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The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) and its variants were the highest award in the military of the Third Reich during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded for a wide range of reasons and across all ranks, 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 following is the second part of the list of all 717 Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients whose last name starts with "K". Listed here are the 428 recipients whose last name is in the range "Kn–Kz". The recipients whose last name is in the range "Ka–Km" is listed at List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (Ka–Km).

The number of 428 Knight's Cross recipients whose last name is in the range "Kn–Kz" is based on the analysis and acceptance of the order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[1] Author and historian Veit Scherzer has challenged the validity of 8 of these listings.[2] The recipients are ordered alphabetically by last name. The rank listed is the recipient's rank at the time the Knight's Cross was awarded.

Background[edit | edit source]

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 (Eisernes Kreuz), the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross (Großkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). Article 2 of the enactment mandated that the award of a higher class be preceded by the award of all preceding classes.[3] 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.[4] 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 (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern) and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten).[5] At the end of 1944 the final grade, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit goldenem Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten), based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt 1945 I S. 11 of 29 December 1944, became the final variant of the Knight's Cross authorized.[6]

Recipients[edit | edit source]

The Oberkommando der Wehrmacht 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.[7]

      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 was awarded posthumously.
      This along with the ! (exclamation mark) indicates that author Walther-Peer Fellgiebel has expressed doubt regarding the veracity and formal correctness of the listing.
      This along with the ? (question mark) indicates that historian Veit Scherzer has expressed doubt regarding the veracity and formal correctness of the listing.

Name Service Rank Role and unit[Note 1] Date of award Notes Image
Knaack, KurtKurt Knaack Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[8] Leader of the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 410[8][9] 5 November 1942[8]
Knaak, Hans-WolframHans-Wolfram Knaak Heer 13-HOberleutnant[10] Chief of the 8./Lehr-Regiment z.b.V. 800 "Brandenburg"[9][10] 3 November 1942*[10] Killed in action 26 June 1941[10]
Knabe, Gustav-GeorgGustav-Georg Knabe Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Kradschützen-Bataillon 15[9] 1 June 1941
Knabe, KonradKonrad Knabe Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Leader of a Kette ("chain" or flight of three) in Fernaufklärungs Staffel Lappland (1.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 124) (AOK 20. Gebirgsarmee)[11] 16 April 1943
Knacke, ReinholdReinhold Knacke+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Pilot in the 3./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1[11] 1 July 1942 Awarded 190th Oak Leaves 7 February 1943
Knaf, WalterWalter Knaf Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Platoon leader in the 8./Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 "Hermann Göring"[11] 4 April 1944* Killed in action 8 December 1943[11]
Knapp, FranzFranz Knapp Heer 15-HMajor Commander of schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 663[11] 10 September 1944
Knapp, WilhelmWilhelm Knapp Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Staffelkapitän of the 3.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 123[11] 2 November 1940
Knappe, HerbertHerbert Knappe Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 14./Jäger-Regiment 83[11] 15 May 1944
Knappe, KurtKurt Knappe Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier Pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[11] 3 November 1942
Knaul, ErnstErnst Knaul Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Rifle leader in the 4.(schwere)/Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 96[12] 6 March 1944
Knaup, LudwigLudwig Knaup Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Chief of the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 904[11] 4 October 1944
Knaust, Hans-PeterHans-Peter Knaust+ Heer 15-HMajor[10] Commander of Kampfgruppe "Sonnenstuhl" with the II. SS-Panzerkorps[11][Note 2] 28 September 1944[10] Awarded 843rd Oak Leaves 17 April 1945[10]
Knauth, Dr. WilhelmDr. Wilhelm Knauth Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Leader of the 3./Panzer-Abteilung 505[11] 14 November 1943
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Knebel, ErnstErnst Knebel+ Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Feld-Ersatz-Regiment Panzer AOK 3 and Armeewaffenschule[11] 27 August 1944 Awarded 744th Oak Leaves 19 February 1945
Knebel-Doeberitz, Rudolf vonRudolf von Knebel-Doeberitz?[Note 3] Heer 15-HMajor im Generalstab (in the General Staff) Ia (operations officer) of the 24. Panzer-Division[12] 11 May 1945
Knemeyer, SiegfriedSiegfried Knemeyer Luftwaffe 15-LMajor im Stabsamt des RLM Gruppenkommandeur of Aufklärungs-Lehr-Gruppe of the OB.d.L.[11] 29 August 1943
Knesebeck, Wasmod von demWasmod von dem Knesebeck Heer 16-HOberstleutnant im Generalstab (in the General Staff) Ia (operations officer) of the 306. Infanterie-Division[12] 14 May 1944
Knetsch, WilhelmWilhelm Knetsch Heer 15-HMajor Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 545[12] 8 October 1942
Kniep, WalterWalter Kniep Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 2 "Das Reich"[11] 14 August 1943
Knirsch, WalterWalter Knirsch Heer 09-HFeldwebel Platoon leader in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 89[11] 21 December 1944
Knittel, GustavGustav Knittel Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[14] 4 June 1944
Knobelsdorff, Otto vonOtto von Knobelsdorff+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant Commander of the 19. Panzer-Division[14] 17 September 1941 Awarded 322nd Oak Leaves 12 November 1943
100th Swords 21 September 1944
Knobloch, LeoLeo Knobloch Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Company troop leader in the 1./Reiter-Regiment 32[14] 30 September 1944
Knoche, HeinzHeinz Knoche Heer 15-HMajor Leader of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33[14] 5 April 1945
Knoechlein, FritzFritz Knöchlein Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer Commander of SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 "Norge"[14] 16 November 1944
Knoerrchen, EgonEgon Knörrchen Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Chief of the 4./Artillerie-Regiment 218[14] 28 March 1945
Knoespel, WalterWalter Knoespel Heer 14-HHauptmann Company chief in Infanterie-Regiment 156 (motorized)[14] 17 January 1942
Knoke, HeinzHeinz Knoke Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 11[14] 27 April 1945
Knollmann, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Knollmann Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Company leader in Grenadier-Regiment 45[14] 21 March 1944
Knoop, Dr. med. dent. RolfDr. med. dent. Rolf Knoop Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 377[14] 26 July 1944
Knoop, Waldemar vonWaldemar von Knoop Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves Commander of Radfahr-Abteilung 8[14] 26 March 1943
Knop, AlbertAlbert Knop Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 118[14] 17 August 1943
Knorr, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Knorr Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Commander of the I./Flak-Sturm-Abteilung 7[15] 28 February 1945* Died of wounds 9 February 1945
Knorr, WalterWalter Knorr Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Group leader in the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 108[14] 6 March 1944
Knostmann, GeorgGeorg Knostmann Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Regiment adjutant in the Grenadier-Regiment 266[14] 4 May 1944
Knotzer, JosefJosef Knotzer Heer 15-HMajor Leader of Alarmeinheit (emergency unit) in the 9. Panzer-Division[14] 23 March 1945
Knüppel, HeinrichHeinrich Knüppel Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 256[14] 7 August 1942
Knüppel, Karl-GüntherKarl-Günther Knüppel Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Platoon leader in the Stabskompanie/Grenadier-Regiment 51 (motorized)[14] 17 December 1943
Knüttel, KarlKarl Knüttel Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 200[14] 3 November 1944
Knust, Friedrich-KarlFriedrich-Karl Knust Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant Geschwaderkommodore of (K)/Lehrgeschwader 1[14] 3 May 1942
Knuth, Friedrich-WilhelmFriedrich-Wilhelm Knuth Heer 15-HMajor Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 211[14] 6 March 1944
Knuth, HermannHermann Knuth Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See Chief of the 1. Sicherungsdivision[14] 24 September 1944
Koall, GerhardGerhard Koall Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Gruppenkommandeur of the IV./Jagdgeschwader 54[14] 10 October 1944
Koberling, HorstHorst Koberling Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Leader of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25[14] 30 April 1945
