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

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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 446 Knight's Cross recipients of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS whose last name starts with "W".[7] Scherzer has challenged the validity of 11 of these listings.[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 (W)
Service   Number of presentations Posthumous presentations
Heer
307
30
Kriegsmarine
22
2
Luftwaffe
92
7
Waffen-SS
25
2

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 446 awards made to servicemen whose last name starts with "W", 46 were later awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and 11 the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords; 41 presentations were made posthumously. Heer members received 307 of the medals; 22 went to the Kriegsmarine, 92 to the Luftwaffe, and 25 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
Wabro, FranzFranz Wabro Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[15] Group leader in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 534[15][16] 4 July 1944[15]
Wachowiak, FriedrichFriedrich Wachowiak Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[15] Pilot in the III./Jagdgeschwader 52[16][Note 3] 5 April 1942[15]
Wack, HansHans Wack Heer 14-HHauptmann[15] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 485[15][16] 23 October 1941[15]
Waetjen, RudolfRudolf Wätjen Heer 15-HMajor[15] Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Großdeutschland"[15][17] 14 April 1943[15]
Wagener, CarlCarl Wagener Heer 17-HOberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[15] Chief of the general staff of the 1. Panzerarmee[15][17] 14 May 1944[15]
Wagener, Dr. OttoDr. Otto Wagener?[Note 4] Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander Division Insel Rhodos[19] 5 May 1945
Wagenfeld, LudwigLudwig Wagenfeld Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[15] Staffelkapitän of the 3.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 122[17][Note 5] 24 March 1943[15]
Wagner, EdmundEdmund Wagner Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[20] Pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 51[17][20] 17 November 1941*[20] Killed in action 13 November 1941[17]
Wagner, ErichErich Wagner Heer 04-HObergefreiter[20] Gun leader in the 16./Jäger-Regiment 38[17][20] 23 August 1943[20]
Wagner, FerdinandFerdinand Wagner Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[20] Rifle leader in the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 32[17][20] 12 December 1944[20]
Wagner, GustavGustav Wagner Heer 17-HOberst[20] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 44[17][20] 14 December 1941[20]
Wagner, HansHans Wagner Heer 17-HOberst[20] Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 5[17][20] 18 April 1943[20]
Wagner, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Wagner Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[20] Chief of the Stabsbatterie/Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 286[17][20] 25 January 1945[20]
Wagner, HeinzHeinz Wagner Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[20] Platoon leader in the Kradschützen-Bataillon 6[17][20] 24 January 1943[20]
Wagner, HelmutHelmut Wagner Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[20] Platoon leader in the 6./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[17][20] 24 January 1942[20]
Wagner, HelmutHelmut Wagner Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[20] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 431[17][Note 6] 9 December 1944[20]
Wagner, HerbertHerbert Wagner Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[20] Commander of the 132. Infanterie-Division[17][20] 23 October 1944[20]
Wagner, JosefJosef Wagner Heer 13-HOberleutnant[20] Chief of the 1./Jäger-Regiment 227[17][20] 18 February 1945[20]
Wagner, JürgenJürgen Wagner+ Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Oberführer[20] Commander of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 "Germania"[17][Note 7] 24 July 1943[20] Awarded 680th Oak Leaves 11 December 1944[20]
Wagner, KlausKlaus Wagner Heer 13-HOberleutnant[21] Leader of the 3./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 667[17][21] 4 September 1942[21]
Wagner, RudolfRudolf Wagner Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[21] Pilot in the 12./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[17][Note 8] 26 March 1944[21] Missing in action 11 December 1943[17]
Wagner, WernerWerner Wagner Heer 13-HOberleutnant[21] Chief of the 3./Panzer-Jäger-Lehr-Abteilung 130[17][21] 14 April 1945[21]
Wagner, WilhelmWilhelm Wagner Heer 15-HMajor[21] Commander of the II./Artillerie-Regiment 158[17][21] 11 April 1944[21]
Wagner, WilliWilli Wagner Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[21] Platoon leader in the 3./Heeres-Küsten-Artillerie-Abteilung 789[17][21] 17 May 1943[21]
Wahl, DietmarDietmar Wahl Heer 15-HMajor[21] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 282[17][21] 29 August 1943*[Note 9] Died of wounds 13 August 1943[17]
Wahl, ErnstErnst Wahl Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[21] Platoon leader in the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 389[17][21] 17 September 1944[21]
Wahl, HansHans Wahl Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[Note 10] Leader of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 23[17][21] 26 March 1944[21]
Wahl, KurtKurt Wahl+ Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[21] Leader of a Kampfgruppe in SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 38 "Götz von Berlichingen"[22][Note 11] 23 August 1944[21] Awarded 720th Oak Leaves 1 February 1945[21]
Wahl, WolfgangWolfgang Wahl Heer 14-HHauptmann[21] Commander of the II./Panzer-Regiment 8[21][23] 6 January 1942[21]
Waldecker, HelmutHelmut Waldecker Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[21] Staffelkapitän in the I./Kampfgeschwader 6[22][Note 12] 22 November 1943[21]
Walden, BrunoBruno Walden Waffen-SS 15-WMajor of the Schupo[21] Commander of the III./SS-Polizei-Regiment 2[21][22] 18 January 1945[21]
Waldenburg, Siegfried vonSiegfried von Waldenburg Heer 17-HOberst[24] Leader of the 116. Panzer-Division[22][24] 9 December 1944[24]
A man wearing a military uniform, peaked cap and neck order in the shape of a cross.
Waldenfels, Rudolf Freiherr vonRudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels+ Heer 17-HOberst[Note 13] Commander of Schützen-Regiment 4[22][24] 11 October 1941[24] Awarded 476th Oak Leaves 14 May 1944[24]
Waldhauser, JohannJohann Waldhauser Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[Note 14] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[22][24] 24 January 1942[24]
Waldmann, HansHans Waldmann Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[24] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 52[22][24] 5 February 1944[24]
Waldmüller, HansHans Waldmüller Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[24] Commander of the I./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 "Hitlerjugend"[22][Note 15] 27 August 1944[24]
Waldner, FranzFranz Waldner Heer 04-HObergefreiter[24] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 2./schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 655[23][24] 12 August 1944[24]
Waldow, HermannHermann Waldow Heer 13-HOberleutnant[24] Chief of Panzerspäh-Kompanie 700[22][Note 16] 30 January 1943[24]
Walle, GustavGustav Walle?[Note 17] Heer 15-HMajor Commander of Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung "Großdeutschland"[22] 8 May 1945
Wallhäuser, [Prof. Dr.] Karl-Heinz[Prof. Dr.] Karl-Heinz Wallhäuser[Note 18] Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant of the Reserves[24] Leader of the 1./Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung "Hermann Göring"[22][24] 30 November 1944[24]
Wallowitz, WaltherWalther Wallowitz Heer 12-HLeutnant[24] Leader of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 82[22][24] 14 November 1943*[24] Killed in action 20 October 1943[22]
Walter, DomenikusDomenikus Walter Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[24] Pilot in the IV./Kampfgeschwader z.b.V. 1[22][24] 24 December 1942[Note 19]
Walter, GerhardGerhard Walter Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[24] Platoon leader in the 5.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 29 (motorized)[22][Note 20] 1 January 1944[24]
Walter, HelmutHelmut Walter?[Note 21] Heer 14-HHauptmann Battalion leader in Feld-Unteroffizier-Schule Dahlhausen (2. Panzer-Division)[22] 9 May 1945
Walter, KarlKarl Walter Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[24] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 131[22][24] 22 January 1943[24]
Walter, KurtKurt Walter+ Heer 15-HMajor[Note 22] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 32[23][27] 25 September 1942[27] Awarded 345th Oak Leaves 5 December 1943[27] Black-and-white portrait of a man on the phone in semi profile wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at his neck. He is holding a cigarette in his left hand.
