List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (T)

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The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) and its variants were the highest awards in the military of the Third Reich during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded for a wide range of reasons and across all ranks, from a senior commander for skilled leadership of his troops in battle to a low-ranking soldier for a single act of extreme gallantry.[1] A total of 7,321 awards were made between its first presentation on 30 September 1939 and its last bestowal on 17 June 1945.[Note 1] This number is based on the analysis and acceptance of the order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Presentations were made to members of the three military branches of the Wehrmacht—the Heer (Army), Kriegsmarine (Navy) and Luftwaffe (Air Force)—as well as the Waffen-SS, the Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD—Reich Labour Service) and the Volkssturm (German national militia). There were also 43 recipients in the military forces of allies of the Third Reich.[3]

These recipients are listed in the 1986 edition of Walther-Peer Fellgiebel's book, Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller WehrmachtsteileThe Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches. Fellgiebel was the former chairman and head of the order commission of the AKCR. In 1996 a second edition of this book was published with an addendum delisting 11 of these original recipients. Author and historian Veit Scherzer has cast doubt on a further 193 of these listings. The majority of the disputed recipients had received the award in 1945, when the deteriorating situation of the Third Reich during the final days of World War II left a number of nominations incomplete and pending in various stages of the approval process.[4] Scherzer wrote his book in cooperation with the German Federal Archives. The book was chosen by Prof. Dr. Franz W. Seidler for the library of the Bundeswehr University Munich and Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and is considered an accepted reference there.[5][6] For many years Fellgiebel's book was considered the main reference work on this topic, and it has now been succeeded by Scherzer's work.

Listed here are the 182 Knight's Cross recipients whose last name starts with "T".[7] While Veit Scherzer has challenged the validity of 5 of these listings, he has also pointed out that the AKCR failed to identify Hans Turnwald as a potential recipient.[8] The recipients are ordered alphabetically by last name. The rank listed is the recipient's rank at the time the Knight's Cross was awarded.

Background[edit]

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grades were based on four separate enactments. The first enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 1573 of 1 September 1939 instituted the Iron Cross (Eisernes Kreuz) and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.[9] As the war progressed, some of the recipients distinguished themselves further and a higher grade, the Oak Leaves to Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, was instituted. The Oak Leaves, as they were commonly referred to, were based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 849 of 3 June 1940.[10] In 1941, two higher grades of the Knight's Cross were instituted. The enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 613 of 28 September 1941 introduced the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern) and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten).[11] At the end of 1944 the final grade, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit goldenem Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten), based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt 1945 I S. 11 of 29 December 1944, became the final variant of the Knight's Cross authorized.[12]

Recipients[edit]

Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (T)
Service   Number of presentations Posthumous presentations
Heer (incl. Volkssturm)
112
12
Kriegsmarine
14
3
Luftwaffe
47
5
Waffen-SS
9
0

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 182 awards made to servicemen whose last name starts with "T", 19 were later awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, two the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords and one the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds; 20 presentations were made posthumously. Heer members received 112 of the medals, including the award given to Volkssturmmann Ernst Tiburzy. A further 14 presentations were given to the Kriegsmarine, 47 to the Luftwaffe, and 9 to the Waffen-SS.[7] The sequential numbers greater than 843 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and 143 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords are unofficial and were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) and are therefore denoted in parentheses.[14]

      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
Tabel, FranzFranz Tabel Heer 09-HFeldwebel[15] Platoon leader in the 3./Pionier-Bataillon 246[15][16] 25 January 1945[15]
Tadje, FritzFritz Tadje Heer 12-HLeutnant[15] Leader of the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 190[15][16] 21 October 1942[15]
Taeger, ErichErich Taeger Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[15] Staffelkapitän of the 7./Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"[15][16] 2 October 1942[15]
Tanczos, HermannHermann Tanczos Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[15] In the 4./Artillerie-Regiment 157[15][16] 21 February 1944[15]
Tange, OttoOtto Tange Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[15] Pilot in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[15][17] 19 March 1942[15]
Tank, WalterWalter Tank Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[15] Chief of the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3[15][17] 24 September 1942[15]
Tanneberger, WilliWilli Tanneberger Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[15] Company troop leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 156 (motorized)[15][17] 10 February 1944[15]
