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

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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 has now been succeeded by Scherzer's work.

Listed here are the 448 Knight's Cross recipients of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS whose last name starts with "R". The AKCR named 447 recipients.[7] Scherzer has challenged the validity of 11 of these listings but also identified one additional legitimate recipient, Siegfried Rieger.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10] In 1941, two higher grades of the Knight's Cross were instituted. The enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 613 of 28 September 1941 introduced the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern) and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten).[11] At the end of 1944 the final grade, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit goldenem Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten), based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt 1945 I S. 11 of 29 December 1944, became the final variant of the Knight's Cross authorized.[12]

Recipients[edit]

Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (R)
Service   Number of presentations Posthumous presentations
Heer
295
22
Kriegsmarine
16
0
Luftwaffe
98
14
Waffen-SS
39
5

The Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (Supreme Command of the Armed Forces) kept separate Knight's Cross lists for the Heer (Army), Kriegsmarine (Navy), Luftwaffe (Air Force) and Waffen-SS. Within each of these lists a unique sequential number was assigned to each recipient. The same numbering paradigm was applied to the higher grades of the Knight's Cross, one list per grade.[13] Of the 448 awards made to servicemen whose last name starts with "R", 46 were later awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, eight the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, two the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds and one the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds; 37 presentations were made posthumously. Heer members received 295 of the medals, including the additional recipient identified by Scherzer; 16 went to the Kriegsmarine, 98 to the Luftwaffe, and 39 to the Waffen-SS.[7][14] 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.[15]

      This along with the + (plus) indicates that a higher grade of Knight's Cross was awarded as well.
      This along with the * (asterisk) indicates that the Knight's Cross was awarded posthumously.
      This along with the ? (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
Raab, AlexanderAlexander Raab Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[16] Staffelkapitän in the I./Kampfgeschwader 77[16][17] 5 September 1944[16]
Raab, JosefJosef Raab Heer 14-HHauptmann[16] Leader of a Kampfgruppe in Grenadier-Regiment 77[16][17] 16 October 1944[16]
Raabe, GünterGünter Raabe Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[16] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 6./Artillerie-Regiment 161[16][17] 10 September 1944[16]
Raaf, FriedrichFriedrich Raaf Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[Note 3] Chief of the 7./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21[16][17] 18 January 1945[16]
Rab, JohannJohann Rab Heer 13-HOberleutnant[16] Chief of the 1./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 79[16][17] 10 June 1943*[16] Died of wounds 30 March 1943[16]
Rabben, HerbertHerbert Rabben Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[16] Pilot in the 3./Schlachtgeschwader 77[18][Note 4] 4 May 1944[16]
Rabe von Pappenheim, Friedrich-CarlFriedrich-Carl Rabe von Pappenheim Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[16] Commander of the 97. Jäger-Division[16][18] 30 April 1945[16]
Radeck, KurtKurt Radeck Heer 14-HHauptmann[16] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 176[16][18] 23 February 1944[16]
Radel, HansHans Radel Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[16] Platoon leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 4[16][18] 23 February 1944[16]
Rademacher, EmilEmil Rademacher[Note 5] Luftwaffe 03-LGefreiter[19] Group leader in Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1 "Hermann Göring"[18][19] 23 February 1945[19]
Rademacher, RudolfRudolf Rademacher Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[19] Pilot in the 1./Jagdgeschwader 54[18][19] 30 September 1944[19]
Radener, WaldemarWaldemar Radener[Note 6] Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[19] Leader of the II./Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"[18][19] 12 March 1945[19]
Radermacher, KarlKarl Radermacher Heer 03-HGefreiter[19] Grenade launcher troop leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 45[18][19] 4 May 1944[19]
Radesinsky, AlbertAlbert Radesinsky Heer 04-HObergefreiter[19] Heavy machine gunner in the 4./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138[18][19] 7 December 1943*[19] Died of wounds 7 November 1943[18]
Radochla, HelmutHelmut Radochla?[Note 7] Heer 12-HLeutnant Platoon leader in the 2./Festungs-Infanterie-Bataillon XXIII./999[18] 9 May 1945
Radowitz, Joseph vonJoseph von Radowitz+ Heer 17-HOberst[19] Leader of the 23. Panzer-Division[18][19] 17 September 1944[19] Awarded (882nd) Oak Leaves 9 May 1945?[Note 8]
Radowski, EduardEduard Radowski Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[19] Commander of Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 53[18][19] 20 August 1942[19]
Radtke, WernerWerner Radtke Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[19] Chief of the 1./Flak-Sturm-Regiment 35 (motorized)[18][19] 28 April 1945[19]
Radusch, GüntherGünther Radusch+ Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[19] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 3[18][19] 29 August 1943[19] Awarded 444th Oak Leaves 6 April 1944[19]
Radwan, OskarOskar Radwan Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[19] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 93[18][19] 19 July 1940[19]
Radziej, GeorgGeorg Radziej?[Note 9] Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant Commander of the 169. Infanterie-Division[18] 9 May 1945
Raeder, Dr. phil. h.c. ErichDr. phil. h.c. Erich Raeder Kriegsmarine 22-MGroßadmiral[22] Commander-in-chief of the Kriegsmarine[18][22] 30 September 1939[22]
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Raeder, [Dr.] Kurt[Dr.] Kurt Raeder[Note 10] Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[22] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment "Feldherrnhalle" (motorized)[18][22] 21 January 1945[22]
Raegener, AdolfAdolf Raegener+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[22] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 309[18][22] 25 June 1940[22] Awarded 842nd Oak Leaves 17 April 1945[22]
Raemsch, HorstHorst Rämsch Heer 15-HMajor[22] Commander of the II./Füsilier-Regiment 27[18][Note 11] 24 December 1944[22]
Raetzel, FritzFritz Rätzel Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[22] Chief of the 7./Schützen-Regiment 86[18][22] 11 October 1941[22]
Rafoth, [Dr.] Heinz[Dr.] Heinz Rafoth[Note 10] Heer 12-HLeutnant[22] Leader of the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 48[18][22] 20 April 1945[22]
Rahlenbeck, RobertRobert Rahlenbeck Heer 03-HGefreiter[22] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 16./Jäger-Regiment 38[18][22] 23 August 1943[22]
Raht, GerhardGerhard Raht+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[22] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Nachtjagdgeschwader 2[18][Note 12] 24 June 1944[22] Awarded 833rd Oak Leaves 15 April 1945[22]
Raithel, HeribertHeribert Raithel Heer 14-HHauptmann[22] Commander of the II./Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 95[22][23] 13 June 1941[22]
Raithel, Dipl.-Ing. JohannDipl.-Ing. Johann Raithel Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[22] Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 77[22][23] 17 October 1941[22]
Rakowitz, Andreas vonAndreas von Rakowitz Heer 12-HLeutnant[22] Assault gun leader in Feldersatz-Bataillon 4 (L)[23][Note 13] 24 June 1944[22]
Rall, CarlCarl Rall Heer 13-HOberleutnant[22] Chief of the 11./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98[22][23] 30 January 1943[22]
Rall, GüntherGünther Rall+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[24] Staffelkapitän of the 8./Jagdgeschwader 52[23][Note 14] 3 September 1942[Note 14] Awarded 134th Oak Leaves 26 October 1942
34th Swords 12 September 1943[24]
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Rall, Dr.-Ing. ViktorDr.-Ing. Viktor Rall Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän of the Reserves[24] Chief of the 15. Vorpostenflottille[23][24] 10 June 1944[24]
Rambow, GüntherGünther Rambow Heer 14-HHauptmann[Note 15] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 1141[23][24] 23 March 1945[24]
Rambow, RichardRichard Rambow Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[24] Gun leader of the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 561[23][24] 19 September 1942[24]
Ramcke, Hermann-BernhardHermann-Bernhard Ramcke+ Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[Note 16] Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment[23][Note 16] 21 August 1941[24] Awarded 145th Oak Leaves 13 November 1942
99th Swords 19 September 1944
20th Diamonds 19 September 1944[24]
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Ramin, Hans-Georg vonHans-Georg von Ramin Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[24] Commander of Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 53[23][24] 23 October 1944[24]
Rammelt, KarlKarl Rammelt Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[24] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[23][24] 20 October 1944[Note 17]
Rammelt, SiegfriedSiegfried Rammelt Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[24] Pioneer platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3[23][Note 18] 9 June 1944*[Note 18] Killed in action 21 March 1944[23]
Rampel, JosefJosef Rampel Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[24] Demi platoon leader in the 11./Panzer-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[23][24] 14 December 1943*[24] Killed in action 17 November 1943[23][Note 19]
Rampf, AloisAlois Rampf Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[24] Leader of the 3./Pionier-Bataillon 88[23][24] 4 October 1944[24]
Ramser, GüntherGünther Ramser Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[24] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 2[23][24] 8 February 1944[24]
Ranck, WernerWerner Ranck Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[25] Commander of the 121. Infanterie-Division[23][25] 2 March 1945[25]
Rannersmann, [Dr.] Rolf[Dr.] Rolf Rannersmann[Note 10] Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[25] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"[23][25] 12 March 1945[25]
Rantzau, Hans-Friedrich Graf zuHans-Friedrich Graf zu Rantzau Heer 14-HHauptmann[25] Leader of the II./Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[23][Note 20] 9 June 1944[25]
Rantzau, Heino vonHeino von Rantzau Luftwaffe 19-LGeneralleutnant[25] Commander of the 2. Flak-Division (motorized)[23][Note 21] 29 August 1943[25]
Rappard, Fritz-Georg vonFritz-Georg von Rappard+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[25] Commander of the 7. Infanterie-Division[23][25] 20 October 1944[25] Awarded 751st Oak Leaves 24 February 1945[25]
Rappel, AugustAugust Rappel Heer 10-HOberfähnrich[25] Platoon leader in the 14./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100[23][25] 29 November 1944[25]
Rappholz, WalterWalter Rappholz Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[25] Platoon leader in Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 616 (self-motorized)[23][25] 3 November 1944[25]
Rapräger, [Dr.] Ernst-Wilhelm[Dr.] Ernst-Wilhelm Rapräger[Note 10] Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[25] Kampfgruppen leader in Luftwaffen-Regiment "Barenthin"[23][Note 22] 10 May 1943[25]