Walter, KurtKurt Walter Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[27] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 3[22][27] 26 March 1943*[Note 23] Killed in action 26 October 1942[22]
Walterbach, BernhardBernhard Walterbach Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[27] Platoon leader in the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 253[22][27] 22 September 1943[27]
Walther, ErichErich Walther+ Luftwaffe 17-LMajor[27] Commander of the I./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[27][28] 24 May 1940[27] Awarded 411th Oak Leaves 2 March 1944
131st Swords 1 February 1945[27]
Walther, GerhardGerhard Walther Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[27] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Schlachtgeschwader 4[27][28] 26 March 1944[27]
Walther, WilhelmWilhelm Walther Heer 13-HOberleutnant[27] Shock troops leader in the 4./Bau-Lehr-Bataillon z.b.V. 800 "Brandenburg"[29][Note 24] 24 June 1940[27]
Walz, HansHans Walz Heer 13-HOberleutnant[27] Chief of the 1./Panzer-Abteilung 103[27][28] 14 April 1945[27]
Wandel, Friedrich-WilhelmFriedrich-Wilhelm Wandel Heer 14-HHauptmann[27] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 347[27][28] 27 October 1943*[27] Died of wounds 26 October 1943[28]
Wandel, JoachimJoachim Wandel Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[27] Staffelkapitän of the 5./Jagdgeschwader 54[27][28] 21 August 1942[Note 25]
Wandel, MartinMartin Wandel Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[27] Commander of the 121. Infanterie-Division[27][28] 23 November 1941[27]
Wandersleb, MartinMartin Wandersleb Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[27] Chief of the 10./Grenadier-Regiment 12[27][28] 31 July 1943[27]
Wandmaker, HelmutHelmut Wandmaker Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[27] Commander of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 76[29] 5 April 1945[27]
Wandrey, MaxMax Wandrey+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[30] Chief of the 11./Jäger-Regiment 1 "Brandenburg"[29][30] 9 January 1944[30] Awarded 787th Oak Leaves 16 March 1945[30]
Wangerin, Friedrich-WilhelmFriedrich-Wilhelm Wangerin Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[30] Commander of the III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 16 -Ost-[28][Note 26] 24 October 1944[30]
Wanhöfer, GünterGünter Wanhöfer Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[Note 27] Commander of SS-Pionier-Bataillon 54 "Nederland"[29][Note 27] 27 August 1944[30]
Wanka, KarlKarl Wanka+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[30] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 446[28][30] 23 February 1944[30] Awarded 800th Oak Leaves 23 March 1945[30]
Wanke, ArturArtur Wanke Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[30] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 680[28][30] 25 October 1943[30]
Wapnitz, ErichErich Wapnitz Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[30] Group leader in the Stabskompanie (Radfahrzug)/Grenadier-Regiment 671[28][Note 28] 17 March 1945[30]
Warnecke, FritzFritz Warnecke Heer 15-HMajor[30] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 517[28][30] 22 January 1943[30]
Warnhoff, KarlKarl Warnhoff Heer 15-HMajor[30] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 587[28][30] 30 September 1943*[30] Killed in action 2 September 1943[28]
Warnkross, WolfgangWolfgang Warnkross Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[30] Fähnrichsvater (ensign father/mentor) in Lehrkompanie of Grenadier-Feldausbildungs-Regiment 640[28][Note 29] 12 August 1944[30]
Warrelmann, HinrichHinrich Warrelmann+ Heer 17-HOberst[30] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 502[30][31] 16 April 1944[30] Awarded 555th Oak Leaves 19 August 1944[30]
Warrelmann, WilhelmWilhelm Warrelmann Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[30] Platoon leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 328[30][31] 15 March 1944*[30] Killed in action 13 February 1944[31][Note 30]
Warschnauer, HorstHorst Warschnauer+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[32] Chief of the 2./Pionier-Bataillon "Großdeutschland" (motorized)[31][32] 12 December 1942[32] Awarded 753rd Oak Leaves 24 February 1945[32]
Wartenberg, Guido vonGuido von Wartenberg Heer 15-HMajor[32] Leader of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111[31][32] 6 October 1943[32]
Warwel, Friedrich-KarlFriedrich-Karl Warwel Heer 11-HStabsfeldwebel[32] Platoon leader in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 477[31][32] 13 September 1943[32]
Wassmann, AdolfAdolf Waßmann Heer 04-HObergefreiter[32] Machine gunner in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 255[31][32] 16 March 1944[32]
Wawrok, ErnstErnst Wawrok Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[32] Platoon leader in the 13./Jäger-Regiment 28[31][32] 9 February 1943[32]
Weber, AlfonsAlfons Weber Heer 14-HHauptmann[32] Leader of the II./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 91[31][32] 9 June 1944[32]
Weber, AloisAlois Weber+ Heer 15-HMajor[32] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 19[32][33] 26 November 1941[32] Awarded 579th Oak Leaves 10 September 1944[32]
Weber, AloisAlois Weber Waffen-SS 10-WSS-Hauptscharführer[32] Platoon leader in the 16.(Pi)/SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Deutschland"[33][Note 31] 30 July 1943[32]
Weber, BennoBenno Weber Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[32] Group leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 467[31][32] 23 December 1943[32]
Weber, FranzFranz Weber Heer 04-HObergefreiter[32] In the 8./Jäger-Regiment 28[31][32] 28 October 1944[32]
Weber, FriedrichFriedrich Weber Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[32] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 481[31][32] 8 June 1940[32]
Weber, GerhardGerhard Weber Heer 17-HOberst[32] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 41 (motorized)[31][32] 26 October 1943[32]
Weber, GottfriedGottfried Weber+ Heer 15-HMajor[34] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 162[31][34] 13 October 1941[34] Awarded 490th Oak Leaves 9 June 1944[34]
Weber, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Weber Heer 14-HHauptmann[Note 32] Commander of the III./Füsilier-Regiment 27[31][34] 27 December 1944[34]
Weber, [Dr.] Horst[Dr.] Horst Weber[Note 33] Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See of the Reserves[Note 34] Commander of Schnellboot S-55 in the 3. Schnellbootflottille[31][Note 34] 5 July 1943[34]
Weber, JakobJakob Weber Heer 09-HFeldwebel[34] Demi platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Abteilung 21[31][34] 16 August 1943[34]
Weber, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Weber+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[34] Staffelführer of the 7./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[31][34] 12 November 1943[34] Awarded 529th Oak Leaves 20 July 1944[34]
Weber, OttoOtto Weber Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[34] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 933[31][34] 31 October 1944*[34] Died of wounds 14 September 1944[31]
Weber, PaulPaul Weber Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[34] Leader of the 9./Grenadier-Regiment 508[31][34] 25 July 1943[34]
Weber, Paul-FriedelPaul-Friedel Weber Heer 13-HOberleutnant[34] Chief of the 2./schwere Heeres-Flak-Abteilung 303[35][Note 35] 10 October 1942[34]
Weber, RudolfRudolf Weber Heer 09-HFeldwebel[34] Platoon leader in the 9./Panzer-Regiment 4[34][35] 14 February 1945[34]
Weber, SiegfriedSiegfried Weber Heer 13-HOberleutnant[34] Leader of the III./Jäger-Regiment 49[34][35] 30 October 1942[34]
Weber, WalterWalter Weber Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[34] Company troop leader in the 7./Infanterie-Regiment 211[34][36] 13 October 1941[34]
Weber, WilhelmWilhelm Weber Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[37] Leader of the divisions combat school of the 33. (französisch) SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division "Charlemagne"[35][Note 36] 29 April 1945[37]
Wechmar, Irnfried Freiherr vonIrnfried Freiherr von Wechmar Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[37] Commander of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 3[35][37] 13 April 1941[37]
Wechsung, WilliWilli Wechsung Heer 13-HOberleutnant[37] Chief of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 426[35][37] 1 October 1943[37]
Weck, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Weck?[Note 37] Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Leader of the 3./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 4[35] 30 April 1945
Wecker, FranzFranz Wecker?[Note 38] Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Jäger-Regiment 734[35] 9 May 1945
Weddig, ErnstErnst Weddig Heer 12-HLeutnant[37] Leader of the 4./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 101[35][37] 20 April 1943*[37] Killed in action 8 March 1943[35]
Wedel, Busso vonBusso von Wedel Heer 17-HOberst[37] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 89[35][37] 18 May 1943[37]
Wedel, Hermann vonHermann von Wedel Heer 17-HOberst[37] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 590[35][37] 8 June 1943[37]
Wegener, PaulPaul Wegener Heer 09-HWachtmeister[37] Gun leader in the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 237[37][39] 18 October 1943[37]
Wegener, WernerWerner Wegener Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[37] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 3 (motorized)[35][37] 24 December 1944[37]
Wegener, WilhelmWilhelm Wegener+ Heer 17-HOberst[37] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 94[35][37] 27 October 1941[37] Awarded 66th Oak Leaves 19 January 1942
97th Swords 17 September 1944[37]
Weger, AloisAlois Weger Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[37] Chief of the 3./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33[35][37] 9 December 1944[37]
Wegerer, FerdinandFerdinand Wegerer+ Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[37] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 10[35][37] 8 October 1943[37] Awarded 483rd Oak Leaves 4 June 1944[37]
Weglehner, FriedrichFriedrich Weglehner Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[40] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 390[35][40] 12 August 1944[40]
Wegner, WilhelmWilhelm Wegner Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[40] Platoon leader in the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung "Großdeutschland"[35][40] 13 June 1943[40]
Wehinger, AntonAnton Wehinger Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[40] Chief of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 578[35][40] 9 January 1945[40]
Wehking, HermannHermann Wehking Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[40] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 1./Artillerie-Regiment 146 (motorized)[35][40] 15 January 1944[40]
Wehlitz, LotharLothar Wehlitz Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[40] Chief of the 1./schwere Artillerie-Abteilung 845[35][40] 6 February 1944[40]
Wehmeyer, AlfredAlfred Wehmeyer Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[40] Staffelkapitän of the 7./Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Horst Wessel"[35][40] 4 September 1942*[40] Killed in action 1 June 1942[35]
Wehrmann, GerhardGerhard Wehrmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[40] Leader of Panzer-Grenadier-Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 3[35][Note 39] 3 November 1944[40]
Weible, ErnstErnst Weible Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[40] Pilot in the 3./Kampfgeschwader 54[40][41] 6 April 1944*[40] Killed in action 25 March 1944[41]
Weichs an der Glon, Maximilian Freiherr von und zuMaximilian Freiherr von und zu Weichs an der Glon+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Kavallerie[40] Commander-in-Chief of the 2. Armee[40][41] 29 June 1940[40] Awarded 731st Oak Leaves 5 February 1945[40] A man wearing a military uniform and glasses with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Weichsel, AugustAugust Weichsel Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[40] Group leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 948[40][41] 30 April 1945[40]
Weichsel, ErnstErnst Weichsel Heer 15-HMajor[40] Commander of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 115[40][41] 5 May 1945[40]
Weidenbrück, WilhelmWilhelm Weidenbrück+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[42] Chief of the 5./Panzer-Regiment 3[41][42] 16 September 1942[42] Awarded 649th Oak Leaves 16 November 1944[42]
Weidhofer, OttoOtto Weidhofer Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[42] Platoon leader in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 162[41][42] 15 May 1944[42]
Weidinger, OttoOtto Weidinger+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[42] Commander of SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2 "Das Reich"[41][Note 40] 21 April 1944[42] Awarded 688th Oak Leaves 26 December 1944[42]
(150th) Swords 6 May 1945?[Note 41]
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Weidling, HelmuthHelmuth Weidling+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[42] Commander of the 86. Infanterie Division[41][42] 15 January 1943[42] Awarded 408th Oak Leaves 22 February 1944
115th Swords 28 November 1944[42]
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Weigel, HermannHermann Weigel Heer 15-HMajor[42] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 328[42][44] 19 February 1945[42]
Weigel, RudolfRudolf Weigel Luftwaffe 11-LStabsfeldwebel[42] Pilot in the 7./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[41][42] 27 April 1942[42]
Weihrauch, WernerWerner Weihrauch Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[42] Pilot in the 2./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[41][42] 19 February 1943[42]
Weik, HansHans Weik Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[42] Staffelführer of the 10./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[41][42] 27 July 1944[42]
Weiler, [Dr.] August[Dr.] August Weiler[Note 33] Heer 14-HHauptmann[42] Battalion leader in Regiment "von Stössel"[41][Note 42] 16 November 1944[42]
Weiler, BrunoBruno Weiler?[Note 43] Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Ski-Jäger-Regiment 1[41] 9 May 1945
Weimer, KilianKilian Weimer+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[42] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 109[42][44] 31 August 1941[42] Awarded 478th Oak Leaves 14 May 1944[42]
Weimer, OttoOtto Weimer Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[42] Leader of the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 957[41][42] 24 December 1944[42]
Weinbuch, GeorgGeorg Weinbuch Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[45] Platoon leader in the 6./schweres Artillerie-Regiment 46[41][Note 44] 28 July 1942*[45] Died of wounds 24 May 1942[41]
Weineck, JohannesJohannes Weineck Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[45] Observer in the 5.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 122[41][Note 45] 29 February 1944[45]
Weinelt, RudolfRudolf Weinelt Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[45] Leader of the 2./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19[41][45] 12 November 1943[45]
Weinknecht, Friedrich-AugustFriedrich-August Weinknecht Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[45] Commander of the 79. Infanterie-Division[41][45] 15 July 1944[45]
Weinlig, WernerWerner Weinlig?[Note 46] Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant Commander of Torpedoboot T-23[46] 10 May 1945
Weinreich, FritzFritz Weinreich Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[45] Platoon leader in the 4./Reiter-Regiment 41[45][46] 17 March 1945*[45] Killed in action 1 February 1945[45]
Weinreich, HelmutHelmut Weinreich Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[45] Staffelkapitän in the III./Kampfgeschwader 30[45][46] 21 January 1943[Note 47]
Weippert, GustavGustav Weippert Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[45] Pilot and observer in the 2.(H)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 4[46][Note 48] 30 September 1944[45]
Weise, HubertHubert Weise Luftwaffe 20-LGeneral der Flakartillerie[45] Commanding general of the I. Flak-Korps[45][46] 24 June 1940[45]
Weisenberger, KarlKarl Weisenberger Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[45] Commander of the 71. Infanterie-Division[45][46] 29 June 1940[45]
Weiser, HermannHermann Weiser Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer of the Reserves[45] Leader of the 2.(Aufklärungs-Abteilung)/"Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[47][Note 49] 28 March 1943[45]
Weisleder, Hans-GeorgHans-Georg Weisleder Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[45] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 453[45][46] 21 September 1944[45]
Weismann, ErnstErnst Weismann Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[45] Pilot in the 12./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[45][46] 21 August 1942[45]
Weiss, AdolfAdolf Weiß Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[48] Pilot in the 4./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[46][48] 29 February 1944[48]
Weiss, ChristianChristian Weiß Heer 14-HHauptmann[48] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 26[47][48] 10 April 1942[48]
Weiss, ErnstErnst Weiß Heer 17-HOberst[48] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 572[46][48] 24 June 1944[48]
Weiss, FranzFranz Weiß Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[48] Commander of the III./Panzer-Regiment 2[46][48] 11 March 1945[48]
Weiss, FriedrichFriedrich Weiß Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier[48] Gun leader in the 1./Flak-Regiment 36 (motorized)[46][Note 50] 21 December 1942[48]
Weiss, GeorgGeorg Weiß Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[48] Group leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 521[46][48] 12 November 1943[48]
Weiss, HansHans Weiss Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[48] Commander of SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2 "Das Reich"[46][Note 51] 6 April 1943[48]
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Weiss, HerbertHerbert Weiß Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[48] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 418[46][48] 7 January 1943[48]
Weiss, JosefJosef Weiß Heer 04-HObergefreiter[48] Company troop messenger in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 24[46][Note 52] 23 March 1945*[48] Died of wounds 13 March 1945[48]
Weiss, OttoOtto Weiß+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[48] Gruppenkommandeur of the II.(S)/Lehrgeschwader 2[46][48] 18 May 1940[48] Awarded 52nd Oak Leaves 31 December 1941[48] The head and shoulders of a young man, shown from the front. He wears a military uniform, with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his white shirt collar. His facial expression is a determined and a grim smile; his eyes are looking to the left of the camera.