Kobersky, HerbertHerbert Kobersky Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Platoon leader in Regiment Gruppe 481[12] 4 October 1944
Koch, AlfredAlfred Koch?[Note 4] Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer Leader of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland"[16] 6 May 1945* Killed in action 3 May 1945
Koch, AlfredAlfred Koch Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Leader of the 2./leichte Flak-Abteilung 71[16] 7 April 1945
Koch, AugustAugust Koch Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of a Kampfgruppe in the fortress Posen[16] 20 February 1945
Koch, Dr. rer.pol. DietrichDr. rer.pol. Dietrich Koch Heer 09-HFeldwebel Platoon leader in the 3./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 88[16] 23 February 1942
Koch, DietrichDietrich Koch![Note 5] Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of the 8./Panzer-Regiment 5 in the DAK[16] 13 April 1942
Koch, ErwinErwin Koch Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 447[16] 28 May 1943
Koch, FriedrichFriedrich Koch Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie zur Verwendung (for disposition) Commanding general of the XXXXIV. Armeekorps[16] 13 October 1941
Koch, KarlKarl Koch Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 15[16] 24 October 1944* Killed in action 29 July 1944
Koch, MaxMax Koch Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 585[16] 4 June 1944* Killed in action 15 April 1944[16]
Koch, TheodorTheodor Koch Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 6./Artillerie-Regiment 36 (motorized)[16] 2 September 1944
Koch, WalterWalter Koch Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Abteilung "Koch"[16] 10 May 1940
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Koch, WilliWilli Koch+ Heer 09-HFeldwebel Leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 32[16] 16 April 1944 Awarded 612th Oak Leaves 16 October 1944 Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1990-067-10, Willi Koch.jpg
Koch, WilliWilli Koch Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 3./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1[16] 9 June 1944
Koch-Erpach, RudolfRudolf Koch-Erpach Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant Commander of the 8. Infanterie-Division[16] 24 June 1940
Kochanowski, JohannJohann Kochanowski Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister Platoon leader in the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 201[16] 15 October 1942
Kochendörfer, KarlKarl Kochendörfer Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Gun leader in the 3.(schwere)/Schnelle Abteilung 296[16] 18 September 1942
Kociok, JosefJosef Kociok Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Pilot in the 10.(NJ)/Zerstörergeschwader 1[16] 31 July 1943
Kodré, HeinrichHeinrich Kodré Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 123[16] 14 May 1941
Koechle, LudwigLudwig Köchle Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer Shock troops leader and platoon leader in the 5./SS-Totenkopf-Infanterie-Regiment 1[16] 28 February 1942
Koechling, FriedrichFriedrich Köchling Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 254. Infanterie-Division[18] 31 July 1942
Koeck, ReinholdReinhold Köck Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Company chief in Grenadier-Regiment 469[18] 5 January 1945
Koeckerbauer, HansHans Köckerbauer Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 13./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 91[18] 18 November 1941
Koeckeritz, Hans-Joachim vonHans-Joachim von Koeckeritz Heer 14-HRittmeister of the Reserves Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 32[18] 10 February 1944* Killed in action 4 February 1944[18]
Koeditz, AlfredAlfred Koeditz Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves Pilot in the Stab/Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 100[18] 23 December 1942
Koehler, ArminArmin Köhler Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 77[18] 7 February 1945
Koehler, Carl-ErikCarl-Erik Koehler Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant Commander of the 306. Infanterie-Division[18] 4 May 1944
Koehler, FritzFritz Köhler Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant Gruppenkommandeur of Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 122[18] 4 November 1941
Koehler, GeorgGeorg Köhler Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of the 3./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26[18] 3 January 1943
Koehler, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Köhler Heer 14-HRittmeister Commander of the I./Reiter-Regiment 31[18] 5 March 1945
Köhler, HeinrichHeinrich Köhler Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Platoon leader in the 3./Heeres-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 210[18] 20 April 1945
Koehler, Dr. jur. HelmutDr. jur. Helmut Koehler Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Leader of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 1[18] 3 November 1944
Koehler, HelmutHelmut Köhler Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 154[18] 18 February 1945
Koehler, RudolfRudolf Köhler Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the I./Schützen-Regiment 73[18] 27 July 1941
Koehler, SiegfriedSiegfried Köhler Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Messenger squadron leader in the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 108[18] 17 March 1945
Koehler, WalterWalter Koehler? Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 3./schwere Heeres-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 525[18] 11 May 1945
Koehler, WernerWerner Köhler Heer 14-HHauptmann Battalion commander in Füsilier-Regiment 26[18] 13 February 1945
Koehne, Hans-GüntherHans-Günther Koehne Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Staffelkapitän of the Stabsstaffel/Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[18] 3 November 1942
Koehnen, HermannHermann Köhnen Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 1145[18] 28 February 1945
Koehnke, OttoOtto Köhnke Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Kampfgeschwader 54[18] 1 August 1942
Koelbel, OttoOtto Kölbel Heer 04-HObergefreiter Group leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 542[18] 1 June 1943
Koellner, JürgenJürgen Köllner Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 671[18] 4 May 1944
Koelsch, ErichErich Kölsch Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Group leader in the 3./Pionier-Bataillon 263[18] 18 November 1944
Koenen, Friedrich vonFriedrich von Koenen Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the III./4. Regiment "Brandenburg" (a unit of the Abwehr)[18] 16 September 1943
Koenig AlfonsAlfons König+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the 6./Infanterie-Regiment 199[19] 21 December 1940 Awarded 194th Oak Leaves 21 February 1943
70th Swords 9 June 1944
Koenig, ChristianChristian König Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 41 (motorized)[19] 5 January 1943
Koenig, ErnstErnst König+ Heer 15-HMajor Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 12[19] 16 September 1943 Awarded 598th Oak Leaves 21 September 1944
Koenig, EugenEugen König+ Heer 15-HMajor Acting commander of Infanterie-Regiment 352[19] 1 August 1942 Awarded 318th Oak Leaves 4 November 1943
Koenig, GeorgGeorg König Heer 09-HFeldwebel Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Abteilung 18[19] 13 September 1943
Koenig, Hans-HeinrichHans-Heinrich Koenig Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Leader of the I./Jagdgeschwader 11[19] 19 August 1944* Killed in flying accident 24 May 1944[19]
Koenig, HeinrichHeinrich König Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 915[19] 14 February 1945
Koenig, HeinzHeinz Koenig Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Leader of the 3./Fallschirm-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung "Hermann Göring"[19] 8 February 1945
Koenig, HerbertHerbert König Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Pilot in the 12./Transportgeschwader 1[19] 9 June 1944
Koenig, ReinhardReinhard König Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant (Ing.) Chief engineer on U-123[19] 8 July 1944
Koenig, RudolfRudolf König Heer 09-HFeldwebel Platoon leader in the 2./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 74[19] 17 December 1942
Koenig, ViktorViktor König Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel Observer in the 14.(Eis)/Kampfgeschwader 55[19] 6 October 1944* Killed in action 29 August 1944[19]
König, WilhelmWilhelm König Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the 1./Kavallerie-Regiment "Mitte"[19] 10 September 1943
Koeppel, WalterWalter Koeppel Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Gun leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 111[19] 15 February 1943
Koeppen, EckhardtEckhardt Köppen Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier Company troop leader in the 1./Fallschirm-Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 2 "Hermann Göring"[19] 15 March 1945
Koeppen, GerhardGerhard Köppen+ Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel Pilot in the 7./Jagdgeschwader 52[19][Note 6] 18 December 1941 Awarded 79th Oak Leaves 27 February 1942
Koepsell, HerbertHerbert Koepsell Luftwaffe 06-LUnteroffizier Company troop leader in the 1./Fallschirm-Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 2 "Hermann Göring"[19] 7 February 1944
Koerner, AdolfAdolf Körner Heer 13-HOberleutnant Leader of the 7./Artillerie-Regiment 168[19] 20 January 1945
Koerner, FriedrichFriedrich Körner Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Staffelführer of the 2./Jagdgeschwader 27[19] 6 September 1942
Koerner, HelmutHelmut Körner Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Regiment 656[21] 3 December 1943