Rasch, HermannHermann Rasch Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[25] Commander of U-106[25][26] 29 December 1942[25]
Rasp, SiegfriedSiegfried Rasp Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[25] Commander of the 335. Infanterie-Division[25][26] 15 April 1944[25]
Rass, FriedrichFriedrich Rass Heer 14-HHauptmann[25] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 11[25][26] 30 November 1943[25]
Rast, JohannJohann Rast Heer 13-HOberleutnant[27] Company chief in Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 85[26][Note 23] 14 May 1941[27]
Ratajczak, EdmundEdmund Ratajczak Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[27] Platoon leader in the 1./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 507[26][27] 10 February 1945[27]
Ratcliffe, AlexanderAlexander Ratcliffe Heer 17-HOberst[27] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 192[26][27] 22 December 1941[27]
Rath, ErnstErnst Rath Heer 14-HHauptmann[27] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 577[26][27] 15 July 1944[27]
Rath, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Rath Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[27] Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"[26][27] 9 May 1942[27]
Ratzke, WilhelmWilhelm Ratzke Heer 14-HHauptmann[27] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 871[26][27] 3 November 1944[27]
Rauch, AlfredAlfred Rauch Luftwaffe 10-LFahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel[27] Pilot in the Stabsstaffel/Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[26][27] 28 April 1945[27]
Rauch, ErwinErwin Rauch Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[27] Commander of the 123. Infanterie-Division[26][27] 22 December 1941[27]
Rauch, HansHans Rauch Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[27] Commander of Flak-Sturm-Regiment 41 (motorized)[26][Note 24] 6 December 1944[27]
Rauch, JosefJosef Rauch Heer 17-HOberst[27] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 192[26][27] 8 August 1944[27]
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Rauch, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Rauch Heer 13-HOberleutnant[Note 25] Squadron chief in Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 256[26][Note 25] 15 March 1944[27]
Raucheisen, Franz-XaverFranz-Xaver Raucheisen Heer 15-HMajor[27] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 131[26][27] 5 August 1940[27]
Rauer, KarlKarl Rauer Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[28] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[26][28] 29 February 1944[28]
Rauh, Paul-HubertPaul-Hubert Rauh Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[Note 26] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 4[26][28] 28 April 1945[28]
Raus, ErhardErhard Raus+ Heer 17-HOberst[28] Commander of the 6. Schützen-Brigade[26][28] 11 October 1941[28] Awarded 280th Oak Leaves 22 August 1943[28]
Rausch, WernerWerner Rausch Heer 03-HGefreiter[28] Gun leader in the 3./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 294[26][28] 26 March 1943[28]
Rauschenbusch, HermannHermann Rauschenbusch Heer 15-HMajor[28] Commander of the II./Jäger-Regiment 83[26][28] 26 March 1943[28]
Ravenstein, Johann vonJohann von Ravenstein Heer 17-HOberst[28] Commander of Schützen-Regiment 4[26][28] 3 June 1940[28]
Rebane, AlfonsAlfons Rebane+ Heer 15-HMajor[28] Commander of estn. Freiwilligen-Bataillon 658[26][Note 27] 23 February 1944[28] Awarded (875th) Oak Leaves 9 May 1945?[Note 28]
Reber, Gustav-PeterGustav-Peter Reber?[Note 29] Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer Commander of the staff quarter of the XI. SS-Panzerkorps and leader of a Kampfgruppe in the Halbe Pocket[26] 28 April 1945
Reber, WillyWilly Reber Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[28] Adjutant in the III./Grenadier-Regiment 30 (motorized)[26][28] 4 May 1944[28]
Rebholz, RobertRobert Rebholz Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[28] Leader of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Hermann Göring"[28][29] 2 August 1943[28]
Rech, ErichErich Rech Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer[28] Platoon leader in the 2./SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 10 "Frundsberg"[29][Note 30] 23 August 1944[28]
Reche, ReinhartReinhart Reche Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[28] Commander of U-255[28][29] 17 March 1943[28]
Rechel, CurtCurt Rechel Kriegsmarine 16-MFregattenkapitän[28] Commander of Zerstörer Z-29[28][29] 8 May 1943[28]
Recke, HeinrichHeinrich Recke Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[30] Commander of the 161. Infanterie-Division[29][30] 4 September 1943[30]
Recknagel, HermannHermann Recknagel+ Heer 17-HOberst[30] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 54[29][30] 5 August 1940[30] Awarded 319th Oak Leaves 6 November 1943
104th Swords 23 October 1944[30]
Recktenwald, [Dr.] Wolf[Dr.] Wolf Recktenwald[Note 10][Note 31] Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[30] Chief of Radfahr-Schwadron 255[29][30] 24 May 1943[30]
Reden, Dr. phil. Edzard vonDr. phil. Edzard von Reden Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[30] Commander of Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 89[29][30] 12 August 1944[30]
Reder, EngelhardEngelhard Reder Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[30] Gun leader in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 173[29][30] 9 June 1944[30]
Reder, WalterWalter Reder Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[30] Commander of the I./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 SS-Division "Totenkopf"[31][Note 32] 3 April 1943[30]
Redlich, ErnstErnst Redlich Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[30] Leader of the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 134[29][Note 33] 17 December 1943[30]
Redlich, Karl-WolfgangKarl-Wolfgang Redlich Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[30] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Jagdgeschwader 27[29][30] 9 July 1941[30]
Reeb, AdolfAdolf Reeb Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer[30] Platoon leader in the 7./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[29][Note 34] 23 August 1944[30]
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Reeder, DeertDeert Reeder Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[30] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 254[29][30] 30 November 1943[30]
Regeniter, [Dr.] Alfred[Dr.] Alfred Regeniter[Note 10] Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[30] Leader of the 3./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 276[29][30] 5 April 1945[30]
Rehbein, MaxMax Rehbein Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[32] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 23[29][32] 5 March 1945[32]
Rehle, SiegfriedSiegfried Rehle Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[32] Observer in the 2./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[29][32] 19 February 1943*[32] Killed in action 30 December 1942[29]
Rehm, ErichErich Rehm Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[32] Leader of Panzer-Jäger-Kompanie 1156[29][32] 18 February 1945[32]
Rehm, ErnstErnst Rehm Heer 15-HMajor[32] Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 14[29][32] 16 November 1943[32]
Rehm, HansHans Rehm Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[32] Chief of the 2. Minensuchflottille[29][32] 31 December 1941[32]
Rehmer, RichardRichard Rehmer Heer 14-HHauptmann[32] Commander Füsilier-Bataillon 126[29][Note 35] 28 March 1945*[32] Killed in action 25 February 1945[29]
Rehnitz, KonradKonrad Rehnitz Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[32] Leader of the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 27[32][33] 12 August 1942[32]
Reich, JohannJohann Reich Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[32] Assault platoon leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 411[32][33] 14 April 1945[32]
Reich, Dr. JohannDr. Johann Reich Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves[32] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 10[32][33] 29 November 1944[32]
Reich, WernerWerner Reich Heer 13-HOberleutnant[32] Chief of the 3./Pionier-Bataillon 5 (motorized)[32][33] 18 April 1943[32]
Reich, WernerWerner Reich Heer 17-HOberst[Note 36] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 274[32][33] 29 February 1944*[32] Killed in action 25 January 1944[33]
Reichardt, HansHans Reichardt+ Heer 15-HMajor[32] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 192[32][33] 24 July 1941[32] Awarded 762nd Oak Leaves 5 March 1945[32]
Reiche, WernerWerner Reiche Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[34] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 434[33][34] 14 January 1945[34]
Reichel, ErwinErwin Reichel Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[34] Leader of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Westland"[33][34] 28 February 1943[34]
Reichel, HelmutHelmut Reichel Heer 15-HMajor[34] Commander of the II./Füsilier-Regiment 26[33][34] 6 April 1944[34]
Reichelt, MartinMartin Reichelt Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[34] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 529[33][34] 4 May 1944[34]
Reichelt, PaulPaul Reichelt Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[34] Chief of the General Staff of Armee-Abteilung Narwa[33][34] 8 October 1944[34]
Reichenau, Walther vonWalther von Reichenau Heer 20-HGeneral der Artillerie[34] Commander-in-chief of the 10. Armee[33][34] 30 September 1939[34]
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Reichert, JosefJosef Reichert Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[34] Commander of the 711. Infanterie-Division[33][34] 9 December 1944[34]
Reichert, KarlKarl Reichert Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[34] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Zerstörer-Abteilung 156[33][34] 13 November 1944[Note 37]
Reichert, RudolfRudolf Reichert Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[34] Commander of the 292. Infanterie-Division[33][34] 11 March 1945[34]
Reichhold, OttoOtto Reichhold[Note 38] Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[34] Platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 448[33][Note 38] 23 December 1943[34]
Reichmann, HeinzHeinz Reichmann Heer 04-HObergefreiter[34] Machine gunner in the 8./Jäger-Regiment 459 (L) of the 6. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division[35][Note 39] 20 January 1944[34]
Reichwald, GerhardGerhard Reichwald Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[34] Platoon leader in the 3./Flak-Regiment 12[33][34] 1 August 1942[34]
Reifner, EgonEgon Reifner Heer 13-HOberleutnant[36] Chief of the 3./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 40[33][36] 16 November 1944[36]
Reimann, HansHans Reimann Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[36] Radio troop leader in the I./Grenadier-Regiment 358[33][Note 40] 17 March 1945*[36] Died of wounds 31 January 1945[33]
Reimann, HerbertHerbert Reimann Heer 09-HFeldwebel[36] Platoon leader in the 4.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 44[33][Note 41] 6 April 1944[36]
Reimann, RichardRichard Reimann Luftwaffe 18-LGeneralmajor[36] Commander of the 18. Flak-Division[33][36] 3 April 1943[36]
Reimann, [Dr.] Wilhelm[Dr.] Wilhelm Reimann[Note 10] Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[36] Commander of the II./Jäger-Regiment 724[33][36] 26 December 1944[36]
Reimar, GustavGustav Reimar+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[Note 42] Chief of the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4[33][36] 28 July 1943[36] Awarded 582nd Oak Leaves 10 September 1944[36]
Reimling, HansHans Reimling Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer[36] Platoon leader in the 2./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[37][Note 43] 28 February 1943[36]
A man wearing a military uniform, peaked cap and a neck order in the shape of a cross. His cap has an emblem in shape of a human skull and crossed bones.