Tannert, KarlKarl Tannert Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[15] Commander of the III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2[15][17] 5 April 1944[15]
Tanzer, KurtKurt Tanzer Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[18] Pilot in the 12./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[17][18] 5 December 1943[18]
Tappe, MartinMartin Tappe Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[18] Commander of the II./SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 8[17][18] 28 March 1945[18]
Tarin, WalterWalter Tarin Heer 15-HMajor[18] Leader of Artillerie-Regiment 121[17][18] 20 October 1944[18]
Taubert, RichardRichard Taubert Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[18] Staffelkapitän of the 5.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 122[17][Note 3] 16 November 1942[18]
Taulien, ArnoArno Taulien Heer 13-HOberleutnant[18] Chief of the 7./Panzer-Regiment 6[17][18] 18 October 1943[18]
Tech, HarryHarry Tech Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[18] Commander of Heeres-Artillerie-Abteilung 934 (motorized)[17][Note 4] 3 March 1943[18]
Tegtmeier, FritzFritz Tegtmeier Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[18] Pilot in the 2./Jagdgeschwader 54[17][Note 5] 28 March 1944[Note 5]
Teichert, Max-MartinMax-Martin Teichert Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[18] Commander of U-456[17][18] 19 December 1943*[18] Killed in action 12 May 1943[17]
Teichmann, FriedrichFriedrich Teichmann Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 6] Platoon leader in Regiments-Nachrichten-Zug/Grenadier-Regiment 712[17][18] 24 February 1945*[18] Killed in action 20 January 1945[17]
Teige, WaldemarWaldemar Teige Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[18] Pilot in the 6./Kampfgeschwader 53[17][18] 7 June 1942[18]
Telkamp, EberhardEberhard Telkamp Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[18] Commander of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 9 "Hohenstaufen"[17][Note 7] 23 August 1944[18]
Telkemeyer, HeinrichHeinrich Telkemeyer Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[19] Commander of the IV./Artillerie-Regiment 172[17][19] 28 October 1944[19]
Tellgmann, EugenEugen Tellgmann Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See of the Reserves[19] Commander of Vorpostenboot VP-1313 in the 13. Vorpostenflottille[17][19] 5 October 1944[19]
Telschig, ErnstErnst Telschig Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[19] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 187[17][19] 8 August 1944[19]
Temming, HansHans Temming Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[19] Commander of Torpedoboot T-28[17][19] 10 May 1945[Note 8]
Temple, Carl deCarl de Temple Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[19] Commander of Füsilier-Regiment 230[17][19] 26 June 1944[19]
Tenner, HansHans Tenner Heer 14-HHauptmann[19] Chief of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 487[17][19] 24 April 1943*[19] Killed in action 29 March 1943[17]
Tennhardt, WernerWerner Tennhardt Heer 13-HOberleutnant[19] Adjutant of Infanterie-Regiment 446[17][19] 13 October 1941*[19] Killed in action 11 October 1941[17]
Tenschert, GüntherGünther Tenschert?[Note 9] Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the II./Festungs-Regiment Mohr (fortress Breslau)[21] 28 April 1945
Terharen, HeinrichHeinrich Terharen Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[19] Leader of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 956[19][21] 9 December 1944[19]
Teriete, HeinrichHeinrich Teriete Heer 12-HLeutnant[19] Platoon leader in the schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 653[19][22] 22 July 1943[19]
Tesch, HermannHermann Tesch Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[19] Leader of the 11./Grenadier-Regiment 67[19][21] 9 June 1944[19]
Tesch, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Tesch Heer 05-HStabsgefreiter[19] Deputy group leader in the 7./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26[19][21] 27 July 1944[19]
Teske, GeorgGeorg Teske Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[23] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Kampfgeschwader 26[21][23] 31 October 1944[23]
Tessenow, RudiRudi Tessenow?[Note 10] Heer 09-HWachtmeister In the 11./Panzer-Regiment 24[22] 11 May 1945
Tetsch, ErnstErnst Tetsch Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[23] Commander of the I./SS-Panzer-Regiment 10 "Frundsberg"[21][Note 11] 28 March 1945[23]
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Tettau, Hans vonHans von Tettau+ Heer Generalleutnant[23] Commander of the 24. Infanterie-Division[21][23] 3 September 1942[23] Awarded 821st Oak Leaves 5 April 1945[23]
Teubel, HeinzHeinz Teubel Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[23] Leader of the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 546[21][23] 30 September 1944[23]
Teumer, AlfredAlfred Teumer Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[23] Staffelkapitän of the 7./Jagdgeschwader 54[21][Note 12] 19 August 1944[23]
Teusen, HansHans Teusen Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[23] Platoon leader in the 6./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2[21][23] 14 June 1941[23]
Teuwsen, AdolfAdolf Teuwsen Heer 04-HObergefreiter[23] Machine gunner in the 3./Jäger-Regiment 25 (L)[21][23] 14 May 1944[23]
Thaler, AndreasAndreas Thaler Heer 14-HHauptmann[23] Leader of the II./Panzer-Regiment 25[21][Note 13] 13 January 1944[23]
Thaler, JohannJohann Thaler Waffen-SS 06-WSS-Unterscharführer[23] Panzer driver in the 6./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[21][Note 14] 14 August 1943[23]
Thaler, RudolfRudolf Thaler Heer 06-HOberjäger[23] Group leader in the 13./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 13[21][23] 9 December 1944[23]
Theilen, HansHans Theilen Heer 12-HLeutnant[23] In the 2./Heeres-Küsten-Artillerie-Abteilung 289[21][23] 22 April 1943[23]
Theilen, HeinrichHeinrich Theilen Heer 04-HObergefreiter[23] Group leader in the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2[21][23] 4 August 1943[23]
