List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (Hn–Hz)

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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 224 Knight's Cross recipients of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS whose last name is in the range "Hn–Hz".[7] Author and historian Veit Scherzer has challenged the validity of 14 of these listings.[8] This is the second of two lists of all 661 Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients whose last name starts with "H". The recipients whose last name is in the range "Ha–Hm" are listed at List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (Ha–Hm).[9] The recipients are initially ordered alphabetically by last name. The rank listed is the recipient's rank at the time the Knight's Cross was awarded.

Background[edit]

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

Recipients[edit]

Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Hn–Hz)
Service   Number of presentations Posthumous presentations
Heer (incl. Volkssturm)
155
11
Kriegsmarine
7
0
Luftwaffe
55
4
Waffen-SS
7
1

The Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (Supreme Command of the Armed Forces) kept separate Knight's Cross lists for the Waffen-SS and for each of the three military branches, the Heer (Army), Kriegsmarine (Navy), and Luftwaffe (Air Force). 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 224 awards made to servicemen whose last name is in the range "Hn–Hz", 24 were later awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, three the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords and one the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds; 16 presentations were made posthumously. Heer members, including the Volkssturm, received 155 of the medals; 7 went to the Kriegsmarine, 55 to the Luftwaffe, and 7 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 the * (asterisk) indicates that the Knight's Cross was awarded posthumously.
      This along with the ? (question mark) indicates that historian Veit Scherzer has expressed doubt regarding the veracity and formal correctness of the listing.

Name Service Rank Role and unit[Note 2] Date of award Notes Image
Hobe, Cord vonCord von Hobe?[Note 3] Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[16] Commander of a Kampfgruppe of the XIII. SS-Armeekorps[16] 9 May 1945[16]
Black-and-white photo of a man wearing a white military uniform sitting at a desk, making a phone call.
Hoch, JohannJohann Hoch Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[17] Platoon leader in the 9./Grenadier-Regiment 1070[16][17] 17 September 1944[17]
Hochbaum, FriedrichFriedrich Hochbaum+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[17] Commander of the 34. Infanterie-Division[16][17] 22 August 1943[17] Awarded 486th Oak Leaves 4 June 1944[17]
Hochgartz, GüntherGünther Hochgartz Heer 14-HHauptmann[17] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 187[16][17] 15 April 1944[17]
Hocke, Franz-RainerFranz-Rainer Hocke Heer 04-HObergefreiter[17] Group leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 200 (motorized)[16][17] 5 November 1944*[17] Killed in action 20 October 1944[16]
Hockenjos, FritzFritz Hockenjos Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[17] Deputy leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 380[16][17] 2 September 1944[17]
Hodurek, [Dr.] Herbert[Dr.] Herbert Hodurek[Note 4] Heer 14-HHauptmann[17] Leader of the III./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 144[16][17] 15 April 1944[17]
Höcker, HanskurtHanskurt Höcker Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[17] Commander of the 258. Infanterie-Division[16][17] 14 April 1943[17]
Hoeckner, WalterWalter Hoeckner Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[17] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Jagdgeschwader 4[16][Note 5] 6 April 1944[17]
Hoefeld, RobertRobert Hoefeld Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[17] Leader of 4./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 5[16][Note 6] 18 May 1943[17]
Hoefemeier, HeinrichHeinrich Höfemeier Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[17] Pilot in the 1./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[16][17] 5 April 1942[17]
Hoefer, DirkDirk Höfer Heer 14-HHauptmann[17] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 256[16][17] 14 April 1945[17]
Hoefer, HeinrichHeinrich Höfer+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[18] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Kampfgeschwader 55[16][18] 3 September 1943[18] Awarded 656th Oak Leaves 18 November 1944[18]
Höfl, HugoHugo Höfl Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[18] Commander of the 206. Infanterie-Division[16][18] 4 December 1941[18]
Hoeflinger, KarlKarl Höflinger Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves[18] Pilot in the 9./Kampfgeschwader 77[16][18] 7 March 1941[18]
Hoegl, Franz-JosefFranz-Josef Högl Heer 15-HMajor[18] Commander of Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 220[16][Note 7] 26 November 1944[18]
Hoehle, KarlKarl Höhle Heer 15-HMajor[16][Note 8] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 378[16][18] 11 March 1945[18]
Hoehne, FriedrichFriedrich Höhne+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[18] Commander of the III./Jäger-Regiment 204[16][18] 3 May 1942[18] Awarded 253rd Oak Leaves 8 June 1943[18]
Hoehne, GeorgGeorg Höhne Heer 15-HMajor[18] Leader of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26[16][18] 18 February 1945[18]
Hoehne, GustavGustav Höhne+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[18] Commander of the 8. Infanterie-Division[18][19] 30 June 1941[18] Awarded 238th Oak Leaves 17 May 1943[18]
Hoehne, OttoOtto Höhne Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[18] Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 54[16][18] 5 September 1940[18]
Black-and-white photo of a man wearing a military uniform.