Reimpell, GerhardGerhard Reimpell Heer 16-HOberstleutnant im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[36] Ia (operations officer) with the commander of Kowel[37][Note 44] 9 July 1944[36]
Rein, SiegfriedSiegfried Rein Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[36] Commander of the 69. Infanterie-Division[36][38] 24 February 1945*[36] Killed in action 18 January 1945[38][Note 45]
Rein, WilliWilli Rein Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[36] Pilot in the Stabsstaffel/Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[36][37] 5 September 1944*[36] Killed in action 21 August 1944[37]
Reinardy, JosefJosef Reinardy Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[36] Pilot in the (Fern)Aufklärungs-Gruppe 3[37][Note 46] 24 January 1945*[36] Killed in action 25 December 1944[37]
Reinbacher, LeanderLeander Reinbacher Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 47] Leader of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 81[36][37] 30 April 1945[36]
Reineck, RudiRudi Reineck Heer 13-HOberleutnant[39] Chief of the 8./Schützen-Regiment 6[37][39] 20 March 1942*[39] Died of wounds 20 January 1942[39]
Reinecke, EwaldEwald Reinecke[Note 48] Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[39] Panzer commander in Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1122[37][39] 18 November 1944[39]
Reinecke, GerhardGerhard Reinecke Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[39] Pilot in the 1.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 121[37][Note 49] 23 December 1942[39]
Reinefarth, HeinzHeinz Reinefarth+ Heer 09-HFeldwebel[39] Platoon leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Infanterie-Regiment 337[37][Note 50] 25 June 1940[39] Awarded 608th Oak Leaves 30 September 1944[39]
Reineking, PaulPaul Reineking Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[39] Chief of the 3./Flak-Regiment 36 (motorized)[37][Note 51] 26 March 1944[39]
Reinert, Ernst-WilhelmErnst-Wilhelm Reinert+ Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[39] Pilot in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 77[37][39] 1 July 1942[39] Awarded 131st Oak Leaves 7 October 1942
130th Swords 1 February 1945[Note 52]
Reinhard, Hans-WolfgangHans-Wolfgang Reinhard Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[39] Commanding general of the LI. Armeekorps[38][39] 22 September 1941[39]
Reinhardt, Alfred-HermannAlfred-Hermann Reinhardt+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[39] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 421[37][39] 4 December 1941[39] Awarded 306th Oak Leaves 28 September 1943
118th Swords 24 December 1944[39]
Reinhardt, ArnoldArnold Reinhardt Heer 03-HGefreiter[39] Group leader of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 166[37][39] 24 September 1943[39]
Reinhardt, Georg-HansGeorg-Hans Reinhardt+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[39] Commander in the 4. Panzer-Division[37][39] 27 October 1939[39] Awarded 73rd Oak Leaves 17 February 1942
68th Swords 26 May 1944[39]
The head and torso of a man wearing a military uniform and overcoat; an Iron Cross is displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Reinhardt, HansHans Reinhardt Heer 15-HMajor[39] Commander of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 241[37][39] 18 October 1941*[39] Died of wounds 4 September 1941[39]
Reinhardt, WalterWalter Reinhardt Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[39] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 1141[37][39] 18 November 1944[39]
Reinhardt, WilhelmWilhelm Reinhardt Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[40] Platoon leader in the 5./Infanterie-Regiment 518[37][40] 22 February 1942[40]
Reinhart, HeinzHeinz Reinhart Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[40] Chief of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 109[37][40] 17 August 1943[40]
Reinhart, KarlKarl Reinhart Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[40] Leader of the 7./Sturm-Regiment 215[40][41] 20 December 1943[40]
Reinhold, Leo-HermannLeo-Hermann Reinhold Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[40] Commander of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 10 "Frundsberg"[41][Note 53] 16 October 1944[40]
Reinholds, VoldemarsVoldemars Reinholds?[Note 54] Waffen-SS 15-WWaffen-Sturmbannführer Commander of Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment of the SS[43] 11 May 1945
Reinicke, GerhardGerhard Reinicke Heer 09-HFeldwebel[40] Group leader in the 2./Panzer-Regiment 6[41][Note 55] 9 July 1941[40]
Reinicke, HansjürgenHansjürgen Reinicke Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[40] Commander of heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen[40][41] 21 April 1945[40]
Reininghaus, AdolfAdolf Reininghaus Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[40] Platoon leader in the 14./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 7[40][41] 13 September 1944[40]
Reinke, Friedrich-WilhelmFriedrich-Wilhelm Reinke Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[40] Commander of the I./Flak-Regiment 9 "Legion Condor"[41][Note 56] 9 October 1943[40]
Reinke, HeinrichHeinrich Reinke Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[40] Platoon leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Infanterie-Regiment 89[41][Note 57] 9 January 1942[40]
Reinkober, FritzFritz Reinkober Heer 17-HOberst[Note 58] Commander of Festungsgrenadier-Regiment "Reinkober" in the fortress Breslau[41][Note 58] 30 April 1945[40]
Reintjes, HeinzHeinz Reintjes Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[40] Leader of Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 2102[41][Note 59] 18 November 1944[40]
Reinwald, MaxMax Reinwald+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves[40] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 19[40][43] 29 February 1944[40] Awarded 702nd Oak Leaves 18 January 1945[40]
Reinwald, OttoOtto Reinwald Heer 14-HHauptmann[44] Commander of Feldersatz-Bataillon 212[41][44] 9 April 1944[44]
Reiser, SebastianSebastian Reiser Heer 03-HGefreiter[44] Richtkanonier (gunner) in the 1./Artillerie-Regiment 297[41][44] 11 October 1941[44]
Reisig, JosefJosef Reisig Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[44] Platoon leader in the 11./Infanterie-Regiment 164[41][44] 15 January 1942[44]
Reissinger, Dr. theol. WalterDr. theol. Walter Reissinger Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[44] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 215[43][44] 17 December 1942[44]
Reissmann, PaulPaul Reißmann Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer[44] Deputy leader of the 4./SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 17[43][Note 60] 16 November 1944*[44] Died of wounds 8 November 1944[41]
Reissmann, WernerWerner Reißmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[44] Leader of the III./Schützen-Regiment 104[41][44] 28 July 1942[44]
Reiter, HansHans Reiter Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer[44] Leader of Stabskompanie/SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21 "Frundsberg"[41][Note 61] 23 August 1944*[44] Killed in action 15 August 1944[41]
Reittinger, OttoOtto Reittinger Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[44] Group leader in the 4./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2[41][44] 23 October 1944*[44] Killed in action 8 August 1944[41]
Reitzenstein, Hans Albin Freiherr vonHans Albin Freiherr von Reitzenstein Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[44] Commander of SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[41][Note 62] 13 November 1943[44]
Remberg, JosefJosef Remberg Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[44] Pilot in the 2.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 11[41][Note 63] 25 February 1944[Note 63]
Remer, Otto-ErnstOtto-Ernst Remer+ Heer 15-HMajor[44] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[45][Note 64] 18 May 1943[44] Awarded 325th Oak Leaves 12 November 1943[44] Black-and-white portrait of a man in semi profile wearing a military uniform with various military decorations, his dark hair is parted and combed back.
Remlinger, HeinrichHeinrich Remlinger Heer 17-HOberst[44] Commander of Schneidemühl[45][Note 65] 30 January 1945[44]
Remmer, HansHans Remmer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[46] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Jagdgeschwader 27[45][46] 9 June 1944*[46] Killed in action 2 April 1944[45]
Remmert, HeinzHeinz Remmert Heer 14-HHauptmann[46] Deputy leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 464[45][Note 66] 10 September 1944[46]
Rendl, OttoOtto Rendl Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[46] Gun leader in the 14./Infanterie-Regiment 132[45][46] 28 July 1942[46]
Rendulic, Dr. jur. LotharDr. jur. Lothar Rendulic+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[46] Commander of the 52. Infanterie-Division[45][46] 6 March 1942[46] Awarded 271st Oak Leaves 15 August 1943
122nd Swords 18 January 1945[46]
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Renisch, Paul-ErnstPaul-Ernst Renisch Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[46] Commander of the III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[45][46] 31 October 1944[46]
Rennecke, RudolfRudolf Rennecke+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[46] Leader of the II./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3[45][46] 9 June 1944[46] Awarded 664th Oak Leaves 25 November 1944[46]
Renner, WilhelmWilhelm Renner Heer 13-HOberleutnant[46] Chief of the 8./Schützen-Regiment 2[45][46] 5 August 1940[46]
Rennhack, GüntherGünther Rennhack Heer 14-HHauptmann[46] Commander of Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 1818[45][46] 30 December 1944[46]
Renoldner, KarlKarl Renoldner Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[Note 67] Leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 462[45][46] 10 September 1943*[46] Killed in action 17 August 1943[45][Note 67]
Renschler, [Dr.] Helmut[Dr.] Helmut Renschler+[Note 10] Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[46] Chief of the 1./Artillerie-Regiment 5[45][46] 15 May 1944[46] Awarded 770th Oak Leaves 11 March 1945[46]
Renteln, Ewert vonEwert von Renteln Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves[46] Commander of Kosaken-Regiment 360[45][Note 68] 13 January 1945[46]
Rentrop, FritzFritz Rentrop Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[47] Chief of the 2./SS-Flak-Abteilung 2 "Reich"[48][Note 69] 13 October 1941[47]
A man wearing a military uniform, side cap and neck order in the shape of a cross. His cap has an emblem in shape of a human skull and crossed bones.
Rentschler, EmilEmil Rentschler Heer 14-HHauptmann[47] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 537[45][47] 18 October 1943[47]
Renz, GerhardGerhard Renz Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[47] Pilot in the II./Kampfgeschwader 26[45][Note 70] 31 July 1940[47]
Renz, GottliebGottlieb Renz Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[Note 71] Commander of SS-Schützen-Bataillon (motorized) 6[45][Note 71] 12 August 1944[47]
Renz, JoachimJoachim Renz Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[47] Leader of the I./Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment "Hermann Göring"[45][47] 6 December 1944*[47] Killed in action 23 October 1944[45]
Resch, AntonAnton Resch Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[47] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Jagdgeschwader 52[45][47] 7 April 1945[47]
Resch, RudolfRudolf Resch Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[47] Staffelkapitän of the 5./Jagdgeschwader 52[45][Note 72] 6 September 1942[47]
Reschke, WilliWilli Reschke Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[47] Pilot in the Stab/Jagdgeschwader 301[47][49] 20 April 1945[47]
Rettberg, Ralph vonRalph von Rettberg Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[47] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Horst Wessel"[47][49] 14 June 1941[47]
Rettberg, RudolfRudolf Rettberg?[Note 73] Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 9 "Hohenstaufen"[49] 6 May 1945
Rettemeier, JosefJosef Rettemeier+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[47] Commander of Panzer-Abteilung 5[47][49] 5 December 1943[47] Awarded 425th Oak Leaves 13 March 1944[47] A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Rettlinger, KarlKarl Rettlinger Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[Note 74] Chief of the 3./SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[49][Note 74] 20 December 1943[47]
Retzlaff, KarlKarl Retzlaff Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[52] Leader of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 4[49][52] 30 September 1944[52]
Reusch, ErnstErnst Reusch Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[52] Staffelkapitän of the 5./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1[49][Note 75] 3 November 1942[52]
Reuss, FranzFranz Reuß Luftwaffe 18-LGeneralmajor[52] Commander of the 4. Flieger-Division[49][52] 18 July 1944[52]
Reuss, Richard-Heinrich vonRichard-Heinrich von Reuß Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[52] Commander of the 62. Infanterie-Division[49][52] 24 January 1943*[52] Killed in action 22 December 1942[49][52]
Reussner, RudiRudi Reußner[Note 76] Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[52] Pilot in the 8./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[49][Note 76] 29 February 1944[52]
Reuter, AlfredAlfred Reuter Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[52] Leader of the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 418[52][53] 21 February 1943[52]
Reuter, AugustAugust Reuter Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 77] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 219[49][52] 15 May 1944[52]
Reuter, BennoBenno Reuter+ Heer 11-HStabsfeldwebel[52] Leader of the 7./Jäger-Regiment 49[49][52] 8 February 1944[52] Awarded 633rd Oak Leaves 28 October 1944[52]
Reuter, Derfflinger vonDerfflinger von Reuter Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[52] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 45[49][52] 17 March 1945[52]
Reuter, ErichErich Reuter+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[52] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 122[49][52] 17 August 1942[52] Awarded 710th Oak Leaves 21 January 1945[52]
Reuter, ErichErich Reuter Heer 14-HHauptmann[52] Chief of the 3./schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 519[49][52] 18 July 1944[52]
Reuter, JoachimJoachim Reuter Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[54] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 386[49][54] 27 August 1944[54]
Reuter, KurtKurt Reuter Heer 04-HObergefreiter[54] Group leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 279[49][54] 4 May 1944[54]
Reverchon, HeinzHeinz Reverchon Heer 12-HLeutnant[54] Platoon leader in the 1./Kradschützen-Bataillon 43[53][54] 16 September 1942[54]
Reymann, HelmuthHelmuth Reymann+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[54] Commander of the 13. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division[49][Note 78] 5 April 1944[54] Awarded 672nd Oak Leaves 28 November 1944[54]
Rhein, Ernst-MartinErnst-Martin Rhein Heer 13-HOberleutnant[54] Chief of the 5./Infanterie-Regiment 18[49][54] 22 December 1941[54]
Rhein, JosephJoseph Rhein Heer 14-HHauptmann[54] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 530[49][54] 23 February 1944[54]
Rhein, KarlKarl Rhein Heer 17-HOberst[54] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 439[49][54] 6 March 1942[54]
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Ribbentrop, Rudolf vonRudolf von Ribbentrop Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[54] Leader of the 6./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[49][54] 15 July 1943[Note 79]
Richert, Johann-GeorgJohann-Georg Richert+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[54] Commander of the 35. Infanterie-Division[54][55] 17 March 1944[54] Awarded 623rd Oak Leaves 18 October 1944[54]
Richter, BrunoBruno Richter+ Heer 14-HRittmeister[54] Leader of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 24[55][Note 80] 26 November 1944[54] Awarded 825th Oak Leaves 8 April 1945[54]
Richter, EmilEmil Richter Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[54] Group leader in the 11./Infanterie-Regiment 401[54][56] 25 August 1942[54]
Richter, FranzFranz Richter Heer 03-HGefreiter[54] Machine gunner in the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 114[54][55] 14 May 1944[54]
Richter, FriedrichFriedrich Richter+ Heer 15-HMajor[57] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 42[55][57] 17 August 1943[57] Awarded 818th Oak Leaves 5 April 1945[57]
Richter, FriedrichFriedrich Richter?[Note 81] Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of the III./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21 "Frundsberg"[56] 11 May 1945
Richter, GerhardGerhard Richter Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[57] Staffelkapitän of the 9.(K)/Lehrgeschwader 1[55][57] 24 November 1940[57]
Richter, HansHans Richter Heer 14-HHauptmann[57] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 121[55][57] 29 January 1944[57]
Richter, Hans-HeinrichHans-Heinrich Richter Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[57] Commander of Fallschirm-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2[56][Note 82] 26 March 1945[57]
Richter, HeinzHeinz Richter Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[Note 83] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Kampfgeschwader 77[55][57] 19 September 1943*[57] Died of wounds 2 June 1943[55]
Richter, HeinzHeinz Richter Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[57] Leader of the 4./Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 5[55][57] 12 March 1945[57]
Richter, JoachimJoachim Richter Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer of the Reserves[57] Commander of the SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 5 "Wiking"[55][Note 84] 23 February 1944[57]
Richter, JohannesJohannes Richter Heer 12-HLeutnant[57] Leader of the 2./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 304[55][57] 30 September 1944[57]
Richter, JohannesJohannes Richter Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[57] Radio/wireless operator in the Stab Nachtjagdgruppe 10[55][57] 30 September 1944[57]
Richter, KurtKurt Richter Heer 10-HFahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel[57] Aide-de-camp in the Stab II./Grenadier-Regiment 31[55][57] 28 March 1945[57]
Richter, RichardRichard Richter Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[57] Platoon leader in the 7./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33[55][57] 7 January 1944[57]
Richter, RudolfRudolf Richter Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[59] Leader of Infanterie-Regiment 97[55][59] 7 August 1942[59]
Richter, RudolfRudolf Richter Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[57] Pilot and observer in the 3.(H)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 12[55][Note 85] 14 January 1945[Note 85]
Richter, WaltherWalther Richter Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[59] Board/flight mechanic in the 5./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[55][59] 28 February 1945[59]
Richter, WernerWerner Richter Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[59] Commander of the 263. Infanterie-Division[55][59] 7 February 1944[59]
Richter, WilfriedWilfried Richter Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[59] Leader of SS-Sturmgeschütz-Batterie/SS-"Totenkopf"-Division[55][59] 21 April 1942[59]
Richthofen, Dipl.-Ing. Wolfram Freiherr vonDipl.-Ing. Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen+ Luftwaffe 18-LGeneralmajor[59] Commanding general of the VIII. Fliegerkorps[55][59] 17 May 1940[Note 86] Awarded 26th Oak Leaves 17 July 1941[59] The head and shoulders of a man, shown in semi-profile. He wears a peaked cap and a military uniform with an Eagle above his right breast pocket, and an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his white shirt collar.