Koerner, KarlKarl Körner Waffen-SS 10-WSS-Hauptscharführer Platoon leader in the 2./schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 503[19] 29 April 1945
Koerner, MartinMartin Körner Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Staffelkapitän of the 4./Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 9[19] 14 March 1943
Koerner, WalterWalter Körner?[Note 7] Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer Regiment adjutant of SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 "Norge"[19] 11 May 1945* Killed in action 6 March 1945
Koerte, PeterPeter Körte Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Füsilier-Regiment 26[23] 27 July 1943
Koester, AlfonsAlfons Köster Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Pilot in the 3./Nachtjagdgeschwader 2[23] 29 October 1942
Koester, AlfredAlfred Koester Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 200[23] 10 May 1943
Köster, HelmutHelmut Köster Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel Pilot in the 1./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[23] 8 August 1944* Killed in action 8 August 1944[23]
Koester, WalterWalter Köster Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 156 (motorized)[23] 30 October 1941
Koether, WilhelmWilhelm Köther Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 1./Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 257[23] 27 May 1942
Koetke, WernerWerner Kötke Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 994[23] 23 August 1944* Killed in action 17 July 1944[23]
Koetz, KarlKarl Koetz+ Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 463[23] 2 October 1941 Awarded 374th Oak Leaves 24 January 1944
Kofler, FlorianFlorian Kofler Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the II./Jäger-Regiment 56[23] 16 November 1944* Died of wounds 31 October 1944[23]
Kohl, ChristophChristoph Kohl Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Company troop leader in the 2./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12[23] 14 May 1944
Kohla, HelmutHelmut Kohla Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 4./Panzer-Abteilung 21[23] 16 August 1943
Kohlauf, FranzFranz Kohlauf Kriegsmarine 15-MKorvettenkapitän Chief of the 4. Torpedobootflottille[23] 29 October 1943
Kohler, WilhelmWilhelm Kohler+ Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of a Kampfgruppe in Infanterie-Regiment 195[23] 10 December 1942 Awarded 607th Oak Leaves 4 October 1944
Kohlermann, OttoOtto Kohlermann Heer 17-HOberst Artilleriekommandeur 129[23] 22 February 1942
Kohlhaas, KarlKarl Kohlhaas Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Platoon leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 485[23] 4 May 1944
Kohlhaas, LudwigLudwig Kohlhaas Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of the III./Füsilier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"[24] 21 November 1942
Kohlhagen, KurtKurt Kohlhagen Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Pilot and observer in the 1.(N)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 2[23] 30 September 1944
Kohmann, HannsHanns Kohmann Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Pilot in the Fliegerstaffel des Führers[23] 28 February 1945
Kohnz, BrunoBruno Kohnz+ Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 11./Jäger-Regiment 207[23] 17 December 1942 Awarded 207th Oak Leaves 6 March 1943
Kohout, Franz-JosefFranz-Josef Kohout Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of the II./Panzer-Regiment 33[25] 4 December 1941
Koitschka, [Dr.] Siegfried[Dr.] Siegfried Koitschka[Note 8] Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See Commander of U-616[25] 27 January 1944
Koj, EwaldEwald Koj? Heer 14-HHauptmann Chief of the 3./Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 8 (8. Jäger-Division)[25] 9 May 1945* Killed in action 11 March 1945[25]
Kokott, HeinzHeinz Kokott Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 337[25] 17 March 1943
Kolb, FritzFritz Kolb Luftwaffe 09-LFahnenjunker-Feldwebel Pilot in the 5./Transportgeschwader 3[25] 9 June 1944
Kolb, RichardRichard Kolb Luftwaffe 15-LMajor of the Reserves Commander of leichte Flak-Abteilung 91 (motorized)[25] 12 November 1941
Kolb, WernerWerner Kolb+ Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 36[25] 27 June 1942 Awarded 514th Oak Leaves 26 June 1944
Kolbeck, HansHans Kolbeck Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 1083[25] 24 February 1945* Killed in action 17 February 1945[25]
Kolbeck, Dr. med. dent. RudolfDr. med. dent. Rudolf Kolbeck+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant of the Reserves Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 316[25] 20 April 1943 Awarded 403rd Oak Leaves 22 February 1944
Kolbow, HansHans Kolbow Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Staffelkapitän of the 6./Jagdgeschwader 51[26] 27 July 1941* Killed in action 16 July 1941[25]
Kolbus, FriedemannFriedemann Kolbus Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 3./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 161[25] 9 December 1944
Kolczyk, HeinzHeinz Kolczyk Heer 14-HRittmeister Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 7[25] 6 April 1944
Koll, JohannesJohannes Koll Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 696[25] 24 December 1944
Koll, RichardRichard Koll Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Panzer-Regiment 11[25] 15 July 1941
Kollak, ReinhardReinhard Kollak Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Pilot in the 8./Nachtjagdgeschwader 4[25] 29 August 1943
Kollberg, BothoBotho Kollberg+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 23[25] 6 September 1942 Awarded 384th Oak Leaves 8 February 1944
Kollehn, GerhardGerhard Kollehn Heer 15-HMajor Leader of Jäger-Regiment 38[25] 11 December 1944
Koller, AlbertAlbert Koller Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Staffelkapitän of the 4./Kampfgeschwader 55[25] 13 November 1942
Koller, GustavGustav Koller Heer 04-HObergefreiter Group leader in the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21[25] 8 August 1944
Koller, KarlKarl Koller Luftwaffe 17-LOberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff) Chief of the general staff of Luftflotte 2[25] 10 April 1942
Kollewe, GerhardGerhard Kollewe+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Gruppenkommandeur of the II.(Kampf)/Lehrgeschwader 1[25] 5 July 1941 Awarded 112th Oak Leaves 12 August 1942
Kollhofer, JosefJosef Kollhofer Heer 04-HObergefreiter Gun leader in the 4./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26[25] 14 August 1944
Kollmann, Friedrich KarlFriedrich Karl Kollmann Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Platoon leader in Panzergrenadier-Regiment 59[25] 6 October 1944
Kolodziejczyk, GeorgGeorg Kolodziejczyk Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 3./Panzer-Regiment 15[25] 5 March 1945
Koltermann, WolfgangWolfgang Koltermann Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 3./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 507[25] 11 March 1945
Kompch, HerbertHerbert Kompch Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Commander of the I./Flak-Regiment 4 (motorized)[27] 11 March 1944
Konopacki, GüntherGünther Konopacki+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant Leader of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 168[27] 19 December 1943 Awarded 797th Oak Leaves 23 March 1945
Konopka, GerhardGerhard Konopka Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment (motorized) "Großdeutschland"[27] 29 August 1943
Konrad, AlfredAlfred Konrad Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister Platoon leader in the 1./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 7[27] 8 August 1943
Konrad, RudolfRudolf Konrad Heer 20-HGeneral der Gebirgstruppe Commanding general of the XXXXIX. Gebirgskorps[27] 1 August 1942
Konschegg von Pramburg, Dr. jur. LambertDr. jur. Lambert Konschegg von Pramburg Luftwaffe 15-LMajor Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Kampfgeschwader 40[27] 28 February 1945
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Koolwijk, Wilhelm vonWilhelm von Koolwijk Luftwaffe 17-LOberst Commander of Flak-Regiment 37 (motorized)[27] 8 August 1944
Koopmann, ErwinErwin Koopmann Heer 15-HMajor Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 76[27] 28 November 1943* Killed in action 8 November 1943[27]
Kopatzki, LotharLothar Kopatzki Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of the Panzer-Jäger-Kompanie 1212[27] 5 April 1945
Kopp, HelmutHelmut Kopp Heer 13-HOberleutnant Leader of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 151[28] 2 June 1942
Kopp, KarlKarl Kopp Heer 09-HFeldwebel Platoon leader in the 11./Infanterie-Regiment 512[27] 15 November 1941
Kopp, WalterWalter Kopp Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the I./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99[27] 6 November 1942
Kopp, WalterWalter Kopp Heer 15-HMajor Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 1077[27] 9 February 1945
Koppe, RudolfRudolf Koppe Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 23[27] 18 November 1944
Koppenwallner, KarlKarl Koppenwallner Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 97[27] 1 January 1944
Kordemann, MartinMartin Kordemann? Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 577[27] 11 May 1945
Korfes, Dr. rer. pol. OttoDr. rer. pol. Otto Korfes Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 295. Infanterie-Division[27] 22 January 1943
Korn, HeinzHeinz Korn RAD 12-HFeldmeister
(rank equivalent to Leutnant)
Meßoffizier (measuring officer) in the 4./schwere Flak-Abteilung 232 (RAD 8/60)[27] 14 January 1945
