 9 June 1944[54]
Gollnick, HansHans Gollnick+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[54] Commander of the 36. Infanterie-Division (motorized)[53][54] 21 November 1942[54] Awarded 282nd Oak Leaves 24 August 1943[54]
Gollnick, KlausKlaus Gollnick Heer 14-HHauptmann[54] Leader of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 371[53][54] 7 October 1944[54]
Gollob, GordonGordon Gollob+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[54] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Jagdgeschwader 3[53][54] 18 September 1941[54] Awarded 38th Oak Leaves 26 October 1941
13th Swords 23 June 1942
3rd Diamonds 30 August 1942[Note 65]
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Gollwitzer, FriedrichFriedrich Gollwitzer Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[56] Commander of the 88. Infanterie-Division[53][56] 8 February 1943[56]
Goltz, Albert Graf von derAlbert Graf von der Goltz+ Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[56] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 415[53][56] 7 May 1942[56] Awarded 316th Oak Leaves 2 November 1943[56] Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-708-0298-19, Ukraine, Offizier der Gebirgsjäger.jpg
Goltzsch, KurtKurt Goltzsch Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[56] Pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"[53][56] 5 February 1944[56]
Golz, HerbertHerbert Golz?[Note 66] Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Standartenführer and Oberst of the Schupo Chief of the Generalstab of the X. SS-Armeekorps and leader of a Kampfgruppe[53] 3 May 1945
Gombert, RichardRichard Gombert Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[56] Leader of the 6./Jäger-Regiment 83[53][56] 23 February 1944[56]
Gomille, HerbertHerbert Gomille Heer 14-HHauptmann[56] Commander of the II./Panzer-Regiment 4[53][56] 25 October 1942[56]
Goriany, WilhelmWilhelm Goriany[Note 67] Heer 15-HMajor[56] Commander of the II./Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 85[55][56] 18 July 1943[56]
Gorn, WalterWalter Gorn+ Heer 15-HMajor[56] Commander of the I./Schützen-Regiment 10[53][56] 20 April 1941[56] Awarded 113th Oak Leaves 17 August 1942
30th Swords 8 June 1943[56]
Gorski, AlfredAlfred Gorski Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[56] Group leader in the 4.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 576[58][Note 68] 21 January 1945[56]
Gorski, ArturArtur Gorski Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[56] Group leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 30 (motorized)[56][58] 28 November 1943[56]
Gosewisch, FerdinandFerdinand Gosewisch Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[56] Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 362[56][58] 4 July 1944[56]
Gossow, HeinzHeinz Gossow Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[56] Pilot in the 1./Jagdgeschwader 302[58][Note 69] 28 October 1944[Note 69]
Gottberg, Curt vonCurt von Gottberg Waffen-SS 19-WSS-Gruppenführer and Generalleutnant of the Polizei[59] Leader of Kampfgruppe "von Gottberg"[58][59] 30 June 1944[59]
Gottke, HeinrichHeinrich Gottke Waffen-SS 06-WSS-Unterscharführer[59] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 3./SS-Flak-Abteilung 17 "Götz von Berlichingen"[58][Note 70] 27 December 1944[59]
Gottstein, RainerRainer Gottstein Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[59] Commander Sipo and SD Budapest and leader of a Kampfgruppe[60][Note 71] 6 February 1945[59]
Graber, HeinzHeinz Graber Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[59] Staffelführer of the 7./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[58][59] 19 June 1942[59]
Grabert, SiegfriedSiegfried Grabert+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[Note 72] Leader of a special commando in the Bau-Lehr-Bataillon z.b.V. 800 "Brandenburg"[58][Note 72] 10 June 1941[59] Awarded 320th Oak Leaves 6 November 1943[59] Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-210-0219-02A, Russland-Nord, Siegfried Grabert.jpg
Grabmann, WalterWalter Grabmann Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[59] Geschwaderkommodore of Zerstörergeschwader 76[58][59] 14 September 1940[59]
Grabowski, JosefJosef Grabowski Heer 12-HLeutnant[59] Leader of the 4./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 110[58][59] 18 January 1944[59]
Gradl, HansHans Gradl Heer 15-HMajor[59] Commander of the I./Panzer-Regiment 39[58][59] 15 November 1941[59]
Graeber, HeinzHeinz Graeber Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[59] Radio operator in the 15./Kampfgeschwader 2[58][59] 30 September 1943[59]
Graebner, Viktor-EberhardViktor-Eberhard Gräbner Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer of the Reserves[59] Commander of SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 9 "Hohenstaufen"[58][Note 73] 23 August 1944[59]
Graebner, WernerWerner Gräbner Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[59] Platoon leader in the 4./Füsilier-Regiment 22[58][Note 74] 30 September 1944[59]
Graebsch, HeinzHeinz Graebsch Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[61] Chief of the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 7[58][Note 75] 20 July 1944*[61] Killed in action 14 July 1944[58]
Graefe, HansHans Graefe Luftwaffe 10-LFahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel[61] Observer in the 2.(H)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 6[58][Note 76] 26 December 1944[Note 76]
Graeser, Fritz-HubertFritz-Hubert Gräser+ Heer 17-HOberst[61] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 29 (motorized)[58][61] 19 July 1940[61] Awarded 517th Oak Leaves 26 June 1944[61]
(154th) Swords 8 May 1945?[Note 77]
Graessner, WaltherWalther Graeßner Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[61] Commander of the 298. Infanterie-Division[58][61] 27 October 1941[61]
Graetz, ErichErich Grätz Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[61] Chief of the 18.(Panzerjäger)/SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[63][Note 78] 14 May 1944[61]
Graf, AloisAlois Graf Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[61] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 1082[61][63] 30 April 1945*[61] Killed in action 8 April 1945[63]
Graf, HermannHermann Graf+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves[61] Pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 52[61][63] 24 January 1942[61] Awarded 93rd Oak Leaves 17 May 1942
11th Swords 19 May 1942
5th Diamonds 16 September 1942[Note 79]