Theissig, FranzFranz Theissig Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[25] Group leader in the 13./Grenadier-Regiment 32[21][25] 14 April 1945[25]
Thelen, JohannJohann Thelen Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[25] Battery officer in the 5./Artillerie-Regiment 253[21][25] 3 November 1944[25]
Thiede, ArminArmin Thiede Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[25] Pilot in the 7./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[21][25] 14 June 1941[25]
Thiel, EdwinEdwin Thiel Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[25] Staffelführer of the 2./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[26][Note 15] 16 April 1943[25]
Thiel, ErichErich Thiel Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[25] Staffelkapitän of the 7./Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"[25][26] 23 July 1941[25]
Thiel, FranzFranz Thiel Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[25] Platoon leader in the 7./Füsilier-Regiment 22[25][26] 11 March 1945*[25] Killed in action 14 January 1945[26]
Thiel, GerhardGerhard Thiel Heer 14-HRittmeister[25] Leader of the III./Panzer-Regiment 24[25][26] 20 January 1943[25]
Thiel, KarlKarl Thiel Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[25] Gun leader of the 1./Artillerie-Regiment 217[25][26] 8 August 1944[25]
Thiele, ArnoArno Thiele Heer 13-HOberleutnant[Note 16] Platoon leader of the 4./Panzer-Regiment 29[25][26] 24 September 1942*[25] Died of wounds 3 August 1942[26]
Thiele, AugustAugust Thiele+ Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[25] Commander of heavy cruiser "Lützow"[25][26] 18 January 1941[25] Awarded 824th Oak Leaves 8 April 1945[25] Bundesarchiv Bild 183-L17874, Thiele (crop).jpg
Thiem, EgonEgon Thiem Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[25] Staffelkapitän of the 5.(S)/Lehrgeschwader 2[25][26] 21 July 1940[25]
Thiem, ErnstErnst Thiem Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[27] Platoon leader in the 1./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 298[27][28] 17 September 1941[27]
Thieme, KarlKarl Thieme+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[27] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 110[26][27] 30 October 1943[27] Awarded 627th Oak Leaves 23 October 1944[27]
(156th) Swords 9 May 1945?[Note 17]
Thieme, HeinzHeinz Thieme Heer 04-HObergefreiter[27] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 446[26][Note 18] 20 January 1944*[27] Died of wounds 17 December 1943[26]
Thierfelder, HelmutHelmut Thierfelder Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[27] Platoon leader in the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33[26][27] 2 September 1944[27]
Thierfelder, WernerWerner Thierfelder Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[Note 19] Staffelkapitän in the II./Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Horst Wessel"[26][Note 19] 10 December 1941[27]
Thiessen, HansHans Thiessen?[Note 20] Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of the 2./Heeres-Flak-Abteilung "Großdeutschland"[26] 9 May 1945* Killed in action 18 February 1945[24]
Thoerner, JohannesJohannes Thörner Heer 14-HHauptmann[27] Deputy leader of the III./Jäger-Regiment 738[26][Note 21] 11 July 1944[27]
Thofern, WernerWerner Thofern Heer 12-HLeutnant[27] Platoon leader in the 1./Infanterie-Regiment 5 (motorized)[26][Note 22] 25 August 1941[27]
Thom, WalterWalter Thom Heer 04-HObergefreiter[27] Gun leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 7[28][Note 23] 23 October 1944*[27] Died of wounds 22 October 1944[26]
Thoma, HeinrichHeinrich Thoma Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[27] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 519[26][27] 27 October 1941[27]
Thoma, HelmutHelmut Thoma Heer 13-HOberleutnant[27] Chief of the 9./Artillerie-Regiment 119[27][29] 3 May 1942[27]
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Thoma, KurtKurt Thoma Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[27] Chief of the 2. Minensuchflottille[27][29] 6 October 1940[27]
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Thoma, Wilhelm Ritter vonWilhelm Ritter von Thoma Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[30] Commander of the 20. Panzer-Division[30][31] 31 December 1941[30]
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Thomae, Dr. rer. pol. AdolfDr. rer. pol. Adolf Thomae Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[30] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 980[29][30] 24 February 1945[30]
Thomale, WolfgangWolfgang Thomale Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[30] Commander of Panzer-Regiment 27[29][30] 10 February 1942[30]
Thomas, Karl-AntonKarl-Anton Thomas Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeuerwerker[30] In a Sprengkommando der Luftwaffe in Münster[29][Note 24] 21 April 1945[30]
Thomas, WilhelmWilhelm Thomas Heer 17-HOberst[30] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 71 (motorized)[29][30] 13 October 1941[30]
Thomaschki, SiegfriedSiegfried Thomaschki+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[30] Commander of the 11. Infanterie-Division[29][30] 1 November 1942[30] Awarded 299th Oak Leaves 11 September 1943[30]
Thomsen, Dr. Ernst-HeinrichDr. Ernst-Heinrich Thomsen Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[30] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Kampfgeschwader 26[29][30] 24 October 1944[30]
Thomsen, RolfRolf Thomsen+ Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[30] Commander of U-1202[29][30] 4 January 1945[30] Awarded (852nd) Oak Leaves 29 April 1945[30]
Thor, HansHans Thor Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[30] Commander of the I./Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 "Hermann Göring"[29][30] 30 September 1944*[30] Killed in action 26 June 1944[29]
Thorey, AndreasAndreas Thorey+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[30] Schwadron leader in Aufklärungs-Abteilung 94[29][Note 25] 14 September 1942[30] Awarded 349th Oak Leaves 7 December 1943[30]
