List of Knight's Cross recipients SS Division Norland

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Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Awarded by Nazi Germany
Type Neck order
Eligibility Military personnel
Awarded for Awarded to holders of the Iron Cross to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership
Campaign World War II
Status Obsolete
Statistics
Established 1 September 1939
First awarded 30 September 1939
Last awarded 11 May 1945 / 17 June 1945[a]
Precedence
Next (higher) Grand Cross of the Iron Cross
Next (lower) Iron Cross 1st Class

The list contains the recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grades in the SS Division Nordland (also known as the 11th SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Norland). The unit was a German Waffen-SS mechanised infantry division recruited from foreign volunteers. It saw action on the Eastern Front during World War II.[1]

Prerequisites[edit]

To qualify for the Knight's Cross, a soldier had to already hold the 1939 Iron Cross First Class, though the Iron Cross I Class was awarded concurrently with the Knight's Cross in rare cases. Unit commanders could also be awarded the medal for exemplary conduct by the unit as a whole.

Grades[edit]

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was divided into five grades, excluding the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross:

  • Knights Cross
  • Knights Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
  • Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds
  • Knights Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds

Knight's Cross with Swords[edit]

Knight's Cross with Oakleaves[edit]

Knight's Cross[edit]

HQ staff[edit]

SS Panzergrenadier Regiment 23 Norge[edit]

SS Panzergrenadier Regiment 24 Danmark[edit]

SS Panzer Battalion 11 Hermann von Salza[edit]

SS Panzer Artillery Regiment 11 Nordland[edit]

SS Sturmgeschütz Battalion 11 Nordland[edit]

SS Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion 11 Nordland[edit]

SS Pionier Battalion Nordland 11[edit]

SS Panzergrenadier Regiment Nordland[edit]

(assigned to the 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking until March 1943)

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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.