Graf, RudolfRudolf Graf Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[61] Chief of the 1./Flak-Regiment (motorized) "General Göring"[61][63] 6 October 1941[61]
Graffen, Karl vonKarl von Graffen Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[61] Leader of the 58. Infanterie-Division[61][63] 13 August 1942[61]
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Grammel, FriedrichFriedrich Grammel Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 80] Leader of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 544[61][63] 4 May 1944*[61] Killed in action 17 February 1944[63]
Granitza, BrunoBruno Granitza Heer 14-HHauptmann[61] Chief of the 12./Artillerie-Regiment 329[61][63] 21 September 1944[61]
Gransee, GeorgGeorg Gransee Heer 09-HFeldwebel[64] Platoon leader in the 7./Panzer-Regiment 31[63][64] 19 September 1943[64]
Grascher, SimonSimon Grascher Waffen-SS 06-WSS-Unterscharführer[64] Platoon troop leader in the 9./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4 "Der Führer"[63][Note 81] 14 August 1943*[64] Killed in action 14 July 1943[63]
Grase, MartinMartin Grase+ Heer 17-HOberst[64] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 1[63][64] 18 October 1941[64] Awarded 248th Oak Leaves 23 May 1943[64]
Grasel, AntonAnton Grasel[Note 82] Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[64] Platoon leader in a leichte Flak-Abteilung (motorized)[63][Note 83] 24 October 1944*[64] Killed in action 16 September 1944[63]
Grasemann, WalterWalter Grasemann Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[64] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"[63][64] 9 October 1943[64]
Grassau, FritzFritz Grassau Heer 14-HHauptmann[64] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 188[63][64] 16 July 1941[64]
Grasser, AntonAnton Grasser+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[64] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 119[63][64] 16 June 1940[64] Awarded 344th Oak Leaves 5 December 1943[64]
Grasser, HartmannHartmann Grasser+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[64] Pilot in the II./Jagdgeschwader 51[63][Note 84] 4 September 1941[64] Awarded 288th Oak Leaves 31 August 1943[64]
Grasser, RudolfRudolf Grasser Heer 09-HFeldwebel[64] Platoon leader in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 191[63][64] 29 November 1944[64]
Grassmann, DietrichDietrich Graßmann Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[64] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"[63][64] 12 March 1945[64]
Grassmann, JosefJosef Graßmann Heer 15-HMajor[64] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 326[63][64] 9 November 1942[64]
Grassmel, FranzFranz Graßmel+ Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[65] Commander of the III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 4[65][66] 8 April 1944[65] Awarded (868th) Oak Leaves 8 May 1945?[Note 85]
Grassmuck, BertholdBerthold Graßmuck Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[65] Pilot in the 2./Jagdgeschwader 52[66][Note 86] 19 September 1942[65]
Gratz, KarlKarl Gratz Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[65] Pilot in the 8./Jagdgeschwader 52[65][66] 1 July 1942[65]
Graubner, ReinhardReinhard Graubner Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[65] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"[65][66] 3 September 1943[65]
Grauert, UlrichUlrich Grauert Luftwaffe 20-LGeneral der Flieger[65] Commanding general of the I. Fliegerkorps[65][66] 29 May 1940[65]
Grauting, AugustAugust Grauting Heer 09-HFeldwebel[65] Platoon leader in Infanterie-Regiment 16[65][66] 29 May 1940[65]
Gravenreuth, Sigmund-Ulrich Freiherr vonSigmund-Ulrich Freiherr von Gravenreuth+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[65] Pilot in the 1./Kampfgeschwader 30[65][66] 24 November 1940[65] Awarded 692nd Oak Leaves 9 January 1945[65]
Grebarsche, GerhardGerhard Grebarsche Waffen-SS 10-WSS-Hauptscharführer[65] Platoon leader in the 3./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[65][66] 24 January 1944[65]
Greck, FranzFranz Greck Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[65] Company troop leader in the 4./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 8[65][66] 5 February 1945[65]
Greese, OttoOtto Greese Heer 04-HObergefreiter[65] 1st machine gunner in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 487[66][Note 87] 24 November 1943* Killed in action 2 November 1943[66]
Grehl, HeinzHeinz Grehl Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[65] Company leader in Festungs-Grenadier-Regiment "Mohr" in fortress Breslau[66][Note 88] 30 April 1945[65]
Greiffenberg, Hans vonHans von Greiffenberg Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[67] Chief of the general staff of the 12. Armee[66][67] 18 May 1941[67]
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2006-0094, Hans von Greiffenberg.jpg
Greim, AlfredAlfred Greim Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[Note 89] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 1 "Großdeutschland"[68][Note 89] 4 June 1942[67]
Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-748-0090-15A, Alfred Greim.jpg
Greim, Robert Ritter vonRobert Ritter von Greim+ Luftwaffe 19-LGeneralleutnant[67] Commanding general of the V. Fliegerkorps[66][67] 24 June 1940[67] Awarded 216th Oak Leaves 2 April 1943
92nd Swords 28 August 1944[Note 90]
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-2004-1220-500, Robert Ritter v. Greim.jpg
Greiner, AndreasAndreas Greiner Heer 06-HOberjäger[67] Platoon leader in the 8./Jäger-Regiment 75[66][67] 6 February 1944[67]
Greiner, ErwinErwin Greiner Heer 15-HMajor[67] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 307[66][67] 29 November 1944[67]
Greiner, HeinzHeinz Greiner+ Heer 17-HOberst[67] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 499[66][67] 22 September 1941[67] Awarded 572nd Oak Leaves 5 September 1944[67]
Greiner, HermannHermann Greiner+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[67] Staffelkapitän of the 11./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[66][67] 27 July 1944[67] Awarded 840th Oak Leaves 17 April 1945[67]
Greiter, HansHans Greiter Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[67] Messenger squadron leader in the I./Grenadier-Regiment 165[66][67] 13 January 1945[67]
Grenzel, GerhardGerhard Grenzel Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[67] Pilot in the 2./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1[66][Note 91] 8 May 1940[67]
