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Prosper Graf zu Castell-Castell
Born (1920-09-04)4 September 1920
Died 3 January 1989(1989-01-03) (aged 68)
Place of birth Bad Köstritz
Place of death Castell
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1940–1945
Rank Oberleutnant der Reserves
Unit Panzergrenadier-Regiment 14

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Prosper Graf zu Castell-Castell[Notes 1] (4 September 1920 – 3 January 1989) was a highly decorated Oberst 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. Prosper Graf zu Castell-Castell was captured by American forces in May 1945 and was released in late June 1945.

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Regarding personal names: Graf is a rank of nobility, not a first or middle name.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 129.
  • 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). Die 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 and Wegmann, Günter (1998). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 4: C–Dow (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2534-0.

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