Weiss, PaulPaul Weiß Heer 04-HObergefreiter[48] Group leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 481[46][48] 16 September 1943[48]
Weiss, RichardRichard Weiß Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[48] Commander of Panzer-Abteilung 8[46][48] 30 April 1945[48]
Weiss, RobertRobert Weiß+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[49] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Jagdgeschwader 54[46][Note 53] 26 March 1944[49] Awarded 782nd Oak Leaves 12 March 1945[49]
Weiss, WalterWalter Weiß+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[49] Commander of the 26. Infanterie-Division[49][50] 12 September 1941[49] Awarded 646th Oak Leaves 5 November 1944[49] A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Weißberg, WilhelmWilhelm Weißberg Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[49] Commander of the I./Flak-Regiment 25 (motorized)[50][Note 54] 24 October 1944[49]
Weisse, BrunoBruno Weisse Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[49] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 430[49][50] 28 October 1944[49]
Weissenberg, [Dr.] Horst[Dr.] Horst Weissenberg[Note 33] Heer 15-HMajor[Note 55] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 1[50][Note 55] 23 March 1945[49]
Weissenberger, TheodorTheodor Weissenberger+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[49] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 5[49][50] 13 November 1942[49] Awarded 266th Oak Leaves 2 August 1943[49] Black-and-white portrait of a man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at his neck, his curly hair is combed back.
Weissflog, ErichErich Weißflog Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[49] Information officer and wireless operator of Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[50][Note 56] 24 June 1944[49]
Weissflog, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Weißflog Heer 12-HLeutnant[49] Leader of the 2./Panzer-Regiment 16[49][50] 5 March 1945[49]
Weissmann, Eginhard[Prof. Dr.] Eginhard Weißmann[Note 18] Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[49] Pilot in the 1./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[49][50] 5 September 1944[49]
Weissmüller, LudwigLudwig Weißmüller Heer 14-HHauptmann[49] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 462[49][50] 11 October 1943*[49] Killed in action 18 August 1943[50]
Weiter, JosefJosef Weiter Heer 09-HFeldwebel[49] Platoon leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 697[49][50] 24 June 1944[49]
Weitkunat, AdolfAdolf Weitkunat+ Heer 14-HRittmeister of the Reserves[49] Chief of Aufklärungs-Schwadron 206[49][50] 4 November 1941[49] Awarded 346th Oak Leaves 5 December 1943[49]
Weitkus, PaulPaul Weitkus Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[51] Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[50][51] 18 September 1941[51]
Weitzel, AdalbertAdalbert Weitzel Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[51] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 6[50][51] 23 August 1944*[51] Killed in action 17 August 1944[50]
Wekenmann, MartinMartin Wekenmann Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[51] Leader of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 35[50][51] 5 February 1945[51]
Welken, HeinrichHeinrich Welken Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[51] Chief of the 2./Flak-Regiment 231 (motorized)[50][51] 5 September 1944[51]
Weller, FranzFranz Weller+ Heer 15-HMajor[51] Leader of Infanterie-Regiment 54[50][51] 4 September 1941[51] Awarded 626th Oak Leaves 23 October 1944[51]
Wellmann, ErnstErnst Wellmann+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[51] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3[50][51] 2 September 1942[51] Awarded 342nd Oak Leaves 30 November 1943[51]
Welsch, WilliWilli Welsch Heer 14-HHauptmann[51] Chief of the 2./Schützen-Regiment 110[50][51] 29 September 1941[51]
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Welskop, HeinrichHeinrich Welskop Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[51] Platoon leader in the 11./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3[50][51] 21 August 1941[51]
Welter, KurtKurt Welter+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[51] Pilot in the 2./Nachtjagdgeschwader 11[50][Note 57] 18 October 1944[51] Awarded 769th Oak Leaves 11 March 1945[51]
Welzel, Franz-JosefFranz-Josef Welzel Heer 15-HMajor[51] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 461[50][51] 19 July 1940[51]
Welzel, Karl-HeinrichKarl-Heinrich Welzel Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[51] Pilot in the 7./Schlachtgeschwader 10[50][51] 5 September 1944[51]
Wenck, WaltherWalther Wenck Heer 17-HOberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[51] German chief of the general staff in the 3. Rumänische Armee[52][Note 58] 28 October 1942[51]
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Wendenburg, GerhardGerhard Wendenburg Heer 15-HMajor[53] Commander of Panzer-Abteilung 67[52][53] 15 August 1940[53]
Wendland, HeinrichHeinrich Wendland Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[53] Chief of the 5./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 304[52][53] 20 July 1944*[53] Killed in action 18 June 1944[52]
Wendlandt, SiegfriedSiegfried Wendlandt Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[53] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 320[52][53] 16 January 1945[53]
Wendorff, HelmutHelmut Wendorff Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer[53] Platoon leader in the 13.(schwere)/SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[52][Note 59] 12 February 1944[53]
Wendrinský, GustávGustáv Wendrinský Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer[53] Platoon leader in the 1./SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 8 "Florian Geyer"[52][Note 60] 27 January 1945[53]
Wendt, KarlKarl Wendt Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[53] Platoon leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 412[52][53] 21 September 1944*[53] Killed in action 17 September 1944[52]
Wendt, ManfredManfred Wendt Heer 14-HHauptmann[53] Tasked with the leadership of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66[52][Note 61] 9 July 1944[53]
Wendt, RudiRudi Wendt Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[53] Pilot in the Stab/Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[53][54] 17 April 1945[53]
Wendt, WilhelmWilhelm Wendt Heer 10-HHauptfeldwebel[53] Kompaniefeldwebel (company sergeant) in the 5./Panzer-Regiment 5[53][54] 30 June 1941[53]
Wendt, WolfWolf Wendt Heer 14-HHauptmann[53] Adjutant in Grenadier-Regiment 88[52][53] 12 August 1944[53]
Wenger, LeopoldLeopold Wenger Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[53] Staffelkapitän of the 4./Schlachtgeschwader 10[52][Note 62] 14 January 1945[53]
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Wengler, MaximilianMaximilian Wengler+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves[53] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 366[52][53] 6 October 1942[53] Awarded 404th Oak Leaves 22 February 1944
123rd Swords 21 January 1945[53]
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Weniger, KarlKarl Weniger Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[55] Leader of the 2. Sicherungs-Division[52][55] 15 November 1941*[55] Killed in action 1 October 1941[52]
Wenigmann, JosefJosef Wenigmann Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[55] Pilot in the 3./Sturzkampfgeschwader 3[52][55] 5 July 1941[55]
Wenke, KlausKlaus Wenke Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See of the Reserves[55] Commander of U-Jäger UJ-208[52][55] 5 November 1944[55]
Wensauer, MatthiasMatthias Wensauer Heer 15-HMajor[Note 63] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 442[52][Note 63] 30 April 1945[55]
Wentzell, FritzFritz Wentzell Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[55] Chief of the general staff of the 10. Armee[52][55] 23 October 1944[55]
Wenz, AlfredAlfred Wenz Heer 13-HOberleutnant[Note 64] Chief of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 435[55][56] 21 September 1944*[55] Died of wounds 19 September 1944[55]
Wenzel, BernhardBernhard Wenzel Heer 13-HOberleutnant[55] Chief of the 12./Panzer-Regiment 24[55][56] 12 August 1944[55]
Wenzelburger, GeorgGeorg Wenzelburger Heer 14-HHauptmann[55] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 1098[55][56] 26 December 1944[55]
Werder, Richard vonRichard von Werder Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[55] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 102[55][56] 4 September 1940[55]
Werfft, Dr. chem. PeterDr. chem. Peter Werfft Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[Note 65] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 27[55][56] 28 January 1945[55]
Werlin, WilhelmWilhelm Werlin Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[55] Staffelkapitän in the I./Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"[55][56] 30 December 1942[55]
Wermter, RudolfRudolf Wermter Heer 14-HHauptmann[55] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 415[55][56] 13 December 1942[55]
Werner, ErnstErnst Werner Heer 14-HHauptmann[57] Leader of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 516[56][57] 10 September 1942[57]
Werner, Ernst-AugustErnst-August Werner Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[57] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 980[56][57] 19 August 1944[57]
Werner, GerhardGerhard Werner+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant[57] Chief of the 5./Jagd-Kommando 8[57][58] 23 February 1942[57] Awarded 793rd Oak Leaves 23 March 1945[57]
Werner, HeinzHeinz Werner Heer 15-HMajor[57] Commander of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 240[56][57] 6 March 1944*[Note 66] Killed in action 26 January 1944[56]
Werner, HeinzHeinz Werner+ Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[57] Leader of the III.(gepanzert)/SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4 "Der Führer"[56][Note 67] 23 August 1944[57] Awarded (864th) Oak Leaves 6 May 1945[Note 68]
Werner, OttoOtto Werner Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[57] Platoon leader in the 3./schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 666[56][Note 69] 22 January 1944*[57] Killed in action 18 December 1943[56]
Werner, Paul-HermannPaul-Hermann Werner Heer 17-HOberst[57] Commander of Panzer-Regiment 31[56][57] 3 June 1940[57]
Werner, WalterWalter Werner Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[57] Group leader in the 1./Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1[56][57] 9 June 1944[57]
Wernicke, HeinzHeinz Wernicke Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[57] Pilot in the 1./Jagdgeschwader 54[56][Note 70] 30 September 1944[57]
Wernig, EmilEmil Wernig Heer 09-HFeldwebel[57] Platoon leader in the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 105[56][57] 25 June 1943[57]
Wernitz, UlrichUlrich Wernitz Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[57] Pilot in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 54[56][Note 71] 29 October 1944[57]
Werra, Franz Baron vonFranz Baron von Werra Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[59] Adjutant of the II./Jagdgeschwader 3[56][59] 14 December 1940[59]
Werther, HellmuthHellmuth Werther[Note 72] Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See of the Reserves[59] Commander and group leader in the Küstenschutz-Flottille "Attika"[60][Note 72] 8 November 1944[59]
Werthern, Thilo Freiherr vonThilo Freiherr von Werthern Heer 13-HOberleutnant[59] Chief of the 3./Schützen-Regiment 394[59][60] 8 September 1941[59]
Werthern-Beichlingen, Thilo Freiherr und Herr vonThilo Freiherr und Herr von Werthern-Beichlingen Heer 13-HOberleutnant[59] Chief of the 1./Panzer-Regiment 27[59][60] 18 November 1941[59]
Wesche, WillyWilly Wesche+ Heer 15-HMajor[59] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 430[60][Note 73] 9 April 1943[59] Awarded 541st Oak Leaves 6 August 1944[59]
Wessel, RudolfRudolf Wessel Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[59] Group leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 1076[59][60] 26 December 1944[59]
