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List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves recipients (1944)

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) and its variants were the highest awards in the military and paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany during World War II. This decoration was awarded for a wide range of reasons and across all ranks, ranging from a senior commander for skilled leadership of his troops in battle to a low-ranking soldier for a single act of extreme gallantry. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves was introduced on 3 June 1940 to further distinguish those who had already received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and who continued to show merit in combat bravery or military success. A total of 7 awards were made in 1940, 50 in 1941, 111 in 1942, 192 in 1943, 328 in 1944, and 194 in 1945, giving a total of 882 recipients—excluding the 8 foreign recipients of the award.

The number of 882 Oak Leaves recipients is based on the acceptance by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[1] However author Veit Scherzer has challenged the validity of 27 of these listings.[2] With the exception of Hermann Fegelein, all of the disputed recipients had received the award in 1945, when the deteriorating situation of Germany during the final days of World War II left a number of nominations incomplete and pending in various stages of the approval process. Hermann Fegelein received the Oak Leaves in 1942, but was sentenced to death after a court-martial in 1945. The death sentence, according to German law, resulted in the loss of all orders and honorary signs.[3]

BackgroundEdit

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grades were based on four separate enactments. The first enactment, Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 1573 of 1 September 1939 instituted the Iron Cross, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross. Article 2 of the enactment mandated that the award of a higher class be preceded by the award of all preceding classes.[4] As the war progressed, some of the recipients of the Knight's Cross distinguished themselves further and a higher grade, the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, was instituted. The Oak Leaves, as they were commonly referred to, were based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 849 of 3 June 1940.[5] In 1941, two higher grades of the Knight's Cross were instituted. The enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 613 of 28 September 1941 introduced 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.[6] At the end of 1944 the final grade, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds, based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt 1945 I S. 11 of 29 December 1944, became the final variant of the Knight's Cross authorized.[7]

Recipients of 1944Edit

Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Year   Number of presentations Posthumous presentations
1940
7
0
1941
50
3
1942
111
7
1943
192
17
1944
328
46
1945
194
19

The Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (Supreme Command of the Armed Forces) kept separate Knight's Cross lists, one for each of the three military branches, Heer (Army), Kriegsmarine (Navy), Luftwaffe (Air force) and for the Waffen-SS. Within each of these lists a unique sequential number was assigned to each recipient. The same numbering paradigm was applied to the higher grades of the Knight's Cross, one list per grade.[8] Of the 328 awards made in 1944, 46 presentations were made posthumously. Heer members received 198 of the medals, 13 went to the Kriegsmarine, 90 to the Luftwaffe, and 27 to the Waffen-SS.[9]

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to 46 of the 328 Oak Leaves recipients of 1944.[1] Out of these 46 presentations, Veit Scherzer disputed eight of them for reasons associated to the deteriorating situation of Germany during the final days of World War II.[2] The sequential numbers greater than 143 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords are unofficial and were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) and are therefore denoted in parentheses.[10] The recipients are ordered and numbered chronologically. The rank listed is the recipient's rank at the time the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves was awarded.

  This along with the + (plus) indicates that a higher grade of Knight's Cross was awarded as well.
  This along with the * (asterisk) indicates that the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves was awarded posthumously.
  This along with the ? (question mark) indicates that author Veit Scherzer has expressed doubt regarding the veracity or formal correctness of the listing, and may be applicable to the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and/or one of its higher grades.

Number Name Service Rank Role and unit[Note 1] Date of award Notes Image
361 Bernd Klug Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[11] Chief of the 5. Schnellbootflottille[11][12] 1 January 1944[11]
362 Klaus Feldt Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[13] Chief of the 2. Schnellbootflottille[12][13] 1 January 1944[13]
363 Walter Krauß Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[14] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[12][14] 3 January 1944*[14] Killed in action 17 July 1943[12]
364 Horst Hannig Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[15] Staffelführer of the 2./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"[12][15] 3 January 1944*[15] Killed in action 15 May 1943[12]
365 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[16] Staffelführer of the 2./Jagdgeschwader 27[12][16] 3 January 1944*[16] Missing in action 7 September 1942[12]
366 Helmut Kalbitz Heer 14-HHauptmann[17] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 31[12][17] 7 January 1944[17]
367 Dr. jur. Josef-Georg Mulzer[Note 2] Heer 15-HMajor[18] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 195[12][18] 10 January 1944[18]
368 Maximilian Fretter-Pico Heer 20-HGeneral der Artillerie[19] Commanding general of the XXX. Armeekorps[12][19] 16 January 1944[19]
369 Dipl.-Ing. Hans Schlemmer[Note 3] Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[20] Commander of 134. Infanterie-Division[12][20] 18 January 1944[20]
370 Heinrich Boigk Heer 09-HFeldwebel[21] Zugführer (platoon leader) of the 2./Jäger-Regiment 49[21][22] 18 January 1944[21]
371 August Schmidt Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[23] Commander of 10. Panzergrenadier-Division[22][23] 23 January 1944[23]
 
372 Friedrich Wiese Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[24] Commanding general of the XXXV. Armeekorps[22][24] 24 January 1944[24]
373 Walter Krüger Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[25] Commander of the 1. Panzer-Division[22][25] 24 January 1944[25]
374 Karl Koetz Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[26] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 185[22][26] 24 January 1944[26]
375 Hugo Kraas Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[27] Commander of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[22][27] 24 January 1944[27]
376 Eduard Hauser Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[28] Commander of the 13. Panzer-Division[22][28] 26 January 1944[28]
377 Joachim Peiper+ Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[29] Commander of SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[22][29] 27 January 1944[29] Awarded 119th Swords 11 January 1945[29]  
378 Walter Fries+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[30] Commander of the 29. Panzergrenadier-Division[22][30] 29 January 1944[30] Awarded 87th Swords 11 August 1944[30]
379 Walther Sievers Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves[31] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 415[22][31] 29 January 1944[31]
380 Michael Wittmann+ Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer[Note 4] Zugführer (platoon leader) of the 13.(schwere)/SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[22][Note 4] 30 January 1944[32] Awarded 71st Swords 22 June 1944[32]  
381 Bernhard Flachs Heer 14-HHauptmann[33] Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 277[22][33] 31 January 1944[33]
382 Richard Heidrich+ Luftwaffe 19-LGeneralleutnant[34] Commander of the 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division[22][34] 5 February 1944[34] Awarded 55th Swords 25 March 1944[34]  
383 Walther Nehring+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Panzertruppe[35] Commanding general of the XXIV. Panzerkorps[22][35] 8 February 1944[35] Awarded 124th Swords 22 January 1945[35]  
384 Botho Kollberg Heer 17-HOberst[36] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 23[22][36] 8 February 1944*[36] Killed in action 24 January 1944[22]
385 Erich Löwe Heer 15-HMajor[37] Commander of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 501[22][37] 8 February 1944*[37] Killed in action 24 December 1943[22]  
386 Günther Hilt Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[Note 5] Commander of the III./Jäger-Regiment 56[22][38] 8 February 1944[38]
387 Fritz Breithaupt Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän of the Reserves[39] Chief of the 24. Minensuchflottille[39][40] 10 February 1944[39]
388 Robert Martinek Heer 20-HGeneral der Artillerie[41] Commanding general of the XXXIX. Panzerkorps[40][41] 10 February 1944[41]
389 Josef Schneider Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[Note 6] Leader of the 13./Jäger-Regiment 207[40][42] 10 February 1944[42]
390 Walter Möse Heer 09-HFeldwebel[43] Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 13./Jäger-Regiment 49[40][43] 10 February 1944[43]
391 Friedrich Kirchner+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Panzertruppe[44] Commanding general of the LVII. Panzerkorps[40][44] 12 February 1944[44] Awarded 127th Swords 26 January 1945[44]  
392 Hans Källner+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[45] Commander of the 19. Panzer-Division[40][45] 12 February 1944[45] Awarded 106th Swords 23 October 1944[45]
393 Theodor Wisch+ Waffen-SS 18-WSS-Brigadeführer and Generalmajor of the Waffen-SS[46] Commander of the 1. SS-Panzer-Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[40][46] 12 February 1944[46] Awarded 94th Swords 30 August 1944[46]
394 Heinrich-Walter Bronsart von Schellendorff Heer 17-HOberst[47] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13[40][47] 12 February 1944[47]
395 Karl Lorenz Heer 17-HOberst[48] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[40][48] 12 February 1944[48]
396 Meinrad von Lauchert Heer 17-HOberst[49] Commander of Panzer-Regiment 15[40][49] 12 February 1944[49]
397 Josef Karl Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[50] Gun commander in the 2./Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 49[40][50] 16 February 1944[50]
 
