List of Knight's Cross recipients 4th SS Polizei Panzer Grenadier Division

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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
Precedence
Next (higher) Grand Cross of the Iron Cross
Next (lower) Iron Cross 1st Class

The SS Polizei Division was one of the thirty-eight divisions fielded as part of the Waffen-SS during World War II.

Background[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.

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was instituted on of September 1, 1939. As the war progressed, a higher grade, the Oak Leaves to Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was instituted on June 3, 1940. In 1941 two higher grades of the Knight's Cross were instituted: the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.The last and final grade, the Knight's Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds was introduced on December 29, 1944.

Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords[edit]

Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves[edit]

Knight's Cross[edit]

HQ Staff[edit]

1st SS Polizei Schutzen Regiment[edit]

  • Karl Schümers, Sturmbannführer II./1st SS Polizei Schützen Regiment 30 September 1942
  • Otto Gieseke, Standartenführer und Oberst der Schupo, commander 1st SS Polezei Schutzen Regiment
  • Wilhelm Dietrich SS-Hauptsturmführer I./1st SS Polizei Schützen Regiment 15 October 1944 [1]

2nd SS Polizei Schutzen Regiment[edit]

3rd SS Polizei Schutzen Regiment[edit]

2nd SS Polizei Regiment[edit]

3rd SS Polizei Panzergrenadier-Regiment[edit]

  • Hans Traupe, Sturmbannführer und Major der Schupo, commander I./3rd SS Pol Gren.Rgt 23 February 1944 [1]

SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Regiment 7[edit]

  • Otto Prager SS-Sturmbannführer 7th SS Polizei Panzer Grenadier Regiment 9 December 1944 [1]

SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Regiment 8[edit]

SS Panzer Battalion 4[edit]

SS Polizei Artillery Regiment 4[edit]

SS Polizei Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion 4[edit]

SS Polizei Panzerjager Battalion 4[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "axis.history". 

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.