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|Born||4 March 1892
Vilce parish, Latvia
|Died||16 July 1944(aged 52)|
|Years of service||1939–44|
|Unit||15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Latvian)|
World War II
Kārlis Aperāts (4 March 1892 – 16 July 1944) was a Standartenführer, (full colonel) in the Waffen SS during World War II. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II. Kārlis Aperāts was born on the 4 March 1892, in Vilce parish, Latvia.
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 21 September 1944 as Waffen-Obersturmbannführer and commander of Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment 32 (lettische Nr. 1) der SS
- Scherzer 2007, p. 194.
- 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.