398 Ferdinand Schörner+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Gebirgstruppe[51] Commanding general of the XXXX. Panzerkorps[40][51] 17 February 1944[51] Awarded 93rd Swords 28 August 1944
23rd Diamonds 1 January 1945[51]
 
399 Wilhelm Stemmermann Heer 20-HGeneral der Artillerie[52] Commanding general of the XI. Armeekorps[40][52] 18 February 1944*[52] Killed in action 18 February 1944[40]
400 Theo-Helmut Lieb Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[53] Commanding general of the XXXXII. Armeekorps[40][53] 18 February 1944[53]
401 Robert Kaestner Heer 15-HMajor[54] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 105[40][54] 21 February 1944[54]
402 Ernst-Günther Baade+ Heer 17-HOberst[55] Leader of the 90. Panzer-Grenadier-Division[40][55] 22 February 1944[55] Awarded 111th Swords 16 November 1944[55]  
403 Dr. med. dent. Rudolf Kolbeck[Note 7] Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves[56] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 316[56][57] 22 February 1944[56]
404 Maximilian Wengler+ Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[58] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 366[57][Note 8] 22 February 1944 Awarded 123rd Swords 21 January 1945[58]  
405 Walter Mix Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[59] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 174[57][59] 22 February 1944[59]
406 Otto Benzin Heer 15-HMajor[60] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 89[57][60] 22 February 1944[60]
407 Werner Forst Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[61] Commander of the 106. Infanterie-Division[57][61] 22 February 1944[61]
408 Helmuth Weidling+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Artillerie[62] Commanding general of the XXXXI. Panzerkorps[57][62] 22 February 1944[62] Awarded 115th Swords 28 November 1944[62]  
409 Friedrich Mieth Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[63] Commanding general of the IV. Armeekorps[57][63] 1 March 1944[63]
410 Dr. rer. pol. Hermann Hohn+[Note 9] Heer 17-HOberst[64] Leader of the 72. Infanterie-Division[57][64] 1 March 1944[64] Awarded 109th Swords 31 October 1944[64]
411 Erich Walther+ Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[65] Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 4[57][65] 2 March 1944[65] Awarded 131st Swords 1 February 1945[65]
412 Ludwig Heilmann+ Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[66] Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3[57][Note 10] 2 March 1944[66] Awarded 67th Swords 15 May 1944[66]  
413 Kurt Bühligen+ Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[67] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"[57][67] 2 March 1944[67] Awarded 88th Swords 14 August 1944[67]
414 Horst Ademeit Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[68] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Jagdgeschwader 54[57][68] 2 March 1944[68]
415 Walter Krupinski Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[25] Staffelkapitän of the 7./Jagdgeschwader 52[25][57] 2 March 1944[25]
416 August Geiger Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[69] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[57][69] 2 March 1944*[69] Killed in action 29 September 1943[57]
417 Hans-Dieter Frank Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[70] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[57][70] 2 March 1944*[70] Killed in action 27 September 1943[57]
418 Johannes Wiese Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[24] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Jagdgeschwader 52[24][57] 2 March 1944[24]
419 Reinhard Seiler Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[71] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Jagdgeschwader 54[57][71] 2 March 1944[71]
420 Erich Hartmann+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[72] Staffelführer of the 9./Jagdgeschwader 52[57][Note 11] 2 March 1944[72] Awarded 75th Swords 2 July 1944
18th Diamonds 25 August 1944[72]
421 Hermann-Heinrich Behrend+ Heer 17-HOberst[73] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 154[57][73] 6 March 1944[73] Awarded (148th) Swords 26 April 1945[73]
422 Gustav Stühmer Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[74] Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 11./Grenadier-Regiment 399[74][75] 6 March 1944*[74] Killed in action 16 February 1944[75]
423 Fritz von Scholz Edler von Rarancze+ Waffen-SS 18-WSS-Brigadeführer and Generalmajor of the Waffen-SS[51] Commander of the 11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division "Nordland"[51][75] 12 March 1944[51] Awarded 85th Swords 8 August 1944[51]
424 Willi Thulke Heer 14-HHauptmann[76] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 501[75][76] 13 March 1944[76]
425 Josef Rettemeier Heer 14-HHauptmann[77] Commander of Panzer-Abteilung 5[75][77] 13 March 1944[77]
 
426 Smilo Freiherr von Lüttwitz+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[78] Commander of the 26. Panzer-Division[75][78] 16 March 1944[78] Awarded 76th Swords 4 July 1944[78]  
427 Josef Bregenzer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[79] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 245[75][79] 17 March 1944[79]
428 Friedrich Schulz+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[80] Acting commander of the III. Panzerkorps[75][80] 20 March 1944[80] Awarded 135th Swords 26 February 1945[80]
429 Werner Mummert+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves[18] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 103[18][75] 20 March 1944[18] Awarded 107th Swords 23 October 1944[18]  
430 Hans-Joachim Jabs Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[81] Gruppenkommandeur of the IV./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[75][81] 24 March 1944[81]
 
431 Bernhard Jope Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[82] Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 100[75][82] 24 March 1944[82]
 
