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List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (C)

simbartez: “ degrelle88: “ Josef “Sepp” Dietrich (28 May 1892 – 21 April 1966) was a Waffen-SS General in Nazi Germany who commanded units up to Army level during World War II. Prior to 1929, he was...

simbartez: “ “ Josef “Sepp” Dietrich May 1892 – 21 April was a Waffen-SS General in Nazi Germany who commanded units up to Army level during World War II. Prior to he was.

Joachim Peiper --- Kommandeur SS Panzer Regiment 1 "LSSAH" / 1.SS Panzer Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler".

✠ Joachim Peiper January 1915 – 14 July murdered in France.

Max Hansen, here as a SS-Sturmbannführer of the Waffen-SS, terminated the war with the rank of colonel. The winner of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Hansen fought throughout the war with the  Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler.  He fought in Russia and took part in the Ardennes Offensive and the offensive in Hungary, Operation Spring Awakening in 1945 as commanding colonel of 1.SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment. He survived the war and died in 1990.

Max Hansen, here as a SS-Sturmbannführer of the Waffen-SS, terminated the war…

Some American units during D-Day had orders to take no Waffen SS prisoners, as the Waffen SS had shot allied troops who had surrendered.

Some American Units During D-Day Had Orders To Take No Waffen SS Prisoners as the Waffen SS had shot allied troops who had surrendered, taken them prisoner, then shot Canadians in particular in cold blood.

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Heinz Harmel (June 29, 1906 - September 2, 2000) was a German Waffen-SS General during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Brigadier General, Waffen SS Heinz Harmel, who commanded the SS Panzer Division "Frundsberg" in the latter part of the war. Recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

Brigadier Waffen-SS Kurt "Panzer" Meyer was the recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Upon promotion on 16 June 1944 at the age of 33 years, Meyer, man popular with the troops, became one of the youngest divisional commanders in the German Army during the Second World War. After 1945, he was imprisoned for 10 years and released in 1955. In poor health, he died in 1961.

CO of Liebstandarte Recon Batt 1 at Kharkov the Great Tank commander Kurt "PANZER" Meyer.CO of Liebstandarte Recon Batt 1 at Kharkov Kurt Meyer

Otto Meyer (1912–1944) was an Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel) in the Waffen SS, who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.Meyer, an early SS volunteer, fought on the Eastern Front where he was given command of the 9th SS Panzer Regiment in Jan 1944. In June 1944 his division served in Normandy where Meyer distinguished both himself and his regiment by destroying over 300 allied tanks. He was killed crossing the River Seine on 28 August 1944.

✠ Otto Meyer December 1912 – 28 August He was killed crossing the River Seine on 28 August

✠ Fritz Klingenberg (17 December 1912 - 23 March 1945) RK 14.05.1941 SS-Hauptsturmführer Chef 2./SS-KradSchtz.Btl der SS-Div “Reich” Killed by a tank shell during a firefight with US armored forces.

✠ Fritz Klingenberg December 1912 – 23 March killed by a tank shell during a firefight with US armored forces.

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