Hoehno, HelmutHelmut Höhno Heer 12-HLeutnant[18] Platoon leader in the schwere (heavy) Panzer-Abteilung 510[16][18] 9 December 1944[18]
Hoeke, Stefan-HeinrichStefan-Heinrich Höke Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[18] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 18[16][18] 28 July 1943[18]
Hoelter, HermannHermann Hölter?[Note 9] Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[21] Chief of the general staff of the 20. Gebirgsarmee[21] 3 May 1945[21]
Hoelz, JohannesJohannes Hölz Heer 17-HOberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[22] Chief of the general staff of the LV. Armeekorps[21][22] 10 October 1944[22]
Hoelz, WalterWalter Hölz Heer 14-HHauptmann[22] Commander of the III./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98[21][22] 26 December 1944[22]
Hoelzerkopf, ArnulfArnulf Hölzerkopf Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[22] Chief of the 8. Minensuchflottille[21][22] 15 May 1944[22]
Hoelzl, HansHans Hölzl Heer 14-HHauptmann[22] Commanded for general staff training to the VI. Armeekorps and leader of a Kampfgruppe[21][22] 23 February 1944*[22] Killed in action 26 December 1943[21]
Hoene, Karl-FriedrichKarl-Friedrich Hoene Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[22] Leader of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 755[21][22] 26 November 1944[22]
Hoener, WernerWerner Höner Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[22] Group leader in the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 245[21][22] 30 September 1944*[22] Killed in action 5 September 1944[21]
Hoenig, JustinJustin Hönig Heer 09-HFeldwebel[22] Platoon leader in the 3./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 41[21][22] 18 February 1945[22]
Hoenniger, TheodorTheodor Hönniger?[Note 10] Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[21] Platoon leader in the 3./Panzer-Regiment 25[21] 9 May 1945[21]
Hoensbroech, Ignaz Graf von und zuIgnaz Graf von und zu Hoensbroech Heer 14-HHauptmann[22] Commander of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4[21][22] 4 June 1944[22]
Hönscheid, Johannes-MatthiasJohannes-Matthias Hönscheid Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[22] Kriegsberichterstatter der Fallschirmtruppe[21][Note 11] 12 March 1945[21][Note 11]
A man wearing a military uniform, side cap, various military decorations including an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Hoeper, AhrendAhrend Höper Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[22] Platoon leader in the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 202[21][22] 26 November 1944[22]
Hoepner, ErichErich Hoepner?[Note 12] Heer 20-HGeneral der Kavallerie[21] Commanding general of the XVI. Armeekorps[21] 27 October 1939[21]
A man wearing a military uniform, peaked cap, and an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Hoering, JohannJohann Hoering Heer 13-HOberleutnant[22] Chief of the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 277[21][22] 8 August 1944[22]
Hoerl, LudwigLudwig Hörl Heer 17-HOberst[22] Commander of Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 91[21][22] 6 April 1944[22]
Hoerner, WilliWilli Hörner Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[23] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[21][Note 13] 10 May 1943[23]
Hoernicke, WernerWerner Hörnicke Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer of the Reserves[23] Commander of the I./SS-Grenadier-Regiment 10 (motorized) in the 1. SS-Infanterie-Brigade (motorized)[21][Note 14] 1 December 1943[23]
Hoerning, ReinhardReinhard Hörning Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[23] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 546[21][23] 22 August 1943*[23] Killed in action 17 October 1942[23]
Hoernlein, WalterWalter Hörnlein+ Heer 17-HOberst[23] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 80[21][23] 30 July 1941[23] Awarded 213th Oak Leaves 15 March 1943[23]
Hoerstermann, JohannJohann Hörstermann Heer 15-HMajor[23] Commander of a Kampfgruppe in Grenadier-Regiment 473[23][24] 28 March 1945[23]
Hoerwick, AntonAnton Hörwick Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[23] Pilot in the 7./Nachtjagdgeschwader 2[24][Note 15] 8 August 1944[23]
Hoesslin, Hartmut vonHartmut von Hößlin Heer 14-HHauptmann[23] Commander of the II./Artillerie-Regiment 7[23][24] 17 April 1945[23]
Hoesslin, Roland vonRoland von Hößlin?[Note 16] Heer 14-HHauptmann[24] Leader of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 33[24] 23 July 1942[24]
Hoeth, Hans-LotharHans-Lothar Hoeth Heer 14-HHauptmann[23] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 311[23][24] 6 April 1944[23]
Hofbauer, FranzFranz Hofbauer Heer 09-HFeldwebel[23] Platoon leader in the 3./Divisions-Füslier-Bataillon 72[23][24] 20 January 1944[23]
Hofbauer, KarlKarl Hofbauer Heer 14-HHauptmann[23] Leader of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 154[23][24] 7 August 1942[23]
Hofer, KarlKarl Hofer Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[23] Platoon leader in the 3./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 49[23][24] 26 October 1943[23]
Hofer, LotharLothar Hofer Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[24][Note 17] Commander of the III./SS-Artillerie-Regiment 54 "Nederland"[24][Note 17] 5 April 1945[23]
Hoff, CarlCarl Hoff?[Note 18] Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[24] Chief of the 1. Räumbootflottille[24] 9 May 1945[24]
Hoffend, JakobJakob Hoffend Volkssturm (Heer) Volkssturmmann[24][Note 19] Feuerwerker und Bombenräumer in the Luftgau VI "Köln"[24][Note 19] 7 February 1945[27]
Hoffer, Herbert vonHerbert von Hoffer[Note 20] Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[27] Staffelführer of the 5./Schlachtgeschwader 77[24][Note 20] 8 August 1944[27]
Hoffmann, AlbertAlbert Hoffmann Heer 04-HObergefreiter[27] Machine gunner in the 4./Kradschützen-Bataillon 55[24][27] 3 April 1943[27]
Hoffmann, ErnstErnst Hoffmann Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[27] Chief of the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 698[24][27] 4 May 1944[27]
Hoffmann, Ernst-WilhelmErnst-Wilhelm Hoffmann+ Heer 15-HMajor[27] Chief of the 1./Schützen-Regiment 12[24][27] 4 September 1940[27] Awarded 494th Oak Leaves 9 June 1944[27]
Hoffmann, GerhardGerhard Hoffmann Luftwaffe 09-LFahnenjunker-Feldwebel[27] Pilot in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 52[24][Note 21] 14 May 1944[27]
Hoffmann, HeinrichHeinrich Hoffmann+ Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[27] Pilot in the 12./Jagdgeschwader 51[24][27] 12 August 1941[27] Awarded 36th Oak Leaves 19 October 1941[27]
Hoffmann, HeinrichHeinrich Hoffmann+ Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[27] Chief of the 5. Torpedobootflottille[24][27] 7 June 1944[27] Awarded 524th Oak Leaves 11 July 1944[27]
Hoffmann, Heinz-JoachimHeinz-Joachim Hoffmann Heer 15-HMajor[27] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 44[24][27] 15 April 1942[27]