Gresiak, HorstHorst Gresiak Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[67] Leader of the 7./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[69][Note 92] 25 January 1945[67]
Gretschmann, JosefJosef Gretschmann Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[67] Platoon leader in the 6./Schützen-Regiment 40[67][69] 11 August 1941[67]
Greve, Carl-HeinzCarl-Heinz Greve Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[70] Pilot in the 3./Kampfgruppe 606[69][Note 93] 7 October 1942[70]
Greve, Prof. Dr. med.-dent. KarlProf. Dr. med.-dent. Karl Greve Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves zur Verwendung (for disposition)[70] Commander of the I./Jäger-Regiment 49[69][70] 18 May 1942[70]
Grewe, JosefJosef Grewe Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[70] Pilot in the 9./Schlachtgeschwader 77[69][70] 20 July 1944[70]
Griebel, OsmarOsmar Griebel Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[70] Pilot in the 2./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[69][70] 5 December 1943[70]
Grieme, WillyWilly Grieme Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer of the Reserves[70] Leader of the 6./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4 "Der Führer"[69][Note 94] 17 September 1943[70]
Griesbach, FranzFranz Griesbach+ Heer 15-HMajor[70] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 391[69][70] 14 March 1942[70] Awarded 242nd Oak Leaves 17 May 1943
53rd Swords 6 March 1944[70]
Griese, BernhardBernhard Griese Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer and Major of the Schupo[70] Commander of SS-Polizei-Schützen-Bataillon 323[69][70] 3 May 1942[70]
Grieser, MaxMax Grieser Heer 12-HLeutnant[70] Leader of the 2./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 114[69][70] 14 August 1944*[70] Killed in action 5 August 1944[69]
Grieshammer, FritzFritz Grieshammer Luftwaffe 18-LGeneralmajor[70] Commander of the 24. Flak-Division[69][70] 12 April 1945[70]
Griesinger, HerbertHerbert Griesinger Heer 06-HOberjäger[70] Group leader in Jäger-Regiment 56[69][70] 2 September 1944[70]
Grießbauer, Hans-ChristophHans-Christoph Grießbauer Heer 14-HRittmeister of the Reserves[70] Chief of the 4./Füsilier-Bataillon 58[71][Note 95] 14 November 1943[70]
Grimberg, HeinzHeinz Grimberg Heer 14-HHauptmann[70] Commander of Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19[69][70] 14 April 1945[70]
Grimm, HeinzHeinz Grimm Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[72] Pilot in the IV./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[69][Note 96] 5 February 1944*[72] Died of wounds 13 October 1943[69]
Grimminger, JohannesJohannes Grimminger+ Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[72] Leader of Panzergrenadier-Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 25[69][72] 23 August 1944[72] Awarded 776th Oak Leaves 11 March 1945[72]
Grislawski, AlfredAlfred Grislawski+ Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[72] Pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 52[69][72] 1 July 1942[72] Awarded 446th Oak Leaves 11 April 1944[72]
Grodde, WernerWerner Grodde Heer 14-HHauptmann[72] Commander of the II./Artillerie-Regiment 13 (L)[69][72] 6 April 1944[72]
Groddeck, Karl-Albrecht vonKarl-Albrecht von Groddeck Heer 17-HOberst[72] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 120 (motorized)[69][72] 8 September 1941[72]
Groebe, ManfredManfred Groebe Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 97] Pioneer platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 278[69][72] 17 March 1945[72]
Groeschke, KurtKurt Gröschke+ Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[72] Commander of the II./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[69][72] 9 June 1944[72] Awarded 693rd Oak Leaves 9 January 1945[72] Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1981-104-07, Oberstleutnant Kurt Gröschke.jpg
Groezinger, LudwigLudwig Grözinger Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[72] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[72][73] 25 November 1942[72]
Grohe, WalterWalter Grohe Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[72] Leader of the I./Panzer-Regiment 35[72][73] 22 October 1944[72]
Grohmann, FranzFranz Grohmann Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[72] Chief of the 1./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland"[72][73] 23 August 1944[72]
Grollmus, HelmutHelmut Grollmus Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[72] Pilot in the II./Jagdgeschwader 54[73][Note 98] 6 October 1944*[72] Killed in action 19 June 1944[73]
Gromeike, GustavGustav Gromeike[Note 99] Heer 04-HObergefreiter[74] In the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 1[73][74] 19 June 1942[74]
Gromotka, FritzFritz Gromotka Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[Note 100] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Jagdgeschwader 27[73][74] 28 January 1945[74]
Grons, JosefJosef Grons Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[74] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Transportgeschwader 2[73][74] 20 April 1944[74]
Gropp, HeinzHeinz Gropp?[Note 101] Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer of the Reserves Leader of the 2./SS-Flak-Abteilung 9 "Hohenstaufen"[73] 6 May 1945
Gros, KarlKarl Gros Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[74] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Regiment 2[73][74] 14 December 1943[74]
Grosan, ErhardErhard Grosan?[Note 102] Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Kampfgruppe "Grosan" and tactics teacher at the Panzer-Truppenschule Bergen[73] 9 May 1945
Groscheck, JohannJohann Groscheck Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[74] Leader of rider platoon in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 422[73][74] 21 January 1945[74]
Gross, AlfredAlfred Groß?[Note 103] Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Staffelführer of the 5./Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"[73] 20 April 1945
Gross, HelmutHelmut Groß Heer 15-HMajor[74] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 129[73][74] 31 August 1943[74]
Gross, MartinMartin Groß Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[74] Commander of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[73][Note 104] 22 July 1943[74]
Bundesarchiv Bild 101III-Bueschel-162-17, Martin Gross.jpg
Grosse, GertGert Grosse Heer 15-HMajor[74] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 529[73][74] 3 January 1944[74]
