Knight's Cross and Oak-Leaves Recipients 1941–45

Knight's Cross and Oak-Leaves Recipients 1941–45

Elite 123
  • Author: Gordon Williamson
  • Illustrator: Ramiro Bujeiro
  • Short code: ELI 123
  • Publication Date: 8 May 2005
  • Number of Pages: 64
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The remarkable early successes of the armed forces of the Third Reich prompted the decision that the supreme decoration for personal valour or outstanding leadership - the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross - was insufficient. To mark further acts of gallantry a new distinction was created in June 1940: the Oak-Leaves clasp. Further decorations in the form of the Swords and, finally, the Diamonds were added. This second title in our series describes and illustrates a selection of recipients of the Knight's Cross and Oak-Leaves between 1941 and early 1944, when the Wehrmacht was engaged on all fronts, as well as at sea and in the air.

Biographical Note

Gordon Williamson was born in 1951 and currently works for the Scottish Land Register. He spent seven years with the Military Police TA and has published a number of books and articles on the decorations of the Third Reich and their winners. He is the author of a number of World War II titles for Osprey.Ramiro Bujeiro is one of Osprey's most popular illustrators. An experienced commercial artist who lives and works in his native city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, his professional background includes many commissions as a figure illustrator and strip cartoonist for clients all over Europe and the Americas, including many years' work for IPC Magazines in Great Britain.


INTRODUCTION The institution of the Oak-Leaves clasp Description Award case and documents
KNIGHT'S CROSS AND OAK-LEAVES RECIPIENTS Kapitänleutnant Hans-Diederich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen Kapitänleutnant Friedrich Guggenberger Gefreiter Günther Halm Generalmajor Walther Nehring Hauptmann Johannes Kümmel Gefreiter Arnold Hübner Hauptmann Roland von Hösslin Oberleutnant Erhard Jähnert Hauptmann Josef Rettemeier Oberstleutnant Maximilian von Herff Hauptfeldwebel Wilhelm Wendt Major Helmut Hudel Oberstabsarzt Heinrich Neumann Hauptmann Siegfried Jamrowski Hauptmann Heinz Meyer Oberfeldwebel Rudolf Donth Oberleutnant zur See Siegfried Koitschka Oberleutnant Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt Hauptmann Johannes Steinhoff Leutnant Karl-Heinz Bendert Hauptmann Arbogast ‘Erbo' von Kageneck Major Günther Freiherr von Maltzahn Oberleutnant Joachim MünchebergTHE PLATES INDEX

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