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Oberfeldwebel Johann PORT (3 February 1915 – 27 March 2006) Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 25 August 1942 as Feldwebel and Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 8.(MG)/Infanterie-Regiment 266

Oberfeldwebel Johann PORT February 1915 – 27 March Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 25 August 1942 as Feldwebel and Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 266

Knights cross and Pour Le Merite recipient

Knights cross and Pour Le Merite recipient

Theodor Eicke  Kommandant at Dachau (1933-1934.)  One of the most brutal men in the concentration camp system, he became the Inspector of Concentration Camps, after his stint at Dachau.  He later served in the SS Totenkopf Division and assumed command of that formation.  He was a winner of the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves; he was killed when his aircraft was shot down in Russia on February 26, 1943.

✠ Theodor Eicke October 1892 – 26 February While performing a battlefield reconnaissance his aircraft was shot down,

Reichsführer SS Himmler and General of Police Daluege with Knight's Cross winners Colonel Giese (left) and Major Pannier. Note Pannier's collar insignia borrowed from the Army despite his Waffen-SS capacity. Similarly, Daluege's collar insignia are also Army borrows despite Daluege's non-army rank.

Reichsführer SS Himmler and General of Police Daluege with Knight's Cross winners Colonel Giese (left) and Major Pannier. Note Pannier's collar insignia borrowed from the Army despite his Waffen-SS capacity. Similarly, Daluege's collar insignia are also Army borrows despite Daluege's non-army rank.

✠ Hermann Eckardt (October 4th, 1920 - September 16th, 2010) RK 28.03.1945 Feldwebel Zugführer i. d. 1./Pz.Abt 8 20. Panzer-Grenadier-Division

✠ Hermann Eckardt (October 4th, 1920 - September 16th, 2010) RK 28.03.1945 Feldwebel Zugführer i. d. 1./Pz.Abt 8 20. Panzer-Grenadier-Division

General Dietrich von Saucken (1892-1980). A German cavalry officer in World War I and Panzer commander in Word War II who was wounded seven times. Saucken was one of only 27 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. He refused to leave his men in April 1945, surrendered with them to the USSR and spent 10 years as a POW. He famously snapped at Hitler and refused to follow his orders during a command meeting - Hitler gave in and changed the…

✠ Dietrich von Saucken May 1892 – 27 September

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Instructor Peter Hauptmann Kisgen (Peter Kiesgen) conducts training of the Hitler Youth Treatment grenade "Panzerfaust

Erich Pietzonka Oberst Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 7

Erich Pietzonka Oberst Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 7

POST-WAR SIGNED KNIGHTS CROSS WINNER, OBERSTLIT. I.G. HEINRICH SEIDEL

POST-WAR SIGNED KNIGHTS CROSS WINNER, OBERSTLIT. I.G. HEINRICH SEIDEL

✠ Fedor von Bock (3 December 1880 – 4 May 1945) Along with his second wife and his stepdaughter — he was killed by a strafing British fighter-bomber. Pour le Mérite (1 April 1918) RK 30.09.1939 Generaloberst OB HGr. Nord

✠ Fedor von Bock December 1880 – 4 May Along with his second wife and his stepdaughter — he was killed by a strafing British fighter-bomber.

Leutnant Wilhelm Otto August (Willi) Rowohl (24 December 1912 - March 1945)

Leutnant Wilhelm Otto August (Willi) Rowohl December 1912 - March Knights Cross of the Iron Cross on 12 July 1942 as Oberfeldwebel Zugführer 115

✠ Conrad Heuss (27 May 1914 - 24 March 1945) RK 27.03.1942 Hauptmann Führer II./Inf.Rgt 109 35. Infanterie – Division

✠ Conrad Heuss May 1914 - 24 March RK Hauptmann Führer II.

Max-Hellmuth Ostermann

Max-Hellmuth Ostermann

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