Adolf Ax

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Adolf Ax
Born 23 June 1906
Died 6 February 1983(1983-02-06) (aged 76)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Waffen-SS
Rank Oberführer
Unit 15th Division of the SS (1st Latvian)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (?)

Adolf Ax (23 June 1906 – 6 February 1983) was a high-ranking commander in the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany during World War II. He may have been a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.[1] He was commander of the SS Division 30 January, between February and March 1945.[2]

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  1. ^ Adolf Ax's nomination shows no indication that the request had been processed or granted, not even an entry date is noted. The nomination list indicates that the request was filed on the 28 April 1945. A Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) nomination with the number 5092 had been created. The nomination, according to the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses), was forwarded to the HPA on 25 April 1945. No proof exists that the Knight's Cross was awarded.[3]

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  1. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 117.
  2. ^ Mitcham 2007, pp. 188–189.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 117.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mitcham, Samuel W (2007). German Order of Battle: Panzer, Panzer Grenadier, and Waffen SS divisions in World War II. Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-3438-2. 
  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.