Wessel, WalterWalter Wessel+ Heer 17-HOberst[59] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 15 (motorized)[59][60] 15 August 1940[59] Awarded 76th Oak Leaves 17 February 1942[59]
Wessels, Johann-FriedrichJohann-Friedrich Wessels Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant (Ing.)[59] Chief engineer on U-198[59][60] 9 March 1944[59]
Wessling, OttoOtto Weßling+ Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[59] Pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[60][Note 74] 3 September 1942[Note 74] Awarded 530th Oak Leaves 20 July 1944[59]
Westberg, GünterGünter Westberg Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 75] Leader of the 1./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 8[59][60] 31 January 1945*[59] Killed in action 16 December 1944[60]
Westenberger, WalterWalter Westenberger Heer 14-HHauptmann[59] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 255[59][60] 12 November 1943[59]
Westermann, WilhelmWilhelm Westermann Heer 12-HLeutnant[61] Leader of the 1./Kradschützen-Bataillon 25[60][61] 15 September 1941[61]
Westhofen, HeinrichHeinrich Westhofen Heer 13-HOberleutnant[61] Chief of the 3./Schützen-Regiment 73[60][61] 1 March 1942[61]
Westhoven, FranzFranz Westhoven Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[61] Commander of the 3. Panzer-Division[60][61] 25 October 1943[61]
Westphal, SiegfriedSiegfried Westphal Heer 17-HOberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff)[61] Ia (operations officer) in the Deutsch-Italienische Panzerarmee[62][Note 76] 29 November 1942[61]
Westphalen, OttoOtto Westphalen Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[61] Commander of U-968[60][61] 23 March 1945[61]
Wetjen, HeinrichHeinrich Wetjen Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[61] Commander of the I./Jäger-Regiment 49[61][62] 28 March 1945[61]
Wettengel, AlfredAlfred Wettengel Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[61] Chief of the Stabsbatterie of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 60[60][61] 21 September 1944[61]
Wettengel, KarlKarl Wettengel Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[61] Adjutant in Grenadier-Regiment 559[60][61] 24 January 1944[61]
Wetzel, FriedrichFriedrich Wetzel Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[61] Group leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 438[60][61] 19 August 1944[61]
Wetzel, WilhelmWilhelm Wetzel Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[61] Commanding general of the V. Armeekorps[60][61] 7 August 1942[61]
Wevelsiep, KurtKurt Wevelsiep[Note 77] Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[61] Chief of the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 327[60][Note 77] 30 September 1944[61]
Wever, WaltherWalther Wever Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[61] Pilot in the 3./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[60][61] 28 January 1945[61]
Weyel, ErichErich Weyel Heer 13-HOberleutnant[63] Leader of the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Infanterie-Regiment 506[60][Note 78] 20 December 1941[63]
Weyher, KurtKurt Weyher Kriegsmarine 16-MFregattenkapitän[63] Commander of auxiliary cruiser Orion (HSK-1)[62][63] 21 August 1941[63]
Weymann, MartinMartin Weymann Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[63] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3[63][64] 10 February 1945[63]
Weyrauch, Ernst vonErnst von Weyrauch Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[63] Staffelkapitän of the 2.(H)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 14[64][Note 79] 31 December 1943[63]
Weyrauch, HelmutHelmut Weyrauch Heer 12-HLeutnant[Note 80] Leader of the 4.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 81[64][Note 80] 7 December 1943[63]
Wichert, WillyWilly Wichert Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[63] Chief of the 3./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 291[63][64] 6 November 1943[63]
Wick, HelmutHelmut Wick+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[63] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"[63][64] 27 August 1940[63] Awarded 4th Oak Leaves 6 October 1940[Note 81] The head and shoulders of a young man. He wears a military uniform, an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his shirt collar and breast pocket.
Wicke, WolfhartWolfhart Wicke Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[Note 82] Chief of the 5./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 144[63][64] 8 February 1943[63]
Wickede, Thomas-Emil vonThomas-Emil von Wickede Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[63] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 4[63][64] 15 August 1940[63]
Wickel, PaulPaul Wickel Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[63] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 57[63][64] 4 June 1944[63]
Wickmann, TheoTheo Wickmann Heer 14-HHauptmann[63] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 248[63][64] 23 March 1945[63]
Widmayer, ErwinErwin Widmayer Heer 09-HFeldwebel[63] Platoon leader in the 11./Grenadier-Regiment 358[63][64] 12 August 1944[63]
Wiebe, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Wiebe Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant (Ing.)[65] Chief engineer on U-178[64][65] 22 May 1944[65]
Wiechec, Franz-JosefFranz-Josef Wiechec Heer 15-HMajor[65] Leader of Fähnrichs-Regiment 3 (Division "Märkisch Friedland")[66][Note 83] 5 April 1945[65]
Wiechoczek, JosefJosef Wiechoczek Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[65] Leader of the 5./Jäger-Regiment 28[64][65] 9 December 1944[65]
Wiede, Friedrich-WilhelmFriedrich-Wilhelm Wiede Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[65] Chief of the 9./Artillerie-Regiment 238[64][65] 7 February 1944[65]
Wiedemann, WolfgangWolfgang Wiedemann Heer 14-HHauptmann[65] Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 125[64][65] 10 September 1943*[65] Killed in action 6 September 1943[64]
Wiegand, KarlKarl Wiegand Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[65] Chief of the 2./Flak-Regiment 18 (motorized)[64][Note 84] 9 May 1942[65]
Wiegand, KurtKurt Wiegand Heer 04-HObergefreiter[65] Richtschütze (gunner) in the Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 32[64][Note 85] 5 January 1944[65]
Wieland, FriedrichFriedrich Wieland Heer 14-HRittmeister of the Reserves[65] Commander of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 94[64][65] 16 October 1944[65]
Wieland, WillyWilly Wieland Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[65] Platoon leader in the 11./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 35[64][65] 25 January 1945[65]
Wienke, HansHans Wienke Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[65] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 196[64][65] 13 October 1943*[65] Killed in action 13 August 1943[64]
Wienke, WalterWalter Wienke Heer 14-HHauptmann[65] Leader of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 426[65][66] 20 August 1942[65]
Wienrich, ArnoArno Wienrich Heer 05-HStabsgefreiter[65] Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) and radio operator in the 2./Artillerie-Regiment 11[64][65] 5 May 1945[Note 86]
Wierschin, HelmuthHelmuth Wierschin Heer 11-HStabsfeldwebel[67] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Regiment 18[67][68] 12 January 1942[67]
Wiese, ErichErich Wiese Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[67] Observer in the 1.(F)/Nacht-Aufklärungs-Staffel[69][70][Note 87] 26 March 1944*[67] Killed on active duty 31 December 1943[68]
Wiese, FriedrichFriedrich Wiese+ Heer 17-HOberst[67] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 39[67][68] 14 February 1942[67] Awarded 372nd Oak Leaves 24 January 1944[67]
Wiese, HeinrichHeinrich Wiese Heer 14-HHauptmann[67] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 361 (motorized)[67][68] 4 October 1944[67]
Wiese, HubertHubert Wiese Heer 17-HOberst[67] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 552[67][68] 5 May 1945[67]
Wiese, JohannesJohannes Wiese+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[67] Staffelkapitän of the 2./Jagdgeschwader 52[67][68] 5 January 1943[67] Awarded 418th Oak Leaves 2 March 1944[67]
Wieselhuber, HelmutHelmut Wieselhuber Heer 12-HLeutnant[67] Platoon leader in the I./schweres Werfer-Regiment 1[68][Note 88] 14 May 1944[67]
Wiesemann, EmilEmil Wiesemann Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer of the Reserves[67] Chief of the 2./SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[68][Note 89] 20 December 1943*[67] Killed in action 14 November 1943[68]
Wiesemann, OttoOtto Wiesemann Heer 09-HFeldwebel[67] Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Regiment 1[67][68] 11 December 1944[67]
Wiesmann, HugoHugo Wiesmann Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[67] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 1./Panzer-Regiment 11[67][68] 21 September 1944[67]
Wiesner, HerbertHerbert Wiesner Heer 13-HOberleutnant[67] Leader of the 3./Heeres-Pionier-Bataillon 42[67][68] 21 September 1944[67]
Wiesner, WilliWilli Wiesner Heer 15-HMajor[67] Commander of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 257[67][68] 29 September 1941[67]
Wiest, XaverXaver Wiest Heer 06-HOberjäger[71] Group leader in the 3./Skijäger-Regiment 1[68][71] 26 November 1944[71]
Wietersheim, Gustav Anton vonGustav Anton von Wietersheim Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[71] Commanding general of the XIV. Armeekorps[68][Note 90] 20 April 1941[71]
Wietersheim, Walter vonWalter von Wietersheim Heer 14-HHauptmann[71] Commander of the II./Panzer-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[68][71] 15 May 1944[71]
Wietersheim, Wend vonWend von Wietersheim+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[71] Commander of Schützen-Regiment 113[68][71] 10 February 1942[71] Awarded 176th Oak Leaves 12 January 1943
58th Swords 26 March 1944[71]
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Wieting, FranzFranz Wieting Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[71] Staffelkapitän of the 6./Kampfgeschwader 30[68][71] 14 June 1940[Note 91]
Wiktorin, Mauritz vonMauritz von Wiktorin Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[71] Commander of the 20. Infanterie-Division (motorized)[68][71] 15 August 1940[71]
Wilborn, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Wilborn[Note 92] Heer 06-HUnteroffizier of the Reserves[Note 92] Group leader in the 9./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25[68][71] 6 May 1945[Note 92]
Wilcke, Dr. med. HorstDr. med. Horst Wilcke Heer 13-HOberarzt of the Reserves (rank equivalent to Oberleutnant)[71] Troop doctor in the III./Infanterie-Regiment 120 (motorized)[68][Note 93] 25 July 1942[71]
Wilcke, Wolf-DietrichWolf-Dietrich Wilcke+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[71] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 53[68][71] 6 August 1941[71] Awarded 122nd Oak Leaves 9 September 1942
23rd Swords 23 December 1942[71]
Wild, PhilippPhilipp Wild Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer[71] Panzer commander in the 1./SS-Panzer-Abteilung 11[71][72] 21 March 1944[71]
Wilde, HeinzHeinz Wilde Heer 14-HStabsintendant (rank equivalent to Hauptmann)[Note 94] Divisionsintendant (IV a—replenishment staff officer) in the 353. Infanterie-Division and leader of a Kampfgruppe[71][73] 21 September 1944[71]
Wildermuth, Dr. jur. Hermann-EberhardDr. jur. Hermann-Eberhard Wildermuth Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[71] Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 272[71][73] 15 August 1940[71]
Wildner, AntonAnton Wildner Heer 04-HObergefreiter[74] Group leader in the 1./Regiments-Gruppe 482[72][74] 10 September 1944[74]
Wildschütz, WaldemarWaldemar Wildschütz Heer 14-HHauptmann[74] Leader of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 419[73][74] 2 October 1942[74]
Wilfling, GüntherGünther Wilfling Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[74] Leader of the 11./Grenadier-Regiment 501[73][74] 5 May 1943[74]
Wilhelm, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Wilhelm Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[74] Pilot in the 9./Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"[73][74] 29 October 1944[74]