Thormählen, ViktorViktor Thormählen Heer 13-HOberleutnant[Note 26] Chief of the 2./Kavallerie-Regiment "Nord"[29][30] 12 March 1944*[30] Killed in action 16 January 1944[29]
Thorwest, Friedrich-WilhelmFriedrich-Wilhelm Thorwest Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän of the Reserves[32] Chief of the 2. Geleitflottille "Adria"[29][32] 5 November 1944*[32] Killed in action 1 November 1944[29]
Thoß, WernerWerner Thoß Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[32] Staffelkapitän of the 4./Kampfgeschwader 55[29][32] 29 October 1944[32]
Thünemann, HeinrichHeinrich Thünemann Heer 15-HMajor[32] Commander of Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 79[29][32] 14 May 1944[32]
Thüngen, Karl Freiherr vonKarl Freiherr von Thüngen?[Note 27] Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant Commander of the 18. Panzer-Division[29] 6 April 1943
Thulke, WilliWilli Thulke+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[32] Chief of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 501[29][32] 7 January 1943[32] Awarded 424th Oak Leaves 13 March 1944[32]
Thumann, JakobJakob Thumann Heer 14-HHauptmann[32] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 351[29][32] 29 August 1943[32]
Thumbeck, GeorgGeorg Thumbeck Heer 04-HObergefreiter[32] Group leader in the 10./Grenadier-Regiment 60 (motorized)[29][32] 12 November 1943[32]
Thumm, HelmutHelmut Thumm+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[32] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 56[29][32] 30 June 1941[32] Awarded 166th Oak Leaves 23 December 1942[32]
Thunert, EberhardEberhard Thunert Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[32] Commander of the 1. Panzer-Division[29][32] 1 February 1945[32]
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Thurmann, KarlKarl Thurmann Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[32] Commander of U-553[32][33] 24 August 1942[32]
Thurner, HansHans Thurner+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[32] Pilot in the III./Kampfgeschwader 55[32][33] 6 August 1941[32] Awarded 587th Oak Leaves 17 September 1944[32]
Thurnhuber, JosefJosef Thurnhuber Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[32] Pilot in the I./Kampfgeschwader 200[32][33] 12 March 1945[32]
Thyben, GerhardGerhard Thyben+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[Note 28] Staffelkapitän of the 7./Jagdgeschwader 54[33][Note 28] 6 December 1944[34] Awarded 822nd Oak Leaves 8 April 1945[34] Bundesarchiv Bild 183-2007-1218-500, Gerhard Thyben.jpg
Thylmann, HansHans Thylmann Heer 15-HMajor[34] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26[33][34] 18 February 1945[34]
Tiburzy, ErnstErnst Tiburzy Volkssturm 15-HVolkssturmmann (holding a rank equivalent to Major)[34] Battalion leader in the Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/82 in the fortress Königsberg[35][Note 29] 10 February 1945[34]
Tichy, EkkehardEkkehard Tichy Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[34] Staffelkapitän of the 9.(Sturm)/Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[35][Note 30] 14 January 1945*[34] Killed in action 16 August 1944[33]
Tiedtke, WernerWerner Tiedtke Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 31] Leader of the 2./Artillerie-Regiment 349[33][34] 5 April 1945[34]
Tiefensee, ArthurArthur Tiefensee Heer 12-HLeutnant[34] Leader of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 43[33][34] 3 August 1944[34]
Tiemann, OttoOtto Tiemann Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[34] Commander of the 93. Infanterie-Division[33][34] 28 April 1943[34]
Tiesler, KurtKurt Tiesler Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves[34] Commander of Jäger-Regiment 38[33][34] 16 April 1944[34]
Tiesenhausen, Hans-Dietrich vonHans-Dietrich von Tiesenhausen Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[34] Commander of U-331[33][34] 27 January 1942[34]
Tietjen, [Dr.] Cord[Dr.] Cord Tietjen[Note 32] Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[34] Platoon leader in the 5./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[33][34] 24 May 1940[Note 33]
Tietz, HermannHermann Tietz Heer 14-HHauptmann[Note 34] Commander of the II./Artillerie-Regiment 240[33][Note 34] 27 July 1944[34]
Tietzen, HorstHorst Tietzen Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[36] Staffelkapitän of the 5./Jagdgeschwader 51[33][36] 20 August 1940*[36] Killed in action 18 August 1940[33]
Tilebein, BrunoBruno Tilebein Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[36] Observer and Staffel officer in the 8./Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"[33][36] 9 October 1943[36]
Tilgner, HerbertHerbert Tilgner Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[36] Chief of the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 61[33][36] 18 December 1944[36]
Tigner, WalterWalter Tigner Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[36] Battalion commander in the Regiment "Mohr" in the fortress Breslau[36] (commander of Jäger-Ersatz und Ausbildungs Bataillon 49)[33] 9 April 1945[36]
Tillmann, JohannesJohannes Tillmann Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[36] Leader of the 10./Grenadier-Regiment 183[36] 2 January 1943[36]
Tilmann, [Dr.] Wido[Dr.] Wido Tilmann[Note 32] Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 35] Platoon leader in the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 297[33][36] 22 December 1941[36]
Timm, ErichErich Timm Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[36] Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 12[33][Note 36] 3 October 1944[36]
Timm, HeinrichHeinrich Timm Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[36] Commander of U-862[36][37] 17 September 1944[36]
Timpe, HeinzHeinz Timpe?[Note 37] Heer 12-HLeutnant Chief of the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 300 (F)[37] 7 May 1945
Tippelskirch, Adolf-Hilmar vonAdolf-Hilmar von Tippelskirch Heer 13-HOberleutnant[36] Chief of the 1./Artillerie-Regiment 3 (motorized)[36][37] 29 September 1941[36]
Tippelskirch, Kurt vonKurt von Tippelskirch+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[36] Commander of the 30. Infanterie-Division[36][37] 23 November 1941[36] Awarded 539th Oak Leaves 30 July 1944[36]