432 Wilhelm Schmitter Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[83] Staffelkapitän of the 15./Kampfgeschwader 2[75][83] 24 March 1944*[83] Missing in action 8 November 1943[75]
433 Dr. jur. Maximilian Otte[Note 2] Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[84] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[75][84] 24 March 1944[84]
434 Hansgeorg Bätcher Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[85] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"[75][85] 24 March 1944[85]
435 Georg Koßmala Heer 17-HOberst[27] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 6[27][75] 26 March 1944[27]
436 Georg Grüner Heer 14-HHauptmann[86] Commander of the I./Panzer-Regiment 2[75][86] 26 March 1944*[86] Killed in action 11 March 1944[75]  
437 Eduard Tratt Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[87] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Zerstörergeschwader 26[75][87] 26 March 1944*[87] Killed in action 22 February 1944[87]
438 Fritz Petersen Luftwaffe 09-LWachtmeister[Note 12] Gun commander in the 6./Flak-Regiment 4[75][88] 26 March 1944[88]
439 Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin Heer 20-HGeneral der Panzertruppe[89] Commanding general of the XIV. Panzerkorps[89][90] 5 April 1944[89]
 
440 Ludwig Müller Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[91] Deputy leader of the XXIX. Armeekorps[90][91] 6 April 1944[91]
441 Heinz Wittchow von Brese-Winiary Heer 15-HMajor[92] Leader of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 108[90][92] 6 April 1944[92]
442 Herbert Schwender Heer 17-HOberst[93] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 45[90][93] 6 April 1944[93]
443 Hans Kroh+ Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[94] Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2[90][94] 6 April 1944[94] Awarded 96th Swords 12 September 1944[94]  
444 Günther Radusch Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[Note 13] Geschwaderkommodore of Nachtjagdgeschwader 5[90][95] 6 April 1944[95]
445 Johannes Frießner Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[30] Army Detachment Narva[30][90] 9 April 1944[30]
 
446 Alfred Grislawski Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[96] Staffelkapitän of the 1./Jagdgeschwader 1[90][96] 11 April 1944[96]
447 Erich Rudorffer+ Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[Note 14] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Jagdgeschwader 54[90][97] 11 April 1944[97] Awarded 126th Swords 26 January 1945[97]  
448 Emil Lang Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[98] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Jagdgeschwader 54[90][98] 11 April 1944[98]
449 Otto Kittel+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[99] Pilot in the 1./Jagdgeschwader 54[90][99] 11 April 1944[99] Awarded 113th Swords 25 November 1944[99]
450 Rudolf Schoenert Luftwaffe 15-LMajor of the Reserves[100] Commander of Nachtjagdgruppe 10[90][100] 11 April 1944[100]
451 Wilhelm Herget Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[Note 15] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Nachtjagdgeschwader 4[90][101] 11 April 1944[101]
452 Anton Hafner Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[102] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[90][102] 11 April 1944[102]
453 Dr. rer. pol. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Mayer+[Note 16] Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[103] Commander of the 329. Infanterie-Division[90][103] 13 April 1944[103] Awarded 89th Swords 23 August 1944[103]
454 Heinrich Hogrebe Heer 14-HHauptmann[64] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 422[64][90] 13 April 1944[64]
455 Rudolf Geisler Heer 15-HMajor[104] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 662[90][104] 13 April 1944*[104] Died of wounds 13 April 1944[90]
456 Heinrich von Vietinghoff called Scheel Heer 21-HGeneraloberst[105] Commander-in-chief of the 10. Armee[90][105] 16 April 1944[105]
 
457 Egon von Neindorff Heer 18-MGeneralmajor[106] Combat commander of Tarnopol[106][107] 17 April 1944*[106] Killed in action 15 April 1944[106]
458 Wilhelm Drewes Heer 15-HMajor[108] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13[107][108] 20 April 1944[108]
459 Karl-Lothar Schulz+ Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[109] Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[107][109] 20 April 1944[109] Awarded 112th Swords 18 November 1944[109]  
460 Günther Schack Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[110] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[107][110] 20 April 1944[110]
461 Otto Pollmann Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See of the Reserves[111] Commander of U-Jäger 2210[107][111] 25 April 1944[111]
462 Hans-Karl Stepp Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[112] Geschwaderkommodore of Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[107][112] 27 April 1944[Note 17]
463 Martin Möbus Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[113] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Schlachtgeschwader 5[107][113] 27 April 1944[Note 18]
464 Albin Wolf Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[114] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 54[107][114] 27 April 1944*[Note 19] Killed in action 2 April 1944[107]
465 Heinz Vinke Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[105] Pilot in the 11./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[105][107] 27 April 1944*[105] Missing in action 26 February 1944[107]  
466 Karl Decker+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[115] Commander of the 5. Panzer-Division[107][115] 4 May 1944[115] Awarded (149th) Swords 26 April 1945?[Note 20]
467 Erich Lorenz Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves[48] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 287[48][107] 4 May 1944[48]
468 Wilhelm Eggemann Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[118] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 209[107][118] 4 May 1944[118]
469 Theodor von Lücken Heer 14-HHauptmann[119] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 686[107][119] 7 May 1944[119]
470 Otto Deßloch Luftwaffe 21-LGeneraloberst[120] Commander-in-chief of the Luftflotte 4[107][120] 10 May 1944[120]
471 Leopold Münster Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[121] Staffelkapitän in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[107][Note 21] 12 May 1944*[121] Killed in action 8 May 1944[107]
472 Max Sachsenheimer+ Heer 15-HMajor[122] Leader of Jäger-Regiment 75[107][122] 14 May 1944[122] Awarded 132nd Swords 6 February 1945[122]
473 Martin Hrustak Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[123] Zugführer (platoon leader) of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 162[107][123] 14 May 1944[123]
474 Johann Schwerdfeger Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[93] Zugführer (platoon leader) of the 1./Jäger-Regiment 228[93][107] 14 May 1944[93]
475 Emil Vogel Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[124] Commander of the 101. Jäger-Division[107][124] 14 May 1944[124]
476 Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[125] Commander of the 6. Panzer-Division[107][125] 14 May 1944[125]
477 Fritz Müller Heer 17-HOberst[126] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 208[107][126] 14 May 1944[126]
478 Kilian Weimer Heer 15-HMajor[Note 22] Commander of Luftwaffen-Jäger-Regiment 25[62][107] 14 May 1944[62]
479 Walter Schmidt Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer[127] Commander of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Westland"[127][128] 14 May 1944[127]
480 Karl Ullrich Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[129] Commander of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 6 "Theodor Eicke"[128][129] 14 May 1944[129]
481 Karl Henze Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[35] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Schlachtgeschwader 77[35][128] 20 May 1944[35]
482 Willy Marienfeld Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[Note 23] Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 123[128][130] 25 May 1944[130]
483 Ferdinand Wegerer Heer 09-HFeldwebel[131] Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 10[128][131] 4 June 1944[131]
484 Wolf Hagemann Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[102] Commander of the 336. Infanterie-Division[102][128] 4 June 1944[102]
485 Hans Strippel Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[132] Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 4./Panzer-Regiment 1[128][132] 4 June 1944[132]
486 Friedrich Hochbaum Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[133] Commander of the 34. Infanterie-Division[128][133] 4 June 1944[133]
487 Ernst-Eberhard Hell Heer 20-HGeneral der Artillerie[134] Commanding general of the VII. Armeekorps[128][134] 4 June 1944[134]
488 Alfons Hitter Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[135] Commander of the 206. Infanterie-Division[128][135] 4 June 1944[135]
489 Wolfgang Pickert Luftwaffe 19-LGeneralleutnant[136] Commanding general of the III. Flak-Korps[128][Note 24] 5 June 1944[136]
490 Gottfried Weber Luftwaffe 18-LGeneralmajor[137] Commander of the 12. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division[128][137] 9 June 1944[137]
491 Horst Niederländer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[138] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 336[128][138] 9 June 1944*[138] Died of wounds 24 April 1944[128]
492 Georg Bonk Heer 09-HFeldwebel[139] Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 365[128][139] 9 June 1944[139]
493 Hubert Pilarski Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[140] Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 948[128][140] 9 June 1944[140]
494 Ernst-Wilhelm Hoffmann Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[141] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12[128][141] 9 June 1944[141]
495 Konrad Zeller Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[142] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 380[128][142] 9 June 1944[142]
496 Joachim Domaschk Heer 15-HMajor[143] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 103[128][143] 11 June 1944[143]
497 Emil Kaminsky Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[144] Orderly officer of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 446[128][144] 12 June 1944[144]
498 Edwin Stolz Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[145] Leader of 14./Grenadier-Regiment 353[145][146] 12 June 1944*[145] Died of wounds 17 May 1944[145]
499 Rudolf Petersen Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[147] Leader of the Schnellboote[146][147] 13 June 1944[147]
500 Götz Freiherr von Mirbach Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant[59] Chief of the 9. Schnellbootflottille[59][146] 14 June 1944[59]
501 Diddo Diddens Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[148] Chief of the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade "Großdeutschland"[146][148] 15 June 1944[148]
502 Ernst Sieler Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[31] Commander of the 304. Infanterie-Division[31][146] 24 June 1944[31]
503 Erich Marcks Heer 20-HGeneral der Artillerie[149] Commanding general of the LXXXIV. Armeekorps[146][149] 24 June 1944*[149] Killed in action 12 June 1944[146]
504 Albert Brux Heer 17-HOberst[150] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 40[146][150] 24 June 1944[150]
505 Horst Kaubisch Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[151] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Schlachtgeschwader 1[146][151] 24 June 1944[151]
506 Hendrik Stahl Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[16] Staffelkapitän of the 8./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[16][146] 24 June 1944[16]
507 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[152] Gruppenkommandeur of the IV./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[146][152] 24 June 1944[152] Awarded 84th Swords 30 July 1944
21st Diamonds 16 October 1944[Note 25]
508 Adolf Glunz Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[153] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"[146][153] 24 June 1944[153]
509 Eduard Skrzipek Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[154] Staffelkapitän of the 14.(Eis.)/Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"[146][154] 24 June 1944[154]
510 Reinhard Egger Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[118] Leader of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 4[118][146] 24 June 1944[118]
 