Hoffmann, HerbertHerbert Hoffmann Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[27] Leader of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 426[24][27] 15 April 1944[27]
Hoffmann, Dipl.-Ing. KunoDipl.-Ing. Kuno Hoffmann Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[27] Gruppenkommandeur of the I.(K)/Lehrgeschwader 1[24][Note 22] 14 June 1941[27]
Hoffmann, KurtKurt Hoffmann Heer 09-HFeldwebel[28] Platoon leader in the 3.(motorized)/Pionier-Bataillon 28[24][28] 8 June 1940[28]
Hoffmann, Kurt-CaesarKurt-Caesar Hoffmann Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[28] Commander of battleship Scharnhorst[24][28] 21 March 1942[28]
A man wearing a black naval military uniform, peaked cap, and an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Hoffmann, LudwigLudwig Hoffmann?[Note 23] Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[29] Leader of the III./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 "Norge"[29] 11 May 1945[29]
Hoffmann, OttoOtto Hoffmann Heer 13-HOberleutnant[28] Leader of the 3./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 901[29][Note 24] 31 July 1942[28]
Hoffmann, PaulPaul Hoffmann Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[28] Pioneer platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 211[28][30] 2 March 1944[28]
Hoffmann, ReinholdReinhold Hoffmann Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[30][Note 25] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 54[30][Note 25] 28 January 1945*[28] Killed in flying accident 24 May 1944[30]
Hoffmann, WalterWalter Hoffmann Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[28] Pilot in the 8./Schlachtgeschwader 1[28][30] 16 June 1944[28]
Hoffmann, WernerWerner Hoffmann Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[28] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Nachtjagdgeschwader 5[28][30] 4 May 1944[28]
Hoffmann, WernerWerner Hoffmann Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[28] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Schlachtgeschwader 1[28][30] 8 August 1944[28]
Hoffmann-Schönborn, GüntherGünther Hoffmann-Schönborn+ Heer 15-HMajor[28] Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 191[28][29] 14 May 1941[28] Awarded 49th Oak Leaves 31 December 1941[28]
Hoffmann von Waldau, OttoOtto Hoffmann von Waldau Luftwaffe 19-LGeneralleutnant[28] Fliegerführer Afrika[28][30] 28 June 1942[28]
Hoffmeister, EdmundEdmund Hoffmeister Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[28] Commander of the 383. Infanterie-Division[28][30] 6 October 1943[28]
Hoffmeister, HeinrichHeinrich Hoffmeister Heer 15-HMajor[28] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 915[28][30] 31 January 1945[28]
Hoffmeister, HenningHenning Hoffmeister Heer 15-HMajor[31] Deputy leader of Grenadier-Regiment 6[30][31] 30 September 1944[31]
Hoffritz, HansHans Hoffritz Heer 09-HFeldwebel[31] Platoon leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Infanterie-Regiment 268[29][Note 26] 4 September 1941[31]
Hofmann, AdolfAdolf Hofmann Heer 13-HOberleutnant[31] Chief of the 6./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100[30][31] 15 November 1941[31]
Hofmann, BernhardBernhard Hofmann Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[31] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 427[30][31] 26 September 1942[31]
Hofmann, HorstHorst Hofmann Kriegsmarine 10-MObersteuermann[31] Coxswain and watch officer on U-672[30][31] 20 May 1944[31]
Hofmann, Karl-JoachimKarl-Joachim Hofmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[31] Leader of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 108[30][31] 4 July 1944[31]
Hofmann, Karl-WilhelmKarl-Wilhelm Hofmann Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[31] Pilot in the 8./Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"[30][Note 27] 24 October 1944[31]
Hofmann, PaulPaul Hofmann?[Note 28] Heer 12-HLeutnant[30] Leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 352[30] 9 May 1945[30]
Hofmann, RudolfRudolf Hofmann Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[31] Chief of the General Staff Heeresgruppe Nord[30][Note 29] 7 May 1945[31]
Hofmann, WillyWilly Hofmann Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[31] Pilot in the 2./Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 5[30][31] 12 March 1945[31]
Hofsäss, RichardRichard Hofsäss Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[31] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 2[31][32] 9 January 1945[31]
Hogeback, HermannHermann Hogeback+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[31] Staffelkapitän of the 9.(K)/Lehrgeschwader 1[32][Note 30] 8 September 1941[31] Awarded 192nd Oak Leaves 19 February 1943
125th Swords 26 January 1945[31]
Hogrebe, HeinrichHeinrich Hogrebe+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[33] Chief of the 5./Infanterie-Regiment 422[32][33] 17 August 1942[33] Awarded 454th Oak Leaves 13 April 1944[33]
Hohagen, ErichErich Hohagen Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[33] Staffelkapitän of the 4./Jagdgeschwader 51[32][Note 31] 5 October 1941[32][Note 31]
Hohen-Hinnebusch, WernerWerner Hohen-Hinnebusch Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[33] Leader of the 3.(gemischte)/Flak-Abteilung 442[32][Note 32] 11 February 1945[33]
Hohenhausen, RichardRichard Hohenhausen Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[33] Chief of the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 184[32][Note 33] 11 May 1942[33]
Hohenhausen, Oskar Freiherr vonOskar Freiherr von Hohenhausen?[Note 34] Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[32] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9[32] 11 May 1945[32]
Hohmann, HansHans Hohmann Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[33] Leader of the I./Panzer-Regiment 31[32][Note 35] 5 March 1945*[33] Killed in action 21 January 1945[32]
Hohmeier, HeinrichHeinrich Hohmeier?[Note 36] Heer 09-HFeldwebel[32] Platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 994[32] 9 May 1945[32]
Hohmuth, WalterWalter Hohmuth Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[33] Leader of the 7./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 6[32][33] 14 May 1944[33]
Hohn, Dr. rer. pol. HermannDr. rer. pol. Hermann Hohn+ Heer 17-HOberst[33] Deputy leader of the 72. Infanterie-Division[32][Note 37] 28 November 1943[33] Awarded 410th Oak Leaves 1 March 1944
109th Swords 31 October 1944[33]
Hohoff, AlfredAlfred Hohoff Heer 14-HHauptmann[33] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 1084[32][33] 10 February 1945[33]
Hoinka, AlfredAlfred Hoinka Heer 14-HHauptmann[33] Leader of Panzer-Zerstörer-Abteilung 156[32][33] 11 March 1945*[33] Killed in action 26 January 1945[33]
Hollaender, WalterWalter Hollaender Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[33] Commander of Sturm-Regiment 195[32][33] 18 July 1943[33]
Holle, AlexanderAlexander Holle Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[33] Fliegerführer Nord[32][Note 38] 23 December 1942[32][Note 38]
Black-and-white photo of a man wearing military uniform with various military decorations including an Iron Cross at his neck.
