24 December 1900|
|Died||4 May 1986
|Allegiance|| German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1919)
|Years of service||1916–1919
|Commands held||45. Volksgrenadier-Division|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
|Other work||Police officer|
Richard Daniel (24 December 1900 – 4 May 1986) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient 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. Richard Daniel was captured by British troops in April 1945 and was released in June.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (12 July 1941)
- 1st Class (28 July 1941)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black (23 September 1942)
- in Silver (24 March 1945)
- War Merit Cross with Swords
- 2nd Class (1 November 1939)
- Eastern Front Medal (10 July 1942)
- Infantry Assault Badge (25 March 1942)
- Crimea Shield (15 February 1943)
- Honour Roll Clasp of the Army (25 February 1945)
- German Cross in Gold (2 June 1943)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
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