List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (Kn–Kz)

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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 428 Knight's Cross recipients of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS whose last name is in the range "Kn–Kz".[7] Fellgiebel himself delisted one and Scherzer has challenged the validity of eight more of these listings.[8][9] This is the second of two lists of all 717 Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients whose last name starts with "K". The recipients whose last name is in the range "Ka–Km" are listed at List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (Ka–Km).[10] The recipients are initially ordered alphabetically by last name. The rank listed is the recipient's rank at the time the Knight's Cross was awarded.

Background[edit]

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grades were based on four separate enactments. The first enactment, Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 1573 of 1 September 1939 instituted the Iron Cross (Eisernes Kreuz), the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross (Großkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). Article 2 of the enactment mandated that the award of a higher class be preceded by the award of all preceding classes.[11] As the war progressed, some of the recipients of the Knight's Cross distinguished themselves further and a higher grade, the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, was instituted. The Oak Leaves, as they were commonly referred to, were based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 849 of 3 June 1940.[12] In 1941, two higher grades of the Knight's Cross were instituted. The enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 613 of 28 September 1941 introduced the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern) and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten).[13] At the end of 1944 the final grade, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit goldenem Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten), based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt 1945 I S. 11 of 29 December 1944, became the final variant of the Knight's Cross authorized.[14]

Recipients[edit]

Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Kn–Kz)
Service   Number of presentations Posthumous presentations
Heer (incl. RAD)
293
22
Kriegsmarine
16
1
Luftwaffe
96
11
Waffen-SS
23
4

The Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (Supreme Command of the Armed Forces) kept separate Knight's Cross lists, one for each of the three military branches, Heer (Army), Kriegsmarine (Navy), Luftwaffe (Air Force) and for the Waffen-SS. Within each of these lists a unique sequential number was assigned to each recipient. The same numbering paradigm was applied to the higher grades of the Knight's Cross, one list per grade.[15] Of the 428 awards made to servicemen whose last name is in the range "Kn–Kz", 43 were later awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and nine the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords; 38 presentations were made posthumously. Heer members, including the RAD, received 293 of the medals; 16 went to the Kriegsmarine, 96 to the Luftwaffe, and 23 to the Waffen-SS.[7] The sequential numbers greater than 843 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves are unofficial and were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) and are therefore denoted in parentheses.[16]

      This along with the + (plus) indicates that a higher grade of Knight's Cross was awarded as well.
      This along with the * (asterisk) indicates that the Knight's Cross was awarded posthumously.
      This along with the ! (exclamation mark) indicates that author Walther-Peer Fellgiebel has expressed doubt regarding the veracity 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
Knaack, KurtKurt Knaack Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[17] Leader of the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 410[17][18] 5 November 1942[17]
Knaak, Hans-WolframHans-Wolfram Knaak Heer 13-HOberleutnant[19] Chief of the 8./Lehr-Regiment z.b.V. 800 "Brandenburg"[18][19] 3 November 1942*[19] Killed in action 26 June 1941[19]
Knabe, Gustav-GeorgGustav-Georg Knabe Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[19] Commander of Kradschützen-Bataillon 15[18][19] 1 June 1941[19]
Knabe, KonradKonrad Knabe Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[19] Leader of a Kette ("chain" or flight of three) in Fernaufklärungs Staffel Lappland (1.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 124) (AOK 20. Gebirgsarmee)[20][Note 3] 16 April 1943[19]
Knacke, ReinholdReinhold Knacke+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[19] Pilot in the 3./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[19][20] 1 July 1942[19] Awarded 190th Oak Leaves 7 February 1943[19]
Knaf, WalterWalter Knaf Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[19] Platoon leader in the 8./Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 "Hermann Göring"[20][Note 4] 4 April 1944*[20][Note 4] Killed in action 8 December 1943[20]
Knapp, FranzFranz Knapp Heer 15-HMajor[19] Commander of schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 663[19][20] 10 September 1944[19]
Knapp, WilhelmWilhelm Knapp Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[19] Staffelkapitän of the 3.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 123[20][Note 5] 2 November 1940[19]
Knappe, HerbertHerbert Knappe Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[19] Platoon leader in the 14./Jäger-Regiment 83[19][20] 15 May 1944[19]
Knappe, KurtKurt Knappe Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[19] Pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[19][20] 3 November 1942[19]
Knaul, ErnstErnst Knaul Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[19] Rifle leader in the 4.(schwere)/Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 96[19][21] 6 March 1944[19]
Knaup, LudwigLudwig Knaup Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[19] Chief of the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 904[19][20] 4 October 1944[19]
Knaust, Hans-PeterHans-Peter Knaust+ Heer 15-HMajor[19] Commander of Kampfgruppe "Sonnenstuhl" with the II. SS-Panzerkorps[20][Note 6] 28 September 1944[19] Awarded 843rd Oak Leaves 17 April 1945[19]
Knauth, Dr. WilhelmDr. Wilhelm Knauth[Note 7] Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[22] Leader of the 3./Panzer-Abteilung 505[20][Note 7] 14 November 1943[22]
A black-and-white photo of a man protruding from the cupola of a tank wearing a black military uniform, side cap and headset.
Knebel, ErnstErnst Knebel+ Heer 17-HOberst[22] Commander of Feld-Ersatz-Regiment Panzer AOK 3 and Armeewaffenschule[20][Note 8] 27 August 1944[22] Awarded 744th Oak Leaves 19 February 1945[22]
Knebel-Doeberitz, Rudolf vonRudolf von Knebel-Doeberitz?[Note 9] Heer 15-HMajor im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[21] Ia (operations officer) of the 24. Panzer-Division[21] 11 May 1945[21]
Knemeyer, SiegfriedSiegfried Knemeyer Luftwaffe 15-LMajor im Stabsamt des RLM[20][Note 10] Gruppenkommandeur of Aufklärungs-Lehr-Gruppe of the OB.d.L.[20][22] 29 August 1943[22]
Knesebeck, Wasmod von demWasmod von dem Knesebeck Heer 16-HOberstleutnant im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[22] Ia (operations officer) of the 306. Infanterie-Division[21][22] 14 May 1944[22]
Knetsch, WilhelmWilhelm Knetsch Heer 15-HMajor[22] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 545[21][22] 8 October 1942[22]
Kniep, WalterWalter Kniep Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[22] Commander of SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 2 "Das Reich"[20][Note 11] 14 August 1943[22]
Knirsch, WalterWalter Knirsch Heer 09-HFeldwebel[22] Platoon leader in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 89[20][22] 21 December 1944[22]
Knittel, GustavGustav Knittel Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[22] Commander of SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[24][Note 12] 4 June 1944[22]
Knobelsdorff, Otto vonOtto von Knobelsdorff+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[22] Commander of the 19. Panzer-Division[22][24] 17 September 1941[22] Awarded 322nd Oak Leaves 12 November 1943
100th Swords 21 September 1944[22]
Knobloch, LeoLeo Knobloch Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[22] Kompanietruppführer (company headquarters leader) in the 1./Reiter-Regiment 32[22][24] 30 September 1944[22]
Knoche, HeinzHeinz Knoche Heer 15-HMajor[22] Leader of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33[22][24] 5 April 1945[22]
Knoechlein, FritzFritz Knöchlein Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[25] Commander of SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 "Norge"[24][Note 13] 16 November 1944[25]
Knoerrchen, EgonEgon Knörrchen Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[25] Chief of the 4./Artillerie-Regiment 218[24][25] 28 March 1945[25]
Knoespel, WalterWalter Knoespel Heer 14-HHauptmann[25] Company chief in Infanterie-Regiment 156 (motorized)[24][25] 17 January 1942[25]
Knoke, HeinzHeinz Knoke Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[25] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 11[24][25] 27 April 1945[25]
Knollmann, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Knollmann Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[25] Company leader in Grenadier-Regiment 45[24][25] 21 March 1944[25]
Knoop, Dr. med. dent. RolfDr. med. dent. Rolf Knoop Heer 15-HMajor[25] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 377[24][25] 26 July 1944[25]
Knoop, Waldemar vonWaldemar von Knoop Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[25] Commander of Radfahr-Abteilung 8[24][25] 26 March 1943[25]
Knop, AlbertAlbert Knop Heer 14-HHauptmann[25] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 118[24][25] 17 August 1943[25]
Knorr, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Knorr Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[25] Commander of the I./Flak-Sturm-Abteilung 7[26][Note 14] 28 February 1945*[25] Died of wounds 9 February 1945[25]
Knorr, WalterWalter Knorr Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[25] Group leader in the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 108[24][25] 6 March 1944[25]
Knostmann, GeorgGeorg Knostmann Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[25] Regiment adjutant in Grenadier-Regiment 266[24][Note 15] 4 May 1944[25]
Knotzer, JosefJosef Knotzer Heer 15-HMajor[27] Leader of Alarmeinheit (emergency unit) in the 9. Panzer-Division[24][Note 16] 23 March 1945[27]
Knüppel, HeinrichHeinrich Knüppel Heer 15-HMajor[27] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 256[24][27] 7 August 1942[27]
Knüppel, Karl-GüntherKarl-Günther Knüppel Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[27] Platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 51 (motorized)[24][27] 17 December 1943[27]
Knüttel, KarlKarl Knüttel Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[27] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 200[24][27] 3 November 1944[27]
Knust, Friedrich-KarlFriedrich-Karl Knust Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[27] Geschwaderkommodore of (K)/Lehrgeschwader 1[24][Note 17] 3 May 1942[27]
Knuth, Friedrich-WilhelmFriedrich-Wilhelm Knuth Heer 15-HMajor[27] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 211[24][27] 6 March 1944[27]
Knuth, HermannHermann Knuth Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[27] Chief of the 1. Sicherungsdivision[24][27] 24 September 1944[27]
Koall, GerhardGerhard Koall Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[27] Gruppenkommandeur of the IV./Jagdgeschwader 54[24][27] 10 October 1944[27]
Koberling, HorstHorst Koberling Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[27] Leader of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25[24][27] 30 April 1945[27]
Kobersky, HerbertHerbert Kobersky Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[27] Platoon leader in Regiments Gruppe 481[28][Note 18] 4 October 1944[27]
Koch, AlfredAlfred Koch?[Note 19] Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[29] Leader of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland"[29] 6 May 1945*[29] Killed in action 3 May 1945[29]
Koch, AlfredAlfred Koch Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[27] Leader of the 2./leichte Flak-Abteilung 71[27][29] 7 April 1945[27]
Koch, AugustAugust Koch Heer 14-HHauptmann[30] Leader of a Kampfgruppe in the fortress Posen[29][Note 20] 20 February 1945[30]
Koch, Dr. rer.pol. DietrichDr. rer.pol. Dietrich Koch Heer 09-HFeldwebel[30] Platoon leader in the 3./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 88[29][30] 23 February 1942[30]
Koch, DietrichDietrich Koch![Note 21] Heer 12-HLeutnant[29] Leader of the 8./Panzer-Regiment 5 in the DAK[29] 13 April 1942[29]
Koch, ErwinErwin Koch Heer 15-HMajor[30] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 447[29][30] 28 May 1943[30]
Koch, FriedrichFriedrich Koch Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie zur Verwendung (for disposition)[29][Note 22] Commanding general of the XXXXIV. Armeekorps[29][30] 13 October 1941[30]
Koch, KarlKarl Koch Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[30] Platoon leader in the III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 15[29][Note 23] 24 October 1944*[30] Killed in action 29 July 1944[30]
Koch, MaxMax Koch Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves[30] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 585[29][30] 4 June 1944*[30] Killed in action 15 April 1944[29]
Koch, TheodorTheodor Koch Heer 13-HOberleutnant[30] Chief of the 6./Artillerie-Regiment 36 (motorized)[29][30] 2 September 1944[30]
Koch, WalterWalter Koch Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[30] Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Abteilung "Koch"[29][Note 24] 10 May 1940[30]
A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at his neck.