Holle, GeorgGeorg Holle Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[35] Staffelführer of the 2./Kampfgeschwader 51[32][35] 3 April 1943*[35] Killed in action 27 February 1943[35]
Hollekamp, JosefJosef Hollekamp Heer 04-HObergefreiter[35] Group leader in the 2.(Radfahr)/Aufklärungs-Abteilung 36[32][Note 39] 23 July 1943[35]
Hollenweger, HeinrichHeinrich Hollenweger Heer 13-HOberleutnant[35] Chief of the 8./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 108[32][35] 1 November 1942[35]
Holler, AlfredAlfred Holler Heer 15-HMajor[35] Deputy leader of Grenadier-Regiment 426[32][35] 5 April 1944[35]
Hollermeier, JosefJosef Hollermeier?[Note 40] Heer 15-HMajor[32] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 1213[32] 9 May 1945[32]
Hollidt, Karl-AdolfKarl-Adolf Hollidt+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[35] Commander of the 50. Infanterie-Division[32][35] 8 September 1941[35] Awarded 239th Oak Leaves 17 May 1943[35]
Hollmann, ErnstErnst Hollmann?[Note 41] Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[36] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 1221[36] 9 May 1945[36]
Holm, MaxMax Holm Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[35] Assault gun commander in the II./Panzer-Regiment Führer-Begleit Division[35][36] 19 January 1945[35]
Holm, NorbertNorbert Holm Heer 17-HOberst[35] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 156 (motorized)[35][36] 20 December 1941[35]
Holst, WaldemarWaldemar Holst Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[35] Chief of the 4. Räumbootsflottille[35][36] 3 December 1942[35]
Holste, RudolfRudolf Holste+ Heer 17-HOberst[35] Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 73[35][36] 6 April 1942[35] Awarded 561st Oak Leaves 27 August 1944[35]
Holstein, JohannJohann Holstein Heer 04-HObergefreiter[35] Messenger in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 698[35][36] 16 October 1944[35]
Holte, JosefJosef Holte Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer of the Reserves[36][Note 42] Platoon leader in the 2./SS-Panzer-Regiment 9 "Hohenstaufen"[36][Note 42] 27 August 1944*[35] Killed in action 20 August 1944[35]
Holz, AugustAugust Holz Heer 09-HFeldwebel[37] Platoon leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 16[36][37] 18 December 1944[37]
Holz, GüntherGünther Holz Heer 14-HRittmeister of the Reserves[37] Chief of the 3./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 258[36][37] 6 April 1943[37]
Holz, HermannHermann Holz Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[37] Leader of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 9[36][37] 14 April 1945[37]
Holzapfel, EgonEgon Holzapfel Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[37] Regiment adjutant in Grenadier-Regiment 2[36][Note 43] 14 August 1943[37]
Holzapfel, HansHans Holzapfel Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[37] Platoon leader in the 11./Grenadier-Regiment 316[36][37] 6 April 1944[37]
Holzapfel, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Holzapfel Heer 14-HHauptmann[37] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 29 (motorized)[36][37] 11 September 1943[37]
Holzer, FriedrichFriedrich Holzer Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[37] Chief of the 1./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[36][Note 44] 10 December 1943[37]
Holzhäuer, FritzFritz Holzhäuer Heer 15-HMajor[37] Commander of the III./Panzer-Regiment 29[36][37] 6 August 1941[37]
Holzinger, AntonAnton Holzinger Heer 15-HMajor[37] Commander of the I./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138[36][37] 11 January 1941[37]
Holzinger, FranzFranz Holzinger Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[37] Platoon leader in the 1./Gebirgs-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 95[36][37] 13 April 1944[37]
Holzmann, LeopoldLeopold Holzmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[37] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 1059[36][37] 16 November 1944[37]
Hombitzer, WalterWalter Hombitzer Heer 14-HHauptmann[37] Commander of the III./Volks-Artillerie-Korps 405[37][38] 30 April 1945[37]
Homburg, HeinrichHeinrich Homburg Heer 14-HHauptmann[39] Leader of the II./Jäger-Regiment 83[36][39] 25 July 1944[39]
Homeyer, Friedrich vonFriedrich von Homeyer Heer 14-HRittmeister[36][Note 45] Leader of the gemischte Aufklärungs-Kompanie 580 in the 90. leichte Afrika-Division[36][Note 45] 6 July 1942*[39] Killed in action 3 July 1942[36]
Homuth, GerhardGerhard Homuth Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[39] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Jagdgeschwader 27[36][39] 14 June 1941[39]
Honnefeller, GünterGünter Honnefeller Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[39] Staffelführer of the 7./Schlachtgeschwader 10[36][Note 46] 17 October 1944[39]
Honsberg, WernerWerner Honsberg Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[39] Pilot in the 1./Schlachtgeschwader 77[36][39] 20 July 1944[39]
Hopf, TheodorTheodor Hopf Heer 13-HOberleutnant[39] Chief of the 1.(Radfahr)/Infanterie-Regiment 170[36][Note 47] 21 September 1941[39]
Hopfe, WilliWilli Hopfe Heer 04-HObergefreiter[39] Group leader in the 5./Schnelle Abteilung 123[39][40] 15 January 1943[39]
Hoppe, GerhardGerhard Hoppe Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[39] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 9./Artillerie-Regiment 81[39][40] 4 July 1944[39]
Hoppe, GerhardGerhard Hoppe Heer 15-HMajor[39] Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 279[39][40] 29 November 1944*[39] Killed in action 18 October 1944[40]
Hoppe, HansHans Hoppe?[Note 48] Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[40] Commander of the II./Flak-Regiment 46 (motorized)[40] 8 May 1945[40]
Hoppe, HarryHarry Hoppe+ Heer 17-HOberst[39] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 424[39][40] 12 September 1941[39] Awarded 682nd Oak Leaves 18 December 1944[39]
Hoppe, JohannesJohannes Hoppe Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[39] Leader of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12[39][40] 26 October 1943[39]
Hoppe, Wolf-HorstWolf-Horst Hoppe Heer 15-HMajor[41] Commander of schwere (heavy) Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 519[40][41] 15 July 1944[41]
Horak, ErichErich Horak Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[41] Platoon leader in the 6./Füsilier-Regiment 68[40][41] 24 September 1943[41]
Horlbeck, MaxMax Horlbeck Heer 15-HMajor[41] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 435[40][41] 12 August 1944[41]
Hormann, HansHans Hormann Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[41] Observer in the 1./Kampfgeschwader 100[40][41] 5 December 1943[41]
Horn, GerhardGerhard Horn Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[41] Platoon leader in the 2.(Radfahr)/Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 218[40][Note 49] 23 August 1944[41]
Horn, KarlKarl Horn Heer 12-HLeutnant[41] Leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 587[40][41] 10 February 1944[41]
Hornung, WalterWalter Hornung Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[41] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Transportgeschwader 2[40][41] 9 June 1944[41]
Horten, HerbertHerbert Horten Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[41] Chief of the 12./Artillerie-Regiment 81[40][41] 2 September 1943[41]
Hortian, KurtKurt Hortian Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[41] Commander of Flak-Regiment 133 (motorized)[40][Note 50] 18 November 1944[41]
Hortmeyer, SiegfriedSiegfried Hortmeyer Heer 13-HOberleutnant[41] Company chief in Grenadier-Regiment 130[40][41] 14 February 1945[41]
Hossbach, FriedrichFriedrich Hoßbach+ Heer 17-HOberst[42] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 82[40][42] 7 October 1940[42] Awarded 298th Oak Leaves 11 September 1943[42]
Hossfeld, HansHans Hoßfeld+ Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant (M.A.)[42] Commander of Marine-Artillerie Abteilung 531[40][42] 6 October 1944[42] Awarded 659th Oak Leaves 25 November 1944[42]
Hoth, HermannHermann Hoth+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[42] Commanding general of the XV. Armeekorps[40][42] 27 October 1939[42] Awarded 25th Oak Leaves 17 July 1941
35th Swords 15 September 1943[42]
A man in military uniform wearing an Iron Cross at his neck.