Wilhelm, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Wilhelm Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[74] Chief of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 46[73][74] 31 March 1943[74]
Wilhelm, PaulPaul Wilhelm?[Note 95] Heer 10-HHauptfeldwebel Leader of Alarmkompanie (alarm company) in Marsch-Bataillon 469[73] 5 May 1945
Wilke, GiselherGiselher Wilke Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[74] Platoon leader in the 1.(Jagdpanzer)/Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 19[73][Note 96] 14 April 1945[74]
Wilke, GustavGustav Wilke Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[74] Gruppenkommandeur of Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 11[73][74] 24 May 1940[Note 97]
Wilke, HeinrichHeinrich Wilke Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[74] Radio/wireless operator in the II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 100[73][Note 98] 6 December 1944[Note 98]
Wilke, [Dr.] Karl-Heinz[Dr.] Karl-Heinz Wilke[Note 33] Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[74] Pilot and observer in the 2.(H)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 4[73][Note 99] 25 November 1944[74]
Will, FritzFritz Will Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[74] Pilot in the 6./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[73][74] 22 May 1943[74]
Willig, KarlKarl Willig+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[74] Leader of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 120 (motorized)[73][74] 25 July 1942[74] Awarded 179th Oak Leaves 18 January 1943[74]
Willing, GerhardGerhard Willing Heer 15-HMajor[74] Commander of the III./Panzer-Regiment 33[73][74] 7 March 1943[74]
Willius, KarlKarl Willius Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[76] Staffelführer of the 2./Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"[73][76] 9 June 1944*[76] Killed in action 8 April 1944[73]
Willms, KurtKurt Willms Heer 12-HLeutnant[76] Platoon leader in the 1./Pionier-Bataillon 36[73][76] 23 February 1944[76]
Wimmer, AlfredAlfred Wimmer Heer 13-HOberleutnant[76] Leader of the III./Grenadier-Regiment "Oberrhein"[73][Note 100] 16 January 1945*[76] Killed in action 9 January 1944[73]
Wimmer, FriedrichFriedrich Wimmer Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[76] Platoon leader in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 412[73][76] 30 September 1944[76]
Wimmer, JohannJohann Wimmer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[76] Commander of the I./Fallschirm-Panzer-Ausbildungs und Ersatz-Regiment "Hermann Göring"[77][Note 101] 28 January 1945[76]
Winckler, RainerRainer Winckler Heer 14-HHauptmann[76] Leader of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 57[76][77] 21 October 1943[76]
Windbiel, AntonAnton Windbiel Heer 14-HHauptmann[76] Commander of the III./Jäger-Regiment 56[76][77] 21 November 1942[76]
Windisch, AloisAlois Windisch Heer 17-HOberst[76] Commander of Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 139[76][77] 20 June 1940[76]
Windisch, JohannJohann Windisch Heer 04-HObergefreiter[76] Group leader in the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 519[76][77] 18 November 1943[76]
Windmann, ErichErich Windmann Heer 17-HOberst[76] Artilleriekommandeur 35[76][77] 6 November 1944[76]
Windschügl, HaraldHarald Windschügl Heer 15-HMajor[76] Division adjutant of the 227. Infanterie-Division[77][Note 102] 14 April 1945*[76] Killed in action 21 March 1945[77]
Windschüttl, PeterPeter Windschüttl Heer 06-HUnteroffizier of the Reserves[Note 103] Gun leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 72[77][Note 103] 22 July 1943[78]
Winkler, KurtKurt Winkler Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[78] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 101[78][79] 17 March 1945[78]
Winnerl, RudolfRudolf Winnerl Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[78] Pilot in the 4./Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"[77][78] 18 April 1943[Note 104]
Winter, FriedrichFriedrich Winter Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[78] Pilot in the 2.(H)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 16[77][Note 105] 6 December 1944[Note 105]
Winter, KurtKurt Winter Heer 15-HMajor[78] Commander of the III./Jäger-Regiment 83[77][78] 2 September 1944[78]
Winter, MichaelMichael Winter Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[78] Gun leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 168[77][Note 106] 9 June 1944[78]
Winter, WernerWerner Winter Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[78] Commander of U-103[77][78] 5 June 1942[78]
Winterfeld, Hild-Wilfried vonHild-Wilfried von Winterfeld Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[78] Commander of the I./Panzer-Regiment 24[77][78] 22 January 1943[78]
Winterfeldt, Alexander vonAlexander von Winterfeldt Luftwaffe 17-LMajor of the Reserves[78] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 77[77][78] 5 July 1941[78]
Winterhoff, KarlKarl Winterhoff Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[78] Platoon leader of the 3./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 115[77][78] 18 December 1944[78]
Wintershoff, EduardEduard Wintershoff Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[78] Gun leader in the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 8[77][78] 25 August 1942[78]
Winzen, KarlKarl Winzen Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[78] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 289[77][78] 20 October 1944[78]
Winzer, WillyWilly Winzer Heer 17-HOberst[80] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 578[77][80] 3 November 1942*[80] Killed in action 17 October 1942[77]
Wipfler, FranzFranz Wipfler Heer 09-HFeldwebel[80] Platoon leader in the 11./Jäger-Regiment 56[77][80] 15 May 1942[80]
Wippermann, MaxMax Wippermann Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[80] Platoon leader in the 7./Flak-Regiment 4 (motorized)[77][Note 107] 16 November 1942[80]
Wirsching, [Dr.] Maximilian[Dr.] Maximilian Wirsching[Note 33] Heer 13-HOberleutnant[80] Chief of the 2./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 507[80][81] 7 February 1945[80]
Wirth, GeorgGeorg Wirth Heer 09-HFeldwebel[80] Platoon leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 21[81][Note 108] 22 October 1943[80]
Wisch, TheodorTheodor Wisch+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[80] Commander of the II./"Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[80][82] 15 September 1941[80] Awarded 393rd Oak Leaves 12 February 1944
94th Swords 30 August 1944[80]
Wischhusen, Dr. med. WernerDr. med. Werner Wischhusen Heer 16-HOberfeldarzt (rank equivalent to Oberstleutnant)[80] Division doctor in the 22. Infanterie-Division[82][Note 109] 26 May 1940[80]
Wischnewski, HermannHermann Wischnewski Luftwaffe 10-LFahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel[80] Pilot in the 2./Jagdgeschwader 300[80][81] 16 December 1944[80]
Wisliceny, Günther-EberhardtGünther-Eberhardt Wisliceny+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[80] Commander of the III./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Deutschland"[80][82] 30 July 1943[80] Awarded 687th Oak Leaves 26 December 1944[80]
(151st) Swords 6 May 1945?[Note 110]
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Wissemann, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Wissemann Heer 14-HHauptmann[80] Chief of the 2./Kradschützen-Bataillon 6[80][81] 8 February 1943*[80] Killed in action 30 December 1942[81]
Witsch, RudolfRudolf Witsch Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[80] Platoon leader of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 308[80][81] 3 September 1942[80]
Witschel, KurtKurt Witschel+ Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[83] Leader of the 2./Jäger-Regiment 28[81][83] 4 January 1943[83] Awarded 773rd Oak Leaves 11 March 1945[83]
Witt, FritzFritz Witt+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[83] Commander of the I./SS-Infanterie-Regiment "Deutschland"[81][Note 111] 4 September 1940[83] Awarded 200th Oak Leaves 1 March 1943[83]
Witt, HansHans Witt Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[83] Commander of U-129[81][83] 17 December 1942[83]
Witt, HeinrichHeinrich Witt Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant (M.A.) of the Reserves[83] Chief of Battery "Sagorsch" in the Marine-Flak-Abteilung 259 (Marine-Flak-Regiment 9)[81][Note 112] 20 April 1945[83]
Witt, HeinzHeinz Witt Heer 09-HFeldwebel[83] Platoon leader of the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 4[81][83] 5 September 1944[83]
Witt, HellmuthHellmuth Witt Heer 17-HOberst[83] Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 134[81][83] 27 July 1944[83]
Witt, HermannHermann Witt Kriegsmarine 16-MFregattenkapitän[83] Harbour commander of Cherbourg[81][83] 24 September 1944[83]
Witt, OttoOtto Witt Heer 09-HFeldwebel[83] Platoon leader of the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 43[81][83] 21 September 1944[83]
Wittchow von Brese-Winiary, HeinzHeinz Wittchow von Brese-Winiary+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[83] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 108[81][83] 15 May 1943[83] Awarded 441st Oak Leaves 6 April 1944[83]
Witte, AlbertAlbert Witte Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister[83] Platoon leader in the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 394[81][Note 113] 11 March 1945[83]
Witte, GerhardGerhard Witte Heer 15-HMajor[83] Commander of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25[81][83] 23 August 1944[83]
Witte, HeinrichHeinrich Witte Luftwaffe 04-LObergefreiter[84] Richtkanonier (gunner) in the 7./Flak-Regiment "Hermann Göring"[81][84] 18 May 1943*[84] Killed in action 8 May 1943[84]
Witte, HelmutHelmut Witte Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[84] Commander of U-159[81][84] 22 October 1942[84]
Wittenstein, Heinz-WilliHeinz-Willi Wittenstein Heer 14-HHauptmann[84] Commander of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 146[81][84] 14 February 1945[84]
Wittenzeller, HansHans Wittenzeller Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[84] Platoon leader in the 1./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 144[84][85] 9 June 1944[84]
Wittgenstein, Leo-Volkhard Freiherr vonLeo-Volkhard Freiherr von Wittgenstein Heer 14-HHauptmann[84] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 410[84][85] 6 April 1943[84]
Witthöft, JoachimJoachim Witthöft Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[84] Commander of the 86. Infanterie-Division[84][85] 14 December 1941[84]
Wittholz, Karl-FriedrichKarl-Friedrich Wittholz Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[84] Platoon leader in the 6./Panzer-Regiment 36[84][86] 7 December 1942[84]
Wittig, Hans-KarlHans-Karl Wittig Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel[84] Leader of the 11./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[84][85] 5 February 1944[84]
Wittkamp, KasparKaspar Wittkamp Heer 09-HFeldwebel[84] In the 4.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 77[85][Note 114] 18 October 1943[84]
Wittkopf, HeinrichHeinrich Wittkopf Heer 17-HOberst[84] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 530[84][85] 29 September 1941[84]
Wittmann, AlfredAlfred Wittmann Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[84] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 546[84][85] 15 May 1944[84]
Wittmann, AugustAugust Wittmann Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[84] Commander of Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 95[84][85] 21 June 1941[84]
Wittmann, HerbertHerbert Wittmann+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[87] Staffelkapitän of the Stabsstaffel/Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[85][87] 23 November 1941[87] Awarded 735th Oak Leaves 11 February 1945[87]
Wittmann, MichaelMichael Wittmann+ Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer[Note 115] Platoon leader in the 13.(schwere)/SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[86][Note 115] 14 January 1944[87] Awarded 380th Oak Leaves 30 January 1944
71st Swords 22 June 1944[87]
A man wearing a black 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.