511 Josef-August Fitz Heer 15-HMajor[33] Commander of the I./Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 "Hermann Göring"[33][146] 24 June 1944[33]
512 Herbert Huppertz Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[155] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"[146][155] 24 June 1944*[155] Killed in action 8 June 1944[146]
513 Clemens-Heinrich Graf von Kageneck Heer 14-HHauptmann[54] Commander of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503[54][146] 26 June 1944[54]
514 Werner Kolb Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[56] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 36[56][146] 26 June 1944[56]
515 Martin Unrein Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[156] Commander of the 14. Panzer-Division[146][156] 26 June 1944[156]
516 Erich Abraham Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[157] Commander of the 76. Infanterie-Division[157][158] 26 June 1944[157]
517 Fritz-Hubert Gräser+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[159] Commander of the 3. Panzergrenadier-Division[158][159] 26 June 1944[159] Awarded (154th) Swords 8 May 1945?[Note 26]
518 Friedrich Dollmann Heer 21-HGeneraloberst[143] Commander-in-chief of the 7. Armee[143][158] 1 July 1944*[143] Committed suicide 29 June 1944[158]  
519 Gerd von Rundstedt+ Heer 22-HGeneralfeldmarschall[161] Oberbefehlshaber West[158][161] 1 July 1944[161] Awarded 133rd Swords 18 February 1945[161]  
520 Hermann Wulf Heer 15-HMajor[162] Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 76 (motorized)[158][162] 3 July 1944[162]
521 Erich Buschenhagen Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[163] Commanding general of the LII. Armeekorps[158][163] 4 July 1944[163]
522 Heinz-Otto Fabian Heer 14-HHauptmann[164] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 361 (motorized)[158][164] 9 July 1944[164]
523 Karl Palmgreen Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän z.V.[165] (z.V.—zur Verfügung; for disposition) Chief of the 38. Minensuchflottille[165][166] 11 July 1944[165]
524 Heinrich Hoffmann Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän[141] Chief of the 5. Torpedobootflottille[141][158] 11 July 1944[141]
525 Heinz-Georg Lemm+ Heer 15-HMajor[167] Commander of the I./Füsilier-Regiment 27[158][167] 11 July 1944[167] Awarded 137th Swords 15 March 1945[167]
526 Wilhelm Batz+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[168] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 52[158][Note 27] 20 July 1944 Awarded (145th) Swords 21 April 1945[168]
527 Willy Kientsch Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[169] Staffelkapitän of the 6./Jagdgeschwader 27[158][169] 20 July 1944*[169] Killed in action 29 January 1944[158]
528 Heinz Strüning Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann of the Reserves[Note 28] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[158][170] 20 July 1944[170]
 
529 Karl-Heinz Weber Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[137] Staffelkapitän of the 7./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[137][158] 20 July 1944*[137] Missing in action 7 June 1944[137]
530 Otto Weßling Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[171] Staffelkapitän of the 11./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"[158][171] 20 July 1944*[171] Killed in action 19 April 1944[158]
531 Rudolf Frank Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[70] Pilot in the 2./Nachtjagdgeschwader 3[70][158] 20 July 1944*[70] Killed in action 26 April 1944[158]
532 Herbert Lamprecht Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[Note 29] Commander of the leichte Flak-Abteilung 76[158][172] 25 July 1944[172]
533 Wilhelm von Salisch Heer 15-HMajor[122] Leader of Jäger-Regiment 49[122][158] 27 July 1944[122]
534 Gerhard Kruse Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[25] Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 48[25][173] 27 July 1944[25]
535 Otto Carius Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[174] Leader of the 2./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502[173][174] 27 July 1944[174]
 
536 Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski+ Heer 17-HOberst[175] Commander of Panzer-Regiment 22[173][175] 28 July 1944[175] Awarded 142nd Swords 17 April 1945[175]  
537 Rudolf Demme Heer 17-HOberst[176] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 59[173][176] 28 July 1944[176]
538 Paul Schulze Heer 15-HMajor[177] Commander of Panzer-Abteilung 21[173][177] 28 July 1944[177]
539 Kurt von Tippelskirch Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[178] Deputy commander-in-chief of the 4. Armee[173][178] 30 July 1944[178]
540 Hubert Mickley Heer 14-HHauptmann[63] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 4[63][173] 4 August 1944[63]
541 Willy Wesche Heer 17-HOberst[171] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 427[171][173] 6 August 1944*[171] Killed in action 27 June 1944[173]
542 Carl Hilpert Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[38] Commanding general of the I. Armeekorps[38][173] 8 August 1944[38]
543 Heinrich Nickel Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[138] Commander of the 342. Infanterie-Division[138][173] 8 August 1944[138]
544 Curt Schille Heer 15-HMajor[179] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 24[173][179] 8 August 1944[179]
545 Martin Strahammer Heer 17-HOberst[180] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 146[173][180] 11 August 1944[180]
546 Karl Kloskowski Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[181] Leader of the 7./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[173][181] 11 August 1944[181]
 