Koch, WilliWilli Koch+ Heer 09-HFeldwebel[30] Leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 32[29][30] 16 April 1944[30] Awarded 612th Oak Leaves 16 October 1944[30] A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Koch, WilliWilli Koch Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[30] Platoon leader in the 3./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[29][30] 9 June 1944[30]
Koch-Erpach, RudolfRudolf Koch-Erpach Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[30] Commander of the 8. Infanterie-Division[29][30] 24 June 1940[30]
Kochanowski, JohannJohann Kochanowski Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[31] Platoon leader in the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 201[29][31] 15 October 1942[31]
Kochendörfer, KarlKarl Kochendörfer Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[31] Gun leader in the 3.(schwere)/Schnelle Abteilung 296[29][31] 18 September 1942[31]
Kociok, JosefJosef Kociok Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[31] Pilot in the 10.(NJ)/Zerstörergeschwader 1[29][31] 31 July 1943[31]
Kodré, HeinrichHeinrich Kodré Heer 15-HMajor[31] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 123[29] 14 May 1941[31]
Koechle, LudwigLudwig Köchle Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer[31] Shock troops leader and platoon leader in the 5./SS-"Totenkopf"-Infanterie-Regiment 1[29][31] 28 February 1942[31]
Koechling, FriedrichFriedrich Köchling Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[31] Commander of the 254. Infanterie-Division[31][32] 31 July 1942[31]
Koeck, ReinholdReinhold Köck Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[31] Company chief in Grenadier-Regiment 469[31][32] 5 January 1945[31]
Koeckerbauer, HansHans Köckerbauer Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[31] Platoon leader in the 13./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 91[31][32] 18 November 1941[31]
Koeckeritz, Hans-Joachim vonHans-Joachim von Koeckeritz Heer 14-HRittmeister of the Reserves[31] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 32[31][32] 10 February 1944*[31] Killed in action 4 February 1944[32]
Koeditz, AlfredAlfred Koeditz Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves[32][Note 25] Pilot in the Stab/Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 100[31][32] 23 December 1942[31]
Koehler, ArminArmin Köhler Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[31] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 77[31][32] 7 February 1945[31]
Koehler, Carl-ErikCarl-Erik Koehler Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[33] Commander of the 306. Infanterie-Division[32][33] 4 May 1944[33]
Koehler, FritzFritz Köhler Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[33] Gruppenkommandeur of Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 122[32][33] 4 November 1941[33]
Koehler, GeorgGeorg Köhler Heer 12-HLeutnant[32][Note 26] Leader of the 3./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26[32][33] 3 January 1943[33]
Koehler, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Köhler Heer 14-HRittmeister[33] Commander of the I./Reiter-Regiment 31[32][33] 5 March 1945[33]
Köhler, HeinrichHeinrich Köhler Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[33] Platoon leader in the 3./Heeres-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 210[32][33] 20 April 1945[33]
Koehler, Dr. jur. HelmutDr. jur. Helmut Koehler Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[33] Leader of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 1[32][33] 3 November 1944[33]
Koehler, HelmutHelmut Köhler Heer 14-HHauptmann[32][Note 27] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 154[32][33] 18 February 1945[33]
Koehler, RudolfRudolf Köhler Heer 15-HMajor[33] Commander of the I./Schützen-Regiment 73[32][33] 27 July 1941[33]
Koehler, SiegfriedSiegfried Köhler Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[33] Messenger squadron leader in the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 108[32][33] 17 March 1945[33]
Koehler, WalterWalter Koehler?[Note 28] Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[32] Platoon leader in the 3./schwere Heeres-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 525[32] 11 May 1945[32]
Koehler, WernerWerner Köhler Heer 14-HHauptmann[33] Battalion commander in Füsilier-Regiment 26[32][33] 13 February 1945[33]
Koehne, Hans-GüntherHans-Günther Koehne Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[33] Staffelkapitän of the Stabsstaffel/Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[32][33] 3 November 1942[33]
Koehnen, HermannHermann Köhnen Heer 14-HHauptmann[33] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 1145[32][33] 28 February 1945[33]
Koehnke, OttoOtto Köhnke Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[35] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Kampfgeschwader 54[32][35] 1 August 1942[35]
Koelbel, OttoOtto Kölbel Heer 04-HObergefreiter[35] Group leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 542[32][35] 1 June 1943[35]
Koellner, JürgenJürgen Köllner Heer 14-HHauptmann[35] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 671[32][35] 4 May 1944[35]
Koelsch, ErichErich Kölsch Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[35] Group leader in the 3./Pionier-Bataillon 263[32][35] 18 November 1944[35]
Koenen, Friedrich vonFriedrich von Koenen Heer 14-HHauptmann[35] Commander of the III./4. Regiment "Brandenburg" (a unit of the Abwehr)[32][Note 29] 16 September 1943[35]
Koenig AlfonsAlfons König+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[35] Chief of the 6./Infanterie-Regiment 199[36][Note 30] 21 December 1940[35] Awarded 194th Oak Leaves 21 February 1943
70th Swords 9 June 1944[35]
Koenig, ChristianChristian König Heer 14-HHauptmann[35] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 41 (motorized)[35][36] 5 January 1943[35]
Koenig, ErnstErnst König+ Heer 15-HMajor[35] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 12[35][36] 16 September 1943[35] Awarded 598th Oak Leaves 21 September 1944[35]
Koenig, EugenEugen König+ Heer 15-HMajor[35] Acting commander of Infanterie-Regiment 352[36][Note 31] 1 August 1942[35] Awarded 318th Oak Leaves 4 November 1943[35]
Koenig, GeorgGeorg König Heer 09-HFeldwebel[35] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Abteilung 18[35][36] 13 September 1943[35]
Koenig, Hans-HeinrichHans-Heinrich Koenig Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[35] Leader of the I./Jagdgeschwader 11[36][Note 32] 19 August 1944*[35] Killed in flying accident 24 May 1944[36]
Koenig, HeinrichHeinrich König Heer 14-HHauptmann[37] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 915[36][37] 14 February 1945[37]
Koenig, HeinzHeinz Koenig[Note 33] Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[35] Leader of the 3./Fallschirm-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung "Hermann Göring"[35][36] 8 February 1945[35]
Koenig, HerbertHerbert König Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[37] Pilot in the 12./Transportgeschwader 1[36][37] 9 June 1944[37]
Koenig, ReinhardReinhard König Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant (Ing.)[37] Chief engineer on U-123[36][37] 8 July 1944[37]
Koenig, RudolfRudolf König Heer 09-HFeldwebel[37] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 74[36][37] 17 December 1942[37]
Koenig, ViktorViktor König Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[37] Observer in the 14.(Eis)/Kampfgeschwader 55[36][37] 6 October 1944*[37] Killed in action 29 August 1944[36]
König, WilhelmWilhelm König Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[37] Chief of the 1./Kavallerie-Regiment "Mitte"[36][37] 10 September 1943[37]
Koeppel, WalterWalter Koeppel Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[37] Gun leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 111[36][Note 34] 15 February 1943[37]
Koeppen, EckhardtEckhardt Köppen Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[37] Kompanietruppführer (company headquarters leader) in the 1./Fallschirm-Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 2 "Hermann Göring"[36][37] 15 March 1945[37]
Koeppen, GerhardGerhard Köppen+ Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[37] Pilot in the 7./Jagdgeschwader 52[36][Note 35] 18 December 1941[37] Awarded 79th Oak Leaves 27 February 1942[37]
Koepsell, HerbertHerbert Koepsell Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[37] Kompanietruppführer (company headquarters leader) in the 1./Fallschirm-Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 2 "Hermann Göring"[36][37] 7 February 1945[37]
Koerner, AdolfAdolf Körner Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[37] Leader of the 7./Artillerie-Regiment 168[36][37] 20 January 1945[37]
Koerner, FriedrichFriedrich Körner Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[38] Staffelführer of the 2./Jagdgeschwader 27[36][Note 36] 6 September 1942[38]
Koerner, HelmutHelmut Körner Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[38] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Regiment 656[38][39] 3 December 1943[38]
Koerner, KarlKarl Körner Waffen-SS 10-WSS-Hauptscharführer[38] Platoon leader in the 2./schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 503[36][38] 29 April 1945[38]
Koerner, MartinMartin Körner Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[36][Note 37] Staffelkapitän of the 4./Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 9[36][38] 14 March 1943[38]
Koerner, WalterWalter Körner?[Note 38] Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[36] Regiment adjutant of SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 "Norge"[36] 11 May 1945*[36] Killed in action 6 March 1945[36]
Koerte, PeterPeter Körte Heer 17-HOberst[38] Commander of Füsilier-Regiment 26[38][40] 27 September 1943[38]
Koester, AlfonsAlfons Köster Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[38] Pilot in the 3./Nachtjagdgeschwader 2[38][40] 29 October 1942[38]
Koester, AlfredAlfred Koester Heer 17-HOberst[38] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 200[38][40] 10 May 1943[38]
Köster, HelmutHelmut Köster Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[38] Pilot in the 1./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[40][Note 39] 8 August 1944*[38] Killed in flying accident 8 August 1944[38]
Koester, WalterWalter Köster Heer 14-HHauptmann[38] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 156 (motorized)[38][40] 30 October 1941[38]
