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Hans-Joachim Kahler
Born (1908-03-21)21 March 1908
Died 14 January 2000(2000-01-14) (aged 98)
Place of birth Morhange (Mörchingen)
Place of death Hamburg
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1927–1945
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held Führer Grenadier Brigade

World War II

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

Hans-Joachim Kahler (21 March 1908 – 14 January 2000[1]) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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. Hans-Joachim Kahler was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in 1946.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Biography
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 204.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.
  • 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.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of Führer Grenadier Brigade
10 July 1944 – 23 December 1944
Succeeded by
Major von Courbière

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