547 Gerhard Simons Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[182] Leader of Stabs-Batterie/Artillerie-Regiment 240 and Regiments-Nachrichtenoffizier[173][182] 11 August 1944[182]
548 Max Wünsche Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[162] Commander of SS-Panzer-Regiment 12 "Hitlerjugend"[162][173] 11 August 1944[162]
 
549 Dietrich Kraiß Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[183] Commander of the 352. Infanterie-Division[173][183] 11 August 1944*[183] Killed in action 2 August 1944[173]  
550 Rudolf Bacherer Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[184] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 1049[173][184] 11 August 1944[184]
551 Andreas von Aulock Heer 17-HOberst[55] Commander of the fortress "Saint-Malo"[55][173] 16 August 1944[55]
552 Hermann Siggel Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[185] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 172[173][185] 16 August 1944[185]
553 Gerhard Pick Heer 15-HMajor[136] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 577[136][186] 19 August 1944[136]
554 Heinz Macher Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[187] Chief of the 16.(Pi)/SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland"[186][187] 19 August 1944[187]
555 Hinrich Warrelmann Heer 17-HOberst[188] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 502[186][188] 19 August 1944[188]
556 Rudolf Wulf Heer 17-HOberst[162] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 422[162][186] 19 August 1944[162]
557 Werner Schulze Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[189] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 551[186][189] 23 August 1944[189]
558 Walter Melzer Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[190] Commander of the 252. Infanterie-Division[190][191] 23 August 1944[190]
559 Bruno Hinz Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[192] Chief of the 2./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 38 "Götz von Berlichingen" and leader of a Kampfgruppe[186][192] 23 August 1944[192]
560 Hellmuth Mäder+ Heer 17-HOberst[193] Leader of the Lehr-Brigade Nord of the Heeresgruppe Nord and combat commander of Schaulen[186][193] 27 August 1944[193] Awarded 143rd Swords 18 April 1945[193]
561 Rudolf Holste Heer 17-HOberst[194] Leader of the 4. Kavallerie-Brigade[186][194] 27 August 1944[194]
562 Kurt Pflugbeil Luftwaffe 20-LGeneral der Flieger[195] Commander-in-chief of Luftflotte 1[186][195] 27 August 1944[195]
563 Wilhelm Bittrich+ Waffen-SS 20-WSS-Obergruppenführer and General of the Waffen-SS[196] Commanding general of the II. SS-Panzerkorps[186][196] 28 August 1944[196] Awarded (153rd) Swords 6 May 1945?[Note 30]  
564 Eugen Meindl+ Luftwaffe 20-LGeneral der Fallschirmtruppe[198] Commanding general of the II. Fallschirmkorps[186][198] 31 August 1944[198] Awarded (155th) Swords 8 May 1945?[Note 31]  
565 Hermann Flörke Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[200] Commander of the 14. Infanterie-Division[186][200] 2 September 1944[200]
566 Martin Bieber Heer 17-HOberst[201] Leader of Divisiongruppe 86[186][201] 2 September 1944[201]
567 Hermann Klein Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[202] Regiment adjutant of Grenadier-Regiment 551[186][202] 2 September 1944*[202] Killed in action 18 August 1944[186]
568 Jakob Gansmeier Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[203] Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 212[186][203] 2 September 1944*[203] Killed in action 8 August 1944[186]
569 Walter Misera Heer 15-HMajor[59] Leader of Divisionsgruppe 95[59][186] 2 September 1944[59]
570 Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Oberführer[204] Commander of the 9. SS-Panzer-Division "Hohenstaufen"[204][205] 2 September 1944[204]
571 Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[78] Commander of the 2. Panzer-Division[78][205] 3 September 1944[78] Awarded (157th) Swords 9 May 1945?[Note 32]
572 Heinz Greiner Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[207] Commander of the 362. Infanterie-Division[205][207] 5 September 1944[207]
573 Christian Sonntag Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[208] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 248[205][208] 5 September 1944[208]
574 Hellmuth Pfeifer Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[209] Commander of the 65. Infanterie-Division[205][209] 5 September 1944[209]
575 Dr.-Ing. Rudolf Flinzer[Note 33] Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves[200] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 317[200][205] 5 September 1944[200]
576 Walter Neitzel Heer 15-HMajor[106] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 409[106][205] 5 September 1944*[106] Died of wounds 2 September 1944[205]
577 Richard Seuss Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant (Marine ArtillerieNaval artillery) of the Reserves[89] Chief of the naval battery "Ile de Cécembre"/Marine-Artillery-Abteilung 608[89][210] 2 September 1944[89]
578 Otto Lasch Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[211] Commander of the 349. Infanterie-Division[205][211] 10 September 1944[211]
579 Alois Weber Heer 17-HOberst[212] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 61[205][212] 10 September 1944[212]
580 Gerhard Lindemann Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[213] Acting leader of the 361. Infanterie-Division[205][213] 10 September 1944[213]
581 Johannes Bölter Heer 12-HLeutnant[214] Leader of the 1./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502[205][214] 10 September 1944[214]
582 Gustav Reimar Heer 14-HHauptmann[215] Commander of Feldersatz-Bataillon 76[205][215] 10 September 1944[215]
583 Otto Kähler Kriegsmarine 18-MKonteradmiral[45] Sea commander Brittany and commander of the fortress Brest[45][205] 15 September 1944[45]
584 Erich Pietzonka Luftwaffe 17-LOberst[140] Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 7[140][205] 16 September 1944[140]
 
585 Walter Gericke Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[216] Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 11[205][216] 17 September 1944[216]
 
586 Heinrich Trettner Luftwaffe 18-LGeneralmajor[217] Commander of the 4. Fallschirmjäger-Division[205][217] 17 September 1944[217]
 