Koether, WilhelmWilhelm Köther Heer 13-HOberleutnant[38] Chief of the 1./Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 257[40][Note 40] 27 May 1942[38]
Koetke, WernerWerner Kötke Heer 14-HHauptmann[38] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 994[38][40] 23 August 1944*[38] Killed in action 17 July 1944[40]
Koetz, KarlKarl Koetz+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[38] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 463[38][40] 2 October 1941[38] Awarded 374th Oak Leaves 24 January 1944[38]
Kofler, FlorianFlorian Kofler Heer 15-HMajor[41] Commander of the II./Jäger-Regiment 56[40][41] 16 November 1944*[41] Died of wounds 31 October 1944[40]
Kohl, ChristophChristoph Kohl Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[41] Kompanietruppführer (company headquarters leader) in the 2./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12[40][Note 41] 14 May 1944[41]
Kohla, HelmutHelmut Kohla Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[41] Platoon leader in the 4./Panzer-Abteilung 21[40][41] 16 August 1943[41]
Kohlauf, FranzFranz Kohlauf Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[41] Chief of the 4. Torpedobootflottille[40][41] 29 October 1943[41]
Kohler, WilhelmWilhelm Kohler+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[41] Leader of a Kampfgruppe in Infanterie-Regiment 195[40][41] 10 December 1942[41] Awarded 607th Oak Leaves 4 October 1944[41]
Kohlermann, OttoOtto Kohlermann Heer 17-HOberst[41] Artilleriekommandeur 129[40][41] 22 February 1942[41]
Kohlhaas, KarlKarl Kohlhaas Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[41] Platoon leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 485[40][41] 4 May 1944[41]
Kohlhaas, LudwigLudwig Kohlhaas Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[42][Note 42] Commander of the III./Füsilier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[41][42] 21 November 1942[41]
Kohlhagen, KurtKurt Kohlhagen Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[41] Pilot and observer in the 1.(N)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 2[40][Note 43] 30 September 1944[41]
Kohmann, HannsHanns Kohmann Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[41] Pilot in the Fliegerstaffel des Führers[40][Note 44] 28 February 1945[41]
Kohnz, BrunoBruno Kohnz+ Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[43] Platoon leader in the 11./Jäger-Regiment 207[40][43] 17 December 1942[43] Awarded 207th Oak Leaves 6 March 1943[43]
Kohout, Franz-JosefFranz-Josef Kohout Heer 14-HHauptmann[43] Leader of the II./Panzer-Regiment 33[43][44] 4 December 1941[43]
Koitschka, [Dr.] Siegfried[Dr.] Siegfried Koitschka[Note 45] Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[43] Commander of U-616[43][44] 27 January 1944[43]
Koj, EwaldEwald Koj?[Note 46] Heer 14-HHauptmann[44] Chief of the 3./Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 8 (8. Jäger-Division)[44] 9 May 1945*[44] Killed in action 11 March 1945[44]
Kokott, HeinzHeinz Kokott Heer 17-HOberst[43] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 337[43][44] 17 March 1943[43]
Kolb, FritzFritz Kolb Luftwaffe 09-LFahnenjunker-Feldwebel[43] Pilot in the 5./Transportgeschwader 3[43][44] 9 June 1944[43]
Kolb, RichardRichard Kolb Luftwaffe 15-LMajor of the Reserves[43] Commander of leichte Flak-Abteilung 91 (motorized)[44][Note 47] 12 November 1941[43]
Kolb, WernerWerner Kolb+ Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[43] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 36[43][44] 27 June 1942[43] Awarded 514th Oak Leaves 26 June 1944[43]
Kolbeck, HansHans Kolbeck Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[43] Platoon leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 1083[43][44] 24 February 1945*[43] Killed in action 18 February 1945[43]
Kolbeck, Dr. med. dent. RudolfDr. med. dent. Rudolf Kolbeck+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves[44][Note 48] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 316[43][44] 20 April 1943[43] Awarded 403rd Oak Leaves 22 February 1944[43]
Kolbow, HansHans Kolbow Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[43] Staffelkapitän of the 6./Jagdgeschwader 51[43][45] 27 July 1941*[43] Killed in action 16 July 1941[44]
Kolbus, FriedemannFriedemann Kolbus Heer 13-HOberleutnant[43] Chief of the 3./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 161[43][44] 9 December 1944[43]
Kolczyk, HeinzHeinz Kolczyk Heer 14-HRittmeister[43] Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 7[43][44] 6 April 1944[43]
Koll, JohannesJohannes Koll Heer 12-HLeutnant[46] Leader of the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 696[44][46] 24 December 1944[46]
Koll, RichardRichard Koll Heer 17-HOberst[46] Commander of Panzer-Regiment 11[44][46] 15 July 1941[46]
Kollak, ReinhardReinhard Kollak Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[46] Pilot in the 8./Nachtjagdgeschwader 4[44][Note 49] 29 August 1943[46]
Kollberg, BothoBotho Kollberg+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[46] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 23[44][46] 6 September 1942[46] Awarded 384th Oak Leaves 8 February 1944[46]
Kollehn, GerhardGerhard Kollehn Heer 15-HMajor[46] Leader of Jäger-Regiment 38[44][46] 11 December 1944[46]
Koller, AlbertAlbert Koller Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[46] Staffelkapitän of the 4./Kampfgeschwader 55[44][46] 13 November 1942[46]
Koller, GustavGustav Koller Heer 04-HObergefreiter[46] Group leader in the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21[44][46] 8 August 1944[46]
Koller, KarlKarl Koller Luftwaffe 17-LOberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[46] Chief of the general staff of Luftflotte 2[44][Note 50] 10 April 1942[46]
Kollewe, GerhardGerhard Kollewe+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[46] Gruppenkommandeur of the II.(Kampf)/Lehrgeschwader 1[44][46] 5 July 1941[46] Awarded 112th Oak Leaves 12 August 1942[46]
Kollhofer, JosefJosef Kollhofer Heer 04-HObergefreiter[46] Gun leader in the 4./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26[44][Note 51] 14 August 1944[46]
Kollmann, Friedrich KarlFriedrich Karl Kollmann Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[46] Platoon leader in Panzergrenadier-Regiment 59[44][46] 6 October 1944[46]
Kolodziejczyk, GeorgGeorg Kolodziejczyk Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[46] Platoon leader in the 3./Panzer-Regiment 15[44][46] 5 March 1945[46]
Koltermann, WolfgangWolfgang Koltermann Heer 13-HOberleutnant[44][Note 52] Chief of the 3./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 507[44][47] 11 March 1945[47]
Kompch, HerbertHerbert Kompch Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[47] Commander of the I./Flak-Regiment 4 (motorized)[48][Note 53] 11 March 1944[47]
Konopacki, GüntherGünther Konopacki+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[47] Leader of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 168[47][48] 19 December 1943[47] Awarded 797th Oak Leaves 23 March 1945[47]
Konopka, GerhardGerhard Konopka Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[47] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment (motorized) "Großdeutschland"[47][48] 29 August 1943[47]
Konrad, AlfredAlfred Konrad Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[47] Platoon leader in the 1./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 7[47][48] 8 August 1943[47]
Konrad, RudolfRudolf Konrad Heer 20-HGeneral der Gebirgstruppe[47] Commanding general of the XXXXIX. Gebirgskorps[47][48] 1 August 1942[47]
Konschegg von Pramburg, Dr. jur. LambertDr. jur. Lambert Konschegg von Pramburg Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[47] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Kampfgeschwader 40[47][48] 28 February 1945[47]
Black-and-white portrait of a smiling man in semi profile wearing a suit and tie.
Koolwijk, Wilhelm vonWilhelm von Koolwijk Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[47] Commander of Flak-Regiment 37 (motorized)[48][Note 54] 8 August 1944[47]
Koopmann, ErwinErwin Koopmann Heer 15-HMajor[47] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 76[47][48] 28 November 1943*[47] Killed in action 11 November 1943[47]
Kopatzki, LotharLothar Kopatzki Heer 12-HLeutnant[47] Leader of the Panzer-Jäger-Kompanie 1212[47][48] 5 April 1945[47]
Kopp, HelmutHelmut Kopp Heer 13-HOberleutnant[47] Leader of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 151[47][49] 2 June 1942[47]
Kopp, KarlKarl Kopp Heer 09-HFeldwebel[47] Platoon leader in the 11./Infanterie-Regiment 512[47][48] 15 November 1941[47]
Kopp, WalterWalter Kopp Heer 14-HHauptmann[50] Commander of the I./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99[48][50] 6 November 1942[50]
Kopp, WalterWalter Kopp Heer 15-HMajor[50] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 1077[48][50] 9 February 1945[50]
Koppe, RudolfRudolf Koppe Heer 14-HHauptmann[50] Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 23[48][50] 18 November 1944[50]
Koppenwallner, KarlKarl Koppenwallner Heer 17-HOberst[50] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 97[48][50] 1 January 1944[50]
Kordemann, MartinMartin Kordemann?[Note 55] Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[48] Platoon leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 577[48] 11 May 1945[48]
Korfes, Dr. rer. pol. OttoDr. rer. pol. Otto Korfes Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[50] Commander of the 295. Infanterie-Division[48][50] 22 January 1943[50]
Korn, HeinzHeinz Korn RAD 12-HFeldmeister
(rank equivalent to Leutnant)[50]
Meßoffizier (measuring officer) in the 4./schwere Flak-Abteilung 232 (RAD 8/60)[48][50] 14 January 1945[50]
Kornblum, DietrichDietrich Kornblum Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[50] Staffelführer of the 4./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[48][50] 9 June 1944[50]
Kornmeyer, HansHans Kornmeyer Heer 15-HMajor[50] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 109[48][50] 9 May 1942[50]
Kornprobst, FranzFranz Kornprobst Heer 17-HOberst[50] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 320[48][50] 5 April 1945[50]
Kornprobst, OttoOtto Kornprobst Heer 12-HLeutnant[50] Platoon leader of Panzer-Abteilung 118[48][50] 23 March 1945[50]
Korol, AntonAnton Korol Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves[50] Staffelführer of the 10.(Panzer)/Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[50][51] 12 March 1945[50]
A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at his neck.