Grossendorfer, HansHans Grossendorfer Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[74] Observer in the 7./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[73][74] 26 March 1944*[74] Killed on active service 20 November 1943[74]
Grossjohann, GeorgGeorg Großjohann Heer 15-HMajor[74] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 308[73][74] 26 December 1944[74]
Grosskreutz, Friedrich-KarlFriedrich-Karl Großkreutz Heer 15-HMajor[79] Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244[73][79] 22 November 1943[79]
Grossmann, HorstHorst Großmann+ Heer 17-HOberst[79] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 84[73][79] 23 August 1941[79] Awarded 292nd Oak Leaves 4 September 1943[79]
Grossmann, HugoHugo Großmann Heer 09-HFeldwebel[79] Deputy leader of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 252[73][79] 26 March 1944*[79] Died of wounds 29 January 1944[73]
Grossrock, AlfredAlfred Großrock Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer[79] Platoon leader in the 6./SS-Panzer-Regiment 5 "Wiking"[73][Note 105] 12 August 1944[79]
Grote, Ernst-AlbertErnst-Albert Grote Heer 15-HMajor[Note 106] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 12[79][80] 11 March 1945[79]
Grote, Horst FreiherrHorst Freiherr Grote Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[79] Staffelkapitän of the 4.(S)/Lehrgeschwader 2[79][80] 21 July 1940[79]
Groth, ErichErich Groth Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[79] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Zerstörergeschwader 76[79][80] 1 October 1940[79]
Groth, HeinzHeinz Groth?[Note 107] Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves Division adjutant of the 1. Volks-Gebirgs-Division and leader of Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99[80] 9 May 1945
Grothaus, HermannHermann Grothaus Heer 13-HOberleutnant[79] Chief of the 11./Artillerie-Regiment 389[79][80] 10 September 1944[79]
Grotheer, SiegfriedSiegfried Grotheer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[79] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 464[79][80] 6 November 1943[79]
Gruber, HelmutHelmut Gruber Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[79] Adjutant in the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 125[79][80] 15 January 1943[79]
Gruber, RupertRupert Gruber Heer 15-HMajor[79] Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 209[79][80] 14 August 1943[79]
Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-240-2116-06, Russland, Offizier mit Ritterkreuz.jpg
Grubinger, AdolfAdolf Grubinger Heer 06-HOberjäger[81] Machine gun leader in the 9./Jäger-Regiment 227[80][81] 28 February 1945[81]
Grubl, PeterPeter Grübl Heer 04-HObergefreiter[81] Group leader in the 11./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98[80][81] 20 December 1941[81]
Grun, WernerWerner Grün Heer 14-HHauptmann[81] Leader of the I./Panzer-Regiment 5[80][81] 8 February 1943[81]
Grunberg, HansHans Grünberg Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[81] Pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[80][81] 9 June 1944[81]
Gruner, GeorgGeorg Grüner+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[81] Chief of the 1./Panzer-Regiment 33 "Prinz Eugen"[80][Note 108] 25 November 1941[Note 108] Awarded 436th Oak Leaves 26 March 1944[81] Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-292-1258-04, Frankreich, dekorierter Panzersoldat mit Zivilist(2).jpg
Grunert, AntonAnton Grünert Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[81] Chief of the 3./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 201[80][81] 15 March 1943[81]
Grunert, RichardRichard Grünert+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[81] Leader of the 3./Kradschützen-Bataillon 7[80][81] 14 October 1941[Note 109] Awarded 244th Oak Leaves 17 May 1943[81]
Grunewald, GeorgGeorg Grünewald Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[Note 110] Platoon leader in the 1./Fallschirmjäger-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 12[80][Note 110] 29 October 1944[81]
Grunner, RudolfRudolf Grünner Waffen-SS 06-WSS-Unterscharführer[81] Group leader in Regiment "Mohr" in the fortress Breslau[80][81] 10 March 1945[81]
Grunwald, HarryHarry Grünwald Heer 13-HOberleutnant[81] Chief of the 2./Artillerie-Regiment 18 (motorized)[80][81] 6 February 1944[81]
Grunwaldt, WilhelmWilhelm Grünwaldt Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[81] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 126[80][81] 17 September 1944[81]
Gruhl, HerbertHerbert Gruhl Heer 14-HHauptmann[82] Chief of the 11./Grenadier-Regiment 133[80][82] 5 April 1944[82]
Grumbt, OttoOtto Grumbt Heer 14-HHauptmann[82] Commander of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111[80][82] 28 October 1944[82]
Grunau, ErnstErnst Grunau Heer 13-HOberleutnant[82] Leader of the Begleitkompanie of the 14. Panzer-Division[80][Note 111] 4 October 1944[82]
Grund, JuliusJulius Grund Heer 14-HHauptmann[82] Commander of the I./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138[80][82] 30 October 1943[82]
Grundmann, ErichErich Grundmann Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant (Ing.)[82] Fleet engineer in the 1. Räumbootflottille[80][82] 31 May 1940[82]
Erich Grundmann.jpg
Grunge, WilhelmWilhelm Grunge Heer 04-HObergefreiter[82] Group leader in the 4./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 93[82][83] 3 July 1944[82]
Grunhold, WernerWerner Grunhold Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[82] Company troop leader in the 3./Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 "Hermann Göring"[82][83] 30 November 1944[82]
Grunwald, HorstHorst Grunwald Heer 09-HFeldwebel[82] Platoon leader in the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 457[82][83] 14 May 1944[82]
Gschwendtner, Karl-GeorgKarl-Georg Gschwendtner Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[82] Pilot in the 7./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[82][83] 5 February 1944[82]
Gsell, Karl-HeinrichKarl-Heinrich Gsell Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[82] Leader of the 2./Panzer-Regiment 35[82][83] 23 February 1944[82]
Gsinn, JosefJosef Gsinn Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[82] Platoon leader in the 4./Hochgebirgsjäger-Bataillon 3[82][83] 20 July 1944[82]
Guckenberger, RudolfRudolf Guckenberger Heer 14-HHauptmann[82] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 481[82][83] 20 August 1942[82]