587 Hans Thurner Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[76] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Kampfgeschwader 6[76][205] 17 September 1944*[76] Killed in action 11 June 1944[205]
588 Paul Zorner Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[218] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Nachtjagdgeschwader 5[205][218] 17 September 1944[218]
589 Hans von der Mosel Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[219] Chief of staff of the fortress Brest (France)[205][219] 18 September 1944[219]
590 Rudolf Haen Heer 15-HMajor[220] Commander of Panzer-Abteilung 103[220][221] 21 September 1944[220]
591 Helmut Scholz Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer[51] Leader of the II./SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier-Regiment 49 "De Ruyter" (niederl. Nr. 2)[51][221] 21 September 1944[51]
592 Otto Schury Heer 17-HOberst[222] Commander of Jäger-Regiment 229[221][222] 21 September 1944[222]
593 Werner Marcks Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[130] Commander of the 1. Panzer-Division[130][221] 21 September 1944[130]
594 Ehrenfried-Oskar Boege Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[223] Commanding general of the XXXXIII. Armeekorps[221][223] 21 September 1944[223]
595 Hellmuth Becker Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Oberführer[224] Commander of the 3. SS-Panzer-Division "Totenkopf"[221][224] 21 September 1944[224]
596 Johannes Mühlenkamp Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Standartenführer[225] division leader of the 5. SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking"[221][225] 21 September 1944[225]
597 Friedrich-August Schack Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[110] Commander of the 272. Infanterie-Division[110][221] 21 September 1944[110]
 
598 Ernst König Heer 17-HOberst[226] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 12[221][226] 21 September 1944[226]
599 Ernst Philipp Heer 15-HMajor[227] Panzer officer of the Stab AOK 8 (8. Armee)[221][227] 30 September 1944[227]
600 Wolfgang Kretzschmar+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[228] Commander of Jäger-Regiment 24 (L)[221][228] 30 September 1944[228] Awarded 121st Swords 12 January 1945[228]
601 Otto Meyer Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[229] Commander of SS-Panzer-Regiment 9 "Hohenstaufen"[221][Note 34] 30 September 1944*[229] Killed in action 24 August 1944[221]  
602 Hermann Scharnagel Heer 15-HMajor[230] Commander of Pionier-Bataillon 173[221][230] 30 September 1944*[230] Killed in action 8 April 1944[221]
603 Konrad Sauer Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves[231] Leader of the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 393[231][232] 30 September 1944[231]
604 Jörg Burg Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[233] Chief of the 7./Panzer-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[221][233] 4 October 1944*[233] Died of wounds 21 August 1944[221]
605 Gerhard Behnke Heer 15-HMajor[234] Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 322[221][234] 4 October 1944[234]
606 Gerhard Kunert Heer 06-HUnteroffizier[235] Group leader in the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33[235][236] 4 October 1944*[235] Killed in action 31 August 1944[236]
607 Wilhelm Kohler Heer 14-HHauptmann[237] Orderly officer and leader of a Kampfgruppe of the 9. Panzer-Division[236][237] 4 October 1944[237]
608 Heinz Reinefarth Waffen-SS 19-WSS-Gruppenführer and Generalleutnant of the Police[238] Commander of a Kampfgruppe in the Korpsgruppe von dem Bach[236][238] 30 September 1944[238]
 
609 Erich Straube Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[239] Commanding general of the LXXIV. Armeekorps[236][239] 30 September 1944[239]
610 Georg Graf von Rittberg Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[240] Commander of the 88. Infanterie-Division[236][240] 10 October 1944[240]
611 Mortimer von Kessel Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[241] Commander of the 20. Panzer-Division[236][241] 16 October 1944[241]
612 Willi Koch Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[242] Leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 32[236][242] 16 October 1944[242]
 
613 Friedrich Strohm Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[132] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 470[132][236] 18 October 1944*[132] Died of wounds 24 September 1944[236]
614 Theodor Krancke Kriegsmarine 20-MAdmiral[183] Commander-in-chief of Navy Group Command West[183][236] 18 October 1944[183]
615 Georg Jakob Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[243] Geschwaderkommodore of Schlachtgeschwader 10[236][243] 30 September 1944[243]
616 Walter Schuck Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[244] Pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 5[236][244] 30 September 1944[244]
617 Dr. jur. Dr. rer. pol. Friedrich-August Freiherr von der Heydte[Note 35] Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[245] Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6[236][245] 30 September 1944[245]
 
618 Herbert Bauer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[246] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[236][Note 36] 30 September 1944[246]
619 Franz Kieslich Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[169] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Schlachtgeschwader 77[236][Note 37] 10 October 1944[Note 37]
620 Diether Lukesch Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[78] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Kampfgeschwader 76[78][236] 10 October 1944[78]
621 Wilhelm Bleckwenn Heer 17-HOberst[247] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 487[236][247] 18 October 1944[247]
622 Arthur Jüttner+ Heer 17-HOberst[248] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 532[236][248] 18 October 1944[248] Awarded 141st Swords 5 April 1945[248]
623 Johann-Georg Richert Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[249] Commander of the 35. Infanterie-Division[236][249] 18 October 1944[249]
624 Werner Gust Heer 15-HMajor[250] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 405[236][250] 18 October 1944[250]
625 Othmar Kreuzinger Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[251] Chief of the 4./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 19[251][252] 18 October 1944*[251] Killed in action 3 September 1944[251]
626 Franz Weller Heer 17-HOberst[253] Commander of Jäger-Regiment 54[252][253] 23 October 1944[253]
627 Karl Thieme+ Heer 15-HMajor[254] Leader of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111[254][255] 23 October 1944[254] Awarded (156th) Swords 9 May 1945?[Note 38]
628 Hans-Christian Stock Heer 14-HHauptmann[257] Chief of the 2./Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 152[252][257] 23 October 1944[257]
629 Gustav Schubert Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[244] Pilot in the 9./Schlachtgeschwader 1[244][252] 24 October 1944[244]
630 Johann Schalanda Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[258] Staffelkapitän of the 3./Schlachtgeschwader 1[252][258] 24 October 1944[258]
631 Helmut Leicht Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[259] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Schlachtgeschwader 10[252][259] 24 October 1944*[259] Killed in action 26 June 1944[252]
632 Günther Tonne Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[260] Geschwaderkommodore of Schnellkampfgeschwader 10[252][260] 24 October 1944*[260] Killed in flying accident 15 July 1943[252]
633 Benno Reuter Heer 11-HStabsfeldwebel[261] Leader of the 6./Jäger-Regiment 49[252][261] 28 October 1944[261]
634 Paul Ecker Heer 15-HMajor[262] Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9[252][262] 28 October 1944[262]
635 Paul Freiherr von Hauser Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[28] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Lehr-Regiment 901[28][252] 28 October 1944[28]
636 Fritz-Rudolf Schultz Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[263] Leader of Panzer-Regiment 35[252][263] 28 October 1944[263]
637 Heinrich Busse Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[163] Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 203[163][252] 28 October 1944[163]
638 Eduard Brunner Heer 14-HHauptmann[264] Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 62[252][264] 28 October 1944[Note 39]
639 Max Simon Waffen-SS 19-WSS-Gruppenführer and Generalleutnant of the Waffen-SS[185] Commander of 16. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Reichsführer-SS"[185][252] 28 October 1944[185]
 