Tischendorf, HerbertHerbert Tischendorf Heer 14-HHauptmann[36] Company chief in schwere Panzer-Abteilung 509[36][39] 11 March 1945[36]
Tischer, KurtKurt Tischer Heer 03-HGefreiter[40] Machine gunner in Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 320[39][40] 15 June 1944[40]
Titel, GeorgGeorg Titel Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[40] Troop leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 757[37][Note 38] 31 January 1945[40]
Titschkus, AlfredAlfred Titschkus Waffen-SS 06-WSS-Unterscharführer[40] Group leader in the 3./SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 3 "Totenkopf"[37][Note 39] 11 December 1944[40]
Tittel, RolfRolf Tittel Heer 09-HFeldwebel[40] Platoon leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 31[37][40] 23 August 1944[40]
Toedt, Heinz-EduardHeinz-Eduard Tödt Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[40] Chief of the 1./Artillerie-Regiment 66[37][40] 2 September 1944[40]
Toeniges, WernerWerner Töniges+ Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[40] Commander of Schnellboot S-102 in the 1. Schnellbootflottille[37][Note 40] 25 February 1941[40] Awarded 143rd Oak Leaves 13 November 1942[40]
Toennjes, HermannHermann Tönnjes[Note 41] Heer 10-HOberfähnrich[40] Aide-de-camp in the I./Grenadier-Regiment 255[37][Note 41] 20 April 1944[40]
Toepfer, HansHans Töpfer Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[40] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Schlachtgeschwader 3[39][Note 42] 20 July 1944[40]
Toll, OttoOtto Toll Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[40] Platoon leader in the Pionier-Bataillon 200[37][40] 10 June 1941[40]
Tolsdorff, TheodorTheodor Tolsdorff+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[40] Chief of the 14./Infanterie-Regiment 22[37][40] 4 December 1941[40] Awarded 302nd Oak Leaves 15 September 1943
80th Swords 18 July 1944
25th Diamonds 18 March 1945[40]
Tonne, GüntherGünther Tonne+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[41] Pilot in the I./Schnellkampfgeschwader 210[37][Note 43] 5 October 1941[41] Awarded 632nd Oak Leaves 24 October 1944[41]
Tonne, WolfgangWolfgang Tonne+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[41] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Jagdgeschwader 53[39][41] 6 September 1942[41] Awarded 128th Oak Leaves 24 September 1942[41]
Topp, ErichErich Topp+ Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[41] Commander of U-552[37][41] 20 June 1941[41] Awarded 87th Oak Leaves 11 April 1942
17th Swords 17 August 1942[41]
Erich Topp.jpg
Torley, KarlKarl Torley+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[41] Chief of the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 60 (motorized)[37][41] 23 November 1941[41] Awarded 132nd Oak Leaves 11 October 1942[41]
Tornau, GottfriedGottfried Tornau Heer 14-HHauptmann[41] Leader of the Sturmartillerie-Brigade in the Führer-Grenadier-Division "Großdeutschland"[42][Note 44] 5 March 1945[41]
Toschka, RudolfRudolf Toschka Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[41] Platoon leader in the 1./Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment 1[43][Note 45] 14 June 1941[41]
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1980-108-30, Rudolf Toschka.jpg
Tost, EwaldEwald Tost Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[41] Platoon leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 507[41][43] 27 August 1944[41]
Trabandt, PaulPaul Trabandt Waffen-SS 10-WSS-Hauptscharführer[41] Platoon leader in the 2./SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 5 "Wiking"[43][Note 46] 14 October 1943[41]
Trabandt, WilhelmWilhelm Trabandt Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Standartenführer[41] Leader of the 1. SS-Infanterie-Brigade (motorized)[41][43] 6 January 1944[41]
Traber, WillyWilly Traber Heer 13-HOberleutnant[41] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 309[41][43] 23 March 1945
Traeger, JosefJosef Trägner Heer 09-HWachtmeister[41] Gun leader in the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 667[41][42] 23 August 1943[41]
Tratt, EduardEduard Tratt+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[44] Pilot in the I./Zerstörergeschwader 1[43][Note 47] 12 April 1942[44] Awarded 437th Oak Leaves 26 March 1944[44]
Traupe, HansHans Traupe Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer and Major of the Schutzpolizei[44] Commander of the I./SS-Polizei-Grenadier-Regiment 3[42][44] 23 February 1944[44]
Trausnitz, JosefJosef Trausnitz Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[44] In the 3./Ski-Pionier-Bataillon 85[43][44] 3 November 1944[44]
Traut, HansHans Traut+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[44] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 90[43][44] 5 August 1940[44] Awarded 67th Oak Leaves 23 January 1942[44]
Trautloft, HannesHannes Trautloft Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[44] Geschwaderkommodore of Jagdgeschwader 54[43][44] 27 July 1941[44]
Trautmann, KarlKarl Trautmann Heer 17-HOberst[44] Commander of Füsilier-Regiment 22[43][44] 17 March 1945[44]
Trautwein, HeinzHeinz Trautwein Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See of the Reserves[44] Commander of U-Jäger 202[43][44] 5 November 1944*[44] Killed in action 1 November 1944[43]
Trebes, HorstHorst Trebes Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[44] Leader of the III./Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment[43][Note 48] 9 July 1941[44]
Treckmann, WilhelmWilhelm Treckmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[44] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 53[43][44] 4 May 1944[44]
Treeck, Dr. EgonDr. Egon Treeck Heer 15-HMajor[44] Commander of the II./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 85[43][44] 8 August 1941[44]
Treffer, FranzFranz Treffer Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[44] Chief of the 5./Infanterie-Regiment 20 (motorized)[43][44] 23 August 1941*[44] Killed in action 10 August 1941[43]