Gudelius, AlfredAlfred Gudelius Heer 15-HMajor[84] Commander of the II./Schützen-Regiment 14[83][84] 10 February 1942[84]
Guderian, HeinzHeinz Guderian+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Panzertruppe[84] Commanding general of the XIX. Armeekorps[83][84] 27 October 1939[84] Awarded 24th Oak Leaves 17 July 1941[84] Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-139-1112-17, Heinz Guderian.jpg
Guderian, Heinz-GüntherHeinz-Günther Guderian Heer 15-HMajor im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[84] Ia (operations officer) of the 116. Panzer-Division[83][84] 5 October 1944[84]
Gumbel, KarlKarl Gümbel Heer 17-HOberst[84] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 516[83][84] 30 October 1941[84]
Gumbel, LudwigLudwig Gümbel Heer 17-HOberst[84] Leader of Divisions-Gruppe "Gümbel" (Grenadier-Regiment 308)[83][Note 112] 29 November 1944[84]
Gunter, WilhelmWilhelm Günter[Note 113] Heer 09-HFeldwebel[84] Platoon leader in the 13.(IG)/Grenadier-Regiment 508[83][Note 113] 5 March 1945[84]
Gunther, AlfredAlfred Günther Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer[84] Platoon leader in the 1./SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[83][Note 114] 3 March 1943[84]
Bundesarchiv Bild 101III-King-047a-06, Alfred Günther.jpg
Gunther, Heinrich-AlbertHeinrich-Albert Günther[Note 115] Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[84] Staffelkapitän of the 7./Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"[83][84] 9 June 1944*[84] Killed in action 10 January 1944[83]
Gunther, PaulPaul Günther Luftwaffe 09-LFahnenjunker-Feldwebel[84] Pilot in the 9./Schlachtgeschwader 10[83][84] 2 February 1945[84]
Gunther, WilhelmWilhelm Günther Heer 09-HFeldwebel[84] Platoon leader in the 8./Panzer-Regiment 2[83][84] 18 December 1942[84]
Gunzel, ReinhardReinhard Günzel+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[84] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"[83][84] 17 September 1941[84] Awarded 184th Oak Leaves 21 January 1943[84]
Gurke, ErnstErnst Gürke Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[84] Commander of the I./Flak-Regiment 43[83][Note 116] 3 November 1942[84]
Gurz, MartinMartin Gürz Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[Note 117] Leader of the III./SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 "Norge"[83][Note 117] 23 October 1944*[85] Killed in action 26 September 1944[83]
Gutschow, HansHans Gütschow Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[85] Company leader in the I./Infanterie-Regiment 545[85][86] 25 October 1942[85]
Gugganig, AloisAlois Gugganig Heer 09-HFeldwebel[85] Platoon leader in the 12./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 91[85][86] 3 April 1943[85]
Guggenberger, FriedrichFriedrich Guggenberger+ Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[85] Commander of U-81[85][86] 10 December 1941[85] Awarded 171st Oak Leaves 8 January 1943[85] Bundesarchiv Bild 183-B13197, Friedrich Guggenberger.jpg
Guhl, PaulPaul Guhl Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[85] Leader of the III.(gepanzert)/SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[85][86] 4 June 1944[85]
Guhr, HansHans Guhr Heer 13-HOberleutnant[85] Regiments adjutant in Infanterie-Regiment 513[86][Note 118] 10 September 1942[85]
Guhrke, HeinzHeinz Guhrke Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See of the Reserves[85] Commander of Torpedoboot TA-20[85][86] 5 November 1944*[85] Killed in action 31 October 1944[86]
Gumprich, GüntherGünther Gumprich Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[85] Commander of auxiliary cruiser "Thor" (HSK-4)[85][86] 31 December 1942[85]
Gunzert, UlrichUlrich Gunzert Heer 13-HOberleutnant[85] Chief of the 3./Pionier-Bataillon 258[85][86] 20 December 1941[85]
Gurran, PaulPaul Gurran Heer 17-HOberst[85] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 506[85][87] 12 September 1941[85]
Guschker, ErnstErnst Guschker Heer 14-HHauptmann[85] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 587[85][86] 3 August 1943*[85] Died of wounds 13 February 1943[86]
Gust, WernerWerner Gust+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[88] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 477[86][88] 7 February 1944[88] Awarded 624th Oak Leaves 18 October 1944[88]
Gutheit, HelmutHelmut Gutheit Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[88] Leader of Jagdpanzer-Kompanie 1011[86][88] 17 April 1945[88]
Gutmacher, [Dr.] Gerhard[Dr.] Gerhard Gutmacher[Note 17] Heer 14-HHauptmann[88] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 178[86][88] 14 January 1945[88]
Gutmann, HeinzHeinz Gutmann Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[88] Staffelführer of the 3./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[86][88] 5 April 1944[88]
Gutmann, JoachimJoachim Gutmann Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[88] Leader of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 11[86][88] 18 September 1942[88]
Gutzmann, ErwinErwin Gutzmann Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[88] Pilot in the II./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[86][88] 26 March 1944[88]
Gutzmer, [Dr.] Hans[Dr.] Hans Gutzmer[Note 17] Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[88] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Kampfgeschwader 51[86][88] 29 February 1944[88]
Gutzschhahn, HelmutHelmut Gutzschhahn Heer 14-HHauptmann[88] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 6[86][88] 8 May 1943[88]
Györy, AugustAugust Györy Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[88] Pilot in the 4.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 122[86][Note 119] 26 March 1944[88]
Gysae, RobertRobert Gysae+ Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[88] Commander of U-98[88][89] 31 December 1941[88] Awarded 250th Oak Leaves 31 May 1943[88]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Großadmiral and President of Germany Karl Dönitz, Hitler's successor as Head of State (Staatsoberhaupt) and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, had ordered the cessation of all promotions and awards as of 11 May 1945 (Dönitz-decree). Consequently the last Knight's Cross awarded to Oberleutnant zur See of the Reserves Georg-Wolfgang Feller on 17 June 1945 must therefore be considered a de facto but not de jure hand-out.[2]
  2. ^ For an explanation of the various naming schemes used by the Luftwaffe, Heer, Kriegsmarine and Waffen-SS refer to nomenclature used by the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS.