Wittmer, HeinrichHeinrich Wittmer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[87] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Kampfgeschwader 55[85][87] 12 November 1941[87]
Wittrock, JosefJosef Wittrock Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[87] Leader of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 453[85][87] 10 September 1944[87]
Witzel, DietrichDietrich Witzel[Note 116]
See Dietrich Kirn
Witzendorff, Kurt vonKurt von Witzendorff Heer 13-HOberleutnant[87] Chief of the 13./Infanterie-Regiment 178[85][87] 30 August 1941[87]
Witzig, RudolfRudolf Witzig+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[87] Leader of Sturmgruppe "Granit" in the Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Abteilung "Koch"[85][87] 10 May 1940[87] Awarded 662nd Oak Leaves 25 November 1944[87]
Witzleben, Erwin vonErwin von Witzleben?[Note 117] Heer 21-HGeneraloberst Commander-in-Chief of the 1. Armee[85] 24 June 1940
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Witzleben, Henning vonHenning von Witzleben Heer 15-HMajor[87] Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 16[85][87] 6 February 1942[87]
Wodrig, AlbertAlbert Wodrig Heer 20-HGeneral der Artillerie[87] Commanding general of the XXVI. Armeekorps[85][87] 19 July 1940[87]
Woehl, EdmundEdmund Woehl?[Note 118] Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Panzergreandier-Regiment 30[89] 28 April 1945
Woehler, OttoOtto Wöhler+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[87] Commanding general of the I. Armeekorps[85][87] 14 August 1943[87] Awarded 671st Oak Leaves 28 November 1944[87] A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Woehnert, UlrichUlrich Wöhnert Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[87] Pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 54[87][90] 6 December 1944[87]
Woelfel, ErichErich Woelfel Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[91] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 534[90][91] 28 January 1943[91]
Wohlers, HeinrichHeinrich Wohlers Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[91] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Nachtjagdgeschwader 6[90][91] 31 December 1943[91]
Wohlfahrt, HelmutHelmut Wohlfahrt Heer 17-HOberst[91] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 110[90][91] 29 August 1943[Note 119]
Wohlfarth, HerbertHerbert Wohlfarth Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[91] Commander of U-556[90][91] 15 May 1941[91]
Wohlfeil, OttoOtto Wohlfeil Heer 14-HHauptmann[91] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 371[90][91] 5 September 1943[91]
Wohlgemuth, Karl vonKarl von Wohlgemuth Heer 15-HMajor[91] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 1[92][Note 120] 30 September 1944[91]
Woidich, FranzFranz Woidich Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves[Note 121] Pilot in the 3./Jagdgeschwader 52[90][91] 11 June 1944[91]
Wojak, AlfredAlfred Wojak Heer 13-HOberleutnant[91] Chief of the 11./Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 73[90][91] 9 June 1944[91]
Woldenga, BernhardBernhard Woldenga Luftwaffe 17-LMajor[91] Geschwaderkommodore of Jagdgeschwader 77[90][91] 5 July 1941[91]
Wolf, AdolfAdolf Wolf Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[91] Commander of the I./Flak-Regiment 64 (motorized)[92][Note 122] 20 June 1940[91]
Wolf, AdolfAdolf Wolf Heer 14-HHauptmann[91] Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 431[90][91] 11 October 1941[91]
Wolf, AlbinAlbin Wolf+ Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[91] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 54[90][Note 123] 22 November 1943[91] Awarded 464th Oak Leaves 27 April 1944[Note 123]
Wolf, AlfredAlfred Wolf Heer 15-HMajor[93] Commander of the I./Panzer-Regiment 23[90][93] 15 April 1944[93]
Wolf, AloisAlois Wolf Heer 14-HHauptmann[93] Chief of the 3./Pionier-Bataillon 161[90][93] 14 February 1945[93]
Wolf, CosmasCosmas Wolf Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[93] Company troop leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 279[90][93] 25 January 1945[93]
Wolf, EberhardEberhard Wolf[Note 124] Heer 14-HHauptmann[93] Commander of Heeres-Pionier-Bataillon 505[90][93] 20 July 1944[93]
Wolf, HermannHermann Wolf Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[93] Pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 11[90][93] 24 April 1945[93]
Wolf, KarlKarl Wolf Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[93] Group leader in the II./Grenadier-Regiment 432[90][93] 28 February 1945[93]
Wolf, RichardRichard Wolf Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[93] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 208[90][93] 20 January 1943[93]
Wolf, RichardRichard Wolf Heer 12-HLeutnant[93] In the Kampfgruppe "Tenschert" in the fortress Breslau[92][93] 4 March 1945[93]
Wolf, WalterWalter Wolf Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[93] Platoon leader in the 4./Panzer-Regiment 35[90][93] 16 October 1944*[93] Killed in action 18 September 1944[90][Note 125]
Wolf, WernerWerner Wolf Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[93] Leader of MG-Bataillon 420[90][Note 126] 18 February 1945[93]
Wolf, WilhelmWilhelm Wolf Heer 11-HStabsfeldwebel[93] Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Abteilung 103[90][93] 7 August 1942[93]
Wolff, Dr. GottliebDr. Gottlieb Wolff Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[93] Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"[Note 127][94] 5 January 1943[93]
Wolff, Hans Freiherr vonHans Freiherr von Wolff+ Heer 14-HHauptmann[95] Commander of the I./Schützen-Regiment 8[94][95] 13 July 1940[95] Awarded 61st Oak Leaves 16 January 1942[95]
Wolff, HansHans Wolff Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[95] Staffelkapitän of the 1.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 124[94][Note 128] 12 January 1942[Note 128]
Wolff, HansHans Wolff[Note 129] Heer 13-HOberleutnant[95] Leader of the 3./Infanterie-Bataillon z.b.V. 540[94][95] 8 February 1943[95]
Wolff, HeinzHeinz Wolff Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[95] Leader of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 110[94][95] 12 December 1944[95]
Wolff, Horst vonHorst von Wolff Heer 17-HOberst[95] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 478[94][95] 10 October 1941[95]
Wolff, Joachim-HelmutJoachim-Helmut Wolff Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[95] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment "Feldherrnhalle"[94][95] 21 January 1945[95]
Wolff, KurtKurt Wolff Heer 14-HHauptmann[95] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 415[94][95] 30 November 1943*[95] Killed in action 12 October 1943[94]
Wolff, LudwigLudwig Wolff+ Heer 17-HOberst[95] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 192[94][95] 26 May 1940[95] Awarded 100th Oak Leaves 22 June 1942[95] A black-and-white photograph of a man in semi profile wearing a military uniform and a neck order in shape of an Iron Cross. His hair appears blond and is combed back.
Wolff, Max-EckartMax-Eckart Wolff Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[95] Commander of destroyer Georg Thiele (Z-2)[95][96] 4 August 1940[95]
Wolff, OttoOtto Wolff Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[95] Chief of the 3./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 263[96][Note 130] 29 February 1944[95]
Wolff, RichardRichard Wolff Heer 09-HFeldwebel[95] Platoon leader in the 1./Füsilier-Regiment 202[94][95] 12 March 1944[95]
Wolff, WernerWerner Wolff Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer[97] Adjutant of the III.(gepanzert)/SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[96][Note 131] 7 August 1943[97]
A man wearing a military uniform and a neck order in the shape of a cross.
Wolff, WilhelmWilhelm Wolff Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[97] Commander of Flak-Regiment 37 (motorized)[94][Note 132] 24 January 1943[97]
Wolff, WilhelmWilhelm Wolff Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[97] Chief of the 10./Panzer-Regiment 36[94][97] 9 December 1943*[97] Died of wounds 31 October 1943[94]
Wolfram, EberhardEberhard Wolfram Kriegsmarine 18-MKonteradmiral[97] Befehshaber der Sicherung der Nordsee (Commander-in-Chief of the security North Sea)[94][97] 25 May 1941[97]
Wolfram, EberhardEberhard Wolfram Heer 14-HHauptmann[97] Chief of the 4./Infanterie-Regiment 82[94][97] 13 November 1942[97]
Wolfrum, WalterWalter Wolfrum Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[97] Pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 52[94][Note 133] 27 July 1944[97]
Wolkewitz, ErichErich Wolkewitz Heer 17-HOberst[97] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 478[94][Note 134] 30 April 1943[97]
Woll, BalthasarBalthasar Woll Waffen-SS 04-WSS-Rottenführer[97] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 13.(schwere)/SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[94][Note 135] 16 January 1944[97]
Wollschlaeger, ArturArtur Wollschläger Heer 13-HOberleutnant[97] Chief of the 2./Panzer-Regiment 35[94][97] 12 January 1942[97]
Wollschlaeger, HerbertHerbert Wollschlaeger Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[97] Battery officer in the Artillerie-Regiment 32[97][98] 22 October 1943[97]
Wolz, AlwinAlwin Wolz Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[97] Commander of Flak-Regiment 135 (motorized)[99][Note 136] 4 June 1943[Note 136]
Wonde, HermannHermann Wonde Heer 12-HLeutnant[100] Leader of the 6./Reiter-Regiment 41[99][100] 23 March 1945[100]
Wontorra, KurtKurt Wontorra Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[100] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 239[99][100] 21 July 1943*[100] Killed in action 16 July 1943[99]
Woock, HeinzHeinz Woock Heer 14-HHauptmann[100] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 274[99][100] 18 July 1944[100]
Worthmann, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Worthmann Waffen-SS 10-WSS-Hauptscharführer[100] Platoon leader in the 6./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[99][Note 137] 31 March 1943[100]
A man wearing a military uniform and a neck order in the shape of a cross.
