Karl Alm

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Karl Alm
Born 4 January 1919
Tribsees
Died 23 November 1944(1944-11-23) (aged 25)
Frauenburg, Latvia
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–1944
Rank Major (Posthumously)
Commands held I./Grenadier-Regiment 353
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Karl Alm (4 January 1919 – 23 November 1944) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Karl Alm was killed on 23 November 1944. He was posthumously promoted to Major.

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Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
28 November 1944 (Addendum) In den harten Abwehrkämpfen in Kurland hat sich das 1. Bataillon des württembergisch-badischen Grenadierregiment 335 unter Führung des mit dem Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes ausgezeichneten Hauptmann Alm durch besondere Tapferkeit ausgezeichnet.[2] In the tough defensive battles in Courland, the 1st Battalion of the Wurttemberg-Baden Grenadier Regiment 335 (sic), under the leadership of Captain Alm, who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, has distinguished itself by bravery.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 99.
  2. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 349.
Bibliography
  • 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. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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