Trenke, Hannes (Johann)Hannes (Johann) Trenke Luftwaffe 09-LFahnenjunker-Feldwebel[44] Pilot in the 6./Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"[43][Note 49] 5 September 1944[44]
Trenkel, RudolfRudolf Trenkel Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[45] Pilot in the 2./Jagdgeschwader 52[43][45] 19 August 1943[45]
Trenkmann, FriedhelmFriedhelm Trenkmann Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[45] Platoon leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 365[43][45] 21 September 1944*[45] Died of wounds 17 September 1944[43]
Trenn, RudolfRudolf Trenn Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[45] Staffelkapitän in the 8./Schlachtgeschwader 77[46][Note 50] 25 May 1943*[45] Killed in flying accident 16 April 1943[45]
Treptau, MaxMax Treptau Heer 03-HGefreiter[45] Pioneer in the 3./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 86[46][Note 51] 11 March 1945[45]
Tresckow, Joachim vonJoachim von Tresckow Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[45] Commander of the 18. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division[46][Note 52] 19 September 1944[45]
Trettner, HeinrichHeinrich Trettner+ Luftwaffe 15-LMajor im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[45] Ia (operations officer) in the 7. Fliegerdivision[45][46] 24 May 1940[45] Awarded 586th Oak Leaves 17 September 1944[45] Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1970-016-17, Heinz Trettner.jpg
Trey, WernerWerner Trey Heer 14-HHauptmann[45] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 1058[45][46] 12 December 1944[45]
Tribukait, GüntherGünther Tribukait Heer 15-HMajor[45] Commander of Jäger-Bataillon 5[45][46] 8 February 1943[45]
Triebe, TheodorTheodor Triebe Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[Note 53] Chief of the 3./Flak-Regiment 7 (motorized)[45][46] 18 December 1941[45]
Trierenberg, Wolf-GüntherWolf-Günther Trierenberg Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[45] Commander of the 167. Infanterie-Division[45][46] 10 May 1943[45]
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1975-025-12, Wolf-Günther Trierenberg.jpg
Trinko, OttoOtto Trinko Heer 09-HFeldwebel[45] In the 4.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 577[46][Note 54] 30 April 1945[45]
Trippensee, KurtKurt Trippensee Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[45] Platoon leader in the 7./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 144[45][46] 2 April 1943*[45] Killed in action 16 February 1943[46]
Tritsch, WillyWilly Tritsch Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[47] Pilot in the 1./Schlachtgeschwader 1[46][47] 23 December 1942[47]
Trittel, RudolfRudolf Trittel+ Heer 15-HMajor[47] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 479[46][47] 14 August 1943[47] Awarded 799th Oak Leaves 23 March 1945[47]
Troeger, HansHans Tröger Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[47] Leader of the 17. Panzer-Division[46][47] 4 May 1944[47]
Troeger, RudolfRudolf Tröger Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[47] Aide-de-camp in the II./Grenadier-Regiment 102[46][47] 17 April 1945[47]
Trojer, Hans-HartwigHans-Hartwig Trojer Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[47] Commander of U-221[46][47] 24 March 1943[47]
Tromm, HeinrichHeinrich Tromm Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[47] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 411[46][47] 15 November 1941[47]
Trompeter, FriedrichFriedrich Trompeter Heer 17-HOberst[47] Deputy leader of the 305. Infanterie-Division[46][Note 55] 21 January 1945[47]
Tronnier, LouisLouis Tronnier Heer 17-HOberst[47] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 70[46][47] 28 November 1942[47]
Trost, Ewald-GüntherEwald-Günther Trost Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[47] Staffelkapitän of the 12./Kampfgeschwader 26[46][47] 12 November 1943[47]
Trotz, HerbertHerbert Trotz Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[47] Commander of the Festungs-Bataillon "Trotz" in the fortress Breslau (commander of the II./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 26)[46][Note 56] 30 April 1945[47]
Trowitz, AdolfAdolf Trowitz Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[47] Commander of the 57. Infanterie-Division[46][47] 21 February 1944[47]
Trummer, HansHans Trummer Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[48] Aerial radio operator in the 1./Schlachtgeschwader 5[48][49] 4 May 1944[48]
Truxa, RolfRolf Truxa Heer 13-HOberleutnant[48] Leader of the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 190[48][50] 17 December 1943[48]
Tscherning, WillyWilly Tscherning Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[48] Aerial radio operator in the 9./Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"[48][49] 18 November 1944[48]
Tschierschwitz, GerhardGerhard Tschierschwitz Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[48] Chief of the 2./Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment "Hermann Göring"[49][Note 57] 6 December 1944[48]
Tschoerner, Philipp-KarlPhilipp-Karl Tschoerner Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[Note 58] Observer and aircraft commander in the 5.(H)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 41[49][Note 58] 20 July 1944*[48] Killed in action 11 June 1944[49]
Tuerke, GerhardGerhard Türke Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[48] Chief of the 3./Infanterie-Regiment 29 (motorized)[48][49] 17 December 1942[48]
Tulodetzki, HerbertHerbert Tulodetzki Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[48] Leader of the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 407[48][49] 5 November 1944[48]
Tummer, HeinrichHeinrich Tummer Heer 04-HObergefreiter[48] Schütze 1 in the 13./Grenadier-Regiment 19 "List"[49][Note 59] 18 November 1944[48]
Twillemeier, AloisAlois Twillemeier Heer 03-HGefreiter[48] Krad messenger in the Stab of Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 81[49][Note 60] 15 March 1944[48]
Tychsen, ChristianChristian Tychsen+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[48] Commander of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[49][Note 61] 31 March 1943[48] Awarded 353rd Oak Leaves 10 December 1943[48] Bundesarchiv Bild 101III-Zschaeckel-212-09, Christian Tychsen.jpg