Korte, HansHans Korte Luftwaffe 18-LGeneralmajor[52] Commander of the 2.(Torpedo) Flieger-Division[51][Note 56] 30 September 1944[52]
Korten, GüntherGünther Korten Luftwaffe 18-LGeneralmajor[52] Chief of the general staff of Luftflotte 4[51][52] 3 May 1941[52]
A smiling man wearing a military uniform and peaked cap.
Korth, ClausClaus Korth Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[52] Commander of U-93[51][52] 29 May 1941[52]
Korth, [Dr.] Siegfried[Dr.] Siegfried Korth[Note 45] Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[52] Chief of the 3./SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 18 "Florian Geyer"[51][Note 57] 9 February 1945[52]
Korthals, GerhardGerhard Korthals Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[52] Staffelkapitän of the 8./Kampfgeschwader 51[51][52] 2 October 1942[52]
Korts, BertholdBerthold Korts Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[52] Pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 52[51][52] 29 August 1943[52]
Kortzfleisch, Joachim vonJoachim von Kortzfleisch Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[52] Commanding general of the XI. Armeekorps[51][52] 4 September 1940[52]
Korupkat, GüntherGünther Korupkat Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[52] Deputy leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 1077[51][52] 9 February 1945[52]
Kosar, KarlKarl Kosar Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[52] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Abteilung 7[51][52] 7 February 1944[52]
Kosch, BennoBenno Kosch Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[52] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"[51][52] 1 October 1940[52]
Koser, ChristianChristian Koser Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[52] Leader of the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 273[51][52] 2 September 1944[52]
Koske, Dr. KarlDr. Karl Koske Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[53] Commander of the 212. Infanterie-Division[51][53] 15 March 1944[53]
Koslinko, OttoOtto Koslinko[Note 58] Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[54] Platoon leader in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 504[51][54] 4 June 1944*[54] Killed in action 28 March 1944[51]
Kossack, SiegfriedSiegfried Kossack Heer 17-HOberst[53] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 1051[51][53] 18 November 1944[53]
Kossmala, GeorgGeorg Koßmala+ Heer 17-HOberst[53] Commander of Sicherungs-Regiment 3[51][53] 13 March 1942[53] Awarded 435th Oak Leaves 26 March 1944[53]
Kossmann, Karl-RichardKarl-Richard Koßmann Heer 17-HOberst[53] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 74[51][53] 23 March 1945[53]
Kostka, FranzFranz Kostka Heer 04-HObergefreiter[53] Shock troops leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 399[51][53] 10 May 1943[53]
Kotlowski, FranzFranz Kotlowski Heer 04-HObergefreiter[53] Group leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 411[51][53] 16 November 1944[53]
Kotz, RichardRichard Kotz Heer 17-HOberst[53] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 389[51][53] 21 October 1943[53]
Kowalewski, RobertRobert Kowalewski Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[53] Pilot in the Stabsstaffel/X. Fliegerkorps[51][Note 59] 24 November 1940[53]
A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at his neck.
Kox, PeterPeter Kox Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[53] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 169[53][55] 5 April 1945[53]
Kraas, BorisBoris Kraas Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[53] Commander of SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 3 "Totenkopf"[55][Note 60] 28 February 1945*[53] Died of wounds 13 February 1945[55]
Kraas, HugoHugo Kraas+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[53] Commander of the I./2. SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment/Panzergrenadier-Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[56][Note 61] 28 March 1943[53] Awarded 375th Oak Leaves 24 January 1944[53]
Kracht, HermannHermann Kracht Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[53] Platoon leader in the 12.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 29 (motorized)[55][Note 62] 25 December 1944*[53] Killed in action 2 June 1944[55]
Kraemer, ChristophChristoph Krämer Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[57] Platoon leader in the 5./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 7[55][57] 14 May 1944[57]
Kraemer, FritzFritz Kraemer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant im General (in the General Staff)[57] Ia (operations officer) in the 13. Panzer-Division[55][57] 17 December 1942[57]
Kraemer, PaulPaul Krämer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[57] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 93[55][57] 7 February 1945[57]
Kraemer, RichardRichard Krämer Heer 12-HLeutnant[57] Platoon leader in the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 232[55][57] 30 September 1944[57]
Kraeussel, OskarOskar Kräussel Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[57] Pilot in Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 172[55][57] 24 December 1942[55][Note 63]
Krafft, HeinrichHeinrich Krafft Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant of the Reserves[55][Note 64] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[55][57] 18 March 1942[57]
Krafft, [Dr.] Horst[Dr.] Horst Krafft[Note 45] Heer 13-HOberleutnant[57] Chief of the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 185[55][57] 29 September 1941[57]
Kraft, AlfredAlfred Kraft Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[57] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Regiment 27[55][57] 22 January 1943[57]
Kraft, GerhardGerhard Kraft Heer 14-HHauptmann[57] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 112[55][57] 23 February 1944[57]
Kraft, JosefJosef Kraft+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[57] Pilot in the II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 6[55][Note 65] 30 September 1944[57] Awarded 838th Oak Leaves 17 April 1945[57]
Kraft, KarlKarl Kraft Heer 15-HMajor[57] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 42[55][57] 18 January 1942[57]
Krag, ErnstErnst Krag+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[57] Commander of SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2 "Das Reich"[55][Note 66] 23 October 1944[57] Awarded 755th Oak Leaves 28 February 1945[57]
Krah, HansHans Krah Heer 15-HMajor[58] Commander of the I./Füsilier-Regiment 34[55][58] 11 October 1943[58]
Krahl, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Krahl Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[58] Leader of the I./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"[55][58] 13 November 1940[58]
Krainz, WalterWalter Krainz Heer 04-HObergefreiter[58] In the III./Jäger-Regiment 75[58][59] 17 April 1945[58]
Kraiss, DietrichDietrich Kraiss+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[58] Commander of the 168. Infanterie-Division[58][59] 23 July 1942[58] Awarded 549th Oak Leaves 11 August 1944[58] A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Krakau, AugustAugust Krakau Heer 17-HOberst[58] Commander of Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 85[58][59] 21 June 1941[58]
Kral, RupprechtRupprecht Kral Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[58] Gun leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 19[59][Note 67] 15 May 1944[58]
Kralemann, FriedrichFriedrich Kralemann Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[58] Pilot in the II./Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow"[58][59] 29 October 1943[58]
Kramer, HeinzHeinz Kramer Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[58] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 2./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502[58][59] 6 October 1944[58]
Kramer, RudolfRudolf Kramer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[58] Staffelkapitän in Kampfgeschwader 26[58][59] 18 March 1945[58]
Krancke, TheodorTheodor Krancke+ Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[58] Commander of heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer[58][59] 21 February 1941[58] Awarded 614th Oak Leaves 18 October 1944[58]
Kranenbrock, Wolfgang vanWolfgang van Kranenbrock Heer 14-HHauptmann[58] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 102[58][59] 25 September 1942[58]
Kranz, BernhardBernhard Kranz Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[58] Chief of the 15./Jäger-Regiment 83[59][Note 68] 5 November 1944[58]
Kranz, RudolfRudolf Kranz Heer 15-HMajor[60] Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 249[59][60] 23 October 1944[60]
Krappe, GüntherGünther Krappe Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[60] Commander of the 61. Infanterie-Division[59][60] 11 April 1944[60]
Krappmann, HeinrichHeinrich Krappmann Luftwaffe 04-LObergefreiter[60] Geschützkanonier (gunner) in the 19./Fallschirm-Panzer-Flak-Regiment "Hermann Göring"[59][Note 69] 28 February 1945[60]
Kratsch, Dr. GüntherDr. Günther Kratsch Heer 15-HMajor[60] Commander of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 65 (motorized)[59][Note 70] 29 September 1940[60]
Kratzenberg, HansHans Kratzenberg Heer 15-HMajor[60] Commander of the III./Schützen-Regiment 3[59][60] 15 August 1940[60]
Kratzert, RudolfRudolf Kratzert Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[59][Note 71] Commander of the III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3[59][60] 9 June 1944[60]
A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at his neck.
Kraus, AdolfAdolf Kraus Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[60] Pilot in the 4./Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"[59][60] 25 November 1942*[60] Killed in action 30 September 1942[59]
Kraus, EduardEduard Kraus Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[60] Leader of the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 14[59][60] 25 January 1943[60]
Kraus, EwaldEwald Kraus Heer 15-HMajor[60] Deputy leader of Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 102[59][60] 26 March 1944[60]
Kraus, Hans-WernerHans-Werner Kraus Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[60] Commander of U-83[59][60] 19 June 1942[60]
Kraus, RupertRupert Kraus Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[60] Leader of the 2./Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Hermann Göring"[59][Note 72] 30 September 1944[60]
Krause, BernhardBernhard Krause Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[61] Commander of the I./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26 "Hitlerjugend"[59][Note 73] 18 November 1944[61]
Krause, FritzFritz Krause Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[61] Commander of Flak-Regiment 91 (motorized)[62][Note 74] 24 March 1943*[61] Killed in action 25 January 1943[62] A man with parted hair wearing a military uniform.