Hotzy, TheodorTheodor Hotzy Heer 09-HWachtmeister[42] Platoon leader in the 3./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 7[40][42] 9 June 1944[42]
Houten, Rudolf vonRudolf von Houten Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[42] Leader of the 1./Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 1 (56. Infanterie-Division)[40][Note 51] 5 April 1945[42]
Hoyer, AdolfAdolf Hoyer Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[42] Chief of the 4./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 120[40][42] 8 October 1943[42]
Hoyer, LudwigLudwig Hoyer Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[42] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 278[40][42] 23 February 1944[42]
Hozzel, Paul-WernerPaul-Werner Hozzel+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[42] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1[42][43] 8 May 1940[42] Awarded 230th Oak Leaves 14 April 1943[42]
Hrabak, DietrichDietrich Hrabak+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[42] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Jagdgeschwader 54[42][43] 21 October 1940[42] Awarded 337th Oak Leaves 25 November 1943[42]
Hrdlicka, FranzFranz Hrdlicka Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[42] Staffelkapitän of the 5./Jagdgeschwader 77[43][Note 52] 9 August 1944[43][Note 52]
Hrustak, MartinMartin Hrustak+ Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[44] Platoon leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 162[43][44] 11 December 1943[44] Awarded 473rd Oak Leaves 14 May 1944[44]
Hube, HansHans Hube+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[44] Commander of the 16. Panzer-Division[43][44] 1 August 1941[44] Awarded 62nd Oak Leaves 16 January 1942
22nd Swords 21 December 1942
13th Diamonds 20 April 1944[44]
Huber, GustavGustav Huber Heer 14-HHauptmann[44] Commander of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 115[43][44] 26 November 1944[44]
Huber, JosefJosef Huber Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[44] Pilot in the 8./Schlachtgeschwader 77[43][44] 20 July 1944[44]
Huber, KarlKarl Huber Heer 09-HFeldwebel[44] Stoßtruppführer (shock troops leader) in Aufklärungs-Abteilung 20 (motorized)[43][44] 30 July 1940[44]
Huber, SiegfriedSiegfried Huber Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[44] Pilot in the 7./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[43][44] 3 April 1943*[44] Killed in action 19 January 1943[43]
Hubicki, Dr. jur. Alfred Ritter von HubickiDr. jur. Alfred Ritter von Hubicki Hubicki Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[44] Commander of the 9. Panzer-Division[43][44] 20 April 1941[44]
Hudel, HelmutHelmut Hudel+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[44] Chief of the 1./Panzer-Regiment 7[43][44] 27 May 1942[44] Awarded 219th Oak Leaves 2 April 1943[44] A black-and-white photograph of a man wearing a military uniform, side cap and a neck order in shape of an Iron Cross.
Huebbe, KarlKarl Hübbe Heer 14-HHauptmann[44] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 270[44][45] 31 March 1943[44]
Huebner, AloisAlois Hübner Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[44] Platoon leader in the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 129[43][44] 5 December 1943[44]
Huebner, ArnoldArnold Huebner Luftwaffe 03-LGefreiter[44] Richtkanonier (gunner) in the 3./Flak-Regiment 33 (motorized) in the DAK[43][Note 53] 7 March 1942[44]
Huebner, EduardEduard Hübner Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[46] Commander of Sturm-Bataillon Fallschirm AOK 1[45][Note 54] 17 March 1945[46]
Black-and-white photo of a smiling, sitting man in military uniform.
Huebner, EkhardEkhard Hübner Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[46] Pilot in the III./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[43][46] 3 May 1942*[46] Killed in action 28 March 1942[43]
Huebner, Ernst-AugustErnst-August Hübner Heer 14-HHauptmann[43][Note 55] Chief of the 12.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 122[43][Note 55] 9 December 1943*[46] Killed in action 7 November 1943[43]
Hübner, HerbertHerbert Hübner Heer 09-HFeldwebel[46] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 171[43][46] 28 October 1944[46]
Huebner, RudolfDr. med.dent. Rudolf Hübner Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[43][Note 56] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 529[43][Note 56] 9 March 1945[46]
Huebner, WalterWalter Hübner Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[46] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 3./Artillerie-Regiment 28[46][47] 18 February 1945[46]
Huebner, WilhelmWilhelm Hübner Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[46] Pilot in the Stabsstaffel/Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[46][47] 28 February 1945[46]
Huebsch, AntonAnton Hübsch Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[46] Pilot in the 2./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[47][Note 57] 8 August 1944[46]
Huebscher, ErichErich Hübscher Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[46] Group leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 914[46][47] 23 August 1944[46]
Hueckel, Ernst-AlbrechtErnst-Albrecht Hückel Heer 14-HHauptmann[46] Commander of Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon "Großdeutschland"[46][47] 27 September 1943[46]
Huefling, HermannHermann Hüfing Heer 09-HFeldwebel[46] Platoon leader in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 1076[46][47] 23 October 1944[46]
Huehner, WernerWerner Hühner Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[46] Commander of the 61. Infanterie-Division[46][47] 18 April 1943[46]
Heinrich HülsDr. med. Heinrich Hüls Heer 13-HOberarzt (rank equivalent to Oberleutnant)[48] Hilfsarzt (assistant doctor) in the II./Panzer-Regiment 11[47][48] 21 September 1944*[48] Killed in action 16 August 1944[48]
Huelsmann, BernhardBernhard Hülsmann Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[48] Gun leader in the 8./Flak-Regiment 4 (motorized)[47][48] 22 January 1943[48]
Huelst, Hans-Franz vonDr. rer. pol. Hans-Franz von Hülst Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[48] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 378[47][48] 9 February 1943[48]
Huemmerich, WilliWilli Hümmerich Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[48] Platoon leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Infanterie-Regiment 80[47][Note 58] 18 October 1941[48]
Huenemoerder, OttoOtto Hünemörder Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[48] Gun leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Infanterie-Regiment 309[47][Note 59] 16 April 1943[48]
Huenersdorff, Walther vonWalther von Hünersdorff+ Heer 17-HOberst[48] Commander of Panzer-Regiment 11[47][48] 22 December 1942[48] Awarded 259th Oak Leaves 14 July 1943[48] A black-and-white photograph of a man wearing a dark military uniform, side cap and a neck order in shape of an Iron Cross.