Tycowicz, Rudolf vonRudolf von Tycowicz Heer 17-HOberst[48] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 407[48][49] 2 September 1944[48]
Tykiel, AlfredAlfred Tykiel Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[51] Platoon leader in the 6./Schützen-Regiment 10[49][51] 6 August 1941[51]
Tyroller, GeorgGeorg Tyroller Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[51] Commander of leichte Flak-Abteilung 84 (motorized) and leader of a Kampfgruppe[49][Note 62] 23 December 1942[51]

Hans Turnwald[edit]

Hans Turnwald is not listed by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). According to Veit Scherzer, on 8 May 1945, Turnwald, as Leutnant of the Reserves and leader of Jagdpanzer-Kompanie 1015, had been nominated for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The nomination of the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Personnel Office) was ready for signature but the process was never completed. In similar instances the AKCR had argued that the presentation was in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. Scherzer claims that the AKCR forgot to list him.[38]

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 Staffelkapitän of the Aufklärungsstaffel 5.(F)/122.[18]
  4. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of leichte (light) Artillerie-Abteilung 934 (motorized).[18]
  5. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 26 March 1944 as pilot in the 1./Jagdgeschwader 54.[18]
  6. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[18]
  7. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 9.[18]
  8. ^ According to Scherzer on 6 May 1945.[19]
  9. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. Günther Tenschert is not listed in either releases of Von Seemen's of "Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945—The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945". The order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) processed Tenschert's case in 1981. It is not known what evidence was presented to support his case. Scherzer was denied access to files, which could help clarify the case, of the AKCR on the grounds of the Bundesarchivgesetz (German Archive Law). The order commission of the AKCR decided: "Knight's Cross yes, 28 April 1945". Tenschert was a member of the AKCR.[20]
  10. ^ Rudolf Tessenow' first nomination by the corps was either not forwarded for further approvals or lost due to the military situation. A second nomination had been made after the evacuation of East Prussia, after the capitulation. This nomination was not processed. The presentation date was assigned by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[24]
  11. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./SS-Panzer-Regiment 10.[23]
  12. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän in the III./Jagdgeschwader 54.[23]
  13. ^ According to Scherzer as company chief in the II./Panzer-Regiment 25.[23]
  14. ^ According to Scherzer as Panzer driver in the 6./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2.[23]
  15. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 2./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders".[25]
  16. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant.[25]
  17. ^ Karl Thieme's nomination by the troop was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Personnel Office) on 10 April 1945 via teleprinter. Major Joachim Domaschk noted "By no means sufficient! Requesting statement from OB West", which was requested on 13 April. OB West responded on 24 April (entry date at the Heerespersonalamt on 28 April): "Statement from OB West not possible, since nomination was not made via OB West". Major Domaschk then decided on 28 April: "Heeresgruppe B, postpone!" In this instance the nomination was not processed due to AHA 44 Ziff. 572 but also because statements from his commanding officers could not be obtained anymore due to the capitulation. The nomination list for the higher grades of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross also contains a note from 10 April 1945: postponed. A bestowal thus did not occur. The Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) claims that the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The sequential number "156" was assigned by the AKCR. Fellgiebel assigned the presentation date.[24]
  18. ^ According to Scherzer as Richtschütze (gunner) in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 446.[27]
  19. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves and pilot in the I./Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Horst Wessel".[27]
  20. ^ Hans Thiessen's nomination by the troop was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 19 April 1945 and listed in the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) under the sequential number 5147. Major Joachim Domaschk approved the nomination on 21 April 1945, noting "Knight's Cross posthumously, yes". A file card can be found in the record for rejected or unfinished nominations. The file card indicates no further information about further processing or whether the Knight's Cross was awarded. According to the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) the award was present in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The presentation date was assigned by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[24]
  21. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the III./Jäger-Regiment 738.[27]
  22. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 1./Schützen-Regiment 5.[27]
  23. ^ According to Scherzer as gun leader in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 7.[27]
  24. ^ According to Scherzer in Sprengkommando der Luftwaffe 2./VI.[30]
  25. ^ According to Scherzer as Schwadron leader in Aufklärungs-Abteilung 9.[30]
  26. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[30]