Kornblum, DietrichDietrich Kornblum Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Staffelführer of the 4./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[27] 9 June 1944
Kornmeyer, HansHans Kornmeyer Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 109[27] 9 May 1942
Kornprobst, FranzFranz Kornprobst Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 320[27] 5 April 1945
Kornprobst, OttoOtto Kornprobst Heer 12-HLeutnant Platoon leader of Panzer-Abteilung 118[27] 23 March 1945
Korol, AntonAnton Korol Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves Staffelführer of the 10.(Panzer)/Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[29] 12 March 1945
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Korte, HansHans Korte Luftwaffe 18-LGeneralmajor Commander of the 2.(Torpedo) Flieger-Division[29] 30 September 1944
Korten, GüntherGünther Korten Luftwaffe 18-LGeneralmajor Chief of the general staff of Luftflotte 4[29] 3 May 1941
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Korth, ClausClaus Korth Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant Commander of U-93[29] 29 May 1941
Korth, [Dr.] Siegfried[Dr.] Siegfried Korth[Note 8] Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer Chief of the 3./SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 18 "Florian Geyer"[29] 9 February 1945
Korthals, GerhardGerhard Korthals Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Staffelkapitän of the 8./Kampfgeschwader 51[29] 2 October 1942
Korts, BertholdBerthold Korts Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 52[29] 29 August 1943
Kortzfleisch, Joachim vonJoachim von Kortzfleisch Heer 20-HGeneral der Infanterie Commanding general of the XI. Armeekorps[29] 4 September 1940
Korupkat, GüntherGünther Korupkat Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Deputy leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 1077[29] 9 February 1945
Kosar, KarlKarl Kosar Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Abteilung 7[29] 7 February 1944
Kosch, BennoBenno Kosch Luftwaffe 16-LOberstleutnant Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"[29] 1 October 1940
Koser, ChristianChristian Koser Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Leader of the 4./Grenadier-Regiment 273[29] 2 September 1944
Koske, Dr. KarlDr. Karl Koske Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 212. Infanterie-Division[29] 15 March 1944
Koslinko, OttoOtto Koslinko[Note 9] Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Platoon leader in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 504[29] 4 June 1944* Killed in action 28 March 1944[29]
Kossack, SiegfriedSiegfried Kossack Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 1051[29] 18 November 1944
Kossmala, GeorgGeorg Koßmala+ Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Sicherungs-Regiment 3[29] 13 March 1942 Awarded 435th Oak Leaves 26 March 1944
Kossmann, Karl-RichardKarl-Richard Koßmann Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 74[29] 23 March 1945
Kostka, FranzFranz Kostka Heer 04-HObergefreiter Shock troops leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 399[29] 10 May 1943
Kotlowski, FranzFranz Kotlowski Heer 04-HObergefreiter Group leader in the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 411[29] 16 November 1944
Kotz, RichardRichard Kotz Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 389[29] 21 October 1943
Kowalewski, RobertRobert Kowalewski Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Pilot in the Stabsstaffel/X. Fliegerkorps[29] 24 November 1940
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Kox, PeterPeter Kox Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 169[31] 5 April 1945
Kraas, BorisBoris Kraas Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of SS-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 3 "Totenkopf"[31] 28 February 1945* Died of wounds 13 February 1945[31]
Kraas, HugoHugo Kraas+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of the I./2. SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment/Panzergrenadier-Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[32] 28 March 1943 Awarded 375th Oak Leaves 24 January 1944
Kracht, HermannHermann Kracht Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 12.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 29 (motorized)[31] 25 December 1944* Killed in action 2 June 1944[31]
Kraemer, ChristophChristoph Krämer Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 5./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 7[31] 14 May 1944
Kraemer, FritzFritz Kraemer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant im General (in the General Staff) Ia (operations officer) in the 13. Panzer-Division[31] 17 December 1942
Kraemer, PaulPaul Krämer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 93[31] 7 February 1945
Kraemer, RichardRichard Krämer Heer 12-HLeutnant Platoon leader in the 1./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 232[31] 30 September 1944
Kraeussel, OskarOskar Kräussel Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel Pilot in Kampfgeschwader z.b.V. 172[31] 24 December 1942
Krafft, HeinrichHeinrich Krafft Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant of the Reserves Staffelkapitän of the 3./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"[31] 18 March 1942
Krafft, [Dr.] Horst[Dr.] Horst Krafft[Note 8] Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 185[31] 29 September 1941
Kraft, AlfredAlfred Kraft Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Regiment 27[31] 22 January 1943
Kraft, GerhardGerhard Kraft Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 112[31] 23 February 1944
Kraft, JosefJosef Kraft+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Pilot in the II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 6[31] 30 September 1944 Awarded 838th Oak Leaves 17 April 1945
Kraft, KarlKarl Kraft Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 42[31] 18 January 1942
Krag, ErnstErnst Krag+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2 "Das Reich"[31] 23 October 1944 Awarded 755th Oak Leaves 28 February 1945
Krah, HansHans Krah Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the I./Füsilier-Regiment 34[31] 11 October 1943
Krahl, Karl-HeinzKarl-Heinz Krahl Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Leader of the I./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"[31] 13 November 1940
Krainz, WalterWalter Krainz Heer 04-HObergefreiter In the III./Jäger-Regiment 75[33] 17 April 1945
Kraiss, DietrichDietrich Kraiss+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 168. Infanterie-Division[33] 23 July 1942 Awarded 549th Oak Leaves 11 August 1944 Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1984-058-20A, Dietrich Kraiss.jpg
Krakau, AugustAugust Krakau Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 85[33] 21 June 1941
Kral, RupprechtRupprecht Kral Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Gun leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 19[33] 15 May 1944
Kralemann, FriedrichFriedrich Kralemann Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Pilot in the II./Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow"[33] 29 October 1943
Kramer, HeinzHeinz Kramer Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Richtschütze (gunner) in the 2./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502[33] 6 October 1944
Kramer, RudolfRudolf Kramer Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Staffelkapitän in Kampfgeschwader 26[33] 18 March 1945
Krancke, TheodorTheodor Krancke+ Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See Commander of pocket battleship Admiral Scheer[33] 21 February 1941 Awarded 614th Oak Leaves 18 October 1944
Kranenbrock, Wolfgang vanWolfgang van Kranenbrock Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 102[33] 25 September 1942
Kranz, BernhardBernhard Kranz Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the 15./Jäger-Regiment 83[33] 5 November 1944
Kranz, RudolfRudolf Kranz Heer 15-HMajor Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 249[33] 23 October 1944
Krappe, GüntherGünther Krappe Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant Commander of the 61. Infanterie-Division[33] 11 April 1944
Krappmann, HeinrichHeinrich Krappmann Luftwaffe 04-LObergefreiter Geschützkanonier (gunner) in the 19./Fallschirm-Panzer-Flak-Regiment "Hermann Göring"[33] 28 February 1945
Kratsch, Dr. GüntherDr. Günther Kratsch Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the I./Artillerie-Regiment 65 (motorized)[33] 29 September 1940
Kratzenberg, HansHans Kratzenberg Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the III./Schützen-Regiment 3[33] 15 August 1940
Kratzert, RudolfRudolf Kratzert Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Commander of the III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3[33] 9 June 1944
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Kraus, AdolfAdolf Kraus Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Pilot in the 4./Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"[33] 25 November 1942* Killed in action 30 September 1942[33]
Kraus, EduardEduard Kraus Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Leader of the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 14[33] 25 January 1943
Kraus, EwaldEwald Kraus Heer 15-HMajor Deputy leader of Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 102[33] 26 March 1944
Kraus, Hans-WernerHans-Werner Kraus Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant Commander of U-83[33] 19 June 1942
Kraus, RupertRupert Kraus Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Leader of the 2./Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Hermann Göring"[33] 30 September 1944