Rick, KurtKurt Rick Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[Note 87] Staffelkapitän of the 2./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[55][59] 3 April 1943*[59] Killed in action 5 January 1943[55]
Rickert, Hans-OskarHans-Oskar Rickert Heer 14-HHauptmann[59] Commander of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 320[59][60] 30 December 1943[59]
Rickert, JosefJosef Rickert Heer 04-HObergefreiter[59] Group leader in the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12[59][60] 20 October 1944[59]
Rickmers, BoyBoy Rickmers Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[59] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 586[59][60] 26 March 1943[59]
Riebicke, KlausKlaus Riebicke Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[59] Pilot in the 9./Schlachtgeschwader 10[59][60] 6 October 1944*[59] Killed in action 6 June 1944[60]
Riechers, KarlKarl Riechers Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[59] Company leader in the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2[59][60] 8 August 1943[59]
Riechert, Hans-GeorgHans-Georg Riechert Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 88] Leader of the 5./Infanterie-Regiment 311[59][60] 9 January 1942[59]
Rieckhoff, HerbertHerbert Rieckhoff Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[61] Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 2[61][62] 5 July 1941[61]
Riedel, FranzFranz Riedel Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[61] Chief of the 7./SS-Panzer-Regiment 10 "Frundsberg"[60][Note 89] 28 March 1945[61]
Riedel, GerdGerd Riedel?[Note 90] Luftwaffe 17-LOberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff) Leader of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 7[60] 8 May 1945
Riedel, WalterWalter Riedel Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[61] Aide-de-camp in the regimental stab of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 73[62][Note 91] 14 April 1943[61]
Riedel, WillyWilly Riedel+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[61] Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 524[60][61] 8 October 1942[Note 92] Awarded 186th Oak Leaves 25 January 1943[61] Black-and-white portrait of a man with a military uniform, side cap and an Iron Cross displayed at his neck.
Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach, VolprechtVolprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[61] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Kampfgeschwader 76[60][61] 7 October 1942[61] Awarded 696th Oak Leaves 14 January 1945[61]
Riedmüller, AdamAdam Riedmüller Heer 09-HFeldwebel[61] Platoon leader in the 4./Jagd-Panzer-Abteilung II (Panzergrenadier-Division "Kurmark")[60][Note 93] 8 February 1945[Note 93]
Riefkogel, WaldemarWaldemar Riefkogel Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[61] Leader of the 1./SS-Panzer-Regiment 3 "Totenkopf"[60][Note 94] 11 July 1943[61]
Rieflin, FritzFritz Rieflin?[Note 95] Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer Chief of the 2./SS-Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 2 "Das Reich"[60] 6 May 1945
Riegel, KurtKurt Riegel Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[61] Staffelkapitän of the 5./Schlachtgeschwader 3[60][Note 96] 8 August 1944*[61] Killed in action 1 July 1944[60]
Rieger, JoachimJoachim Rieger Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[61] Staffelkapitän of the 5./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1[60][61] 19 March 1942*[61] Killed in action 2 December 1941[60]
Rieger, JohannJohann Rieger Heer 04-HObergefreiter[61] Company messenger in the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 59[60][Note 97] 26 March 1944[61]
Rieger, KarlKarl Rieger Heer 14-HHauptmann[61] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 2 "Scharnhorst"[61][62] 28 April 1945[61]
Riehs, OttoOtto Riehs[Note 98] Heer 04-HObergefreiter[14] Gun leader in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 55[14][65] 11 October 1943[14]
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Riekstinš, AlfredsAlfreds Riekstinš Waffen-SS 06-WWaffen-Unterscharführer[14] Platoon leader in the 1./Waffen-Füsilier-Bataillon 19 of the SS[14][62] 5 April 1945[14]
Rienäcker, HermannHermann Rienäcker Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[14] Leader of 4./Heeres-Flak-Artillerie-Abteilung 272[14][66] 29 February 1944*[Note 99] Killed in action 15 March 1945[14]
Riepe, JuliusJulius Riepe Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[14] Leader of the I./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 40 "Horst Wessel"[67][Note 100] 13 January 1945[14]
Riepold, Josef-OttoJosef-Otto Riepold Heer 13-HOberleutnant[14] Chief of the 5./Panzer-Regiment 5 in the DAK[67][Note 101] 29 July 1942*[14] Killed in action 17 June 1942[67]
Riesle, KarlKarl Riesle[Note 102] Heer 06-HOberjäger[14] Rifle leader in the 14./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 85[14][67] 29 February 1944[14]
Riess, KarlKarl Rieß Heer 14-HHauptmann[14] Leader of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 282[14][67] 27 August 1943[14]
Rieth, Herbert-AlbertHerbert-Albert Rieth Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer of the Reserves[14] Leader of the 5./Freiwilligen SS-Artillerie-Regiment 54 "Nederland"[67][Note 103] 11 December 1944[14]
Rietscher, GeorgGeorg Rietscher+ Heer 03-HGefreiter[14] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Infanterie-Regiment 513[67][Note 104] 27 June 1942[14] Awarded 210th Oak Leaves 14 March 1943[14]
Riipalu, HaraldHarald Riipalu Waffen-SS 16-WWaffen-Obersturmbannführer[14] Commander of SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Regiment 45[67][Note 105] 23 August 1944[14]
Rindfleisch, BernhardBernhard Rindfleisch Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[14] Platoon leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 575[14][67] 12 August 1944[14]
Ring, ErichErich Ring Heer 14-HHauptmann[68] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 84[67][68] 21 September 1941[68]
Ringel, JuliusJulius Ringel+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[68] Commander of the 5. Gebirgs-Division[67][68] 13 June 1941[68] Awarded 312th Oak Leaves 25 October 1943[68] The head of a man with beard, shown in semi-profile. He wears a military uniform with a military decoration in shape of an iron cross displayed at the front of his shirt collar. His hair is dark and combed to back.