  3. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 1./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 97.[16]
  4. ^ According to Scherzer as air gunner in the Stab IV./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1.[18]
  5. ^ Robert Gaigals' nomination had been finalized by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) and was ready for signature by 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.[19]
  6. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant.[18]
  7. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS 42 (lett. Nr. 1).[18]
  8. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[18]
  9. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the defensive sector Elba.[18]
  10. ^ According to Scherzer as Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 2./Artillerie-Regiment 389.[21]
  11. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the II./Artillerie-Regiment 178.[21]
  12. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 212.[21]
  13. ^ According to Scherzer on 19 September 1943.[21]
  14. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Leutnant zur See and commander of Hilfskriegsschiff "Passim".[21]
  15. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves and Staffelführer in the Aufklärungs-Gruppe der OB der Luftwaffe.[23]
  16. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the I./SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 2.[23]
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ No evidence regarding the presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to an SS-Oberscharführer Gebhard can be found in the German Federal Archive. Walther-Peer Fellgiebel also had no evidence and wrote on 11 July 1983 to Mr. Eichhorn: "I have to rely on Krätschmer in Rieflin Fritz's case, as well as in Gebhard's.". Krätschmer may have his information from Hermann Buch, the former IIa (personnel administration for officers) of the 2. SS-Division "Das Reich", who mentioned the name Gebhard in a letter to Von Seeman on 6 December 1970. Unlawful presentation by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee.[27]
  19. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of a Kampfgruppe in the Armee-Abteilung Serbien.[28]
  20. ^ Paul Gehl's nomination by the troop was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 24 March 1945 as a teleprinter messenger, the written nomination was received on 3 April. Major Joachim Domaschk had stopped an ongoing approval process of the Honour Roll Clasp for Gehl on 25 March, indicating: "Stop! Forward here!". Domaschk requested a detailed combat report from Gehl's division following the receipt of the written nomination on 4 April, which he received on 17 April. The next day he approved the nomination. A Heerespersonalamt-Verleihungsvorschlag (HPA-VV—Army Staff Office Nomination Recommendation) Nr. 5078 was created and forwarded the very same day. This information is noted on the file card. No further information regarding the approval or presentation of the Knight's Cross is indicated. 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.[27]
  21. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Hauptmann and deputy Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Schlachtgeschwader 1.[28]
  22. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 3./Führer-Panzer-Regiment 1.[28]
  23. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot and adjutant in the Stab I.(Jagd)/Lehrgeschwader 2.[30]
  24. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Infanterie-Regiment (motorized) 200.[30]
  25. ^ According to Scherzer name is spelled Willy Geisler.[30]
  26. ^ According to Scherzer as leader in the I./Flak-Regiment (motorized) 43.[31]
  27. ^ According to Scherzer as oberserver in the Aufklärungsstaffe 6.(F)/122.[31]
  28. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 10 October 1942 as gun leader in the 1./Flak-Regiment 49.[31]
  29. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffe 2.(F)/122.[31]
  30. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves and chief of the 13./Grenadier-Regiment 544.[31]
  31. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 1./Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment 1.[31]
  32. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the II./Kampfgeschwader 2.[31]
  33. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[33]
  34. ^ According to Scherzer as Schreiber-Obergefreiter.[33]
  35. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the IV./Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment 1.[33]
  36. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 13./Grenadier-Regiment 110.[33]
  37. ^ No evidence regarding the presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to Karl Gerlach can be found in the German Federal Archives. Gerlach is listed by Von Seemen, noting: "No evidence in the German Federal Archives".[34] 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). The order commission of the AKCR processed this case in 1983/1984 and decided "Knight's Cross yes, 17 April 1945". What evidence was used and lead to this decision remains unclear. Walther-Peer Fellgiebel later changed the presentation date to 3 May 1945. Gerlach was a member of the AKCR.[27]
  38. ^ Günter Gersteuer's nomination by the Außenstelle of the Heerespersonalamt (HPA/A—Branch of the Army Staff Office) was ready for signature by 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.[36]
  39. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 7./SS-"Totenkopf"-Artillerie-Regiment.[35]
  40. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 14.(Sturm)/Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet".[35]
  41. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Sturmbrigde "Reichsführer SS".[38]
  42. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Hauptmann and adjutant in the Grenadier-Regiment 698.[38]
  43. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves.[39]
  44. ^ Karl-Heinz Gieseler is listed as a recipient in Fellgiebel and Von Seemen as SS-Untersturmführer and Stoßtruppführer in Berlin as a member of the 11. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Nordland".[40] Von Seemen indicates that: "No evidence in the German Federal Archives".[41] Fellgiebel states that the presentation was made by SS-Brigadeführer Wilhelm Mohnke in the bunker of the Reichs Chancellery between 25 and 30 April 1945. The number of likely presentations varies between 3 and 5 soldiers. No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. Gieseler is not listed by Scherzer.[8]