Krause, BernhardBernhard Krause Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of the I./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26 "Hitlerjugend"[33] 18 November 1944
Krause, FritzFritz Krause Luftwaffe 17-LOberst Commander of Flak-Regiment 91 (motorized)[34] 24 March 1943* Killed in action 25 January 1943[34] 100px
Krause, JohannesJohannes Krause Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 101[34] 7 February 1945
Krause, MaxMax Krause Heer 15-HMajor Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 106[34] 18 November 1944
Krause, RichardRichard Krause Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 848[34] 4 May 1944
Krause, WaltherWalther Krause Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 170. Infanterie-Division[34] 10 June 1943
Kraus, BernhardBernhard Kraus Heer 06-HUnteroffizier In the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 128[34] 9 January 1945
Krauss, OswaldOswald Krauss Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Leader of SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 15 "Florian Geyer"[34] 27 January 1945
Krauß, WalterWalter Krauß+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Pilot in the 2.(H)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 21[34] 29 July 1940 Awarded 363rd Oak Leaves 3 January 1944
Krebs, ErichErich Krebs Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Chief of the 1./Flak-Regiment 11 (motorized)[34] 16 February 1942
Krebs, Günther-WolfgangGünther-Wolfgang Krebs Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of a Kampfgruppe in the Heeres-Gebirgsjäger-Bataillon 201[34] 26 December 1944* Killed in action 14 December 1944[34]
Krebs, HansHans Krebs+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant Chief of the general staff of Heeresgruppe Mitte[34] 26 March 1944 Awarded 749th Oak Leaves 20 February 1945 Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1978-111-10A, Hans Krebs.jpg
Krech, GüntherGünther Krech Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant Commander of U-558[34] 17 September 1942
Krekow, GüntherGünther Krekow Heer 12-HLeutnant Battery officer in Artillerie-Regiment 6[34] 6 November 1944
Krei, WernerWerner Krei Heer 10-HOberfähnrich Platoon leader in the 5./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 19[34] 10 February 1944
Kreiner, HerbertHerbert Kreiner Heer 14-HHauptmann Battalion commander in Grenadier-Regiment 261[34] 28 January 1943
Kreipe, HeinrichHeinrich Kreipe Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 209[34] 13 October 1941
Kreitmair, RudolfRudolf Kreitmair Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Leader of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 282[34] 31 March 1943
Kremer, [Dr.] Hermann[Dr.] Hermann Kremer[Note 8] Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves Commander of the II./Artillerie-Regiment 129[34] 23 March 1945
Krems, GerhardGerhard Krems Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Pilot in the 2./Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"[34] 25 May 1942
Krenz, WilhelmWilhelm Krenz Heer 09-HFeldwebel Platoon leader in the 3./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 96[35] 4 May 1944
Krenzer, HermannHermann Krenzer Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 379[34] 14 December 1941
Kress, HermannHermann Kreß Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99[34] 20 December 1941
Kress, UlrichUlrich Kreß Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Platoon leader in the 1./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 20[34] 22 September 1941
Kresse, [Prof. Dr.] Ludwig-Hilmar[Prof. Dr.] Ludwig-Hilmar Kresse[Note 10] Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves Commander of Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 94[36] 18 November 1944
Kressel, WilhelmWilhelm Kressel Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Leader of the 5./Sturm-Regiment of Panzer AOK 4[36] 16 October 1944
Kressmann, ErwinErwin Kreßmann Heer 14-HHauptmann Chief of the 1./schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 519[36] 9 December 1944
Kretschmer, FranzFranz Kretschmer Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Platoon leader in the I./schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 656[36] 17 December 1943
Kretschmer, OttoOtto Kretschmer+ Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant Commander of U-99[36] 4 August 1940 Awarded 6th Oak Leaves 4 November 1940
5th Swords 26 December 1941
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Kretschmer, TheodorTheodor Kretschmer Heer 17-HOberst Leader of the 17. Panzer-Division[36] 8 March 1945
Krettek, HeinzHeinz Krettek Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Leader of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 423[36] 12 August 1944
Kretzschmar, WolfgangWolfgang Kretzschmar+ Heer 15-HMajor Commander of Grenadier-Bataillon 540 z.b.V.[37] 15 May 1943 Awarded 600th Oak Leaves 30 September 1944
121st Swords 12 January 1945
Kreutz, KarlKarl Kreutz+ Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Standartenführer Commander of SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 2 "Das Reich"[36] 27 August 1944 Awarded (863rd) Oak Leaves 6 May 1945?[Note 11]
Kreutzberg, AntonAnton Kreutzberg Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Gun leader in the 2./schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 525[36] 21 September 1944
Kreuzer, Dr. EduardDr. Eduard Kreuzer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Jäger-Regiment 24 (L)[36] 17 March 1945* Killed in action 22 February 1945[36]
Kreuzer, FranzFranz Kreuzer Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Group leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 89[36] 15 January 1943
Kreuzinger, OthmarOthmar Kreuzinger+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the 4./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 19[36] 14 May 1944 Awarded 625th Oak Leaves 18 October 1944
Krey, HeinzHeinz Krey Kriegsmarine 12-MLeutnant (Ing.) Chief engineer on U-752[36] 4 September 1943* Killed in action 23 May 1943[36]
Krey, HermannHermann Krey Heer 09-HFahnenjunker-Wachtmeister Platoon leader in the 2./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 30[37] 17 September 1944
Kreysing, HansHans Kreysing+ Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 16[36] 18 May 1940 Awarded 183rd Oak Leaves 20 January 1943
63rd Swords 13 April 1944
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Kriebel, KarlKarl Kriebel Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 56. Infanterie-Division[36] 4 July 1940
Krieg, GerhardGerhard Krieg Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister Platoon leader in the 1./Heeres-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 243[37] 28 March 1945
Krieg, HaraldHarald Krieg Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 4./Schützen-Regiment 1[36] 15 July 1941
Krieg, Johann-OttoJohann-Otto Krieg Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See Chief of the Kleinkampfmittel-Flottille 361[36] 8 July 1944
Krieger, Friedrich-WilhelmFriedrich-Wilhelm Krieger Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 87[36] 7 September 1943* Killed in action 1 September 1943[36]
Krieger, WernerWerner Krieger Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 17[36] 31 October 1944
Krieger, WilhelmWilhelm Krieger Heer 09-HFeldwebel Platoon leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 168[36] 4 June 1944
Kriening, HerbertHerbert Kriening Heer 09-HFeldwebel Platoon leader in the 12.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 234[39] 23 August 1943
Krings, JosefJosef Krings Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Company troop leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 412[39] 4 May 1944
Krink, HeinzHeinz Krink Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Adjutant in the II./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3[39] 9 June 1944
Kroeg, HelmutHelmut Kroeg Heer 13-HOberleutnant Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 45[39] 28 March 1945
Kroehne, WilhelmWilhelm Kröhne Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 190[39] 24 February 1945
Krogmann, OttoOtto Krogmann Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Platoon leader in the 1./Infanterie-Regiment 668[39] 9 November 1942
Kroh, HansHans Kroh+ Luftwaffe 15-LMajor Commander of the I./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2[39] 21 August 1941 Awarded 443rd Oak Leaves 6 April 1944
96th Swords 12 September 1944
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Krohn, ErnstErnst Krohn Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 505[39] 27 October 1943
Krohn, HansHans Krohn Heer 03-HGefreiter Richtschütze (gunner) in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 20[39] 6 April 1942
Krohn, HansHans Krohn Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Radio operator in the 6./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[39] 26 March 1944
Kroj, TheoTheo Kroj Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 87[39] 24 November 1943
Kroll, HermannHermann Kroll Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Pilot in the 7.(F)/Lehrgeschwader 2[40] 5 April 1942
Krombholz, Franz-JosefFranz-Josef Krombholz Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer Commander of the III./SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 14 "Prinz Eugen"[39] 28 March 1945
Kron, OttoOtto Kron Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer Leader of the SS-Flak-Abteilung "Totenkopf"[40] 28 June 1942
Kroner, Max-GeorgMax-Georg Kroner Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 463[39] 17 October 1943
Kropp, FritzFritz Kropp Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Group leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 48[39] 12 March 1944
