16 July 1915|
|Died||20 October 1997
|Allegiance|| Nazi Germany (to 1945)
|Years of service||1936–1945
|Commands held||Grenadier-Regiment 1221|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Martin Steglich (16 July 1915 – 20 October 1997) was an Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, an Oberst in the Bundeswehr, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Martin Steglich was captured by American troops in April 1945 and was released in August.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (14 September 1939)
- 1st Class (27 June 1940)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black
- in Silver
- Close Combat Clasp
- in Bronze
- Infantry Assault Badge
- Eastern Front Medal
- Demyansk Shield (May 1944)
- Honour Roll Clasp of the Army (28 July 1941)
- German Cross in Gold (11 January 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 331.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The 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] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.