640 Johannes Blaskowitz+ Heer 21-HGeneraloberst[196] Commander-in-chief of Heeresgruppe G[196][252] 29 October 1944[196] Awarded (146th) Swords 25 April 1945[196]  
641 Dr. med. vet. Klaus Hilgemann[Note 40] Heer 15-HMajor[265] Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 426[252][265] 29 October 1944[265]
642 Gerhard Friedrich Heer 16-HOberstleutnant[266] Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13[252][266] 3 November 1944[266]
643 Maximilian Felzmann Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[267] Commander of Korpsabteilung E[252][267] 3 November 1944[267]
644 Johann-Heinrich Eckhardt Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[268] Commander of the 211. Infanterie-Division[252][268] 3 November 1944[268]
645 Werner Hartmann Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See[269] Leader of the U-Boote in the Mediterranean Sea,[269] before commander of U-198[270] 5 November 1944[269]
646 Walter Weiß Heer 21-HGeneraloberst[271] Commander-in-chief of the 2. Armee[270][271] 5 November 1944[271]
 
647 Gustav-Adolf von Zangen Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[272] Acting commander-in-chief of the 15. Armee[270][272] 5 November 1944[272]
 
648 Gerd Ruge Heer 15-HMajor[161] Leader of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 128[161][270] 16 November 1944[161]
649 Wilhelm Weidenbrück Heer 15-HMajor[62] Commander of Panzer-Abteilung of Panzer-Brigade 104[273][Note 41] 16 November 1944[62]
650 Helmut Dörner+ Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Standartenführer[274] Commander of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 8[270][274] 16 November 1944[274] Awarded 129th Swords 1 February 1945[274]
651 Albrecht Krügel Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[275] Commander of SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 24 "Danmark"[270][275] 16 November 1944[275]
652 Emil Badorrek Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[276] Staffelkapitän of the 4./Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 11[270][Note 42] 18 November 1944[276]
653 Klaus Mietusch Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[63] Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"[63][270] 18 November 1944*[63] Killed in action 17 September 1944[270]  
654 Heinz Meyer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann of the Reserves[Note 43] Leader of the III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 15[273][277] 18 November 1944[277]
 
655 Wilhelm Antrup Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[278] Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 55[270][278] 18 November 1944[278]
656 Heinrich Höfer Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[279] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Kampfgeschwader 55[270][279] 18 November 1944[279]
657 Gerhart Schirmer Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant[280] Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 16[270][280] 18 November 1944[280]
658 Hans Seidemann Luftwaffe 19-LGeneralleutnant[281] Commanding general of the VIII. Fliegerkorps[270][281] 18 November 1944[281]
659 Hans Hoßfeld Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän (Marine ArtillerieNaval artillery)[Note 44] Commander of Marine-Artillerie Abteilung 531[270][282] 25 November 1944*[282] Killed in action 19 November 1944[270]
660 Werner Dörnbrack Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[274] Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Schlachtgeschwader 4[270][274] 25 November 1944[274]
661 Hubert Pölz Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[283] Acting Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Schlachtgeschwader 151[270][283] 25 November 1944[283]
662 Rudolf Witzig Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[32] Commander of the I./Fallschirm-Pionier-Regiment 21[32][270] 25 November 1944[32]
663 Georg-Peter Eder Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[118] Staffelkapitän of the 6./Jagdgeschwader 1[118][270] 25 November 1944[118]
664 Rudolf Rennecke Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[284] Leader of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[270][284] 25 November 1944[284]
665 Otto Dommeratzky Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[285] Staffelführer in the 6./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[270][285] 25 November 1944*[285] Killed in action 13 October 1944[270]
666 Karl Kennel Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[286] Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[286][287] 25 November 1944[286]
667 Gerhard Michalski Luftwaffe 15-LMajor[288] Geschwaderkommodore of Jagdgeschwader 4[287][288] 25 November 1944[288]
668 Gerhard Bremer Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[39] Commander of SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 12 "Hitlerjugend"[39][287] 26 November 1944[39]
669 Klaus von Bismarck Heer 15-HMajor[Note 45] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 4[287][289] 26 November 1944[289]
 
670 Artur Phleps Waffen-SS 20-WSS-Obergruppenführer and General of the Waffen-SS[227] Commanding general of the V. SS-Gebirgs-Armeekorps and Higher SS and Police leader as well as commander-in-chief in Siebenbürgen[227][287] 24 November 1944* Killed in action 21 September 1944[227]
671 Otto Wöhler Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie[32] Commander-in-chief of the 8. Armee[32][287] 28 November 1944[32]
 
672 Helmuth Reymann Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[249] Commander of the 11. Infanterie-Division[249][287] 28 November 1944[249]
673 Curt Ehle Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves[290] Leader of Panzer-Brigade 102[287][290] 29 November 1944[290]
674 Kurt Maier Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[291] Staffelkapitän of the 9./Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"[287][Note 46] 6 December 1944[291]
675 Georg Sattler Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant[292] Staffelkapitän of the 1.(K)/Lehrgeschwader 1[287][292] 6 December 1944*[292] Killed in flying accident 30 August 1944[287]
676 Walther Hahm Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[293] Commander of the 389. Infanterie-Division[287][293] 9 December 1944[293]
677 Christian Braun Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel[294] Machine gun Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 308[287][Note 47] 9 December 1944[294]
678 Fritz Arndt Heer 09-HFeldwebel[295] Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 1./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 32[287][295] 9 December 1944[295]
679 Gerhard Engel Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[296] Commander of the 12. Volksgrenadier-Division[287][296] 11 December 1944[296]
 
680 Jürgen Wagner Waffen-SS 18-WSS-Brigadeführer and Generalmajor of the Waffen-SS[297] Commander of the 4. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Brigade "Nederland"[287][297] 11 December 1944[297]
681 Friedrich Jakob Heer 15-HMajor[243] Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 1149[243][287] 18 December 1944[243]
682 Harry Hoppe Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[298] Commander of the 278. Infanterie-Division[287][298] 18 December 1944[298]
683 Eduard Crasemann Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[299] Commander of the 26. Panzer-Division[287][299] 18 December 1944[299]
684 Andreas Kuffner Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann[300] Staffelkapitän of the 10.(Panzer)/Schlachtgeschwader 3[287][300] 20 December 1944[300]
685 Fritz Biermeier Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer[301] Commander of the II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 3 "Totenkopf"[301][302] 26 December 1944*[301] Killed in action 11 October 1944[301]
686 Paul Klatt Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[99] Commander of the 3. Gebirgs-Division[99][302] 26 December 1944[99]
 
687 Günther-Eberhardt Wisliceny+ Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[46] Commander of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland"[46][302] 26 December 1944[46] Awarded (151st) Swords 6 May 1945?[Note 48]  
688 Otto Weidinger+ Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[62] Commander of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4 "Der Führer"[62][302] 26 December 1944[62] Awarded (150th) Swords 6 May 1945?[Note 49]  

