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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

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 (7 August 1912 – 21 May 1942) 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.

✠ 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.

The most famous pilot in history, Richthofen was a student of Boelcke, and took his place as the leading German innovator following Boelcke’s death. His nickname comes from the colour of his plane – under him, German pilots painted their planes in bright colours, earning his squadron the nickname the Flying Circus.  Richthofen was the single most deadly ace of the war, shooting down 80 aircraft and leading the German pilots in their triumph of “Bloody April” 1917.

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

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

Matthias Kleinheisterkamp was an SS Obergruppenführer (General). During World War II, Kleinheisterkamp commanded the 3. SS-Division Totenkopf, 6. SS-Gebirgs-Division Nord, 2. SS-Division Das Reich, III.(germanische) SS-Panzerkorps, VII. SS-Panzerkops, IV. SS-Panzerkops, XII. SS-Armeekorps and the XI. SS-Armeekorps. He was also a winner of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. In April 1945, he committed suicide while a POW in Russian hands.B/W Photo Colourised by Pearse.

✠ Matthias Kleinheisterkamp June 1893 – 29 April he committed suicide while a POW in Russian hands.

✠ Albrecht Schubert (23 June 1886 - 26 November 1966) RK 17.09.1941 General der Infanterie K.G. XXIII. AK

✠ Albrecht Schubert (23 June 1886 - 26 November 1966) RK 17.09.1941 General der Infanterie K.G. XXIII. AK

Fedor von Bock

Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt was a German leader who saw service on several fronts during World War II including commanding German forces in the West.

✠ Major Gen Gerhard Schmidhuber, commander of the 13th Panzer Division and, in 1944, Wehrmacht supreme commander for  German occupied Hungary. He prevented the liquidation of the Budapest Jewish ghetto in the face of the advancing Red Army. Schmidhuber was killed in action in the Battle of Budapest, on Feb 11, 1945. Iron Cross, 2nd Class & 1st Class, Clasp to the Iron Cross, 2nd Class & 1st Class, German Cross in Gold and Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

✠ Gerhard Schmidhuber April 1894 – 11 February Killed in action in the Battle of Budapest.

✠ 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

✠ 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

Major Helmut Paul Emil Wick (5 August 1915 - 28 November 1940). 56 aerial victories. German Luftwaffe ace and the fourth recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub), which was awarded by the Third Reich to recognise extreme bravery in battle or successful military leadership. It was Germany's highest military decoration at the time of its presentation to Helmut Wick.

Major Helmut Paul Emil Wick August 1915 – 28 November was a Luftwaffe…

Otto Kumm SS Brigadefuhrer Started his illustrious career with Das Reich, won KC in 1942. Later in 1943 he received oakleaves. Later he transfered to Yugoslavia to command Prinz Eugen 7th SS Mountain division. Under his leadership it became the "firebrigade" of the Balkan Front. He won the Swords in 1945. In March of 1945, he took over command of LSSAH in Hungary, to block the Soviet onslaught. last, I heard is that he is well over 100 years old!

Otto Kumm, Brigade Fuhrer und General Major, Succeeded Wilhelm Mohnke as Commander of the SS panzer Division Leibstandart Adolf Hitler.

SS-Obersturmbannführer Hans Dorr.

✠ Hans Dorr April 1912 – 17 April died at a field hospital near Judenburg.

✠ Karl-Adolf Hollidt (April 25th, 1891 - 	May 22nd, 1985) RK 08.09.1941 Generalleutnant Kdr 50. Inf.Div 17.05.1943 [239. EL] General der Infanterie OB 6. Armee

✠ Karl-Adolf Hollidt (April 25th, 1891 - May 22nd, 1985) RK 08.09.1941 Generalleutnant Kdr 50. Inf.Div 17.05.1943 [239. EL] General der Infanterie OB 6. Armee

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