Huenger, GeorgGeorg Hünger Heer 13-HOberleutnant[47][Note 60] Leader of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26[47][48] 6 October 1944*[48] Killed in action 26 August 1944[47]
Huettebraeucker, HermannHermann Hüttebräucker?[Note 61] Heer 14-HHauptmann[47] Teacher at the Panzertruppenschule Milowitz at Prague[47] 6 May 1945[47]
Huetten, Karl[Dr.] Karl Hütten[Note 4] Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann of the Reserves[48] Staffelkapitän of the 5.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 122[47][Note 62] 24 October 1944[48]
Huetten, TheodorTheodor Hütten Heer 13-HOberleutnant Leader of Divisions Versorgungs-Kolonne 349. Infanterie-Division[47] 14 April 1945
Huettner, HansHans Hüttner Heer 17-HOberst[48] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 520[47][48] 4 September 1942[48]
Huettner, HartmutHartmut Hüttner Heer 14-HHauptmann[48] Commander of the III./Jäger-Regiment 228[47][48] 15 March 1943[48]
Huetz, Leopold vonLeopold von Hütz Heer 14-HHauptmann[48] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 1054[47][48] 5 September 1944[48]
Hufenbach, HelmuthHelmuth Hufenbach+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[51] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 667[47][51] 30 October 1943[51] Awarded 807th Oak Leaves 28 March 1945[51]
Huffmann, HeinzHeinz Huffmann Heer 15-HMajor[51] Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 201[47][51] 14 April 1943[51]
Huffmann, HelmuthHelmuth Huffmann Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[51] Commander of the 62. Infanterie-Division[47][51] 30 September 1943[51]
Hug, EduardEduard Hug Heer 04-HObergefreiter[51] Machine gunner in the 1./Jäger-Regiment 75[51][52] 2 September 1944[51]
Huhn, KurtKurt Huhn Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[51] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Schlachtgeschwader 77[52][Note 63] 17 March 1943[51]
Hulha, AloisAlois Hulha Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[51] Pilot in the 6./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[51][52] 17 March 1945[51]
Hulsch, OttoOtto Hulsch Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[51] Pilot in the 8./Schlachtgeschwader 1[52][Note 64] 5 February 1944[51]
Humke, AugustAugust Humke Heer 09-HWachtmeister[51] Platoon leader in the 4./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 15[51][52] 4 May 1944[51]
Hummel, FritzFritz Hummel Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann of the Reserves[51] Commander of Jagdverband Leitstelle West (Frontaufklärungs-Verband II. West)[52][Note 65] 19 October 1944[51]
Hummel, KurtKurt Hummel Heer 17-HOberst[51] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 124[51][52] 15 May 1944[51]
Hund, WilliWilli Hund Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[51] Leader of a Kampfgruppe z.b.V. of the 6. and 7./SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 "Norge"[53][Note 66] 11 May 1945[53][Note 66]
Hundert, JoachimJoachim Hundert Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[54] Leader of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 124[52][54] 15 January 1943[54]
Hundertmark, [Dr.] Gerhard[Dr.] Gerhard Hundertmark[Note 4] Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[54] Chief of the 1./gemischte Flak-Sturm-Abteilung 802 (deployable)[52][54] 22 December 1944[54]
Hundt, GustavGustav Hundt Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[54] Commander of the 1. Ski-Jäger-Division[52][54] 15 April 1945[54]
Hunger, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Hunger Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[54] Battery officer in the schwere (heavy) Artillerie-Abteilung 526 (motorized)[52][54] 9 April 1944[54]
Hunger, HeinrichHeinrich Hunger Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[54] Pilot in the Stabsstaffel/Kampfgeschwader 2[52][54] 5 July 1941[54]
Huntemüller, RichardRichard Huntemüller Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 2./leichte Flak-Sturm-Abteilung 76 (motorized)[52] 5 September 1944
Hupfer, KonradKonrad Hupfer+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[54] Chief of the 14./Infanterie-Regiment 72[52][54] 21 September 1941[54] Awarded 136th Oak Leaves 28 October 1942[54]
Huppert, HelmutHelmut Huppert Heer 15-HMajor[54] Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 1[52][54] 23 August 1944[54]
Huppertz, HerbertHerbert Huppertz+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[54] Pilot in the 12./Jagdgeschwader 51[52][54] 30 August 1941[54] Awarded 512th Oak Leaves 24 June 1944[54]
Hurdelbrink, GeorgGeorg Hurdelbrink Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[54] Leader of the 1./SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 12 "Hitlerjugend"[52][Note 67] 16 October 1944[54]
Hurlebaus, AugustAugust Hurlebaus Heer 04-HObergefreiter[54] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 2./schwere (heavy) Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 665[52][54] 23 February 1944[54]
Hurrle, WilhelmWilhelm Hurrle Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[54] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 13./Grenadier-Regiment 358[52][54] 17 March 1945[54]
Husemann, WernerWerner Husemann Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[55] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Nachtjagdgeschwader 3[52][55] 30 September 1944[55]
Husenett, FreimutFreimut Husenett Heer 13-HOberleutnant[55] Chief of the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 7[55][56] 28 October 1944[55]
Huss, WalterWalter Huß Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[55] Commander of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 240 (motorized)[56][Note 68] 21 September 1944[55]
Huth, Joachim-FriedrichJoachim-Friedrich Huth Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[55] Geschwaderkommodore of Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Horst Wessel"[55][56] 11 September 1940[55]
Huy, Wolf-DietrichWolf-Dietrich Huy+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[55] Staffelkapitän of the 7./Jagdgeschwader 77[55][56] 5 July 1941[55] Awarded 83rd Oak Leaves 17 March 1942[55]
Huzel, HansHans Huzel Heer 15-HMajor Leader of Sturm-Regiment 215[56] 18 February 1945
Hyza, JosefJosef Hyza Heer 15-HMajor[55] Deputy leader of Grenadier-Regiment 579[55][56] 9 June 1944[55]

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. ^ Cord von Hobe was twice nominated for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The first nomination was submitted on 30 March 1945 for actions near Trier as commander of Grenadier-Regiment 226. This nomination was approved by Major Joachim Domaschk on 3 April. A Heerespersonalamt-Verleihungsvorschlag (HPA-VV—Army Staff Office Nomination Recommendation) Nr. 4970 was created and forwarded. Hitler rejected this nomination on 10 April. The HPA-VV and file card note the rejection-Nr. 3984. Both HPA-VV and file card still exist today. A second nomination, most likely a teleprinter message, for actions near Marktbreit does not exist anymore. No HPA-VV nor file card were created. Von Hobe was added to the 1st section of the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) by Major Domaschk with an entry Nr. 5102. This number was assigned twice since the 2nd section also starts with Nr. 5100. Why Major Domaschk listed Von Hobe in this section remains unanswered. However, this entry reveals that the nomination was received by the HPA on 9 May 1945, and forwarded on this day to General Ernst Maisel and presented the very same day. This presentation was noted and communicated both by radio message and in written format to the OB West. A second file card in the German Federal Archives, based on the information contained in the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze", was created by the Federal Ministry of Defence in the 60s. This presentation was illegal, first, because the presentation occurred after 8 May 1945, secondly, because neither General Maisel nor Major Domaschk were authorized at this time. Von Hobe was a member of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[15]
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ According to Scherzer as Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Jagdgeschwader 1.[17]
  6. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of 4./Jäger-Regiment "Hermann Göring".[17]
  7. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 200.[18]
  8. ^ According to Scherzer as Major of the Reserves.[18]
  9. ^ No evidence regarding the presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to Hermann Hölter can be found in the German Federal Archives. The presumed presentation to Hölter was discussed three times by the order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). The chairman was Walther-Peer Fellgiebel and the ruling in 1976/76 was "no", in 1981/82 "yes 3 May 1945" and "no" again in 1983/84. Fellgiebel chose to list him in his 1986 published book. Apparently Hölter presented his pay book as evidence in 1981. This evidence had been accepted by Fellgiebel at the time. What motivated Fellgiebel to strike him from the list again two years later only to add him again remains unanswered.
