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Paul Both
Born (1911-03-03)March 3, 1911
Died 12 August 1944(1944-08-12) (aged 33)
Place of birth Lübeck
Place of death Metz
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1930–1944
Rank Leutnant der Reserve (Posthumously)
Unit Infanterie-Regiment 411
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Paul Both (3 March 1911 – 12 August 1944) was a highly decorated Leutnant der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Paul Both died on 12 August 1944, after being hit in an air raid. He was posthumously promoted to Leutnant der Reserve

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 120.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Huß, Jürgen & Viohl, Armin (2003). Die Ritterkreuzträger des Eisernen Kreuzes der preußischen Provinz Schleswig-Holstein und der Freien und Hansestadt Lübeck 1939-1945 (in German). VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 3-925480-79-X.
  • 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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