NotesEdit

  1. ^ For an explanation of the various naming schemes used by the Luftwaffe, Heer, Kriegsmarine and Waffen-SS refer to nomenclature used by the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS.
  2. ^ a b In German a Doctor of Law is abbreviated as Dr. iur. (Doctor iuris) or Dr. jur. (Doctor juris)
  3. ^ In German an engineer's degree is called Diplom-Ingenieur (abbreviated Dipl.-Ing.)
  4. ^ a b According to Scherzer as SS-Untersturmführer of the Reserves and Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 13.(schwere)/SS-Panzer-Regiment 1.[32]
  5. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann and not as Hauptmann of the Reserves.[38]
  6. ^ According to Scherzer as Leutnant and not as Leutnant of the Reserves.[42]
  7. ^ In German a Doctor of Medical Dentistry is abbreviated as Dr. med. dent. (Doctor medicinae dentariae).
  8. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Infanterie-Regiment 366.[58]
  9. ^ In German a Doctorate of Economics is abbreviated as Dr. rer. pol. (Doctor rerum politicarum).
  10. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3.[66]
  11. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 9./Jagdgeschwader 52.[72]
  12. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberwachtmeister and not Wachtmeister.[88]
  13. ^ According to Scherzer as Major and not Oberstleutnant.[95]
  14. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann and not as Major.[97]
  15. ^ According to Scherzer as Major of the Reserves.[101]
  16. ^ In German a Doctorate of Economics is abbreviated as Dr. rer. pol. (Doctor rerum politicarum) and a Doctorate in engineering is abbreviated as Dr.-Ing. (Doctor-Ingenieur).
  17. ^ According to Scherzer on 25 April 1944.[112]
  18. ^ According to Scherzer on 25 April 1944.[113]
  19. ^ According to Scherzer on 25 April 1944.[114]
  20. ^ The German Federal Archives hold no records for the presentation of the Swords. The Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) assumes that the presentation fell into the timeframe 20 April 1945 to 29 April 1945. It is assumed that the nomination was approved on 26 April 1945.[116] Scherzer states that the assumption is based on a statement from Decker's widow. She claimed that she had been informed that her husband had received the award. The date and sequential number "149" were assigned by the AKCR.[117]
  21. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 5./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet".[121]
  22. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberstleutnant.[62]
  23. ^ According to Scherzer as Major and not as Major of the Reserves.[130]
  24. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of the 9. Flak-Division.[136]
  25. ^ According to Scherzer the Swords to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves were awarded on 3 August 1944.[152]
  26. ^ Fritz-Hubert Gräser's nomination was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Personnel Office) on 29 April 1945. General Ernst Maisel noted: "I approve the nomination! 30 April". The nomination list for the higher grades of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross only notes the nomination entry date as 29 April 1945. There is no indication that the award was granted. The paperwork was not finalized by the end of the war. The Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) claims that the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The sequential number "154" and presentation date were assigned by the AKCR.[160]
  27. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the III./Jagdgeschwader 52.[168]
  28. ^ According to Scherzer as 'Hauptmann' (war officer).[170]
  29. ^ According to Scherzer as Major.[172]
  30. ^ No evidence of the presentation of the award to Wilhelm Bittrich can be found in the German Federal Archives. The award was unlawfully presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee. The sequential number "153" was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Bittrich was member of the AKCR.[197]
  31. ^ Eugen Meindl's nomination was approved by each of his commanding officers. However the nomination contains no final remark on the proceedings. Oberst Nicolaus von Below, Hitler's Luftwaffe adjutant, had sent a teleprinter message to the commanding general of the Fallschirmarmee Generaloberst Kurt Student, requesting a statement for this nomination. The copy of the teleprinter message contains a note: resubmission "23 April 1945". It seems that the statement was never returned. The paperwork was not finalized by the end of the war. The Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) claims that the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The sequential number "155" was assigned by the AKCR. Fellgiebel assigned the presentation date. Meindl is mentioned on a list of the Oberbefehlshaber Nordwest for "Nominations and Bestowal of War Awards" from May 1945. This list, which was intended to be presented to Karl Dönitz, contained twelve names of pending nominations which had been submitted via the chain of command. Dönitz never signed this list and it is believed that he never saw it. The responsible personnel offices awarded or declined eight nominations from this list by the end of the war by, two remained unprocessed by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Personnel Office) and Luftwaffenpersonalamt (LPA—Luftwaffe Personnel Office) and two further were left ready for signing at the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht/Wehrmacht-Führungsstab (OKW/WFSt—Oberkommando der Wehrmacht/Wehrmacht-Führungsstab—leadership staff of the Army High Command).[199]
  32. ^ Heinrich von Lüttwitz's nomination was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Personnel Office) on 28 April 1945. Major Joachim Domaschk decided on 30 April: "Heeresgruppe B, postpone!" General Von Lüttwiz together with the remaining forces of the Heeresgruppe B was either taken prisoner of war or missing in action in the Ruhr Pocket on 15 April. The nomination was thus not further processed in accordance with AHA 44 Ziff. 572. The nomination list for the higher grades of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross also contains a note from 28 April 1945: "postponed". A bestowal thus did not occur. The sequential number "157" and presentation date were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[206]
  33. ^ In German a Doctorate in engineering is abbreviated as Dr.-Ing. (Doctor-Ingenieur).
  34. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Panzer-Regiment 9.[229]
  35. ^ In German a Doctor of Law is abbreviated as Dr. iur. (Doctor iuris) or Dr. jur. (Doctor juris) and a Doctorate of Economics is abbreviated as Dr. rer. pol. (Doctor rerum politicarum).
  36. ^ According to Scherzer as Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Schlachtgeschwader 103.[246]
  37. ^ a b According to Scherzer on 18 October 1944 as leader of the III./Schlachtgeschwader 77.[169]
  38. ^ Karl Thieme's nomination was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Personnel Office) on 10 April 1945 via teleprinter message. Major Joachim Domaschk noted "By no means sufficient! Requesting statement from OB West", which was requested on 13 April. OB West responded on 24 April (entry date at the Heerespersonalamt on 28 April): "Statement from OB West not possible, since nomination was not made via OB West". Major Domaschk then decided on 28 April: "Heeresgruppe B, postpone!" In this instance the nomination was not processed due to AHA 44 Ziff. 572 but also because statements from his commanding officers could not be obtained anymore due to the capitulation. The nomination list for the higher grades of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross also contains a note from 10 April 1945: postponed. A bestowal thus did not occur. The Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) claims that the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The sequential number "156" was assigned by the AKCR. Fellgiebel assigned the presentation date.[256]
  39. ^ According to Scherzer on 18 October 1944.[264]
  40. ^ In German a Doctorate in Veterinary medicine is abbreviated as Dr. med. vet. (Doctor medicinae veterinariae).
  41. ^ According to Scherzer as commander of Panzer-Abteilung 2104.[62]
  42. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the Aufklärungsstaffel 4.(F)/11.[276]
  43. ^ According to Scherzer as Hauptmann (War Officer).[277]
  44. ^ According to Scherzer as Kapitänleutnant (Marine Artillerie M.A.—Naval artillery) and not Korvettenkapitän (M.A.). Hans Hoßfeld was promoted to Korvettenkapitän (M.A.) posthumously.[282]
  45. ^ According to Scherzer as Major of the Reserves.[289]
  46. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän in the III./Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg".[291]
  47. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the II. Zug/ 8./Grenadier-Regiment 308.[294]
  48. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. The award was unlawfully presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee. The sequential number "151" was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Wisliceny was member of the AKCR.[303]
  49. ^ No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. The award was unlawfully presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee. The sequential number "150" was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Weidinger was member of the AKCR.[304]

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