    A presentation is questionable for two reasons. First, Hitler banned presentation for pure leadership reasons on 10 March 1945. As of this date, the Knight's Cross could only be presented for personal bravery. There was no noteworthy combat in Norway in 1945, and Hölter was a member of the general staff and not in command of any direct combatants. Scherzer states that the presentation date suggests that it is an assumption or manipulation. The presentation date is closely linked to the radio communication for the empowerment for autonomous presentations. Hölter was a member of the AKCR.[20]
  10. ^ Theodor Hönniger's nomination by his unit was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 19 April 1945. There is no file card in the German Federal Archives. Major Joachim Domaschk approved and stated "Knight's Cross yes, 28 April". There is no evidence of the presentation. 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.[20]
  11. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 16 March 1945 as Kriegsberichter der Fallschirmtruppe.[22]
  12. ^ Erich Hoepner was deprived of all honours, ranks and orders and dishonourably discharged from the Heer on 8 January 1942. He was sentenced to death by the Volksgerichtshof and executed on 8 August 1944 in connection with the 20 July plot, a failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler.[15]
  13. ^ According to Scherzer as a pilot in the 7./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann".[23]
  14. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./SS-Grenadier-Regiment (motorized) 10.[23]
  15. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Nachtjagdgeschwader 7.[23]
  16. ^ Roland von Hößlin, in connection with the 20 July plot, a failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler, was deprived of all honours, ranks and orders and dishonourably discharged from the Heer on 14 September 1944. The civilian von Hößlin was sentenced to death by the Volksgerichtshof on 13 October 1944 and executed the same day.[25]
  17. ^ a b According to Scherzer as SS-Sturmbannführer and Major of the Schupo and commander of the III./SS-Artillerie-Regiment 54.[23]
  18. ^ There is no reference of the Knight's Cross awarded to Carl Hoff in the archives of the Kriegsmarine. His personal file contains a copy of a letter from 1955 by the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt), indicating that no proof of the award exists. Author Manfred Dörr states that Hoff received the Knight's Cross on 28 May 1945, thus after the capitulation. The date was assigned by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[26]
  19. ^ a b According to Scherzer as NSDAP Ortsgruppenleiter (volunteering) in Cologne (for the defusing of bombs 1,892 without bomb disposal training).[27]
  20. ^ a b According to Scherzer full name is Herbert von Hoffer-Sulmthal who received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross as Staffelführer in the II./Schlachtgeschwader 77.[27]
  21. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 52.[27]
  22. ^ According to Scherzer as Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Lehrgeschwader 1.[27]
  23. ^ Mr Meentz of the German Federal Archive stated on 20 July 2004 that it cannot be verified that Ludwig Hoffmann received the Knight's Cross. The presentation date was assigned by Fellgiebel. Ernst-Günther Krätschmer lists him on 9 May 1945. Ludwig Hoffmann was a member of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[26]
  24. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 3./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 201.[28]
  25. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves and pilot in the III./Jagdgeschwader 54.[28]
  26. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 14./Infanterie-Regiment 268.[31]
  27. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän in the II./Jagdgeschwader 26.[31]
  28. ^ Paul Hofmann's nomination by his unit was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 30 March 1945. Missing were the approvals of all intermediate commanding officers. An identical nomination, which had been approved by the Reichsführer SS, was received on 13 April. This nomination was approved by Major Joachim Domaschk on 30 April 1945. A Heerespersonalamt-Verleihungsvorschlag (HPA-VV—Army Staff Office Nomination Recommendation) was not created. There is no evidence of the presentation. Two file cards are in the German Federal Archives, a contemporary with an entry date 30 March 1945, and one created by the Federal Ministry of Defence in the 60ties for the 13 April 1945. Both file cards note "unfinished" in the presentation field. 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.[26]
  29. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the General Staff Oberbefehlshaber Nordwest.[31]
  30. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 8.(K)/Lehrgeschwader 1.[31]
  31. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 6 October 1941 as leader of the II./Jagdgeschwader 51.[33]
  32. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 3./gemischte Flak-Abteilung 442 (deployable).[33]
  33. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 3./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 184.[33]
  34. ^ Oskar Freiherr von Hohenhausen und Hochhaus's nomination by his unit was sent to the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 15 May 1945 as a teleprinter message. The HPA received the message on 16 May 1945. Major Joachim Domaschk noted: "not processed". The presentation date was assigned by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel. Hohenhausen und Hochhaus was a member of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[34]
  35. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 1./Panzer-Regiment 31.[33]
  36. ^ Heinrich Hohmeier's nomination by his unit was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 28 April 1945 (the file card states an entry date of 10 April 1945, which is the creation date of his unit). His presentation is not listed in the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses). There is no evidence that the nomination was approved or further processed. 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.[34]
  37. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 72. Infanterie-Division.[33]
  38. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 30 December 1942 as Fliegerführer Nord and Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 26.[33]
  39. ^ According to Scherzer as group leader in the 2./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 36.[35]
  40. ^ Josef Hollermeier '​s Heerespersonalamt-Verleihungsvorschlag (HPA-VV—Army Staff Office Nomination Recommendation) was forwarded and approved by Adolf Hitler on 18 December 1944. The HPA received notice via the command chain shortly after 18 December that that Hollermeier was missing in action. Subsequently the presentation, in accordance with regulation, was put on hold and it was to be ruled over again after the war. The presentation date was struck from the file card and a note was added indicating that Hollermeier was missing in action. He was also struck from the Knight's Cross recommendation book, which had listed him with entry number 4232. The presentation date was assigned by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[34]
  41. ^ Ernst Hollmann's nomination by the Außenstelle of the Heerespersonalamt (HPA/A—Branch of the Army Staff Office) was ready for signature at the end of the war. According to the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The presentation date was assigned by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[34]
  42. ^ a b According to Scherzer as SS-Oberscharführer and platoon leader in the 2./SS-Panzer-Regiment 9.[35]
  43. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant in Grenadier-Regiment 2.[37]
  44. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 1./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2.[37]
  45. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Rittmeister of the Reserves and chief of Aufklärungs-Kompanie 580.[39]
  46. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 7./Schlachtgeschwader 10.[39]
  47. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 1./Infanterie-Regiment 170.[39]
  48. ^ Hans Hoppe's nomination by his unit was processed by the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe/Auszeichnung und Disziplin (OKL/AuD—Air Force High Command/Award and Discipline) on 16 April 1945. This nomination, now recommending approval, was forwarded on 17 April with a Luftwaffenpersonalamt-Verleihungsvorschlag (LPA-VV—Air Force Staff Office Nomination Recommendation) Nr. 1578 to the adjutancy of Hermann Göring. The nomination was never finalized and was left unfinished by the end of the war. A presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross cannot be verified. The presentation date was assigned by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[20]