Kroschinski, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Kroschinski Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Pilot in the 3./Jagdgeschwader 54[39] 17 April 1945
Kroseberg, HeinzHeinz Kroseberg Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann of the Reserves Staffelkapitän of the Wüstennotstaffel (emergency desert squadron)[39] 19 June 1942 Missing in action 12 May 1942[39]
Krosigk, Dedo vonDedo von Krosigk Heer 14-HHauptmann Chief of the 1./Infanterie-Regiment 51 (motorized)[39] 15 May 1942
Krosigk, Ernst-Anton vonErnst-Anton von Krosigk+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 1. Infanterie-Division[39] 12 February 1944 Awarded 827th Oak Leaves 12 April 1945
Kruck, KurtKurt Kruck Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 4./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 96[40] 20 October 1944
Krueck, Fritz[Prof. Dr.] Fritz Krück[Note 10] Heer 13-HOberleutnant Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 226[39] 5 March 1945
Krueder, Ernst-FelixErnst-Felix Krüder+ Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See Commander of Hilfskreuzer "Pinguin" (HSK 5)[39] 22 December 1940 Awarded 40th Oak Leaves 15 November 1941
Kruegel, AlbrechtAlbrecht Krügel+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of the II./SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 23 "Norge"[41] 12 March 1944 Awarded 651st Oak Leaves 16 November 1944
Krüger, ErwinErwin Krüger Heer 10-HOberfähnrich Reconnaissance patrol leader in the Panzer-Späh-Schwadron/Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 24[42] 17 September 1944
Krüger, FelixFelix Krüger Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Reconnaissance patrol leader in the Stabskompanie/Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 6[41] 9 December 1944
Krueger, Friedrich-WilhelmFriedrich Krüger Waffen-SS 20-WSS-Obergruppenführer and General of the Waffen-SS and Police Commander of the 6. SS-Gebirgs-Division "Nord"[41] 22 October 1944
Krueger, FritzFritz Krüger Heer 11-HStabswachtmeister Battery officer in the 1./Artillerie-Regiment 37[41] 17 March 1945
Krueger, Hans-HeinrichHans-Heinrich Krüger Heer 15-HMajor im Generalstab (in the General Staff) Leader of a Kampfgruppe in the 321. Infanterie-Division[41] 3 December 1943
Krueger, HelmutHelmut Krüger Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 151[41] 11 April 1944
Krüger, HorstHorst Krüger Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Observer in the 3. Nacht-Aufklärungs-Staffel[42] 4 November 1941
Krueger, JoachimJoachim Krüger Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer Leader of the 10./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4 "Der Führer"[41] 24 June 1944* Died of wounds 14 August 1943[41]
Krueger, KurtKurt Krüger Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Platoon leader in the Panzer-Abteilung 8[41] 7 February 1944
Krueger, KurtKurt Krüger Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister Battery officer in the 2./Artillerie-Regiment 156[41] 31 July 1943* Died of wounds 12 July 1943[41]
Krueger, RudolfRudolf Krüger Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader of the 6./Infanterie-Regiment 32[41] 5 October 1941
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1970-018-54, Rudolf Krüger.jpg
Krueger, WalterWalter Krüger+ Heer 18-HGeneralmajor[43] Commander of the 1. Schützen-Brigade[41][43] 15 July 1941[43] Awarded 373rd Oak Leaves 24 January 1944[43]
Krueger, WalterWalter Krüger+ Waffen-SS 18-WSS-Brigadeführer and Generalmajor of the Waffen-SS Commander of the SS-Polizei-Division[41] 13 December 1941 Awarded 286th Oak Leaves 31 August 1943
120th Swords 11 January 1945
Krueger, WaltherWalther Krüger Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 71[41] 27 August 1943
Kruetzmann, Friedrich-KarlFriedrich-Karl Krützmann Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5[42] 3 March 1944
Krugner, LeopoldLeopold Krugner Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Gun leader in the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 17[41] 14 February 1945
Krumminga, HansHans Krumminga Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Pilot in the 9./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[41] 19 September 1943
Krupinski, WalterWalter Krupinski+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant[43] Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 52[41][43] 29 October 1942[43] Awarded 415th Oak Leaves 2 March 1944[43]
Kruse, ErnstErnst Kruse+ Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 7./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3[44] 6 October 1942 Awarded 245th Oak Leaves 17 May 1943
Kruse, GerhardGerhard Kruse+ Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 48[44] 23 February 1944 Awarded 534th Oak Leaves 27 July 1944
Kruse, HeinrichHeinrich Kruse Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of Grenadier-Regiment Gruppe 311[44] 26 March 1944
Kruse, HeinzHeinz Kruse Heer 09-HFeldwebel Platoon leader in the schwere Panzer-Abteilung 655[44] 23 March 1945
Krutemeier, GustavGustav Krutemeier Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 1./Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 99[44] 3 October 1942
Ksiag, JohannJohann Ksiag Heer 09-HFeldwebel Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 176[44] 15 January 1943
Kubel, WilhelmWilhelm Kubel Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 162[44] 30 September 1944
Kubisch, WalterWalter Kubisch Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Radio/wireless operator in Nachtjagdgeschwader 3[44] 31 December 1943
Kuchar, JakobJakob Kuchar? Heer 03-HGefreiter In the 8./Jäger-Regiment 228[44] 11 May 1945
Kuebler, LudwigLudwig Kübler Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 1. Gebirgs-Division[44] 27 October 1939
Ludwig Kubler.jpg
Kuechler, Georg vonGeorg von Küchler+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Artillerie Commander-in-chief of the 3. Armee[44] 30 September 1939 Awarded 273rd Oak Leaves 21 August 1943 Bundesarchiv Bild 183-R63872, Georg von Küchler.jpg
Kuehl, Dr. jur. ErnstDr. jur. Ernst Kühl+ Luftwaffe 17-LOberst of the Reserves Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 55[44] 17 October 1942 Awarded 356th Oak Leaves 18 December 1943
Kuehl, HermannHermann Kühl Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Staffelkapitän of the 2./Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"[44] 24 November 1940
Kuehme, KurtKurt Kühme Heer 15-HMajor Commander of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 280[44] 9 December 1944
Kuehn, FriedrichFriedrich Kühn Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 3. Panzer-Brigade[44] 4 July 1940
Kuehn, Hans-JochenHans-Jochen Kühn Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Chief of the 9./Panzer-Regiment 36[44] 12 January 1944
Kuehne, MartinMartin Kühne Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Commander of the I./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2[44] 29 February 1944
Kuehnfels, Rudolf[Dr.] Rudolf Kühnfels[Note 8] Heer 13-HOberleutnant Company chief in Jäger-Regiment 54[44] 9 December 1944
Kuemmel, JohannesJohannes Kümmel+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 1./Panzer-Regiment 8[45] 9 July 1941 Awarded 133rd Oak Leaves 11 October 1942
Kuemmling, OttoOtto Kümmling Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Group leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 530[44] 4 May 1944
Kuendiger, HerbertHerbert Kündiger+ Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 978[46] 9 December 1944 Awarded 708th Oak Leaves 21 January 1945
Kuenkel, ChristianChristian Künkel Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Pilot in the 8./Sturzkampfgeschwader 3[46] 26 March 1944* Killed in action 27 January 1944[46]
Kuennecke, HeinzHeinz Künnecke Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 2./Infanterie-Bataillon z.b.V. 500[46] 16 November 1943
Kuensberg-Weidenberg, Heino Reichsfreiherr vonHeino Reichsfreiherr von Künsberg-Weidenberg Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 188[46] 16 September 1943
Kuenzel, Hans-JoachimHans-Joachim Künzel Heer 13-HOberleutnant Leader of the 3./Schützen-Regiment 10[46] 22 September 1941
Kuenzel, Karl-FriedrichKarl-Friedrich Künzel Kriegsmarine 13-MOberleutnant zur See Group leader and commander of Schnellboot S-28 in the 1. Schnellbootflottille[46] 12 December 1943
Kuersten, HansHans Kürsten Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Platoon leader in the 1./Panzer-Regiment 7[46] 11 October 1941
Kuesel, AlfredAlfred Küsel Heer 14-HRittmeister Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 4[46] 12 December 1944
Kuespert, KarlKarl Küspert Heer 14-HHauptmann Chief of the 1./Panzer-Regiment 35[46] 16 October 1944
Kuester, FerdinandFerdinand Kuester Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 58[46] 27 October 1943
Kuester, HeinzHeinz Küster Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 108[46] 15 July 1943
Kuester, RudolfRudolf Küster Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Pilot in the 6./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor"[46] 17 March 1945
Kuester, WilhelmWilhelm Küster Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Pilot in Wettererkundungs-Staffel 26 (6.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 122)[46] 18 May 1943
Kuffner, AndreasAndreas Kuffner+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Staffelführer of the 4./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[46] 16 April 1943 Awarded 684th Oak Leaves 20 December 1944
Kugelstadt, OttoOtto Kugelstadt Heer 09-HFeldwebel Platoon leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 485[46] 26 December 1944
Kugler, EugenEugen Kugler Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 19 "List"[46] 5 April 1945