Ringhof, JakobJakob Ringhof Heer 14-HHauptmann[68] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 215[67][68] 23 December 1943[68]
Ringler, HelmutHelmut Ringler Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[Note 106] Heavy machine gun demi platoon leader in the Sturmgruppe "Stahl" in the Fallschirm-Sturm-Abteilung "Koch"[65][68] 15 May 1940[68]
Rinke, AdolfAdolf Rinke Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 107] Leader of the 2./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502[67][68] 17 April 1945*[68] Killed in action 13 April 1945[66][Note 107]
Rinke, Karl-EberhardKarl-Eberhard Rinke Heer 13-HOberleutnant[68] Chief of the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 552[67][68] 22 April 1943[68]
Rinkowski, LeoLeo Rinkowski Heer 03-HGefreiter[68] Machine gunner in the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 670[67][68] 21 September 1944[68]
Rintelen, JosefJosef Rintelen Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[68] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 478[67][68] 5 August 1940[68]
Ripcke, WernerWerner Ripcke Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[68] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 89[65][68] 18 December 1944[68]
Risse, EberhardEberhard Risse Heer 14-HHauptmann[68] Adjutant in Panzergrenadier-Regiment 60[67][68] 26 November 1944[68]
Risse, WaltherWalther Risse+ Heer 17-HOberst[68] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 474[67][68] 22 September 1941[68] Awarded 704th Oak Leaves 18 January 1945[68]
Rittau, StephanStephan Rittau Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[69] Commander of the 129. Infanterie-Division[67][69] 2 November 1941[69]
Rittberg, Georg Graf vonGeorg Graf von Rittberg+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[69] Commander of the 88. Infanterie-Division[69][70] 21 February 1944[69] Awarded 610th Oak Leaves 10 October 1944[69]
Rittel, HansHans Rittel Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[69] Platoon leader in the 13./Grenadier-Regiment 366[69][70] 7 March 1944[69]
Ritter, AntonAnton Ritter Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[69] Leader of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 88[69][70] 24 December 1944[69]
Ritter, Friedrich-KarlFriedrich-Karl Ritter Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[69] Commander of Infanterie-Bataillon z.b.V. 560[69][70] 20 October 1944[69]
Ritter, GeorgGeorg Ritter Heer 15-HMajor[69] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 62[69][70] 15 November 1941*[69] Killed in action 17 October 1941[70]
Ritter, HeinzHeinz Ritter Heer 14-HHauptmann[69] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 44[69][70] 20 April 1945[69]
Ritter, HugoHugo Ritter Heer 15-HMajor[69] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 529[69][70] 24 February 1945[69]
Ritter, [Prof. Dr.] Klaus[Prof. Dr.] Klaus Ritter[Note 108] Heer 14-HHauptmann[69] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 67[69][70] 28 October 1944[69]
Ritter, WillyWilly Ritter Heer 14-HHauptmann[69] Leader of Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 13[69][70] 15 January 1944[69]
Rittershausen, WalterWalter Rittershausen Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[69] Chief of the 3./Infanterie-Regiment 57[70][Note 109] 25 February 1942[69]
Rittner, ArthurArthur Rittner Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[71] Leader of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 276[70][71] 25 October 1942[71]
Ritz, AlfredAlfred Ritz Heer 14-HHauptmann[71] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1[70][71] 11 December 1944[71]
Ritz, OttoOtto Ritz Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[71] Pilot in the 10.(Panzer)/Schlachtgeschwader 9[71][72] 30 September 1944[71]
Rixecker, KarlKarl Rixecker Kriegsmarine 11-MStabsobersteuermann[71] Commander of Räumboot R-23 in the 1. Räumbootsflottille[70][Note 110] 31 May 1940[71]
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Rocholl, RolfRolf Rocholl+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[71] Leader of the 2./Panzer-Regiment 5[70][71] 28 July 1942[71] Awarded 287th Oak Leaves 31 August 1943[71]
Rochow, Hans vonHans von Rochow Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[71] Commander of Radfahr-Abteilung 176[70][71] 20 January 1943[71]
Rochow, Hans-Joachim vonHans-Joachim von Rochow Heer 17-HOberst[71] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 860[70][71] 26 December 1944[71]
Rodamer, JohannJohann Rodamer Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[71] Platoon leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 320[70][71] 26 March 1944[71]
Rode, WernerWerner Rode Heer 13-HOberleutnant[71] Chief of the 2./Kradschützen-Bataillon 34[70][71] 17 September 1941[71]
Rodemich, HeinrichHeinrich Rodemich?[Note 111] Heer 09-HFeldwebel Platoon leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 988[70] 11 May 1945
Rodenburg, CarlCarl Rodenburg+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[71] Commander of the 76. Infanterie-Division[70][71] 8 October 1942[71] Awarded 189th Oak Leaves 31 January 1943[71]
Roderer, GeorgGeorg Roderer Heer 09-HFeldwebel[71] Platoon leader in the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 545[70][71] 9 December 1944[71]
Rodewald, OttoOtto Rodewald Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[71] Group leader in the Nachrichtenzug/Grenadier-Regiment 948[70][71] 24 March 1944[71]
Rodt, EberhardEberhard Rodt+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[73] Commander of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 25[73][74] 25 June 1940[73] Awarded (847th) Oak Leaves 28 April 1945[73]
Roeckl, [Dr.] Heinrich[Dr.] Heinrich Roeckl[Note 10] Heer 15-HMajor[Note 112] Commander of Radfahr-Bataillon 402[73][74] 8 September 1941[73]
Roedel, GustavGustav Rödel+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[73] Staffelkapitän of the 4./Jagdgeschwader 27[73][75] 22 June 1941[Note 113] Awarded 255th Oak Leaves 20 June 1943[73]
Roeder, JosefJosef Röder Heer 04-HObergefreiter[73] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 3./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 179[73][74] 19 January 1943[73]
Roedlich, WalterWalter Rödlich Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[73] Commander of the II./Panzer-Regiment 4[73][74] 5 August 1940[73]
Roegelein, FriedrichFriedrich Rögelein+ Heer 15-HMajor[73] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 109[73][74] 7 January 1944[73] Awarded 831st Oak Leaves 14 April 1945[73]
Roeger, HansHans Roeger Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[73] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Füsilier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[74][Note 114] 21 September 1944[73]
Roehder, Dr. WolfgangDr. Wolfgang Röhder Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer of the Reserves[73] Chief of the 3./SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 2 "Das Reich"[75][Note 115] 1 December 1943[73]
Roehler, HerbertHerbert Röhler Luftwaffe 17-LOberst of the Reserves[Note 116] Commander of Flak-Sturm-Regiment 4[74][Note 116] 24 October 1944[73]
Roehricht, EdgarEdgar Röhricht Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[73] Commander of the 95. Infanterie-Division[73][74] 15 May 1944[73]
Roehrig, HansHans Röhrig Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[73] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Jagdgeschwader 53[75][Note 117] 2 October 1942[73]
Roehrig, OskarOskar Röhrig Heer 10-HOberfähnrich[73] Platoon leader in the 1./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 504[73][74] 4 July 1944[73]
Roekker, HeinzHeinz Rökker+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[76] Staffelkapitän of the 2./Nachtjagdgeschwader 2[74][76] 27 July 1944[76] Awarded 781st Oak Leaves 12 March 1945[76]
Roell, WernerWerner Roell Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[76] Staffelkapitän of the Stabsstaffel/Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[74][76] 25 May 1943[76]
Roellecke, JosefJosef Rölleke Waffen-SS 06-WSS-Unterscharführer[76] Messenger squad leader in the III./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5 "Totenkopf"[74][Note 118] 16 June 1944[76]
Roepke, KurtKurt Röpke+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[76] Commander of the 46. Infanterie-Division[74][76] 17 November 1943[76] Awarded 830th Oak Leaves 14 April 1945[76]
Roesch, RudolfRudolf Roesch Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[76] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Kampfgeschwader 51[74][Note 119] 26 March 1944[76]
Roeseke, ErichErich Röseke Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[76] Leader of the 9./Jäger-Regiment 1 "Brandenburg"[74][76] 14 April 1945[76]
Roesing, Hans-RudolfHans-Rudolf Rösing Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[76] Chief of the 7. Unterseebootsflottille and commander of U-48[76][77] 29 August 1940[76]
Roeske, GerdGerd Roeske Heer 14-HHauptmann[Note 120] Leader of Bataillon "Feldherrnhalle"[77] 11 March 1945*[76] Killed in action 19 February 1945[77]
Roesler, KarlKarl Roesler Heer 17-HOberst[76] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 1056[76][78] 20 October 1944[Note 121]
Roesner, RudolfRudolf Roesner Heer 14-HHauptmann[76] Commander of the I./Jäger-Regiment 38[66][76] 18 April 1943[76]
Roessiger, Wilhelm-RichardWilhelm-Richard Rössiger Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[76] Staffelkapitän of the 2./Erprobungs-Gruppe 210[76][78] 1 October 1940*[76] Killed in action 27 September 1940[77]
Roestel, Erwin FranzErwin Franz Roestel?[Note 122] Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer of the Reserves Commander of SS-Panzerjäger-(Sturmgeschütz)Abteilung 10 "Frundsberg" and leader of a Kampfgruppe[77] 3 May 1945
Roetche, HansHans Rötche[Note 123] Luftwaffe 10-LFahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel[76] Pilot in the 16./Transportgeschwader 1[76][78] 18 November 1944[76]
Roethke, SiegfriedSiegfried Röthke Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[82] Staffelkapitän of the 6./Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"[78][82] 2 June 1943[82]
Roewer, HerbertHerbert Roewer Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[82] Pilot in the 9.(Eis)/Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow"[77][82] 3 July 1943*[82] Killed in action 5 March 1943[77][Note 124]
Roewer, PeterPeter Roewer Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[82] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 225[77][82] 13 January 1945[82]
Rogalla von Bieberstein, KonstantinKonstantin Rogalla von Bieberstein Heer 15-HMajor[82] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 114[77][82] 24 July 1943*[82] Killed in action 14 July 1943[77][Note 125]
Rogalski, FranzFranz Rogalski+ Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[82] Shock troops leader in Sturm-Bataillon AOK 8[77][Note 126] 17 March 1944[82] Awarded 775th Oak Leaves 11 March 1945[82]
Rogge, AlfredAlfred Rogge?[Note 127] Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer Leader of the 1./SS-Festungs-Regiment 1 "Besslein" (Breslau)[78] 9 May 1945
Rogge, BernhardBernhard Rogge+ Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[82] Commander of auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK-2)[77][82] 7 December 1940[82] Awarded 45th Oak Leaves 31 December 1941[82]
Rogge, RudolfRudolf Rogge Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[82] Leader of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 122[77][82] 18 November 1943*[82] Killed in action 28 September 1943[77][Note 128]
Roggenbau, UlrichUlrich Roggenbau Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[82] Chief of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 254[77][82] 30 November 1943[82]
Roggenland, FranzFranz Roggenland Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[82] Platoon leader in the 10./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 67[77][82] 4 October 1944[82]
Rogner, HansHans Rogner Heer 14-HHauptmann[82] Leader of Pionier-Ersatz and Ausbildungs Bataillon 213[77][Note 129] 11 March 1945[82]
Rohde, WalterWalter Rohde Heer 09-HFeldwebel[82] Platoon leader in the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25[82][83] 22 September 1943[82]
Rohlfs, KurtKurt Rohlfs Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[82] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 20[82][83] 1 January 1944[82]
Rohr, HansHans Rohr Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[84] Platoon leader in the 7./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 139[83][84] 20 June 1940[84]
Rohr, Hans-Babo vonHans-Babo von Rohr+ Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 130] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Regiment 25[83][84] 5 November 1944[84] Awarded 754th Oak Leaves 24 February 1945[84]
Rohrbacher, JosefJosef Rohrbacher Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[84] Platoon leader in the 3./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 245[83][Note 131] 4 May 1944[84]
Rohrbeck, KurtKurt Rohrbeck Heer 13-HOberleutnant[84] Deputy leader of Aufklärungs-Lehr-Abteilung 1[83][Note 132] 3 November 1944[84]
Rohweder, HellmutHellmut Rohweder Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant (Ing.)[84] Chief engineer on U-69 and U-514[83][84] 14 November 1943[84]
Rohweder, JohannesJohannes Rohweder Heer 14-HHauptmann[84] Commander of Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 670 (self-motorized)[83][84] 23 August 1941[84]
Rohwer, DetlevDetlev Rohwer Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[84] Pilot in the I./Jagdgeschwader 3[83][Note 133] 5 October 1941[84]
Roka, FranzFranz Roka Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[84] Staffelkapitän of the 6./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1[83][Note 134] 9 October 1943[84]
Roland, HeinzHeinz Roland Heer 14-HHauptmann[84] Leader of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 73[83][84] 9 December 1944[84]
Rollmann, WilhelmWilhelm Rollmann Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[84] Commander of U-34[83][84] 31 July 1940[84]
Rollwage, HerbertHerbert Rollwage+ Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[84] Pilot in the 3./Jagdgeschwader 53[83][Note 135] 6 April 1944[Note 135] Awarded 713th Oak Leaves 24 January 1945[84]
Rolser, OttoOtto Rolser Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[84] Platoon leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 727[84][85] 20 April 1943[84]
Roman, Rudolf Freiherr vonRudolf Freiherr von Roman+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[86] Commander of the 35. Infanterie-Division[83][86] 19 February 1942[86] Awarded 313th Oak Leaves 28 October 1943[86]
Romeike, Hans-GeorgHans-Georg Romeike Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[86] Chief of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 43[83][86] 3 September 1943[86]
Romm, OskarOskar Romm Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[86] Pilot in the 1./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[83][Note 136] 29 February 1944[86]
Rommel, ErwinErwin Rommel+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[86] Commander of the 7. Panzer-Division[83][86] 27 May 1940[86] Awarded 10th Oak Leaves 20 March 1941
6th Swords 20 January 1942
6th Diamonds 11 March 1943[86]
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Romott, HansHans Romott Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[86] Platoon leader in the 4.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 4[83][Note 137] 18 April 1943[86]
Rompzick, JohannesJohannes Rompzick Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[86] Leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 18[86][87] 22 November 1943[86]