  49. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 2./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 218.[41]
  50. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Flak-Regiment (provisionally motorized) 133.[41]
  51. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 1./Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 1.[42]
  52. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 18 October 1944 as Staffelkapitän in the II./Jagdgeschwader 77.[42]
  53. ^ According to Scherzer as Richtkanonier (gunner) in the 3./Flak-Regiment (motorized) 33.[44]
  54. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Sturm-Bataillon of the 1. Fallschirm-Armee.[46]
  55. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant and chief of the 12./Grenadier-Regiment 122.[46]
  56. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberstleutnant and leader of Grenadier-Regiment 529 [Actions near Orel 1942 or 1943].[46]
  57. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann".[46]
  58. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 14./Infanterie-Regiment 80.[48]
  59. ^ According to Scherzer as gun leader in the 14./Infanterie-Regiment 309.[48]
  60. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[48]
  61. ^ No evidence regarding the presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to Hermann Hüttebräucker can be found in the German Federal Archives. According to Walther-Peer Fellgiebel the presentation was made by Feldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner, who had been empowered on 3 May 1945 to do so. This reasoning was replicated by Von Seemen.[49] The order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) files dating 1971 to 1984 do not mention to have processed Hüttebräucker's case. Author Veit Scherzer states that he has a photocopy of Hüttebräucker's paybook, which is in the possession of a private collector. The paybook contains two typewriter written sheets of paper, attached with a paperclip, indicating that the presentation was made on 18 March 1945. According to Scherzer these paper sheets are not authentic. Additionally the paybook contains further inconsistencies. A letter dated 18 March 1945, congratulating Hüttebräucker, written by the divisional commander General Remer, shows the insignia of a Commander-in-Chief of an Army Group, and not those of a divisional commander.[50]
  62. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the Aufklärungsstaffel 5.(F)/122.[48]
  63. ^ According to Scherzer as Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77.[51]
  64. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 8./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1.[51]
  65. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Leitstelle für Frontaufklärung II West.[51]
  66. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 20 April 1945 as leader of 7./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 "Norge" (Norwegian Nr. 1) and leader of a Kampfgruppe from 6. and 7./23.[51]
  67. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 1./SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 12.[54]
  68. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 240.[55]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Williamson and Bujeiro 2004, pp. 3–4.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 4.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 113–460, 483, 485–487, 492, 494, 498–499, 501, 503, 509.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, pp. 117–186.
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  6. ^ Scherzer 2007, cover.
  7. ^ a b Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 229–239.
  8. ^ Scherzer 2007, pp. 141–145.
  9. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 208–228.
  10. ^ "Reichsgesetzblatt Teil I S. 1573; 1 September 1939" (PDF). ALEX Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (in German). Reichsministerium des Inneren (Ministry of the Interior). Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
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  15. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 141.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Fellgiebel 2000, p. 229.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Scherzer 2007, p. 394.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Scherzer 2007, p. 395.
  19. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 229, 492.
  20. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 144.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab Fellgiebel 2000, p. 230.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai Scherzer 2007, p. 396.
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak Scherzer 2007, p. 397.
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac Fellgiebel 2000, p. 231.
  25. ^ Scherzer 2007, pp. 144–145.
  26. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 142.
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai Scherzer 2007, p. 398.
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Scherzer 2007, p. 399.
  29. ^ a b c d e f Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 232, 493.
  30. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Fellgiebel 2000, p. 232.
  31. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Scherzer 2007, p. 400.
  32. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad Fellgiebel 2000, p. 233.
  33. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Scherzer 2007, p. 401.
  34. ^ a b c d Scherzer 2007, p. 143.
  35. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Scherzer 2007, p. 402.
  36. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac Fellgiebel 2000, p. 234.
  37. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Scherzer 2007, p. 403.
  38. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 234, 493.
  39. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Scherzer 2007, p. 404.
  40. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Fellgiebel 2000, p. 235.
  41. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad Scherzer 2007, p. 405.
  42. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Scherzer 2007, p. 406.
  43. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Fellgiebel 2000, p. 236.
  44. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Scherzer 2007, p. 407.
  45. ^ a b Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 236, 493.
  46. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Scherzer 2007, p. 408.
  47. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa Fellgiebel 2000, p. 237.
  48. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai Scherzer 2007, p. 409.
  49. ^ Von Seemen 1976, p. 175.
  50. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 145.
  51. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Scherzer 2007, p. 410.
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  53. ^ a b Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 238, 493.
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Bibliography
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  • Von Seemen, Gerhard (1976). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 : die Ritterkreuzträger sämtlicher Wehrmachtteile, Brillanten-, Schwerter- und Eichenlaubträger in der Reihenfolge der Verleihung : Anhang mit Verleihungsbestimmungen und weiteren Angaben [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 : The Knight's Cross Bearers of All the Armed Services, Diamonds, Swords and Oak Leaves Bearers in the Order of Presentation: Appendix with Further Information and Presentation Requirements] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7909-0051-4. 
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Further reading
  • Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges [With Oak Leaves and Swords. The Highest Decorated Soldiers of the Second World War] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-0-6. 
  • Fraschka, Günther (1994). Knights of the Reich. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Military/Aviation History. ISBN 978-0-88740-580-8. 
  • Krätschmer, Ernst-Günther (1999). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Waffen-SS [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Waffen-SS]. Coburg, Germany: Nation Europa Verlag. ISBN 978-3-920677-43-9. 

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