Kugler, JosefJosef Kugler Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Group leader in the 9./Grenadier-Regiment 200 (motorized)[46] 3 November 1944
Kuhenne, HelmutHelmut Kuhenne Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Radio operator in the Stab/Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 3[46] 20 January 1945
Kuher, JosefJosef Kuher[Note 12] Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister Battery officer and Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 7./schweres Werfer-Regiment 3 (motorized)[46] 9 May 1945
Kuhlmann, HerbertHerbert Kuhlmann Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of the I./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"[46] 13 February 1944
Kuhlmey, KurtKurt Kuhlmey Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Sturzkampfgeschwader 3[46] 15 July 1942
Kuhlwilm, WilhelmWilhelm Kuhlwilm Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Company leader in the Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Hermann Göring"[47] 30 November 1944
Kuhn, KarlKarl Kuhn Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of a Rückkampfgruppe "Kuhn" (formerly Grenadier-Regiment 81)[47] 26 November 1944
Kuhn, OttoOtto Kuhn Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the 5./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13[47] 7 March 1943
Kuhn, WalterWalter Kuhn Heer 04-HObergefreiter Richtschütze (gunner) in the 3./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 1[47] 23 August 1943
Kuhna, BernhardBernhard Kuhna Heer 13-HOberleutnant Leader of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 508[47] 12 January 1942
Kuhnert, AlfredAlfred Kuhnert Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 51 (motorized)[47] 20 April 1944
Kuhnert, ManfredManfred Kuhnert Heer 03-HGefreiter Richtschütze (gunner) in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 442[47] 22 January 1944
Kuhnke, GünterGünter Kuhnke Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant Commander of U-28[47] 19 September 1940
Kuhnle, TheophilTheophil Kuhnle Heer 14-HHauptmann[Note 13] Chief of Sturmgeschütz-Kompanie 1014[47][48] 18 February 1945[48]
Kujacinski, NorbertNorbert Kujacinski Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves[48] Chief of the 4./Panzer-Regiment 23[47][48] 18 November 1944[48]
Kullmer, ArthurArthur Kullmer+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant[48] Commander of the 296. Infanterie-Division[47][48] 27 October 1943[48] Awarded 758th Oak Leaves 28 February 1945[48]
Kulot, JosefJosef Kulot Heer 04-HObergefreiter Group leader in the 6./Infanterie-Regiment 60 (motorized)[47] 24 September 1942
Kulp, KarlKarl Kulp Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel Platoon leader in the 13./Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4 "Hermann Göring"[47] 5 September 1944
Kuls, [Prof. Dr.] Wolfgang[Prof. Dr.] Wolfgang Kuls[Note 10] Heer 14-HRittmeister Commander of the III./Panzer-Regiment 24[47] 24 February 1945
Kult, JosefJosef Kult+ Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Leader of the 3./Jäger-Regiment 228[47] 7 October 1942 Awarded 212th Oak Leaves 15 March 1943
Kumm, OttoOtto Kumm+ Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer[48] Commander of SS-Infanterie-Regiment (motorized) "Der Führer"[47][Note 14] 16 February 1942[48] Awarded 221st Oak Leaves 6 April 1943
138th Swords 17 March 1945[48]
Bundesarchiv Bild 101III-Zschaeckel-195-21, Otto Kumm.jpg
Kummer, AlfredAlfred Kummer Luftwaffe 10-LFahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel Pilot in the 11./Transportgeschwader 2[47] 18 November 1944
Kummer, GotthardGotthard Kummer Heer 09-HFeldwebel Platoon leader in the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 45[47] 11 March 1943
Kummetz, OskarOskar Kummetz Kriegsmarine 18-MKonteradmiral Leader of Kampfgruppe Oslo[47] 18 January 1941
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-L17874, Kummetz (crop).jpg
Kunert, GerhardGerhard Kunert+ Heer 04-HObergefreiter Group leader of the 6./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33[47] 16 September 1943 Awarded 606th Oak Leaves 4 October 1944
Kunert, HansHans Kunert Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Vorgeschobener Beobachter (forward observer) in the 4./Artillerie-Regiment 5[47] 23 August 1944
Kunert, RudolfRudolf Kunert Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 401[47] 21 September 1944
Kunkel, Kurt-ErnstKurt-Ernst Kunkel?[Note 15] Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Company chief in the 2./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 4[47] 30 April 1945
Kunkel, RolfRolf Kunkel Heer 15-HMajor Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 26[47] 17 March 1945* Killed in action 29 November 1944[47]
Kunsch, ErwinErwin Kunsch Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 232[49] 24 November 1943* Died of wounds 28 September 1943[49]
Kuntz, AlbertAlbert Kuntz Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2[49] 6 February 1944
Kuntz, HerbertHerbert Kuntz Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves Pilot in the 3./Kampfgeschwader 100[49] 14 March 1943
Kuntze, AlbrechtAlbrecht Kuntze Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Pilot in the 6./Kampfgeschwader 26[49] 16 May 1940
Kuntze, WalterWalter Kuntze Heer 20-HGeneral der Pioniere Commanding general of the XXXXII. Armeekorps[49] 18 October 1941
Kuntzen, Adolf-FriedrichAdolf-Friedrich Kuntzen Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant Commander of the 8. Panzer-Division[49] 3 June 1940
Kunz, HermannHermann Kunz Heer 12-HLeutnant Platoon leader in the 2./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 37[49] 17 December 1943
Kunz, KarlKarl Kunz Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 412[49] 6 April 1944* Died of wounds 31 January 1944[49]
Kunz, [Dr.] Rudolf[Dr.] Rudolf Kunz[Note 8] Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves[50] Leader of Schnelle Abteilung 306[49][50] 10 June 1943[50]
Kunze, ErhardErhard Kunze Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 2./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 341 (motorized)[49] 22 February 1942* Killed in action 6 January 1942[49]
Kunze, GottfriedGottfried Kunze Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 211[49] 20 April 1945
Kunze, HerbertHerbert Kunze Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel[50] Observer in a Kampfgeschwader[49][Note 16] 31 October 1944[50]
Kunzmann, KarlKarl Kunzmann Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Platoon leader in the 8./Panzer-Regiment 35[49] 21 September 1944* Killed on active service 5 August 1944[49]
Kupfer, BaptistBaptist Kupfer Heer 01-HGrenadier Machine gunner in the 4.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 544[49] 25 July 1944
Kupfer, Dr. jur. ErnstDr. jur. Ernst Kupfer+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Staffelkapitän of the 7./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"[49] 23 November 1941 Awarded 173rd Oak Leaves 8 January 1943
62nd Swords 11 April 1944
Kupka, HansHans Kupka Heer 12-HLeutnant Company leader of Grenadier-Regiment 20 (motorized)[49] 14 November 1943* Died of wounds 15 October 1943[49]
Kupke, GeorgGeorg Kupke Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 1075[49] 18 November 1944
Kuppinger, [Dr.] Ernst[Dr.] Ernst Kuppinger+[Note 8] Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 352[49] 24 December 1944 Awarded 819th Oak Leaves 5 April 1945
Kuppisch, HerbertHerbert Kuppisch Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant Commander of U-94[49] 14 May 1941
Kupsch, GottfriedGottfried Kupsch Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Leader of the 1./Radfahr-Abteilung 72[49] 3 September 1942* Killed in action 16 June 1942[49]
Kurowski, Eberhard vonEberhard von Kurowski Heer 17-HOberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff) Chief of the Generalstab XXXX. Armeekorps[49] 23 January 1942
Kurscheid, HansHans Kurscheid Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 426[49] 28 October 1944
Kursell, Claus vonClaus von Kursell Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 3[49] 17 October 1944
Kurz, HansHans Kurz Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 994[51] 9 December 1944
Kurz, KarlKarl Kurz Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 9./Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 95[51] 5 March 1945
Kurz, RudolfRudolf Kurz Luftwaffe 10-LOberfähnrich Leader of the 2./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 12[51] 18 November 1944
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2006-0085, Karl Koch.jpg
Kurz, WilhelmWilhelm Kurz Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Commander of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 125[51] 20 October 1944
Kurze, MaxMax Kurze Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves Commander of Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 187[51] 20 September 1944
Kusatz, FranzFranz Kusatz Luftwaffe 15-LMajor Staffelkapitän of the Nachtaufklärungs Staffel[51] 25 November 1942* Killed in flying accident 25 October 1942[51]
Kuske, OrtwinOrtwin Kuske Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer Leader of the 3./SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 17 "Götz von Berlichingen"[52] 26 November 1944
Kutscha, HerbertHerbert Kutscha Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves Pilot in the II./Schnellkampfgeschwader 210[51] 24 September 1944
Kutscher, AlfredAlfred Kutscher Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of the 2./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 35[52] 18 January 1944