Roon, Arnold vonArnold von Roon Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[86] Chief of the 3./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2[86][87] 9 July 1941[86]
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Roos, FerdinandFerdinand Roos Heer 03-HGefreiter[86] Company troop leader in the 3./Pionier-Bataillon 6[86][88] 16 August 1943[86]
Roos, FritzFritz Roos Heer 14-HHauptmann[86] Leader of the II./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 13[86][87] 2 November 1942[Note 138]
Roos, HugoHugo Roos Heer 14-HHauptmann[86] Chief of the 11./Infanterie-Regiment 119 (motorized)[86][87] 13 September 1942[Note 139]
Ropp, MaxMax Ropp Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[86] Platoon leader in the 11./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 143[86][87] 28 October 1944[86]
Rose, WilliWilli Rose Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[89] Platoon leader in the 11./Grenadier-Regiment 96[87][89] 22 January 1944*[89] Died of wounds 4 December 1943[87]
Rosen, Kersten Freiherr vonKersten Freiherr von Rosen Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[89] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 88[87][89] 26 December 1944[89]
Rosenbaum, HelmutHelmut Rosenbaum Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[89] Commander of U-73[87][89] 12 August 1942[89]
Rosenheinrich, HansHans Rosenheinrich Heer 04-HObergefreiter[89] Group leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 173[87][89] 5 November 1944[89]
Rosin, WilliWilli Rosin Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[89] Chief of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 328[87][89] 18 November 1944[89]
Roske, [Dr.] Dipl.-Ing. Fritz[Dr.] Dipl.-Ing. Fritz Roske[Note 10] Heer 17-HOberst[89] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 194[87][89] 20 January 1943[89]
Rossbach, HeinrichHeinrich Roßbach Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[89] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 89[87][89] 12 December 1942[89]
Rossbach, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Roßbach Heer 09-HFeldwebel[89] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 7[87][89] 6 June 1943[89]
Rossfeld, ChristianChristian Roßfeld Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[89] Platoon leader in the 10./Infanterie-Regiment 62[87][89] 5 October 1941[89]
Rosshart, EmilEmil Roßhart Heer 04-HObergefreiter[89] Group leader in the 2./Sturm-Regiment 195[88][89] 3 April 1943[89]
Rossiwall, TheodorTheodor Rossiwall Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[89] Staffelkapitän of the 5./Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Horst Wessel"[87][89] 6 August 1941[89]
Rossler, VincenzVincenz Rossler Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[89] Platoon leader in the Panzer-Abteilung 190[87][89] 28 October 1944[89]
Rossmann, EdmundEdmund Roßmann Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[90] Pilot in the 7./Jagdgeschwader 52[87][90] 19 March 1942[90]
Rossmann, EmilEmil Roßmann Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[90] Leader of the 2./Panzer-Regiment 26[87][90] 23 October 1944[90]
Rossmann, Karl[Dr.] Karl Roßmann+[Note 10] Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[90] Chief of the 16./Flak-Regiment "General Göring" (motorized)[88][90] 12 November 1941[90] Awarded 725th Oak Leaves 1 February 1945[90]
Rossner, ErichErich Rossner Waffen-SS 06-WSS-Unterscharführer[90] Gun leader in the 2./SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung "Reich"[88][90] 25 August 1941* Died of wounds 30 July 1941[Note 140]
Rost, Hans-Günther vonHans-Günther von Rost Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[90] Commander of Reichsgrenadier-Division "Hoch- und Deutschmeister"[87][90] 21 March 1945[90]
Rostin, ErwinErwin Rostin Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[90] Commander of U-158[90][92] 28 June 1942[90]
Roth, Ernst-AugustErnst-August Roth Luftwaffe 18-LGeneralmajor[90] Fliegerführer Nord[92][Note 141] 6 November 1943[90]
Roth, GüntherGünther Roth Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[90] Pilot in the IV.(K)/Lehrgeschwader 1[90][92] 26 March 1944[90]
Roth, HansHans Roth Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[90] Commander of Flak-Regiment 38[90][92] 9 January 1945[90]
Roth, HeinrichHeinrich Roth Heer 09-HWachtmeister[90] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 4./Artillerie-Regiment 235[90][92] 18 January 1945[90]
Roth, HermannHermann Roth Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[90] Chief of the 1./Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 212[90][92] 27 July 1944[90]
Roth, JakobJakob Roth Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[90] Platoon leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 208[90][92] 4 June 1944[90]
Roth, MatthiasMatthias Roth Heer 13-HOberleutnant[93] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 105[92][93] 21 February 1944[93]
Roth, WilhelmWilhelm Roth Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[93] Platoon leader in the 1./Gebirgs-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 94[92][93] 24 June 1944[93]
Rothardt, HeinzHeinz Rothardt[Note 142] Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[93] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 11[92][93] 30 September 1943[93]
Rothe, FriedrichFriedrich Rothe Heer 13-HOberleutnant[93] Leader of the 5./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 93[92][93] 17 March 1945[93]
Rothe, GerhardGerhard Rothe Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[93] Radio operator in the III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1[92][93] 12 November 1943[93]
Rothenburg, KarlKarl Rothenburg Heer 17-HOberst[93] Commander of Panzer-Regiment 25[92][93] 3 June 1940[93]
Rothhaar, WilliWilli Rothhaar Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 143] Leader of the 3.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 544[92][Note 143] 5 September 1944[93]
Rothkirch und Panthen, Friedrich-Wilhelm vonFriedrich-Wilhelm von Rothkirch und Panthen Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[93] Commander of the 13. Infanterie-Division (motorized)[92][93] 15 August 1940[93]
Rothkirch und Trach, Hans-Siegfried Graf vonHans-Siegfried Graf von Rothkirch und Trach Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[93] Commander of the I./Panzer-Regiment 26[92][93] 4 October 1944[93]
Rothmaier, AntonAnton Rothmaier Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[93] Platoon leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 335[92][93] 9 June 1944[Note 144]
Rotsmann, Dipl.-Ing. Fritz-Joachim Freiherr vonDipl.-Ing. Fritz-Joachim Freiherr von Rotsmann Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[93] Commander of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 176[92][93] 31 January 1943[93]
Rott, RudolfRudolf Rott Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[94] Chief of the 1./SS-Panzer-Abteilung 11 "Nordland"[92][Note 145] 28 February 1945*[94] Killed in action 12 February 1945[92]
Rott, WalterWalter Rott Heer 13-HOberleutnant[Note 146] Chief of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 1122[92] 11 March 1945
Rottensteiner, JohannJohann Rottensteiner Heer 04-HObergefreiter[94] Group leader in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 353[92][94] 18 February 1945[94]
Rotter, JosefJosef Rotter Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[94] Platoon leader in the 10./Jäger-Regiment 204[92][94] 9 August 1943[94]
Rowehl, TheodorTheodor Rowehl Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[94] Commander of Aufklärungs-Gruppe des OBdL[94][95] 27 September 1940[94]
The head of a man, shown in semi-profile. He wears a military uniform with a military decoration in shape of an iron cross displayed at the front of his shirt collar. His hair is dark and combed to back.
Rowohl, WilliWilli Rowohl Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[94] Platoon leader in the 2./Schützen-Regiment 115[94][95] 12 July 1942[94]
Roy, RudolfRudolf Roy Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer[94] Panzer commander and platoon leader in the 1./SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 12 "Hitlerjugend"[95][Note 147] 16 October 1944[94]
Rubarth, WalterWalter Rubarth Heer 09-HFeldwebel[94] Shock troops leader in the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 49 (motorized)[95][Note 148] 3 June 1940[94]
The head of a young man, shown in semi-profile. He wears a military uniform with a military decoration in shape of an iron cross displayed at the front of his shirt collar. His hair is parted and combed to back.
Rubatscher, KarlKarl Rubatscher Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer of the Reserves[94] Adjutant in the I./SS-Grenadier-Regiment 8 (motorized)[95][Note 149] 27 December 1943[94]
Rubensdörffer, WalterWalter Rubensdörffer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[94] Gruppenkommandeur of Erprobungsgruppe 210[94][96] 19 August 1940*[94] Killed in action 15 August 1940[95]
Rubesch, FranzFranz Rubesch Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[94] Commander of gemischte Flak-Abteilung 303[95][Note 150] 30 September 1944[94]
Ruckau, HansHans Ruckau Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[Note 151] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 1091[94][95] 5 March 1945[94]
Ruckteschell, Helmuth vonHelmuth von Ruckteschell+ Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän of the Reserves[97] Commander of auxiliary cruiser Widder (HSK-3)[96][97] 31 October 1940[97] Awarded 158th Oak Leaves 23 December 1942[97]
Rudat, ErichErich Rudat Heer 14-HRittmeister[97] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 227 (A.A.)[95][97] 29 February 1944[97]
Rudat, HorstHorst Rudat Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[97] Staffelkapitän of the 2./Kampfgeschwader 55[95][97] 24 March 1943[97]
Rudel, Hans-UlrichHans-Ulrich Rudel+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[97] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[95][Note 152] 6 January 1942[97] Awarded 229th Oak Leaves 14 April 1943
42nd Swords 25 November 1943
10th Diamonds 29 March 1944
1st Golden Oak Leaves 29 December 1944[97]
Rudler, OskarOskar Rudler Heer 03-HGefreiter[97] Group leader in the 3./Jäger-Regiment 229[95][97] 5 April 1945[97]
Rudnick, ErichErich Rudnick Heer 12-HLeutnant[97] Pioneer platoon leader in Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 45[95][Note 153] 18 February 1945[97]
Rudolf, RichardRichard Rudolf Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer[97] Platoon leader in the SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 12 "Hitlerjugend"[95][Note 154] 18 November 1944[97]
Rudolph, WalterWalter Rudolph Heer 09-HFeldwebel[97] Platoon leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 123[95][97] 2 June 1943[97]
Rudorffer, ErichErich Rudorffer+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[97] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"[97][98] 1 May 1941[97] Awarded 447th Oak Leaves 11 April 1944
126th Swords 26 January 1945[97]
A man wearing a military uniform with a peaked cap on his head.
Ruebel, KarlKarl Rübel Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[97] Commander of the 163. Infanterie-Division[97][98] 13 January 1945[97]
Ruebell, Günther[Dr.] Günther Rübell[Note 10] Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[99] Pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[98][Note 155] 14 March 1943[99]
Rueck, JuliusJulius Rück Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[99] Company troop leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 438[98][99] 12 August 1944[99]
Rued, AdolfAdolf Rüd Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer[99] Platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland"[98][99] 23 August 1944*[99] Killed in action 2 August 1944[98]
Rueden, Wilhelm vonWilhelm von Rüden Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[99] Adjutant in Divisions-Gruppe 330[98][99] 16 April 1944[99]
Ruederer, LudwigLudwig Ruederer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[99] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 332[98][99] 23 October 1941[99]
Ruef, KarlKarl Ruef Heer 15-HMajor[99] Commander of the III./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 143[98][99] 28 October 1944[99]
Rueffler, HelmutHelmut Rüffler Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[99] Pilot in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[98][Note 156] 23 December 1942[99]
Rueger, JosefDr. jur. Josef Rüger Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[99] Commander of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 63[98][99] 7 March 1944[99]
Ruehle von Lilienstern, Hans-Joachim[Prof.] Dr. rer. pol. Hans-Joachim Rühle von Lilienstern[Note 157] Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer of the Reserves[99] Leader of the I./niederl. SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier-Regiment 48 "General Seyffardt"[98][Note 158] 12 February 1944[99]
Ruengeler, WilhelmWilhelm Rüngeler Heer 14-HHauptmann[99] Commander of Sturm-Pionier-Bataillon 178[98][99] 11 October 1943[99]
Ruepprecht, Werner Freiherr vonWerner Freiherr von Ruepprecht Heer 15-HMajor[99] Leader of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111[98][99] 12 December 1944*[99] Killed in action 23 November 1944[98]
Ruf, HugoHugo Ruf Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer[99] Platoon leader in the 3./SS-Panzer-Regiment 5 "Wiking"[98][Note 159] 16 October 1944[99]
Ruffer, Rudolf-HeinzRudolf-Heinz Ruffer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[100] Staffelführer of the 10.(Panzer)/Schlachtgeschwader 9[98][100] 9 June 1944[100]
Ruge, [Prof. Dr.] Friedrich[Prof. Dr.] Friedrich Ruge[Note 108] Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[100] Commodore leader of the Minensuchboote West[98][100] 21 October 1940[100]
Ruge, GerdGerd Ruge+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[100] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 128[98][100] 7 September 1943[100] Awarded 648th Oak Leaves 16 November 1944[100]
Ruhl, FranzFranz Ruhl Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[100] Staffelführer of the 4./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[98][100] 27 July 1944[100]
Ruhl, HeinrichHeinrich Ruhl+ Heer 15-HMajor[100] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 122[100][101] 21 September 1944[100] Awarded 789th Oak Leaves 16 March 1945[100]
Ruhnke, HerbertHerbert Ruhnke Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[100] Gun leader in the 3./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 294[100][101] 8 February 1943[100]
Ruland, KarlKarl Ruland Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[100] Group leader in the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 306[100][101] 17 March 1944*[100] Killed in action 26 February 1944[101]
Rumohr, Detlev vonDetlev von Rumohr Heer 15-HMajor[100] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 211[100][101] 4 July 1944[100]
Rumohr, JoachimJoachim Rumohr+ Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[100] Commander of SS-Artillerie-Regiment 8 "Florian Geyer"[101][Note 160] 16 January 1944[100] Awarded 721st Oak Leaves 1 February 1945[100] A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Rumpelhardt, FriedrichFriedrich Rumpelhardt Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[100] Radio/wireless operator in the IV./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[100][101] 27 July 1944[Note 161]
Rundstedt, Gerd vonGerd von Rundstedt+ Heer 21-HGeneraloberst[100] Commander-in-chief of Heeresgruppe Süd[100][101] 30 September 1939[100] Awarded 519th Oak Leaves 1 July 1944
133rd Swords 18 February 1945[100]
A man wearing a military uniform and peaked cap holding a baton.
