General der Panzertruppe Gerhard ("Gerd") Helmuth Detloff Graf von Schwerin (23 June 1899 – 29 October 1980) Knight's Cross on 17 January 1942 as Oberst and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 76 (mot.); 240th Oak Leaves on 17 May 1943 as Generalmajor and commander of the 16. Infanterie-Division (mot.); 41st Swords on 4 November 1943 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 16. Panzergrenadier-Division
✠ Robert-Georg Freiherr von Malapert-Neufville August 1912 – 21 May hit by Soviet anti aircraft fire he was forced to make an emergency landing behind enemy lines. While attempting to reach German lines he was shot.
WWI: Manfred von Richthofen – the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.
General der Panzertruppe Fritz-Hubert Gräser (3 January 1888 – 4 November 1960) Knight's Cross on 19 July 1940 Oberst and commander of the Infanterie-Regiment 29 (motorized); 517th Oak Leaves on 26 June 1944 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 3. Panzergrenadier-Division; 154th Swords on 8 May 1945 as als General der Panzertruppe and commanding officer of the 4. Panzerarmee
✠ Johannes Blaskowitz (July 10th, 1883 - February 5th, 1948) Committed suicide after breaking away from his guards, he threw himself off a balcony into the inner courtyard of the court building. RK 30.09.1939 Generaloberst OB 8. Armee 29.10.1944 [640. EL] Generaloberst OB HGr. G 25.04.1945 [Sw o.Nr.] Generaloberst OB Niederlande