Krause, JohannesJohannes Krause Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[61] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 101[61][62] 7 February 1945[61]
Krause, MaxMax Krause Heer 15-HMajor[61] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 106[61][62] 18 November 1944[61]
Krause, RichardRichard Krause Heer 14-HHauptmann[61] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 848[61][62] 4 May 1944[61]
Krause, WaltherWalther Krause Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[61] Commander of the 170. Infanterie-Division[61][62] 10 June 1943[61]
Krauss, BernhardBernhard Krauss[Note 75] Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[60] Infanteriegeschütz (infantry gun) leader in the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 128[62][Note 75] 9 January 1945[60]
Krauss, OswaldOswald Krauss Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[61] Leader of SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 15 "Florian Geyer"[62][Note 76] 27 January 1945[61]
Krauß, WalterWalter Krauß+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[61] Pilot in the 2.(H)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 21[61][62] 29 July 1940[61] Awarded 363rd Oak Leaves 3 January 1944[61]
Krebs, ErichErich Krebs Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[61] Chief of the 1./Flak-Regiment 11 (motorized)[62][Note 77] 16 February 1942[62][Note 77]
Krebs, Günther-WolfgangGünther-Wolfgang Krebs Heer 12-HLeutnant[61] Leader of a Kampfgruppe in the Heeres-Gebirgsjäger-Bataillon 201[62][Note 78] 26 December 1944*[61] Killed in action 14 December 1944[62][Note 78]
Krebs, HansHans Krebs+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[61] Chief of the general staff of Heeresgruppe Mitte[61][62] 26 March 1944[61] Awarded 749th Oak Leaves 20 February 1945[61] A man wearing a military uniform and peaked cap with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Krech, GüntherGünther Krech Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[63] Commander of U-558[62][63] 17 September 1942[63]
Krei, WernerWerner Krei Heer 10-HOberfähnrich[63] Platoon leader in the 5./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 19[62][63] 10 February 1944[63]
Kreiner, HerbertHerbert Kreiner Heer 14-HHauptmann[63] Battalion commander in Grenadier-Regiment 261[62][Note 79] 28 January 1943[63]
Kreipe, HeinrichHeinrich Kreipe Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[63] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 209[62][63] 13 October 1941[63]
Kreitmair, RudolfRudolf Kreitmair Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[63] Leader of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 282[62][63] 31 March 1943[63]
Krekow, GüntherGünther Krekow Heer 12-HLeutnant[63] Battery officer in Artillerie-Regiment 6[62][Note 80] 6 November 1944[63]
Kremer, [Dr.] Hermann[Dr.] Hermann Kremer[Note 45] Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[63] Commander of the II./Artillerie-Regiment 129[62][63] 23 March 1945[63]
Krems, GerhardGerhard Krems Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[63] Pilot in the 2./Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"[62][63] 25 May 1942[63]
Krenz, WilhelmWilhelm Krenz Heer 09-HFeldwebel[63] Platoon leader in the 3./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 96[63][64] 4 May 1944[63]
Krenzer, HermannHermann Krenzer Heer 13-HOberleutnant[62][Note 81] Chief of the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 379[62][63] 14 December 1941[63]
Kress, HermannHermann Kreß Heer 17-HOberst[63] Commander of Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99[62][63] 20 December 1941[63]
Kress, UlrichUlrich Kreß Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[63] Platoon leader in the 1./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 20[62][63] 22 September 1941[63]
Kresse, [Prof. Dr.] Ludwig-Hilmar[Prof. Dr.] Ludwig-Hilmar Kresse[Note 82] Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[65] Commander of Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 94[65][66] 18 November 1944[65]
Kressel, WilhelmWilhelm Kressel Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[65] Leader of the 5./Sturm-Regiment of Panzer AOK 4[65][66] 16 October 1944[65]
Kressmann, ErwinErwin Kreßmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[65] Chief of the 1./schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 519[65][66] 9 December 1944[65]
Kretschmer, FranzFranz Kretschmer Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[65] Platoon leader in the I./schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 656[66][Note 83] 17 December 1943[65]
Kretschmer, OttoOtto Kretschmer+ Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[65] Commander of U-99[65][66] 4 August 1940[65] Awarded 6th Oak Leaves 4 November 1940
5th Swords 26 December 1941[65]
The head and shoulders of a smiling young man. He wears casual army fatigues and is unshaven.
Kretschmer, TheodorTheodor Kretschmer Heer 17-HOberst[65] Leader of the 17. Panzer-Division[65][66] 8 March 1945[65]
Krettek, HeinzHeinz Krettek Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[65] Leader of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 423[65][66] 12 August 1944[65]
Kretzschmar, WolfgangWolfgang Kretzschmar+ Heer 15-HMajor[65] Commander of Grenadier-Bataillon 540 z.b.V.[65][67] 15 May 1943[65] Awarded 600th Oak Leaves 30 September 1944
121st Swords 12 January 1945[65]
Kreutz, KarlKarl Kreutz+ Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Standartenführer[65] Commander of SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[66][Note 84] 27 August 1944[65] Awarded (863rd) Oak Leaves 6 May 1945?[68][Note 85]
Kreutzberg, AntonAnton Kreutzberg Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[65] Gun leader in the 2./schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 525[65][66] 21 September 1944[65]
Kreuzer, Dr. EduardDr. Eduard Kreuzer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[65] Commander of Jäger-Regiment 24 (L)[65][66] 17 March 1945*[65] Killed in action 22 February 1945[66]
Kreuzer, FranzFranz Kreuzer Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[70] Group leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 89[66][70] 15 January 1943[70]
Kreuzinger, OthmarOthmar Kreuzinger+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[70] Chief of the 4./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 19[66][70] 14 May 1944[70] Awarded 625th Oak Leaves 18 October 1944[70]
Krey, HeinzHeinz Krey Kriegsmarine 12-MLeutnant (Ing.)[70] Chief engineer on U-752[66][70] 4 September 1943*[70] Killed in action 23 May 1943[66]
Krey, HermannHermann Krey Heer 09-HFahnenjunker-Wachtmeister[70] Platoon leader in the 2./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 30[67][70] 17 September 1944[70]
Kreysing, HansHans Kreysing+ Heer 17-HOberst[70] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 16[66][70] 18 May 1940[66][Note 86] Awarded 183rd Oak Leaves 20 January 1943
63rd Swords 13 April 1944[70]
A black-and-white photograph of a man in semi profile wearing a military uniform and a neck order in shape of an Iron Cross.
Kriebel, KarlKarl Kriebel Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[70] Commander of the 56. Infanterie-Division[66][70] 4 July 1940[70]
Krieg, GerhardGerhard Krieg Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[70] Platoon leader in the 1./Heeres-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 243[67][70] 28 March 1945[70]
Krieg, HaraldHarald Krieg Heer 13-HOberleutnant[70] Chief of the 4./Schützen-Regiment 1[66][70] 15 July 1941[70]
Krieg, Johann-OttoJohann-Otto Krieg Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[70] Chief of the Kleinkampfmittel-Flottille 361[66][70] 8 July 1944[70]
Krieger, Friedrich-WilhelmFriedrich-Wilhelm Krieger Heer 14-HHauptmann[70] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 87[66][70] 7 September 1943* Died of wounds 1 September 1943[70]
Krieger, WernerWerner Krieger Heer 15-HMajor[70] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 17[66][70] 31 October 1944[70]
Krieger, WilhelmWilhelm Krieger Heer 09-HFeldwebel[71] Platoon leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 168[66][71] 4 June 1944[71]
Kriening, HerbertHerbert Kriening Heer 09-HFeldwebel[71] Platoon leader in the 12.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 234[72][Note 87] 23 August 1943[71]
Krings, JosefJosef Krings Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[71] Kompanietruppführer (company headquarters leader) in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 412[71][72] 4 May 1944[71]
Krink, HeinzHeinz Krink Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[71] Adjutant in the II./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3[71][72] 9 June 1944[71]
Kroeg, HelmutHelmut Kroeg Heer 13-HOberleutnant[71] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 45[71][72] 28 March 1945[71]
Kroehne, WilhelmWilhelm Kröhne Heer 15-HMajor[71] Commander of the Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 190[72][Note 88] 24 February 1945[71]
Krogmann, OttoOtto Krogmann Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[71] Platoon leader in the 1./Infanterie-Regiment 668[71][72] 9 November 1942[71]
Kroh, HansHans Kroh+ Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[71] Commander of the I./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2[71][72] 21 August 1941[71] Awarded 443rd Oak Leaves 6 April 1944
96th Swords 12 September 1944[71]
A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Krohn, ErnstErnst Krohn Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[71] Platoon leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 505[71][72] 27 October 1943[71]
Krohn, HansHans Krohn Heer 03-HGefreiter[71] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 20[71][72] 6 April 1942[71]
Krohn, HansHans Krohn Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[71] Radio operator in the 6./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[71][72] 26 March 1944[71]
Kroj, TheoTheo Kroj Heer 14-HHauptmann[72][Note 89] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 87[71][72] 24 November 1943[71]
Kroll, HermannHermann Kroll Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[73] Pilot in the 7.(F)/Lehrgeschwader 2[73][74] 5 April 1942[73]
Krombholz, Franz-JosefFranz-Josef Krombholz Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[72][Note 90] Commander of the III./SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 14 "Prinz Eugen"[72][Note 90] 28 March 1945[73]
Kron, OttoOtto Kron Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[73] Leader of the SS-Flak-Abteilung "Totenkopf"[74][Note 91] 28 June 1942[73]
Kroner, Max-GeorgMax-Georg Kroner Heer 14-HHauptmann[73] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 463[72][73] 17 October 1943[73]
Kropp, FritzFritz Kropp Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[73] Group leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 48[72][73] 12 March 1944[73]
Kroschinski, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Kroschinski Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[73] Pilot in the 3./Jagdgeschwader 54[72][73] 17 April 1945[73]
Kroseberg, HeinzHeinz Kroseberg Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann of the Reserves[73] Staffelkapitän of the Wüstennotstaffel (emergency desert squadron)[72][73] 19 June 1942[73] Missing in action 12 May 1942[72]
Krosigk, Dedo vonDedo von Krosigk Heer 14-HHauptmann[73] Chief of the 1./Infanterie-Regiment 51 (motorized)[72][73] 15 May 1942[73]
Krosigk, Ernst-Anton vonErnst-Anton von Krosigk+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[73] Commander of the 1. Infanterie-Division[72][73] 12 February 1944[73] Awarded 827th Oak Leaves 12 April 1945[73]
Kruck, KurtKurt Kruck Heer 13-HOberleutnant[73] Chief of the 4./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 96[73][74] 20 October 1944[73]
Krueck, Fritz[Prof. Dr.] Fritz Krück[Note 82] Heer 13-HOberleutnant[73] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 226[72][73] 5 March 1945[73]
Krueder, Ernst-FelixErnst-Felix Krüder+ Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[73] Commander of auxiliary cruiser Pinguin (HSK 5)[72][73] 22 December 1940[73] Awarded 40th Oak Leaves 15 November 1941[73]
Kruegel, AlbrechtAlbrecht Krügel+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[75] Commander of the II./SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 "Norge"[76][Note 92] 12 March 1944[75] Awarded 651st Oak Leaves 16 November 1944[75]
Krüger, ErwinErwin Krüger Heer 10-HOberfähnrich[75] Spähtruppführer (reconnaissance patrol leader) in the Panzer-Späh-Schwadron/Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 24[77][Note 93] 17 September 1944[75]
Krüger, FelixFelix Krüger Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[75] Spähtruppführer (reconnaissance patrol leader) in the Stabskompanie/Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 6[75][76] 9 December 1944[75]
Krueger, Friedrich-WilhelmFriedrich Krüger Waffen-SS 20-WSS-Obergruppenführer and General of the Waffen-SS and Police[75] Commander of the 6. SS-Gebirgs-Division "Nord"[75][76] 22 October 1944[75]
Krueger, FritzFritz Krüger Heer 11-HStabswachtmeister[75] Battery officer in the 1./Artillerie-Regiment 37[75][76] 17 March 1945[75]
Krueger, Hans-HeinrichHans-Heinrich Krüger Heer 15-HMajor im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[76][Note 94] Leader of a Kampfgruppe in the 321. Infanterie-Division[76][Note 94] 3 December 1943[75]
Krueger, HelmutHelmut Krüger Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[75] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 151[75][76] 11 April 1944[75]
Krüger, HorstHorst Krüger Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[75] Observer in the 3./Nacht-Aufklärungs-Staffel[77][Note 95] 4 November 1941[75]
Krueger, JoachimJoachim Krüger Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer[75] Leader of the 10./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4 "Der Führer"[75][76] 24 June 1944*[75] Died of wounds 14 August 1943[76]
Krueger, KurtKurt Krüger Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[75] Platoon leader in the Panzer-Abteilung 8[75][76] 7 February 1944[75]
Krueger, KurtKurt Krüger Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[75] Battery officer in the 2./Artillerie-Regiment 156[75][76] 31 July 1943*[75] Died of wounds 12 July 1943[76]
Krueger, RudolfRudolf Krüger Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[75] Platoon leader of the 6./Infanterie-Regiment 32[75][76] 5 October 1941[75]
A colour photograph of a man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at his neck.
