|Born||11 January 1916|
|Died||25 July 1942(aged 26)|
|Place of birth||Schorndorf|
|Place of death||Rostov, Soviet Union|
|Years of service||
|Rank||Major der Reserve|
|Unit||Lehr-Regiment "Brandenburg" z.b.V. 800|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Siegfried Grabert (11 January 1916 – 25 July 1942) was a highly decorated Major 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. Siegfried Grabert was killed on 25 July 1942 during a commando operation to destroy a dam between Rostov and Bataisk. He was posthumously promoted to Major der Reserve and on 6 November 1943 was awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (14 May 1940)
- 1st Class (2 June 1940)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black
- Infantry Assault Badge
- Close Combat Clasp
- in Bronze
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
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