Wosnitza, AloisAlois Wosnitza Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[100] Pilot in the 6./Schlachtgeschwader 77[99][Note 138] 26 March 1944[100]
Woszczella, GustavGustav Woszczella Heer 12-HLeutnant[100] Leader of the 8.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 208[99][Note 139] 4 July 1944[100]
Wrangel, WernerWerner Wrangel Heer 03-HGefreiter[100] Richtschütze (gunner) in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 183[99][100] 8 February 1943[100]
Wrede, Theodor Freiherr vonTheodor Freiherr von Wrede Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[100] Commander of the 290. Infanterie-Division[99][100] 22 February 1942[100]
Wriedt, WalterWalter Wriedt Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[100] Platoon leader of the 13./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138[99][100] 25 October 1943[100]
Wrona, GüntherGünther Wrona Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[100] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 176[99][100] 4 May 1944[100]
Wuenneberg, AlfredAlfred Wünnenberg+ Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Standartenführer and Oberst of the Schupo[100] Commander of SS-Polizei-Schützen-Regiment 3[99][100] 15 November 1941[100] Awarded 91st Oak Leaves 23 April 1942[100] A black-and-white photograph of a man wearing a military uniform and a neck order in shape of an Iron Cross.
Wuenning, JoachimJoachim Wünning Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän of the Reserves[101] Commander of Minenschiff Drache[99][101] 22 October 1944*[101] Killed in action 22 September 1944[99]
Wuensche, MaxMax Wünsche+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[101] Commander of the I./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[99][Note 140] 28 February 1943[101] Awarded 548th Oak Leaves 11 August 1944[101] A man wearing a military uniform with an Iron Cross displayed at the front of his uniform collar.
Wuerdemann, ErichErich Würdemann Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[101] Commander of U-506[99][101] 14 March 1943[101]
Wuerfel, OttoOtto Würfel Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[101] Pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[99][Note 141] 4 May 1944[101]
Wuestenhagen, AlbrechtAlbrecht Wüstenhagen Heer 17-HOberst[101] Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 129[99][101] 2 December 1942[101]
Wuestenhagen, AlbrechtAlbrecht Wüstenhagen Heer 14-HHauptmann[101] Leader of a schwere Infanteriegeschütz-Kompanie/fortress Küstrin[98][Note 142] 14 April 1945[101]
Wulf, [Dr.] Hermann[Dr.] Hermann Wulf[Note 33] Heer 13-HOberleutnant[101] Chief of the 9./Infanterie-Regiment 76 (motorized)[101][102] 13 October 1941[101] Awarded 520th Oak Leaves 3 July 1944[101]
Wulf, RudolfRudolf Wulf+ Heer 15-HMajor[101] Leader of Infanterie-Regiment 422[101][102] 13 November 1942[101] Awarded 556th Oak Leaves 19 August 1944[101]
Wulff, ErichErich Wulff Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[101] Commander of Vorpostenboot VP-18 in the 18. Vorpostenflottille[103][Note 143] 24 April 1944[101]
Wulff, ErichErich Wulff?[Note 144] Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Ia (operations officer) in the 15. Waffen-Grenadier-Division of the SS[102] 9 May 1945* Killed in action 3 February 1945[102]
Wulff, HermannHermann Wulff Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[101] Platoon leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 333[101][103] 19 October 1944[101]
Wulff, KarlKarl Wulff Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[101] Pilot and observer in the 12.(H)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 13[102][Note 145] 29 October 1944[101]
Wunberger, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Wunberger Heer 14-HHauptmann[105] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 96[102][105] 17 March 1944*[105] Died of wounds 16 March 1944[102]
Wunderlich, AchimAchim Wunderlich Heer 15-HMajor[105] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 205[102][105] 31 December 1944[105]
Wunderlich, FriedrichFriedrich Wunderlich Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän zur Verwendung (for disposition)[105] Chief of the 14. U-Jagd-Flottille[102][105] 3 December 1942[105]
Wunn, HeinrichHeinrich Wunn Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[Note 146] Leader of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 147[102][105] 11 June 1944[105]
Wunram, HeinzHeinz Wunram Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[105] Company troop leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 220[102][105] 5 January 1944[105]
Wuppermann, SiegfriedSiegfried Wuppermann+ Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See[105] Commander of Schnellboot S-60 in the 3. Schnellbootflottille[102][Note 147] 3 August 1941[105] Awarded 226th Oak Leaves 14 April 1943[105]
Wurdak, FranzFranz Wurdak Heer 09-HFeldwebel of the Reserves[Note 148] Platoon leader in the 4./Pionier-Bataillon 137[102][Note 148] 13 September 1943[105]
Wurl, WalterWalter Wurl Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[105] Platoon leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 509[102][105] 18 February 1945*[105] Killed in action 7 February 1945[102]
Wurmheller, JosefJosef Wurmheller+ Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[105] Pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"[102][Note 149] 4 September 1941[105] Awarded 146th Oak Leaves 13 November 1942
108th Swords 24 October 1944[102][Note 149]
Wuthmann, RolfRolf Wuthmann Heer 20-HGeneral der Artillerie[105] Commanding general of the IX. Armeekorps[102][105] 22 August 1944[105]
Wutka, BernhardBernhard Wutka Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[105] Staffelkapitän of the 8./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[102][105] 16 November 1942[105]
Wutzel, [Dr.] Otto[Dr.] Otto Wutzel[Note 33] Heer 14-HHauptmann[106] Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 81[106][107] 14 April 1945[106]
Wyczisk, GeorgGeorg Wyczisk Heer 04-HObergefreiter[106] Gun leader in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 53[106][107] 2 September 1942[106]

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 pilot in the 8./Jagdgeschwader 52.[15]
  4. ^ The Knight's Cross presentation to Otto Wagener was unlawfully made by the Dönitz Government after 8 May 1945. This can be verified by documented radio communication dated on 21 May 1945. The presentation date was backdated by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[18]
  5. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the Aufklärungsstaffel 3.(F)/122.[15]
  6. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 431.[20]
  7. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Germania".[20]
  8. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 10./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders".[21]
  9. ^ According to Scherzer on 27 August 1943.[21]
  10. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[21]
  11. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant in SS-Panzergreadier-Regiment 38 and leader of a Kampfgruppe.[21]
  12. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 6./Kampfgeschwader 6.[21]
  13. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberstleutnant.[24]
  14. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[24]
  15. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25.[24]
  16. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of Panzerspäh-Kompanie 700/Panzer-Verband 700.[24]
  17. ^ Gustav Walle's nomination by the troop, OB Nordwest, was received by Heerespersonalamt-Außenstelle (HPA/A—Branch of the Army Staff Office) as teleprinter message on 2 May 1945 at 17:00, indicating that he had destroyed nine enemy tanks with a Panzerfaust. A Heerespersonalamt-Außenstelle-Verleihungsvorschlag (HPA/A-VV—Branch of the Army Staff Office Nomination Recommendation) was not created. The person in charge, Hauptmann Goerske, noted on the teleprinter message: "to be processed". The process was not completed before the end of hostilities and he indicated "for the archives". No further evidence can be found that the process was completed. The Federal Ministry of Defence stated in a letter to the German Federal Archives from 1963 that they hold no record of the presentation. Major Walle was struck from a list, which very likely was created by the IIa (divisional adjutant for personnel matters of the officers) of OB Nordwest for nominated Knight's Crosses, indicating that the Knight's Cross may have been presented. A legitimate presentation is thus possible, but also not verifiable. 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.[25]
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ According to Scherzer on 23 December 1942.[24]
  20. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 5./Grenadier-Regiment (motorized) 29.[24]
  21. ^ Helmut Walter's nomination by the troop, most likely a teleprinter message, does not exist anymore. A Heerespersonalamt-Verleihungsvorschlag (HPA-VV—Army Staff Office Nomination Recommendation) was not created nor a file card. Major Joachim Domaschk listed him in the 1st section of the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) with an entry number Nr. 5100. This number was assigned twice since the 2nd section of the book also begins with Nr. 5100. Why Major Domaschk entered him this way is unknown. The entry reveals that a nomination by the troop was received by the HPA on 9 May 1945, and further processed the same day (Scherzer assumes to General Ernst Maisel) and presented. The presentation had been communicated to the OB West. The file card in the German Archive was created in the 1960s by the Federal Ministry of Defence based on the entry in the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze". The presentation was unlawful, first because it was made after 8 May 1945, secondly neither General Maisel nor Major Domaschk were authorized at this time.[26]
  22. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann.[27]
  23. ^ According to Scherzer on 18 May 1943.[27]
  24. ^ According to Scherzer as shock troops leader in the 4./Bau-Lehr-Bataillon z.b.V. 800.[27]
  25. ^ According to Scherzer on 23 August 1942.[27]
  26. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 16.[30]
  27. ^ a b According to Scherzer as SS-Hauptsturmführer of the Reserves and commander of SS-Pionier-Bataillon 54.[30]
  28. ^ According to Scherzer as group leader in the Radfahrzug Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 671.[30]
  29. ^ According to Scherzer as Fähnrichsvater (ensign father/mentor) in Lehrkompanie of Grenadier-(Feldausbildungs)-Regiment 640.[30]
  30. ^ According to Scherzer killed in action on 12 March 1944.[30]
  31. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 16./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Deutschland".[32]
  32. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves.[34]
  33. ^ a b c d e f g The brackets around the doctor title [Dr.] denotes that the academic title was attained after the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded.