Krueger, WalterWalter Krüger+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[78] Commander of the 1. Schützen-Brigade[76][78] 15 July 1941[78] Awarded 373rd Oak Leaves 24 January 1944[78]
Krueger, WalterWalter Krüger+ Waffen-SS 18-WSS-Brigadeführer and Generalmajor of the Waffen-SS[78] Commander of the SS-Polizei-Division[76][78] 13 December 1941[78] Awarded 286th Oak Leaves 31 August 1943
120th Swords 11 January 1945[78]
Krueger, WaltherWalther Krüger Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[78] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 71[76][Note 96] 27 August 1943[78]
Kruetzmann, Friedrich-KarlFriedrich-Karl Krützmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[78] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5[77][78] 3 March 1944[78]
Krugner, LeopoldLeopold Krugner Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[78] Gun leader in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 17[76][78] 14 February 1945[78]
Krumminga, HansHans Krumminga Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[78] Pilot in the 9./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[76][78] 19 September 1943[78]
Krupinski, WalterWalter Krupinski+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[78] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 52[76][78] 29 October 1942[78] Awarded 415th Oak Leaves 2 March 1944[78]
Kruse, ErnstErnst Kruse+ Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[78] Platoon leader in the 7./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3[78][79] 6 October 1942[78] Awarded 245th Oak Leaves 17 May 1943[78]
Kruse, GerhardGerhard Kruse+ Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[78] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 48[78][79] 23 February 1944[78] Awarded 534th Oak Leaves 27 July 1944[78]
Kruse, HeinrichHeinrich Kruse Heer 14-HHauptmann[78] Leader of Grenadier-Regiments Gruppe 311[79][Note 97] 26 March 1944[78]
Kruse, HeinzHeinz Kruse Heer 09-HFeldwebel[78] Platoon leader in the schwere Panzer-Abteilung 655[79][Note 98] 23 March 1945[78]
Krutemeier, GustavGustav Krutemeier Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[80] Platoon leader in the 1./Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 99[79][80] 3 October 1942[80]
Ksiag, JohannJohann Ksiag Heer 09-HFeldwebel[80] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 176[79][80] 15 January 1943[80]
Kubel, WilhelmWilhelm Kubel Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[80] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 162[79][80] 30 September 1944[80]
Kubisch, WalterWalter Kubisch Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[80] Radio/wireless operator in Nachtjagdgeschwader 3[79][Note 99] 31 December 1943[80]
Kuchar, JakobJakob Kuchar?[Note 100] Heer 03-HGefreiter[79] In the 8./Jäger-Regiment 228[79] 11 May 1945[79]
Kuebler, LudwigLudwig Kübler Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[80] Commander of the 1. Gebirgs-Division[79][80] 27 October 1939[80]
A grim looking man wearing a peaked cap and a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at his neck.
Kuechler, Georg vonGeorg von Küchler+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Artillerie[80] Commander-in-chief of the 3. Armee[79][80] 30 September 1939[80] Awarded 273rd Oak Leaves 21 August 1943[80] Black-and-white portrait of an older man wearing a peaked cap, military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at his neck.
Kuehl, Dr. jur. ErnstDr. jur. Ernst Kühl+ Luftwaffe 17-LOberst of the Reserves[79][Note 101] Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 55[79][80] 17 October 1942[80] Awarded 356th Oak Leaves 18 December 1943[80]
Kuehl, HermannHermann Kühl Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[80] Staffelkapitän of the 2./Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"[79][80] 24 November 1940[80]
Kuehme, KurtKurt Kühme Heer 15-HMajor[80] Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 280[79][80] 9 December 1944[80]
Kuehn, FriedrichFriedrich Kühn Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[80] Commander of the 3. Panzer-Brigade[79][80] 4 July 1940[80]
Kuehn, Hans-JochenHans-Jochen Kühn Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[81] Chief of the 9./Panzer-Regiment 36[79][81] 12 January 1944[81]
Kuehne, MartinMartin Kühne Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[81] Commander of the I./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2[79][81] 29 February 1944[81]
Kuehnfels, Rudolf[Dr.] Rudolf Kühnfels[Note 45] Heer 13-HOberleutnant[81] Company chief in Jäger-Regiment 54[79][81] 9 December 1944[81]
Kuemmel, JohannesJohannes Kümmel+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[81] Chief of the 1./Panzer-Regiment 8[81][82] 9 July 1941[81] Awarded 133rd Oak Leaves 11 October 1942[81]
Kuemmling, OttoOtto Kümmling Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[81] Group leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 530[79][81] 4 May 1944[81]
Kuendiger, HerbertHerbert Kündiger+ Heer 15-HMajor[81] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 978[81][83] 9 December 1944[81] Awarded 708th Oak Leaves 21 January 1945[81]
Kuenkel, ChristianChristian Künkel Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[81] Pilot in the 8./Sturzkampfgeschwader 3[81][83] 26 March 1944*[81] Killed in action 27 January 1944[83]
Kuennecke, HeinzHeinz Künnecke Heer 13-HOberleutnant[81] Chief of the 2./Infanterie-Bataillon z.b.V. 500[81][83] 16 November 1943[81]
Kuensberg-Weidenberg, Heino Reichsfreiherr vonHeino Reichsfreiherr von Künsberg-Weidenberg Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[81] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 188[81][83] 16 September 1943[81]
Kuenzel, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Künzel Heer 13-HOberleutnant[81] Leader of the 3./Schützen-Regiment 10[81][83] 22 September 1941[81]
Kuenzel, Karl-FriedrichKarl-Friedrich Künzel Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[81] Group leader and commander of Schnellboot S-28 in the 1. Schnellbootflottille[81][83] 12 December 1943[81]
Kuersten, HansHans Kürsten Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[84] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Regiment 7[83][84] 11 October 1941[84]
Kuesel, AlfredAlfred Küsel Heer 14-HRittmeister[84] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 4[83][84] 12 December 1944[84]
Kuespert, KarlKarl Küspert Heer 14-HHauptmann[84] Chief of the 1./Panzer-Regiment 35[83][84] 16 October 1944[84]
Kuester, FerdinandFerdinand Kuester Heer 13-HOberleutnant[84] Chief of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 58[83][84] 27 October 1943[84]
Kuester, HeinzHeinz Küster Heer 12-HLeutnant[84] Leader of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 108[83][84] 15 July 1943[84]
Kuester, RudolfRudolf Küster Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[84] Pilot in the 6./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[83][84] 17 March 1945[84]
Kuester, WilhelmWilhelm Küster Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[84] Pilot in Wettererkundungs-Staffel 26 (6.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 122)[83][Note 102] 18 May 1943[84]
Kuffner, AndreasAndreas Kuffner+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[84] Staffelführer of the 4./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[83][Note 103] 16 April 1943[84] Awarded 684th Oak Leaves 20 December 1944[84]
Kugelstadt, OttoOtto Kugelstadt Heer 09-HFeldwebel[84] Platoon leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 485[83][84] 26 December 1944[84]
Kugler, EugenEugen Kugler Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[84] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 19 "List"[83][84] 5 April 1945[84]
Kugler, JosefJosef Kugler Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[84] Group leader in the 9./Grenadier-Regiment 200 (motorized)[83][84] 3 November 1944[84]
Kuhenne, HelmutHelmut Kuhenne Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[83][Note 104] Radio operator in the Stab/Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 3[83][85] 20 January 1945[83][Note 104]
Kuher, JosefJosef Kuher[Note 105] Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[85] Battery officer and Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 7./schweres Werfer-Regiment 3 (motorized)[83][85] 9 May 1945[83][Note 106]
Kuhlmann, HerbertHerbert Kuhlmann Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[85] Commander of the I./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[83][85] 13 February 1944[85]
Kuhlmey, KurtKurt Kuhlmey Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[85] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Sturzkampfgeschwader 3[83][85] 15 July 1942[85]
Kuhlwilm, WilhelmWilhelm Kuhlwilm Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[85] Company leader in the Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Hermann Göring"[85][87] 30 November 1944[85]
Kuhn, KarlKarl Kuhn Heer 14-HHauptmann[85] Leader of a Rückkampfgruppe "Kuhn" (formerly Grenadier-Regiment 81)[85][87] 26 November 1944[85]
Kuhn, OttoOtto Kuhn Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[85] Chief of the 5./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13[85][87] 7 March 1943[85]
Kuhn, WalterWalter Kuhn Heer 04-HObergefreiter[85] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 3./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 1[85][87] 23 August 1943[85]
Kuhna, BernhardBernhard Kuhna Heer 13-HOberleutnant[87][Note 107] Leader of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 508[85][87] 12 January 1942[85]
Kuhnert, AlfredAlfred Kuhnert Heer 17-HOberst[85] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 51 (motorized)[85][87] 20 April 1944[85]
Kuhnert, ManfredManfred Kuhnert Heer 03-HGefreiter[85] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 442[87][Note 108] 22 January 1944[85]
Kuhnke, GünterGünter Kuhnke Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[85] U-28|1936|2}[85][87] 19 September 1940[85]
Kuhnle, TheophilTheophil Kuhnle Heer 14-HHauptmann[87][Note 109] Chief of Sturmgeschütz-Kompanie 1014[87][88] 18 February 1945[88]
Kujacinski, NorbertNorbert Kujacinski Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[88] Chief of the 4./Panzer-Regiment 23[87][88] 18 November 1944[88]
Kullmer, ArthurArthur Kullmer+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[88] Commander of the 296. Infanterie-Division[87][88] 27 October 1943[88] Awarded 758th Oak Leaves 28 February 1945[88]
Kulot, JosefJosef Kulot Heer 04-HObergefreiter[88] Group leader in the 6./Infanterie-Regiment 60 (motorized)[87][88] 24 September 1942[88]
Kulp, KarlKarl Kulp Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[88] Platoon leader in the 13./Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4 "Hermann Göring"[87][Note 110] 5 September 1944[88]
Kuls, [Prof. Dr.] Wolfgang[Prof. Dr.] Wolfgang Kuls[Note 82] Heer 14-HRittmeister[88] Commander of the III./Panzer-Regiment 24[87][88] 24 February 1945[88]
Kult, JosefJosef Kult+ Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[88] Leader of the 3./Jäger-Regiment 228[87][88] 7 October 1942[88] Awarded 212th Oak Leaves 15 March 1943[88]
Kumm, OttoOtto Kumm+ Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[88] Commander of SS-Infanterie-Regiment (motorized) "Der Führer"[87][Note 111] 16 February 1942[88] Awarded 221st Oak Leaves 6 April 1943
138th Swords 17 March 1945[88]
Black-and-white photo of a man wearing a peaked cap, military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at his neck.