Runge, FritzFritz Runge Heer 12-HLeutnant[102] Deputy leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 532[101][Note 162] 2 November 1943[102]
Runge, SiegfriedSiegfried Runge Heer 17-HOberst[102] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 279[101][102] 20 December 1941[102]
Ruoff, RichardRichard Ruoff Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[102] Commanding general of the V. Armeekorps[101][102] 30 June 1941[102]
Rupp, ErnstErnst Rupp Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[Note 163] Commander of the 97. Jäger-Division[101][102] 7 March 1943[102]
Rupp, FriedrichFriedrich Rupp Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[102] Pilot in the 7./Jagdgeschwader 54[101][102] 24 January 1943[102]
Ruppert, HermannHermann Ruppert Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[102] Staffelkapitän of the 6./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[101][102] 23 November 1941[102]
Ruppert, HermannHermann Ruppert Heer 12-HLeutnant[102] Platoon leader in the 3./Infanterie-Regiment 15 (motorized)[101][102] 12 January 1942[102]
Rupprecht, SiegfriedSiegfried Rupprecht Heer 13-HOberleutnant[102] Chief of the 6./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 85[101][102] 10 September 1943[102]
Rust, HeinrichHeinrich Rust Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[102] Platoon leader in the 9./Grenadier-Regiment 324[101][102] 12 December 1944[102]
Rust, Dr. jur. WolfgangDr. jur. Wolfgang Rust+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[102] Adjutant of Grenadier-Regiment 11 (motorized)[101][Note 164] 24 June 1944[102] Awarded 771st Oak Leaves 11 March 1945[102]
Rutkowski, AlfredAlfred Rutkowski Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[102] Commander of Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 126[101][Note 165] 15 April 1944[102]
Ryll, WolfgangWolfgang Ryll Heer 13-HOberleutnant[103] Leader of the 5./Panzer-Regiment 7[101][103] 13 October 1941[103]

Siegfried Rieger[edit]

Siegfried Rieger is not listed by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). According to Veit Scherzer Rieger received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 18 April 1945, as Oberfeldwebel in the Heer and Sprengkommando of the Luftwaffe I/III in Luftgaukommando Berlin.[14]

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 Leutnant.[16]
  4. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Schlachtgeschwader 77.[16]
  5. ^ According to Scherzer his name is Emil Rademann.[19]
  6. ^ According to Scherzer later named Waldemar Radener-Blaschke.[19]
  7. ^ Helmut Radochla's nomination by the troop was received by Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 21 March 1945. The nomination had been submitted by the 212. Volksgrenadier Division, to which the 2./Festungs-Infanterie-Bataillon had been subordinated at the time, via the Heeresgruppe B. Radochla is listed with a sequential Nr. 5156 in the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses). However only the entry date of 21 March along with Major Joachim Domaschk's recommendation "Knight's Cross yes" was noted. No further proof that the presentation was made can be found in the archives. A file card for the list of approved or rejected nominations had been created. The 212. Volksgrenadier Division, and thus the 2./Festungs-Infanterie-Bataillon, had been encircled and taken prisoner of war in the vicinity of Baumholder by American forces at the time of the presentation. The commanding general of the 212. Volksgrenadier Division, Generalleutnant Franz Sensfuß, who had been nominated for the Oak Leaves at the same time, was postponed by Major Domaschk in accordance with AHA 44 Ziff. 572. Veit Scherzer argues that with a very high probability Major Domaschk, without noting, also deferred the decision on Radochla. 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]
  8. ^ Joseph von Radowitz nomination for the Oak Leaves was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) from the troop on 30 April 1945 and approved by all intermittent commanding officers. Major Joachim Domaschk ruled that the nomination was insufficient and disapproved on 1 May and recommended "Decision by Chief of OKW". The file contains no indication whether this decision was ever taken. A teleprinter message was sent on 2 May to the nominating unit, the cavalry corps, and further messages to the commanding officers of the Panzer AOK 2 and Heeresgruppe Süd: "...was disapproved because ... the Führer criteria for the presentation guidelines have not been met. I.A. signed Maisel" The sequential number "882" was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR), the presentation date by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[20]
  9. ^ Georg Radziej's teleprinter nomination, without the compulsory reasoning, by the troop was received by the at the time relocating 1st echelon of the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 20 April 1945. More detail regarding the nomination was promised in the teleprinter message which was never sent or was lost. Radziej was not listed in the nomination book nor was a file card created. A presentation cannot be verified 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.[21]
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 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.
  11. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the II./Panzer-Regiment 3.[22]
  12. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 4./Nachtjagdgeschwader 3.[22]
  13. ^ According to Scherzer in Feldersatz-Bataillon 4 (L).[22]
  14. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 4 September 1942 as pilot in the III./Jagdgeschwader 52.[24]
  15. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves.[24]
  16. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Generalmajor and commander of the Ergänzenden Einheiten und Schulen des XI. Fliegerkorps (auxiliary units and schools of the 11th Air Corps) and leader of the Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment 1.[24]
  17. ^ According to Scherzer on 24 October 1944.[24]
  18. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 11 June 1944 as leader of the regimental pioneer platoon in Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3.[24]
  19. ^ According to Scherzer he was killed in action on 16 November 1943.[24]
  20. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the II.(self-motorized)/Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment "Großdeutschland".[25]
  21. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the 2. Flak-Division.[25]
  22. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of a Kampfgruppe in the III./Luftwaffen-Regiment "Barenthin".[25]
  23. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 2./Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 85.[27]
  24. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Flak-Regiment (motorized) 41.[27]
  25. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves and squadron chief in Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 256.[27]
  26. ^ According to Scherzer as Major.[28]
  27. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the Ost-Bataillon (estn.) 658 in the Kampfgruppe Speth (28. Jäger-Division).[28]
  28. ^ Alfons Rebane received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 23 February 1944 as Major and commander of the estnisches Freiwilligen-Bataillon 658 in the 28. Jäger-Division, at the time a Wehrmacht division and not part of the Waffen-SS. His nomination of the Oak Leaves was submitted to the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 12 April 1945. The German Federal Archives only hold a copy of the nomination. There is no indication or remark that the nomination was processed. The nomination list for the higher grade of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves dates the nomination on 2 April 1945. This list also gives no indication that the nomination had been processed. The Order Commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) processed this case in 1974 and decided: 875th Oak Leaves on 8 May 1945. The sequential number "875" was assigned by the AKCR, the date was later changed by Fellgiebel to 9 May 1945. Rebane was member of the AKCR.[21]
  29. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. According to Krätschmer (letter to Von Seemen dated 7 August 1980) the award was presented together with the Oak Leaves to Matthias Kleinheisterkamp. Presumably the announcement was made via radio transmission on 28 April 1945 from the Führer Headquarters in Berlin to the 9. Armee (9th Army) in the Halbe pocket. The radio transmissions received by the AOK 9 (Armeeoberkommando 9 — high command of the 9th army) in April 1945 were not retained. All communication to the Führerbunker in Berlin were out of order as of 5AM on 28 April. The order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) processed the case in 1981 and decided: "Knight's Cross yes, 28 April 1945", Gustav-Peter Reber was a member of the AKCR.[21]
  30. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 2./SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 10.[28]
  31. ^ Later named Recktenwald-Wendel.