  27. ^ Karl Freiherr von Thüngen, in connection with the 20 July plot, failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler, was deprived of all honors, ranks and orders and dishonourably discharged from the Heer on 14 August 1944. The civilian von Thüngen was sentenced to death by the Volksgerichtshof on 5 October 1944 and executed on 24 October 1944.[24]
  28. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Leutnant and pilot in the 7./Jagdgeschwader 54.[34]
  29. ^ According to Scherzer as battalion leader in the Volkssturm-Bataillon 25/82 in the Kampfgruppe Mikosch (fortress Königsberg).[34]
  30. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the IV./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet".[34]
  31. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[34]
  32. ^ a b 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.
  33. ^ According to Scherzer on 29 May 1940.[34]
  34. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves and leader of the II./Artillerie-Regiment 240.[34]
  35. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[36]
  36. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment (12).[36]
  37. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. The presentation, according to Walther-Peer Fellgiebel, was made by Feldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner based on the empowerment of 3 May 1945. According to Franz Thomas and Günter Wegmann, authors of the book series "Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945—The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945", the presentation was authorized via radio message from the Heeresgruppe Mitte via the combat commander of the 20. Panzer-Division, and communicated by the chief of the Stabsbatterie, Leutnant Cornehl, near the Teplá Abbey near Mariánské Lázně. The presentation was noted in Heinz Timpe's paybook. Presumably Timpe had been nominated three times for Knight’s Cross, first time in September 1944, in January 1945 and April 1945. The Federal Archive holds neither record of nomination, rejection nor a file card of any proceedings. The order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) never processed his case either.[38]
  38. ^ According to Scherzer as company troop leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 757.[40]
  39. ^ According to Scherzer as group leader in the 3./SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 3.[40]
  40. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Schnellboot S-102.[40]
  41. ^ a b According to Scherzer name is spelled Hermann Tönnies and as Aide-de-camp in the Stab of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 255.[40]
  42. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän in the I./Schlachtgeschwader 3.[40]
  43. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 6./Schnellkampfgeschwader 210.[41]
  44. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 911.[41]
  45. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 1./Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment 1.[41]
  46. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 2./SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung "Wiking".[41]
  47. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the II./Zerstörergeschwader 1.[44]
  48. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the III./Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment 1.[44]
  49. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 6./Kampfgeschwader 51.
  50. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän in the 8./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77.[45]
  51. ^ According to Scherzer in the 3./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 86.[45]
  52. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the 18. Feld-Division (L).[45]
  53. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves.[45]
  54. ^ According to Scherzer in the 4./Greandier-Regiment 577.[45]
  55. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 305. Infanterie-Division.[47]
  56. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the Festungs-Grenadier-Bataillon "Trotz" in the fortress Breslau.[47]
  57. ^ According to Scherzer as chief in the I./Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment "Hermann Göring".[48]
  58. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the and observer and aircraft commander in the Aufklärungsstaffel 5.(H)/41.[48]
  59. ^ According to Scherzer in the 13./Grenadier-Regiment 19 "List".[48]
  60. ^ According to Scherzer as Krad messenger in the Stab of Füsilier-Bataillon 81.[48]
  61. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2.[48]
  62. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of leichte Flak-Abteilung 84 and leader of Kampfgruppe "Tyroller" (airfield Kantemirovka-South/Soviet Union).[51]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Williamson and Bujeiro 2004, pp. 3–4.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 4.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 113–460, 483, 485–487, 492, 494, 498–499, 501, 503, 509.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, pp. 117–186.
  5. ^ "Stimmen zum Buch "Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945" von Veit Scherzer" (PDF). Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag (in German). Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Scherzer 2007, cover.
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  8. ^ Scherzer 2007, pp. 178–180.
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  14. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 49–51, 102–111.
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  22. ^ a b Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 420, 506.
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Bibliography
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Further reading
  • Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges [With Oak Leaves and Swords. The Highest Decorated Soldiers of the Second World War] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-0-6. 
  • Fraschka, Günther (1994). Knights of the Reich. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Military/Aviation History. ISBN 978-0-88740-580-8. 

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