Kummer, AlfredAlfred Kummer Luftwaffe 10-LFahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel[88] Pilot in the 11./Transportgeschwader 2[87][88] 18 November 1944[88]
Kummer, GotthardGotthard Kummer Heer 09-HFeldwebel[88] Platoon leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 45[87][88] 11 March 1943[88]
Kummetz, OskarOskar Kummetz Kriegsmarine 18-MKonteradmiral[88] Leader of Kampfgruppe Oslo[87][88] 18 January 1941[88]
A man wearing a peaked cap and black naval uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at his neck.
Kunert, GerhardGerhard Kunert+ Heer 04-HObergefreiter[89] Group leader of the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33[87][89] 16 September 1943[89] Awarded 606th Oak Leaves 4 October 1944[89]
Kunert, HansHans Kunert Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[89] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 4./Artillerie-Regiment 5[87][89] 23 August 1944[89]
Kunert, RudolfRudolf Kunert Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[89] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 401[87][89] 21 September 1944[89]
Kunkel, Kurt-ErnstKurt-Ernst Kunkel?[Note 112] Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[87] Company chief in the 2./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 4[87] 30 April 1945[87]
Kunkel, RolfRolf Kunkel Heer 15-HMajor[89] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 26[87][89] 17 March 1945*[89] Killed in action 29 November 1944[87]
Kunsch, ErwinErwin Kunsch Heer 14-HHauptmann[89] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 232[89][90] 24 November 1943*[89] Died of wounds 28 September 1943[90]
Kuntz, AlbertAlbert Kuntz Heer 14-HHauptmann[89] Leader of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2[89][90] 6 February 1944[89]
Kuntz, HerbertHerbert Kuntz Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves[90][Note 113] Pilot in the 3./Kampfgeschwader 100[89][90] 14 March 1943[89]
Kuntze, AlbrechtAlbrecht Kuntze Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[89] Pilot in the 6./Kampfgeschwader 26[89][90] 16 May 1940[89]
Kuntze, WalterWalter Kuntze Heer 20-HGeneral der Pioniere[89] Commanding general of the XXXXII. Armeekorps[89][90] 18 October 1941[89]
Kuntzen, Adolf-FriedrichAdolf-Friedrich Kuntzen Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[89] Commander of the 8. Panzer-Division[89][90] 3 June 1940[89]
Kunz, HermannHermann Kunz Heer 12-HLeutnant[89] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 37[89][90] 17 December 1943[89]
Kunz, KarlKarl Kunz Heer 17-HOberst[89] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 412[89][90] 6 April 1944*[89] Died of wounds 31 January 1944[90]
Kunz, [Dr.] Rudolf[Dr.] Rudolf Kunz[Note 45] Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[91] Leader of Schnelle Abteilung 306[90][91] 10 June 1943[91]
Kunze, ErhardErhard Kunze Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[91] Platoon leader in the 2./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 341 (motorized)[90][91] 22 February 1942*[91] Killed in action 6 January 1942[90]
Kunze, GottfriedGottfried Kunze Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[91] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 211[90][91] 20 April 1945[91]
Kunze, HerbertHerbert Kunze Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[91] Observer in a Kampfgeschwader[90][Note 114] 31 October 1944[91]
Kunzmann, KarlKarl Kunzmann Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[91] Platoon leader in the 8./Panzer-Regiment 35[90][91] 21 September 1944*[91] Killed on active service 5 August 1944[90]
Kupfer, BaptistBaptist Kupfer Heer 01-HGrenadier[91] Machine gunner in the 4.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 544[90][Note 115] 25 July 1944[91]
Kupfer, Dr. jur. ErnstDr. jur. Ernst Kupfer+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[91] Staffelkapitän of the 7./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[90][91] 23 November 1941[91] Awarded 173rd Oak Leaves 8 January 1943
62nd Swords 11 April 1944[91]
Kupka, HansHans Kupka Heer 12-HLeutnant[91] Company leader in Grenadier-Regiment 20 (motorized)[90][91] 14 November 1943*[91] Died of wounds 15 October 1943[90]
Kupke, GeorgGeorg Kupke[Note 116] Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[91] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 1075[90][91] 18 November 1944[91]
Kuppinger, [Dr.] Ernst[Dr.] Ernst Kuppinger+[Note 45] Heer 14-HHauptmann[91] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 352[90][91] 24 December 1944[91] Awarded 819th Oak Leaves 5 April 1945[91]
Kuppisch, HerbertHerbert Kuppisch Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[92] Commander of U-94[90][92] 14 May 1941[92]
Kupsch, GottfriedGottfried Kupsch Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[92] Leader of the 1./Radfahr-Abteilung 72[90][92] 3 September 1942*[92] Killed in action 16 June 1942[90]
Kurowski, Eberhard vonEberhard von Kurowski Heer 17-HOberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[92] Chief of the Generalstab XXXX. Armeekorps[90][92] 23 January 1942[92]
Kurscheid, HansHans Kurscheid Heer 12-HLeutnant[92] Leader of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 426[90][92] 28 October 1944[92]
Kursell, Claus vonClaus von Kursell Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[92] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 3[90][92] 17 October 1944[92]
Kurz, HansHans Kurz Heer 14-HHauptmann[92] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 994[92][93] 9 December 1944[92]
Kurz, KarlKarl Kurz Heer 13-HOberleutnant[92] Chief of the 9./Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 95[92][93] 5 March 1945[92]
Kurz, RudolfRudolf Kurz Luftwaffe 10-LOberfähnrich[92] Leader of the 2./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 12[93][Note 117] 18 November 1944[92]
A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at his neck.
Kurz, WilhelmWilhelm Kurz Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[92] Commander of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 125[92][93] 20 October 1944[92]
Kurze, MaxMax Kurze Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[92] Commander of Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 187[92][93] 20 September 1944[92]
Kusatz, FranzFranz Kusatz Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[92] Staffelkapitän of the Nachtaufklärungs Staffel[93][Note 118] 25 November 1942*[92] Killed in flying accident 25 October 1942[93]
Kuske, OrtwinOrtwin Kuske Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer[94] Leader of the 3./SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 17 "Götz von Berlichingen"[95][Note 119] 26 November 1944[94]
Kutscha, HerbertHerbert Kutscha Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves[93][Note 120] Pilot in the II./Schnellkampfgeschwader 210[93][Note 120] 24 September 1944[94]
Kutscher, AlfredAlfred Kutscher Heer 12-HLeutnant[94] Leader of the 2./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 35[94][95] 18 January 1944[94]
Kutschkau, ErnstErnst Kutschkau+ Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel of the Reserves[93][Note 121] Leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 3[93][94] 16 April 1944[94] Awarded 777th Oak Leaves 11 March 1945[94]
Kuzmany, AlfredAlfred Kuzmany Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[94] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 338[93][94] 2 February 1942[94]
Kylling-Schmidt, EkkehardEkkehard Kylling-Schmidt+ Heer 12-HLeutnant[94] Leader of the 3./Infanterie-Regiment 26[93][94] 20 October 1941[94] Awarded 150th Oak Leaves 4 December 1942[94]
Kynast, PaulPaul Kynast Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[94] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 587[93][94] 4 June 1944*[94] Killed in action 16 April 1944[94]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Großadmiral and President of Germany Karl Dönitz, Hitler's successor as Head of State (Staatsoberhaupt) and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, had ordered the cessation of all promotions and awards as of 11 May 1945 (Dönitz-decree). Consequently the last Knight's Cross awarded to Oberleutnant zur See of the Reserves Georg-Wolfgang Feller on 17 June 1945 must therefore be considered a de facto but not de jure hand-out.[2]
  2. ^ For an explanation of the various naming schemes used by the Luftwaffe, Heer, Kriegsmarine and Waffen-SS refer to nomenclature used by the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS.
