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Ernst Kutschkau
Born (1910-10-23)23 October 1910
Died 4 February 1947(1947-02-04) (aged 36)
Place of birth Saalfeld, East Prussia
Place of death POW camp Chatelineau near Charleroi, Belgium
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–1945
Rank Oberfeldwebel der Reserve
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 3
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Ernst Kutschkau (23 October 1910 – 4 February 1947) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold one of only 631 awards

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 432.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 230.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (2004). Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold. Selbstverlag Florian Berger ISBN 3-9501307-3-X.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2299-6.

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