Kutschkau, ErnstErnst Kutschkau+ Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel of the Reserves Leader of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 3[51] 16 April 1944 Awarded 777th Oak Leaves 11 March 1945
Kuzmany, AlfredAlfred Kuzmany Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 338[51] 2 February 1942
Kylling-Schmidt, EkkehardEkkehard Kylling-Schmidt+ Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of the 3./Infanterie-Regiment 26[51] 20 October 1941 Awarded 150th Oak Leaves 4 December 1942
Kynast, PaulPaul Kynast Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 587[51] 4 June 1944* Killed in action 15 April 1944[51]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  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. According to Scherzer as commander of Kampfgruppe "Sonnenstuhl" [an alarm unit with the II. SS-Panzerkorps, in the battle area of Arnhem/Netherlands].[10]
  3. Rudolf von Knebel-Doeberitz's original nomination for the Knight's Cross by the troop was either lost or not forwarded due to the military situation. A second nomination was made after the evacuation of East Prussia and the capitulation of Germany. This nomination was never processed. The order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) handled this case in 1982 and decided: "Knight's Cross yes, 8 May 1945". The presentation date was later changed by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel.[13]
  4. No evidence of the award can be found in the German National Archives. The award was unlawfully presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee.[13]
  5. According to Fellgiebel Dietrich Koch is delisted without reason.[17]
  6. According to Scherzer as pilot in the 8./Jagdgeschwader 52.[20]
  7. Walter Körner's nomination by the troop was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) end of March 1945. There is no entry date listed on the file card nor in the book "Verliehene Ritterkreuze" (Awarded Knight Crosses). The HPA created a nomination request with the number 4980, which does not exist anymore, and according to the file card was submitted for further processing on 4 April 1945. No further comments or notes indicate that the nomination was finalized. Mr Meentz of the German National Archive stated on 20 July 2004 that it cannot be verified that Körner received the Knight's Cross. Fellgiebel assigned the presentation date. Krätschmer claims that the award was approved on 9 May 1945.[22]
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 The brackets around the doctor title [Dr.] denotes that the academic title was attained after the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded.
  9. According to Scherzer name is spelled Otto Kislenko.[30]
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 The brackets around the professor and doctor title [Prof. Dr.] denotes that the academic title was attained after the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded.
  11. No evidence of the award can be found in the German National 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 "863" was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Karl Kreutz was member of the AKCR.[38]
  12. Spelling of name may also be Josef Kuper.
  13. According to Scherzer as Hauptmann of the Reserves.[48]
  14. According to Scherzer as commander of SS-Regiment (motorized) "Der Führer".[48]
  15. No evidence of the award can be found in the German National Archives. The award was unlawfully presented by the commanding general of the I Parachute Corps, General der Fallschirmtruppe Richard Heidrich.[38]
  16. According to Scherzer as observer in the 8./Kampfgeschwader 26.[50]

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 261–281.
  2. Scherzer 2007, pp. 149–151.
  3. "Reichsgesetzblatt Teil I S. 1573; 1 September 1939" (in German) (PDF). ALEX Österreichische Nationalbibliothek. Reichsministerium des Inneren (Ministry of the Interior). http://alex.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno-plus?apm=0&aid=dra&datum=19390007&zoom=2&seite=00001573&ues=on&x=21&y=6. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  4. "Reichsgesetzblatt Teil I S. 849; 3 June 1940" (in German) (PDF). ALEX Österreichische Nationalbibliothek. Reichsministerium des Inneren (Ministry of the Interior). http://alex.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno-plus?apm=0&aid=dra&datum=19400007&zoom=2&seite=00000849&ues=on&x=22&y=10. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  5. "Reichsgesetzblatt Teil I S. 613; 28 September 1941" (in German) (PDF). ALEX Österreichische Nationalbibliothek. Reichsministerium des Inneren (Ministry of the Interior). http://alex.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno-plus?apm=0&aid=dra&datum=19410007&zoom=2&seite=00000613&ues=on&x=14&y=9. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  6. "Reichsgesetzblatt 1945 I S. 11; 29 December 1944" (in German) (PDF). ALEX Österreichische Nationalbibliothek. Reichsministerium des Inneren (Ministry of the Interior). http://alex.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno-plus?apm=0&aid=dra&datum=19450007&zoom=2&seite=00000011&ues=on&x=14&y=10. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  7. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 112.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Scherzer 2007, p. 451.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 261, 494.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Scherzer 2007, p. 452.
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 262.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 262, 494.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 149.
  14. 14.00 14.01 14.02 14.03 14.04 14.05 14.06 14.07 14.08 14.09 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 263.
  15. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 263, 494.
  16. 16.00 16.01 16.02 16.03 16.04 16.05 16.06 16.07 16.08 16.09 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 264.
  17. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 494.
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 265.
  19. 19.00 19.01 19.02 19.03 19.04 19.05 19.06 19.07 19.08 19.09 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 266.
  20. Scherzer 2007, p. 460.
  21. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 266, 495.
  22. Scherzer 2007, p. 150.
  23. 23.00 23.01 23.02 23.03 23.04 23.05 23.06 23.07 23.08 23.09 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 267.
  24. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 267, 495.
  25. 25.00 25.01 25.02 25.03 25.04 25.05 25.06 25.07 25.08 25.09 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 268.
  26. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 268, 495.
  27. 27.00 27.01 27.02 27.03 27.04 27.05 27.06 27.07 27.08 27.09 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 269.
  28. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 269, 495.
  29. 29.00 29.01 29.02 29.03 29.04 29.05 29.06 29.07 29.08 29.09 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 270.
  30. Scherzer 2007, p. 443.
  31. 31.00 31.01 31.02 31.03 31.04 31.05 31.06 31.07 31.08 31.09 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 271.
  32. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 271, 495.
  33. 33.00 33.01 33.02 33.03 33.04 33.05 33.06 33.07 33.08 33.09 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 272.
  34. 34.00 34.01 34.02 34.03 34.04 34.05 34.06 34.07 34.08 34.09 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 273.
  35. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 273, 495.
  36. 36.00 36.01 36.02 36.03 36.04 36.05 36.06 36.07 36.08 36.09 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 274.
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 274, 495.
  38. 38.0 38.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 151.
  39. 39.00 39.01 39.02 39.03 39.04 39.05 39.06 39.07 39.08 39.09 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 275.
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 275, 495.
  41. 41.00 41.01 41.02 41.03 41.04 41.05 41.06 41.07 41.08 41.09 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 276.
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 276, 495.
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 Scherzer 2007, p. 479.
  44. 44.00 44.01 44.02 44.03 44.04 44.05 44.06 44.07 44.08 44.09 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 277.
  45. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 277, 495.
  46. 46.00 46.01 46.02 46.03 46.04 46.05 46.06 46.07 46.08 46.09 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 278.
  47. 47.00 47.01 47.02 47.03 47.04 47.05 47.06 47.07 47.08 47.09 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 279.
  48. 48.00 48.01 48.02 48.03 48.04 48.05 48.06 48.07 48.08 48.09 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 Scherzer 2007, p. 484.
  49. 49.00 49.01 49.02 49.03 49.04 49.05 49.06 49.07 49.08 49.09 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 280.
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 Scherzer 2007, p. 486.
  51. 51.00 51.01 51.02 51.03 51.04 51.05 51.06 51.07 51.08 51.09 51.10 51.11 51.12 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 281.
  52. 52.0 52.1 Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 281, 496.
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Further reading
  • Berger, Florian (1999) (in German). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges [With Oak Leaves and Swords. The Highest Decorated Soldiers of the Second World War]. Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 3-9501307-0-5. 
  • Fraschka, Günther (1994). Knights of the Reich. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Military/Aviation History. ISBN 0-88740-580-0. 

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