  3. ^ According to Scherzer as Leader of a Kette ("chain" or flight of three) in the Aufklärungsstaffel 1.(F)/124 (Kette Lappland).[19]
  4. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 5 April 1944 as platoon leader in the 8./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 "Hermann Göring".[19]
  5. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the Aufklärungsstaffel 3.(F)/121.[19]
  6. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Kampfgruppe "Sonnenstuhl" [an alarm unit with the II. SS-Panzerkorps, in the battle area of Arnhem/Netherlands].[19]
  7. ^ a b According to Scherzer no doctor title and as leader of the 3./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505.[22]
  8. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Feld-Ersatz-Regiment Panzer AOK 3.[22]
  9. ^ Rudolf von Knebel-Doeberitz's original nomination for the Knight's Cross by his unit was either lost or not forwarded due to the military situation. A second nomination was made after the evacuation of East Prussia and the capitulation of Germany. This nomination was never processed. The order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) handled this case in 1982 and decided: "Knight's Cross yes, 8 May 1945". The presentation date was later changed by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[23]
  10. ^ According to Scherzer as Major.[22]
  11. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 2.[22]
  12. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 1.[22]
  13. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 "Norge" (Norwegian Nr. 1).[25]
  14. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the Flak-Sturm-Abteilung I./7.[25]
  15. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant in Grenadier-Regiment 266.[25]
  16. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the Fliegerhorst (airfield) Wiesbaden, leader of the Alarmeinheit (emergency unit) in area of Wiesbaden near Remagen.[27]
  17. ^ According to Scherzer as Geschwaderkommodore of Lehrgeschwader 1.[27]
  18. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in Grenadier-Regiments Gruppe 481.[27]
  19. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. The award was unlawfully presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee.[23]
  20. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of a Kampfgruppe of Grenadier-Regiment 50 in the fortress Posen [presumably a "Gneisenau-Einheit" of Wehrkreis III].[30]
  21. ^ According to Fellgiebel Dietrich Koch is delisted without reason.[8]
  22. ^ According to Scherzer as General der Infanterie.[30]
  23. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Sturmzug (assault platoon) of the III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 15.[30]
  24. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Luftlande-Sturm-Abteilung "Koch".[30]
  25. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant (war officer).[31]
  26. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[33]
  27. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves.[33]
  28. ^ Walter Koehler's nomination by his unit was sent to the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) as a teleprinter message on 15 May 1945. The HPA received this message on 16 May 1945. Major Joachim Domaschk noted "not processed". The presentation date is an assumption of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[34]
  29. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the III./Regiment 4 "Brandenburg".[35]
  30. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 6./Infanterie-Regiment 199 "List".[35]
  31. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Infanterie-Regiment 352.[35]
  32. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 3./Jagdgeschwader 11.[35]
  33. ^ According to Scherzer name is Franz-Heinz Koenig.[35]
  34. ^ According to Scherzer as gun leader in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 111.[37]
  35. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 8./Jagdgeschwader 52.[37]
  36. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Jagdgeschwader 27.[38]
  37. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[38]
  38. ^ Walter Körner's nomination by his unit was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) end of March 1945. There is no entry date listed on the file card nor in the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses). The HPA created a nomination request with the number 4980, which does not exist anymore, and according to the file card was submitted for further processing on 4 April 1945. No further comments or notes indicate that the nomination was finalized. Mr Meentz of the German Federal Archive stated on 20 July 2004 that it cannot be verified that Körner received the Knight's Cross. Walther-Peer Fellgiebel assigned the presentation date. Krätschmer claims that the award was approved on 9 May 1945.[34]
  39. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann".[38]
  40. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 1./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 257.[38]
  41. ^ According to Scherzer as Kompanietruppführer (company headquarters leader) in the 5./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12.[41]
  42. ^ According to Scherzer as Major.[41]
  43. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot and observer in the 1./Nahaufklärungsgruppe 2.[41]
  44. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 2./Fernaufklärungsgruppe 5.[41]
  45. ^ a b c d e f g 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.
  46. ^ Ewald Koj's nomination by his unit was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 15 April 1945. Major Joachim Domaschk decided on 16 April: "Actions, even if posthumously, do not justify presentation of the Knight's Cross." A Heerespersonalamt-Verleihungsvorschlag (HPA-VV—Army Staff Office Nomination Recommendation) Nr. 5077 was created on 18 April and then forwarded, indicating that the nomination had been rejected. No further information regarding the approval or presentation of the Knight's Cross is indicated. The book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) notes an entry date of 16 April and forwarded on 18 April. The presentation date was assigned by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[34]
  47. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of leichte Flak-Abteilung 91.[43]
  48. ^ According to Scherzer as Major of the Reserves.[43]
  49. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 7./Nachtjagdgeschwader 4.[46]
  50. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the general staff of Luftflotte 3.[46]
  51. ^ According to Scherzer as gun leader in the 4.(schwer)/Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26.[46]
  52. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[47]
  53. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./Flak-Regiment 4.[47]
  54. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Flak-Regiment 37.[47]
  55. ^ Martin Kordemann's nomination by his unit was sent to the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) as a teleprinter message on 10 May 1945. Major Joachim Domaschk asked the Heeresgruppe C the date of action and the presentation date of the Iron Cross 1st class, which was answered on the same day. Major Domaschk approved the nomination and noted "Knight's Cross yes" without stating a date. There is no evidence of the presentation, which would anyhow have been illegal. The presentation date is an assumption of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[34]
  56. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the 2. Flieger-Division.[52]
  57. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 3./SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 18.[52]
  58. ^ According to Scherzer name is spelled Otto Kislenko.[54]
  59. ^ According to Scherzer as Ia (operations officer)/X. Fliegerkorps.[53]
  60. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 3.[53]
  61. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./2. SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler".[53]
  62. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 12./Grenadier-Regiment (motorized) 29.[53]
  63. ^ According to Scherzer on 23 December 1942.[57]
  64. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant.[57]
  65. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 7./Nachtjagdgeschwader 6.[57]
  66. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2.[57]
  67. ^ According to Scherzer as gun leader in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 19.[58]
  68. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 15. and leader of the III./Jäger-Regiment 83.[58]
  69. ^ According to Scherzer as Geschützkanonier (gunner) in the 19./Fallschirm-Flak-Regiment "Hermann Göring".[60]
  70. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I.(motorized)/Artillerie-Regiment 65.[60]
  71. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann zur Verwendung (for disposition).[60]
  72. ^ According to Scherzer as Kompanieführer (company leader) in the I./Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment "Hermann Göring".[60]
  73. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26.[61]
  74. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Flak-Regiment 91.[61]
  75. ^ a b According to Scherzer name is spelled Bernhard Kraus who received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross as platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 128.[60]
  76. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 15.[61]
  77. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 14 February 1942 as chief of the 1./Flak-Regiment 11.[61]
  78. ^ a b According to Scherzer as leader of the 2./Hochgebirgsjäger-Bataillon 201, killed in action on 19 December 1944.[61]
  79. ^ According to Scherzer as battalion commander in the I./Grenadier-Regiment 261.[63]
  80. ^ According to Scherzer as battery officer in 11./Artillerie-Regiment 6 (L).[63]
  81. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[63]
  82. ^ a b c The brackets around the professor and doctor title [Prof. Dr.] denotes that the academic title was attained after the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded.
  83. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 1./schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 656.[65]
  84. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 2.[65]
  85. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. The award was unlawfully presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee. The sequential number "863" was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Karl Kreutz was member of the AKCR.[69]
  86. ^ According to Scherzer on 29 May 1940.[70]
  87. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 12./Grenadier-Regiment 234.[71]
  88. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the leichte Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 190.[71]
  89. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves.[71]
  90. ^ a b According to Scherzer as SS-Hauptsturmführer of the Reserves and commander of the III./SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 14.[73]
  91. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the Flak-Abteilung SS-"Totenkopf"-Division.[73]
  92. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Norge" (Norwegian Nr. 1).[75]
  93. ^ According to Scherzer as Spähtruppführer (reconnaissance patrol leader) in the Panzer-Späh-Schwadron 24.[75]
  94. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Major assigned to General Staff training with Stab/321. Infanterie-Division and leader of a Kampfgruppe of the 321. Infanterie-Division.[75]
  95. ^ According to Scherzer as observer in the Aufklärungsstaffel 3.(F)/Nacht.[75]
  96. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Grenadier-Regiment (motorized) 71.[78]
  97. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Grenadier-Regiments Gruppe 311.[78]
  98. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 655.[78]
  99. ^ According to Scherzer as radio/wireless operator in the Stab/Nachtjagdgeschwader 3.[80]
  100. ^ Jakob Kuchar's nomination by his unit was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 11 April 1945. Major approved the nomination on 12 April 1945. A Heerespersonalamt-Verleihungsvorschlag (HPA-VV—Army Staff Office Nomination Recommendation) Nr. 5085 was created on 19 April. According to the file card, this HPA-VV was forwarded for approval. No further information regarding the approval or presentation of the Knight's Cross is indicated. The presentation date is an assumption of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[69]
  101. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberstleutnant of the Reserves.[80]
  102. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the Wettererkundungsstaffel 26.[84]
  103. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann".[84]
  104. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 24 January 1945 as Feldwebel.[85]
  105. ^ Spelling of name may also be Josef Kuper.[86]
  106. ^ According to Scherzer on 5 March 1945.[85]
  107. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[85]
  108. ^ According to Scherzer as Richtschütze (gunner) in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 442.[85]
  109. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves.[88]
  110. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 13./Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 "Hermann Göring".[88]
  111. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Regiment (motorized) "Der Führer".[88]
  112. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. The award was unlawfully presented by the commanding general of the I Parachute Corps, General der Fallschirmtruppe Richard Heidrich.[69]
  113. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant (war officer).[89]
  114. ^ According to Scherzer as observer in the 8./Kampfgeschwader 26.[91]
  115. ^ According to Scherzer as machine gunner in the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 544.[91]
  116. ^ According to Scherzer name is spelled Georg Kupka.[91]
  117. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 2./Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment (12).[92]
  118. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the Aufklärungsstaffel 1.(F)/Nacht.[92]
  119. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 3./SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 17.[94]
  120. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Leutnant (war officer) and pilot in the 6./Zerstörergeschwader 1.[94]
  121. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberfeldwebel.[94]

References[edit]

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Bibliography
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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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