  32. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 "Totenkopf".[30]
  33. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 1./Pionier-Bataillon 134.[30]
  34. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 7./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2.[30]
  35. ^ According to Scherzer as commander Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 126.[32]
  36. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberstleutnant.[32]
  37. ^ According to Scherzer on 3 November 1944.[34]
  38. ^ a b According to Scherzer name is spelled Otto Reichold who received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross as leader of the regimental pioneer platoon of Grenadier-Regiment 448.[34]
  39. ^ According to Scherzer as machine gunner in the 8./Jäger-Regiment 459 (L).[34]
  40. ^ According to Scherzer as radio troop leader in the Stab I./Grenadier-Regiment 358.[36]
  41. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 44.[36]
  42. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant.[36]
  43. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 2./SS-Panzer-Regiment "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler".[36]
  44. ^ According to Scherzer as Ia (operations officer)/Commander Fester Platz Kowel.[36]
  45. ^ According to Scherzer killed in action on 16 January 1945.[36]
  46. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the Stab/Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 3.[36]
  47. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[36]
  48. ^ According to Scherzer name is spelled Ewald Reineke.[39]
  49. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffel 1.(F)/121.[39]
  50. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 14./Infanterie-Regiment 337.[39]
  51. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 3./Flak-Regiment 36.[39]
  52. ^ According to Scherzer the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross were awarded on 5 October 1942.[39]
  53. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 10.[40]
  54. ^ Voldemars Reinholds' nomination by the troop was received by Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 25 March 1945. The HPA created a nomination numbered 4940 on 30 March 1945. A file card listing the same information is filed among the rejected nominations. The column verliehen (Awarded) in the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) is blank. No proof exists that the Knight's Cross was awarded. The presentation date was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[42]
  55. ^ According to Scherzer in the 2./Panzer-Regiment 6 [not a group leader].[40]
  56. ^ According to Scherzer for service in the Battle of Stalingrad.[40]
  57. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 14./Infanterie-Regiment 89.[40]
  58. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberst of the Reserves and commander of Regiment "Reinkober"/Division Stab z.b.V. 609 (fortress Breslau).[40]
  59. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 2101.[40]
  60. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 4./SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 17.[44]
  61. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Stabskompanie/SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21.[44]
  62. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Panzer-Regiment 2.[44]
  63. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 29 February 1944 as pilot in the Aufklärungsstaffel 2.(F)/11.[44]
  64. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment (motorized) "Großdeutschland".[44]
  65. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of fortress Schneidemühl.[44]
  66. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 464.[46]
  67. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant and killed in action on 16 August 1943.[46]
  68. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of (Kosaken) Festungs-Grenadier-Regiment 360.[46]
  69. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 2./SS-Flak-Abteilung SS-Division "Reich".[47]
  70. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 1./Kampfgeschwader 26.[47]
  71. ^ a b According to Scherzer as SS-Hauptsturmführer of the Reserves and commander of SS-Schützen-Bataillon 6.[47]
  72. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 6./Jagdgeschwader 52.[47]
  73. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. Presumably the award was presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich which would make it an unlawful presentation. The author was denied access to files, which could help clarify the case, of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) on the grounds of the Bundesarchivgesetz (German Archive Law). The presentation date 6 May 1945 was assigned by Fellgiebel. Scherzer questions whether this was done to place Rudolf Rettberg among the Sepp Dietrich awards. Krätschmer and Von Seemen state the 1 May 1945.[50][51]
  74. ^ a b According to Scherzer as SS-Hauptsturmführer of the Reserves and chief of the 3./SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1.[47]
  75. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 5./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2.[52]
  76. ^ a b According to Scherzer his name is Rudolf Reußner who received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross as pilot in the III./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann".[52]
  77. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[52]
  78. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the 13. Feld-Division (L).[54]
  79. ^ According to Scherzer on 17 July 1943.[54]
  80. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 24.[54]
  81. ^ The nomination by the troop via teleprinter message was sent on 25 March 1945, according to file card on 28 March 1945, according to the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) on 5 April 1945. The nomination was returned to the HPA/P5a (Army personnel office) by SS-Obersturmbannführer Kment with the approval of Heinrich Himmler on 29 April 1945. Retained by the German Federal Archive are four identical copies listing the approval of Friedrich Richter's divisional commander Heinz Harmel and the Reichsführer SS, as well as three almost finished nominations by the HPA. Missing is the confirmation of the commander-in-chief of the 9. Armee and Army Group Vistula. The nomination of the HPA Nr. 4729 is listed in the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses), however lacks reference to this number and remained unfinished by the end of the war. The order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) processed this case in 1977 and decided "Knight's Cross yes, 6 May 1945". Fellgiebel later changed this date again. Krätschmer lists the 9 May 1945. Richter was a member of the AKCR.[50][58]
  82. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Fallschirm-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2 "Hermann Göring".[57]
  83. ^ According to Scherzer as Major.[57]
  84. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 5.[57]
  85. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 24 January 1945 as pilot and observer in the Nahaufklärungsstaffel 13(H)/14.[57]
  86. ^ According to Scherzer on 18 May 1940.[59]
  87. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant.[59]
  88. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[59]
  89. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 7./SS-Panzer-Regiment 10.[61]
  90. ^ Gerd Riedel's Knight's Cross nomination was submitted by the troop via teleprinter message on 6 March 1945. A stamp indicated an entry date of 8 March 1945. The written nomination was sent on 24 March and was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 28 April. A day later Major Joachim Domaschk processed this request and noted: "By no means sufficient for the Knight's Cross!" General Ernst Maisel disapproved the nomination on 30 April—he had been authorized to do so at this time. The troop was probably not informed of this decision. The IIa (Adjutant) of commander-in-chief North had entered Riedel's "pending" nomination on a list for approval by Großadmiral Karl Dönitz shortly before the German surrender. In parallel the HPA was informed and Oberst Goecke created an Heerespersonalamt-Außenstelle-Verleihungsvorschlag (HPA/A-VV—Branch of the Army Staff Office Nomination Recommendation). He had approved the nomination and backdated the nomination to 28 April. Neither the list nor the recommendation was signed. A presentation was never made and a legally binding disapproval was made by General Maisel. The presentation date was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Riedel was a member of the AKCR.[63]
  91. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 3./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 73.[61]
  92. ^ According to Scherzer on 8 December 1942.[61]
  93. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 18 February 1945 as latoon leader in the 4./Jagd-Panzer-Abteilung 2 [Panzer-Jäger-Brigade 104].[61]
  94. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 1./SS-Panzer-Regiment 3.[61]
  95. ^ No evidence regarding the presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to Fritz Rieflin can be found in the German Federal Archive. Walther-Peer Fellgiebel also had no evidence and wrote on 11 July 1983 to Mr. Eichhorn: "I have to rely on Krätschmer in Rieflin's case...". Unlawful presentation by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee. Rieflin was a member of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[64]
  96. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän in the II./Schlachtgeschwader 3.[61]
  97. ^ According to Scherzer as messenger in the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 59.[61]
  98. ^ According to Walther-Peer Fellgiebel name is spelled Otto Rieß.[65]
  99. ^ According to Scherzer on 17 March 1945.[14]
  100. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the I./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 40.[14]
  101. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 5./Panzer-Regiment 5.[14]
  102. ^ According to Scherzer name is spelled Karl Rihsle.[14]
  103. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 5./SS-Artillerie-Regiment 54.[14]
  104. ^ According to Scherzer as Richtschütze (gunner) in the 14./Infanterie-Regiment 513.[14]
  105. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS 45 (estn. Nr. 1).[14]
  106. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[68]
  107. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves, killed in action on 15 April 1945.[68]
  108. ^ a b The brackets around the professor and doctor title [Prof. Dr.] denotes that the academic title was attained after the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded.
  109. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 3./Infanterie-Regiment 36.[69]
  110. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Räumboot R-23.[71]
  111. ^ Heinrich Rodemich's nomination by the troop was received by Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 16 April 1945. Major Joachim Domaschk decided: "By no means sufficient". The HPA-VV file card Nr. 5084a (rejected) was forwarded on 19 April. No further notes or comments were made. The presentation date was assumed by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Rodemich is a member of the AKCR.[64]
  112. ^ According to Scherzer as Major of the Reserves.[73]
  113. ^ According to Scherzer on 24 June 1941.[73]
  114. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 1./Füsilier-Regiment "Großdeutschland".[73]
  115. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 3./SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 2.[73]
  116. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberst and commander of Flak-Sturm-Regiment (motorized) 4.[73]
  117. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the III./Jagdgeschwader 53.[73]
  118. ^ According to Scherzer as messenger squad leader in the III./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5.[76]
  119. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän in the III./Kampfgeschwader 51.[76]
  120. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves.[76]
  121. ^ According to Scherzer on 28 October 1944.[76]
  122. ^ No evidence regarding the presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to Erwin Franz Roestel can be found in the German Federal Archive. Walther-Peer Fellgiebel states about Roestel: "Presentation Heeresgruppe Mitte before 3 May 1945",[79] thus making it unlawful. Fellgiebel certified, as head of the order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR), in a letter dated 11 June 1974 to Roestel that the AKCR has accepted him as a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron, legitimized by the Dönitz-decree.[64]
    The files of the AKCR reveal the following facts: Roestel assumed that Ferdinand Schörner had nominated him for the Knight's Cross in April 1945 because Schörner had said he would do so: " ... Schörner and I were standing with the famous test pilot Hanna Reitsch ... at a street in Marklissa ... Schörner then asked me ... Why don't you have the Knight's Cross already?... I answered: Because I am an assault artillerist. ... But this time ... you will definitely get the Knight's Cross, because I will take care of it!", so Schörner. Roestel therefore strongly believes that Schörner had nominated him. To the question, why the presentation was not made before the war ended, Roestel answered: "I can only assume that his nomination for my Knight's Cross was lost." Roestel sent an affidavit 24 years later to Schörner asking him for confirmation. Schörner answered: "Even though I cannot remember every detail I can confirm the factual content ... in all relevant points. The presentation to Roestel, based on my nomination, was the last honor bestowed by the 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg."[80]
    Veit Scherzer concluded: Schörner did not confirm that he made the presentation to Roestel. He claimed to have made a nomination. Therefore it cannot be a direct presentation by Schörner himself. This leaves two alternatives, a presentation via the command chain or a direct presentation by Hitler. A nomination by the troop via the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) is not verifiable. A presentation via the command chain must therefore be ruled out. Roestel's reference to Hanna Reitsch, who managed to evacuate Feldmarschall Robert Ritter von Greim from Berlin on 28 April 1945, indicates that the meeting of Roestel, Reitsch and Schörner could only have taken place after 28 April. This however rules out a direct presentation by Hitler. All the radio connection to the Führerbunker were down since 5:00 on 28 April 1945. According to the AKCR the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The presentation date "3 May 1945" was assigned by Fellgiebel. Roestel was a member of the AKCR.[81]
  123. ^ According to Scherzer his name is Johannes Rötche.[76]
  124. ^ According to Scherzer missing in action since 11 May 1943.[82]
  125. ^ According to Scherzer on 13 July 1943.[82]
  126. ^ According to Scherzer as leader in Sturm-Bataillon AOK 8.[82]
  127. ^ Only a copy of the teleprinter message submitted nomination by the troop to the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) was retained. There is not a single comment or indication on this copy indicating that the nomination was further processed. A file card listing the same information is filed among the rejected nominations. 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 copied by Fellgiebel and Krätschmer.[81]
  128. ^ According to Scherzer on 15 October 1943.[82]
  129. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Pionier-Ersatz and Ausbildungs Bataillon 213 in the fortress Glogau.[82]
  130. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[84]
  131. ^ According to Scherzer as leader 2nd platoon/3rd battery/Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 245.[84]
  132. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Aufklärungs-Lehr-Abteilung 1.[84]
  133. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the Stab I./Jagdgeschwader 3.[84]
  134. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelführer of the 6./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1.[84]
  135. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 5 April 1944 as pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 53.[84]
  136. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders".[86]
  137. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 4.[86]
  138. ^ According to Scherzer on 4 November 1942.[86]
  139. ^ According to Scherzer on 11 September 1942.[86]
  140. ^ According to Ernst-Günther Krätschmer and Veit Scherzer, Erich Rossner died on 30 July 1941, however Walther-Peer Fellgiebel states he died of wounds sustained in the defensive battle at Yelnya on 12 September 1941.[87][90][91]
  141. ^ According to Scherzer as Fliegerführer Nord (Ost).[90]
  142. ^ According to Scherzer name is spelled Heinz Rothhardt.[93]
  143. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves and leader of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 544.[93]
  144. ^ According to Scherzer on 18 February 1945.[93]
  145. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 1./SS-Panzer-Abteilung 11 "Hermann von Salza".[94]
  146. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[94]
  147. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 1./SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 12.[94]
  148. ^ According to Scherzer as shock troops leader in the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 49.[94]
  149. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant in the I./SS-Grenadier-Regiment (motorized) 39.[94]
  150. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of gemischte Flak-Abteilung 303 (deployable).[94]
  151. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberstleutnant im Generalstab (in the General Staff).[94]
  152. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot and technical officer in the III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[97]
  153. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the regimental pioneer platoon/Grenadier-Regiment 45.[97]
  154. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 12.[97]
  155. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the II./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders".[99]
  156. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet".[99]
  157. ^ The brackets around the professor [Prof.] denotes that the academic title was attained after the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded.
  158. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the I./SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier-Regiment 48 "General Seyffardt" (niederl. Nr. 1).[99]
  159. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 3./SS-Panzer-Regiment 5.[99]
  160. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Artillerie-Regiment 8.[100]
  161. ^ According to Scherzer on 8 August 1944.[100]
  162. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 532.[102]
  163. ^ According to Scherzer as Generalmajor.[102]
  164. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant of Grenadier-Regiment 11.[102]
  165. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Füsilier-Bataillon 126.[102]

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

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