  34. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant zur See and commander of Schnellboot S-55.[34]
  35. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 2./Heeres-Flak-Artillerie-Abteilung 303.[34]
  36. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the divisions combat school/33. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS "Charlemagne" (französische Nr. 1).[37]
  37. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. Unlawful presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross by the commanding general of the I. Fallschirmkorps, General der Fallschirmtruppe Richard Heidrich. Hans-Joachim Weck was a member of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients.[26]
  38. ^ Franz Wecker's nomination by the troop was approved by all intermittent commanding officers and was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) as a teleprinter message on 21 April 1945. It was not listed in the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses). It was left unfinished by the end of the war. There exists a file card for approved or unapproved 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 assigned by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[38]
  39. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 3.[40]
  40. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2.[42]
  41. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. The award was unlawfully presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee. The sequential number "150" was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Weidinger was member of the AKCR.[43]
  42. ^ According to Scherzer as battalion leader in Regiment "von Stössel" (Alarm-Einheit (emergency unit) in the school VI for Fahnenjunker (cadets) of the infantry Metz)/Division-Nr. 462.[42]
  43. ^ Bruno Weiler's nomination by the troop was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) on 28 April 1945. It was noted in the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) with an entry number Nr. 5141. Major Joachim Domaschk approved on 30 April 1945. There is no file card nor further evidence regarding its presentation can be found. 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.[43]
  44. ^ According to Scherzer in the 6./schweres Artillerie-Regiment 46.[45]
  45. ^ According to Scherzer as observer in the Aufklärungsstaffel 5.(F)/122.[45]
  46. ^ There is no reference of the Knight's Cross awarded to Werner Weidlig in the German Federal Archives. His personal file contains a letter from 1955 by the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt), indicating that no proof of the award exists. The date was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[43]
  47. ^ According to Scherzer on 22 January 1943.[45]
  48. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot and observer in the 2./Nahaufklärungsgruppe 4.[45]
  49. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 2./SS-Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler".[45]
  50. ^ According to Scherzer as gun leader in the 1./Flak-Regiment 36.[48]
  51. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2.[48]
  52. ^ According to Scherzer as messenger in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 24.[48]
  53. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän in the IV./Jagdgeschwader 54.[49]
  54. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./Flak-Regiment 25.[49]
  55. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Major of the Reserves and commnader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 1.[49]
  56. ^ According to Scherzer as information officer in the Stab/Nachtjagdgeschwader 1.[49]
  57. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 10./Jagdgeschwader 300.[51]
  58. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the general staff of the Armeegruppe Hollidt.[51]
  59. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 13.(schwere)/SS-Panzer-Regiment 1.[53]
  60. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 1./SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 8.[53]
  61. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66.[53]
  62. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 4./Schlachtgeschwader 10.[53]
  63. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Major of the Reserves and combat commander of Oppeln.[55]
  64. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves.[55]
  65. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant of the Reserves[55]
  66. ^ According to Scherzer on 7 March 1944.[57]
  67. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the III./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4 "Der Führer".[57]
  68. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. The award was unlawfully presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee. The sequential number "864" was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Werner was a member of the AKCR.[43]
  69. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 3./schwere Heeres-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 666.[57]
  70. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the II./Jagdgeschwader 54.[57]
  71. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Jagdgeschwader 54.[57]
  72. ^ a b According to Scherzer name is spelled Helmuth Werther who received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross as group leader of the Minenschiffe (minelayers) in the 21. UJ-Flottille.[59]
  73. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Grenadier-Regiment 430.[59]
  74. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 4 September 1942 as pilot in the 1./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet".[59]
  75. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves.[59]
  76. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of staff of the Deutsch-Italienische Panzerarmee.[61]
  77. ^ a b According to Scherzer name is spelled Kurt Wewelsiep who received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross as chief of the 2./Heeres-PionierBataillon 327.[61]
  78. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 14./Infanterie-Regiment 506.[63]
  79. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the Aufklärungsstaffel 2.(H)/14.[63]
  80. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Leutnant of the Reserves and leader of the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 81.[63]
  81. ^ According to Scherzer on 25 October 1940.[63]
  82. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant.[63]
  83. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Fähnrichs-Regiment 3.[65]
  84. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 2./Flak-Regiment 18.[65]
  85. ^ According to Scherzer as Richtschütze (gunner) in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 32.[65]
  86. ^ According to Scherzer on 6 May 1945.[65]
  87. ^ According to Scherzer as observer in the Aufklärungsstaffel 1.(F)/Nacht.[67]
  88. ^ According to Scherzer in the I./schweres Werfer-Regiment (motorized) 1.[67]
  89. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 2./SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1.[67]
  90. ^ According to Scherzer as commanding general of the XIV. Armeekorps (mototized).[71]
  91. ^ According to Scherzer on 19 June 1940.[71]
  92. ^ a b c According to Scherzer name is Manfred Wilborn who received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 5 May 1945 as Unteroffizier.[71]
  93. ^ According to Scherzer as battalion doctor of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 120 (motorized).[71]
  94. ^ According to Scherzer as Stabsintendant of the Reserves.[71]
  95. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. According to Walther-Peer Fellgiebel the presentation was made by Feldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner in accordance with the enabling act of 3 May 1945. The Order Commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) processed this case in 1973 and decided: "yes". What evidence was analyzed and processed is unknown to Scherzer. Scherzer was denied access to files, which could help clarify the case, of the AKCR on the grounds of the Bundesarchivgesetz (German Archive Law). Paul Wilhelm was a member of AKCR.[75]
  96. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 19.[74]
  97. ^ According to Scherzer on 29 May 1940.[74]
  98. ^ a b According to Scherzer as radio/wireless operator in the III./Nachtjagdgeschwader 5 on 25 November 1944.[74]
  99. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot and observer in the 2./Nahaufklärungsgruppe 4.[74]
  100. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 3 "Oberrhein" (553. Volksgrenadier-Division).[76]
  101. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./Fallschirm-Panzer-Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Regiment "Hermann Göring".[76]
  102. ^ According to Scherzer as division adjutant (IIa)/227. Infanterie-Division.[76]
  103. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Unteroffizier and gun leader in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 72.[78]
  104. ^ According to Scherzer on 16 April 1943.[78]
  105. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 18 November 1944 as pilot in the Nahaufklärungsstaffel 2./16.[78]
  106. ^ According to Scherzer as gun leader in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 168.[78]
  107. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 7./Flak-Regiment 4.[80]
  108. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 21.[80]
  109. ^ According to Scherzer as division doctor in the (IVb)/22. Infanterie-Division (LL).[80]
  110. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. The award was unlawfully presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee. The sequential number "151" was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Wisliceny was member of the AKCR.[75]
  111. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./SS-Standarte "Deutschland".[83]
  112. ^ According to Scherzer as chief 4 (Battery "Sagorsch")/Marine-Flak-Abteilung 259 in Gotenhafen.[83]
  113. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 1./Heeres-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 394.[83]
  114. ^ According to Scherzer in the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 77.[84]
  115. ^ a b According to Scherzer as SS-Untersturmführer of the Reserves and platoon leader in the 13.(schwere)/SS-Panzer-Regiment 1.[87]
  116. ^ Dietrich Kirn was a cover name used while serving in the Abwehr (military intelligence). His real name is Dietrich Witzel. The Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) lists him under his cover name. He is therefore not counted here, see List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (Ka–Km) instead.[87]
  117. ^ Generalfeldmarschall Erwin von Witzleben, in connection with the 20 July plot, the failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler, was deprived of all honors, ranks and orders and dishonourably discharged from the Heer on 4 August 1944. The civilian von Witzleben was sentenced to death by the Volksgerichtshof on 8 August 1944.[75]
  118. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. There is also no evidence in the files of the Order Commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Edmund Woehl's presentation is also not mentioned in the contemporary printed press such as the Völkischer Beobachter or the Flensburger Nachrichten. It remains unclear on what grounds the AKCR has listed Woehl. Listed as Eduard Wöhl who received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 30 April 1945 as Major and leader of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 51 by Gerhard von Seemen. Von Seemen states that this was a presentation in the "greater combat area of Berlin".[88] Therefore a legal presentation via the command chain (LVI Panzer Korps – Combat commander of Berlin (General Helmuth Weidling) – Chief of the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Branch of the Army Staff Office) Wilhelm Burgdorf – Adolf Hitler) is possible. Also possible is a direct presentation by Hitler. However, none of this can be verified.[75]
  119. ^ According to Scherzer on 27 August 1943.[91]
  120. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 1.[91]
  121. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant.[91]
  122. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./Flak-Regiment 64.[91]
  123. ^ a b According to Scherzer as pilot in the II./Jagdgeschwader 54 and posthumously the 464th Oak Leaves on 25 April 1944.[91]
  124. ^ According to Scherzer name is spelled Eberhard Wolff.[93]
  125. ^ According to Scherzer on 17 September 1944.[93]
  126. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of Korps-MG-Bataillon 420.[93]
  127. ^ According to Scherzer as Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 4.[93]
  128. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 14 January 1942 as Staffelkapitän of the Aufklärungsstaffel 1.(F)/124.[95]
  129. ^ According to Scherzer name is spelled Hanns Wolff.[95] 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.
  130. ^ According to Scherzer as chief of the 3./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 263.[95]
  131. ^ According to Scherzer as adjutant of the III./2. SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler".[97]
  132. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Flak-Regiment 37.[97]
  133. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the I./Jagdgeschwader 52.[97]
  134. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Grenadier-Regiment 479.[97]
  135. ^ According to Scherzer as Richtschütze (gunner) in the 13.(schwere)/SS-Panzer-Regiment 1.[97]
  136. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 10 June 1943 as commander of Flak-Regiment 135.[97]
  137. ^ According to Scherzer as platoon leader in the 6./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2.[100]
  138. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 6./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77.[100]
  139. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 208.[100]
  140. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the I./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1.[101]
  141. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 8./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders".[101]
  142. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of a Infanteriegeschütz-Kompanie in the fortress Küstrin.[101]
  143. ^ According to Scherzer as commander in the 18. Vorpostenflottille.[101]
  144. ^ The nomination by the troop is not documented. A file card indicates that it was received on 23 February 1945. SS-Obersturmbannführer Kment noted that he did return the Heinrich Himmler approved nomination on 29 April 1945 to the HPA/P5a (Army personnel office). Three copies for further processing were retained by the HPA but were left unfinished by the end of the war. Missing is the confirmation of the Commander-in-Chief of the 9. Armee and Army Group Vistula. The nomination did not receive a sequential number. The book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses) does not list Erich Wulff. The nomination remained unfinished by the end of the war. The file card also contains a note "unfinished". A further file card can be found in the record for rejected or unfinished nominations. Mr Meentz of the German Federal Archive stated on 20 July 2004 that it cannot be verified that Wulff received the Knight's Cross.[104]
  145. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot and observer in the Aufklärungsstaffel 12.(H)/13.[101]
  146. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant.[105]
  147. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Schnellboot S-60.[105]
  148. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Feldwebel and platoon leader in the 4./Divisions-Bataillon 137.[105]
  149. ^ a b According to Scherzer as pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen" and 146th Oak Leaves on 14 November 1942.[105]

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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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