  45. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberst of the Reserves.[39]
  46. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 4./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1.[39]
  47. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Artillerie-Regiment SS-Division "Wiking".[39]
  48. ^ According to Scherzer as SS-Obersturmführer of the Reserves.[42]
  49. ^ According to Scherzer as Richtschütze (gunner) in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 253.[42]
  50. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 3./(schwere) Flak-Abteilung 442.[43]
  51. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 5 April 1944 as Staffelkapitän in the I./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor".[43]
  52. ^ According to Scherzer as ommander of Räumboot R-17 in the 1. Räum-Halbflottille.[46]
  53. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant of Infanterie-Regiment 208.[46]
  54. ^ Siegwart Göller's nomination by the troop was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 13 April 1945. Missing are the statements by the commander-in-chief of the Heeresgruppe Süd and Major Joachim Domaschk. It is questionable whether the prepared Heerespersonalamt-Verleihungsvorschlag (HPA-VV—Army Staff Office Nomination Recommendation) Nr. 5088 was forwarded for presentation to the Führer because Domaschk's statement is missing. It is likely that Domaschk had requested the statement by the Heeresgruppe Süd which he had not yet received. 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.[36] He is listed by Von Seemen under the name of Siegmund Göller with a presentation date 21 April 1945. However Von Seemen indicates that: "No evidence in the German Federal Archives".[48]
  55. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves.[46]
  56. ^ According to Scherzer on 29 May 1940.[50]
  57. ^ According to Scherzer as machine gunner in 6./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler".[50]
  58. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 13./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 91.[50]
  59. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in Frontaufklärungs-Kommando 201.[52]
  60. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Jagdgeschwader 54.[52]
  61. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 1./Flak-Regiment 37.[52]
  62. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Räumboot R-61 in the 5. Räumbootflottille.[52]
  63. ^ According to Scherzer in the 5./Artillerie-Regiment 263.[52]
  64. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Jagdgeschwader 53.[54]
  65. ^ According to Scherzer Oak Leaves awarded on 25 October 1941.[54]
  66. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. According to Krätschmer the action took place in March 1945 in Pomerania with the Army Group Vistula. Von Seemen lists Herbert Golz with the footnote: "Source: Generalmajor (Pol.) Ernst Rode, at the time chief of staff with the chief of the German Police".[57] This posting is not verifiable. A SS-Brigadeführer and Generalmajor Rode is verifiable and was chief of staff of the field commando of the Reichsführer SS. This field commando processed at the time the nominations of the Waffen-SS and prepared them for approval by Heinrich Himmler. These nominations at the time were received by SS-Obersturmbannführer Kment, the adjutant of Himmler and liaison officer to the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office). Golz nomination could have been a unlawful presentation by Himmler as commander in chief of the Army Group Vistula. The order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) handled this case in 1977 and decided: "Knight's Cross yes, 31 March 1945". The evidence sustaining this decision remains unclear. Access to the files was denied on the grounds of the Bundesarchivgesetz (German Archive Law). The presentation date was later changed by Fellgiebel. Golz was a member of the AKCR.[36]
  67. ^ According to Scherzer name is Wilhelm von Goriany.[56]
  68. ^ According to Scherzer as group leader in the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 576.[56]
  69. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 24 October 1944 as pilot in the I./Jagdgeschwader 302.[56]
  70. ^ According to Scherzer as Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 3./SS-Flak-Abteilung 17.[59]
  71. ^ According to Scherzer as commander Sipo and SD Budapest.[59]
  72. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Leutnant zur Verwendung (for disposition) and leader of a special commando in the 8./Bau-Lehr-Bataillon "Brandenburg" z.b.V. 800.[59]
  73. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 9.[59]
  74. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the Stabskompanie./Füsilier-Regiment 22.[59]
  75. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 7.[61]
  76. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 6 December 1944 as oberserver in the 2./Nahaufklärungsgruppe 6.[61]
  77. ^ Fritz-Hubert Gräser's nomination by the troop was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Personnel Office) on 29 April 1945. General Ernst Maisel noted: "I approve the nomination! 30 April". The nomination list for the higher grades of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross only notes the nomination entry date as 29 April 1945. There is no indication that the award was granted. The paperwork was not finalized by the end of the war. The Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) claims that the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The sequential number "154" and presentation date were assigned by the AKCR.[62]
  78. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 18./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler".[61]
  79. ^ According to Scherzer Swords awarded on 18 May 1944.[61]
  80. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[61]
  81. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon troop leader in the 9./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Der Führer".[64]
  82. ^ According to Scherzer name is spelled Anton Grassl.[64]
  83. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in 1./leichte Flak-Abteilung 75 (self motorized).[64]
  84. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the Stab/Jagdgeschwader 51.[64]
  85. ^ The original nomination was not retained. The Oberbefehlshaber Nordwest (OB Nordwest) had sent the nomination to the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe/Auszeichnung und Disziplin (OKL/AuD—Air Force High Command/Award and Discipline). The accompanying letter is presented by Franz Thomas. Franz Thomas is author of Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945, Teil II Die Ritterkreuzträger der Fallschirmjäger, Osnabrück 1986, page 88. No further information prevailed. A presentation cannot be verified. The Order Commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) processed this case in 1974 and decided: 868th Oak Leaves, 8 May 1945. According to the AKCR the award was present in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The sequential number "868" and date were assigned by the AKCR. Graßmel is listed by the OB Nordwest for the "Nomination for the presentation of war awards" in May 1945. This list, which was to be presented to Karl Dönitz, holds 12 names. These nominations had all been submitted by the OB Nordwest via the command chain and must be considered not finalized. Dönitz has never signed this list and most likely has never seen this list. Franz Graßmel was a member of the AKCR.[62]
  86. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 1./Jagdgeschwader 52.[65]
  87. ^ According to Scherzer as machine gunner in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 487.[65]
  88. ^ According to Scherzer as company leader in Regiment "Mohr" in fortress Breslau.[65]
  89. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Major and commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment (motorized) "Großdeutschland".[67]
  90. ^ According to Scherzer Swords awarded on 27 August 1944.[67]
  91. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1.[67]
  92. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 7./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2.[67]
  93. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 3./Küstenflieger-Gruppe 606.[70]
  94. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 6./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Der Führer".[70]
  95. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 4./Division-Füsilier-Bataillon (AA) 58.[70]
  96. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the Stab IV./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1.[72]
  97. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[72]
  98. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 54.[72]
  99. ^ According to Scherzer name is spelled Gustav Gromeik.[74]
  100. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[74]
  101. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. According to Walther-Peer Fellgiebel the award was presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich, which would make it an unlawful presentation. Fellgiebel's sources are H. Buch and W. Kment. According to Buch—note from 25 June 2005—he has nothing to do with this presentation. And Kment cannot be the source since Buch stated that Kment died in the early 1970s. If indeed Kment was the source then Von Seemen would have listed Heinz Gropp in either the first or second edition of his book, which is not the case. The source thus remains uncertain. Krätschmer lists Gropp in his third edition with a date of 1 May 1945 without stating a source as well. Fellgiebel dated the award on 6 May 1945. He may have done this to justify this as a Dietrich award.[75]
  102. ^ Erhard Grosan's nomination by the Außenstelle of the Heerespersonalamt (HPA/A—Branch of the Army Staff Office) was ready for signature by 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.[76]
  103. ^ The information regarding the presentation of the Knight's Cross to Alfred Groß originally came from Ernst Obermaier and was given to Walther-Peer Fellgiebel, who accepted this. Fellgiebel included all Luftwaffe presentations without changes because the Luftwaffe presentations at the end of the war could not be verified. Scherzer states that he received information from an aviation historian, who has access to the original 1945 files of Jagdgeschwader 26 (JG 26), that, "'Leutnant' Alfred Groß, 5./JG 26 was not a Staffelführer of the 5. Staffel, nor a recipient of the Knight's Cross."[76] Alfred Groß is listed by Obermaier.[77] Von Seemen lists him with a vague presentation date of April 1945.[78]
  104. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler".[74]
  105. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 6./SS-Panzer-Regiment 5.[79]
  106. ^ According to Scherzer as Major of the Reserves.[79]
  107. ^ Heinz Groth's nomination by the troop was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 23 March 1945. The book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) contains a note (presumably by Joachim Domaschk): "Knight's Cross no, Honour Roll". The file card states: "rejected" and "unfinished (Honour Roll)? ". The presentation date was assigned by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[76]
  108. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 23 November 1941 as chief of the 1./Panzer-Regiment 33.[81]
  109. ^ According to Scherzer on 14 December 1941.[81]
  110. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel and commander of a Sturmgeschütz in the 1./Fallschirmjäger-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 12.[81]
  111. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the Division-Begleitkompanie/14. Panzer-Division.[82]
  112. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Divisions-Gruppe 198.[84]
  113. ^ a b According to Scherzer name is spelled Wilhelm Günther who received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross as platoon leader in the 13./Grenadier-Regiment 508.[84]
  114. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler".[84]
  115. ^ According to Scherzer name is spelled Heinrich-Albert Güntner.[84]
  116. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./Flak-Regiment (motorized) 43.[84]
  117. ^ a b According to Scherzer as SS-Hauptsturmführer of the Reserves and leader of the III./SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 "Norge" (norw. Nr 1).[85]
  118. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant in Infanterie-Regiment 513.[85]
  119. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffe 4.(F)/122.[88]

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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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