Knight's Cross Recipients

of the

Fallschirmjäger

 

 

Knights Cross ceremony for Paratroopers of "Sturmabteilung Koch".

Adolf Hitler and the paratroopers of “Sturmabteilung Koch” at the Knight's Cross ceremony on the 13th of May 1940.  Members of the unit recieved the Knight's Cross for the assault at the Eben-Emael Fortress in Belgium.

Front row, from left to right:
1 - Leutnant Egon Delica - 12th/5/1940 RK (Leutnant stellv. Führer Sturmgruppe "Granite").
2 - Hauptmann Walther Koch - 10th/5/1940 RK (Hauptmann Cdr LL-Sturm.Abt "Koch" ).
3 – Adolf Hitler.
4 - Leutnant der Reserve Joachim Meissner - 12th/5/1940 (Leutnant dR stellv. Führer Sturmgruppe "Eisen").
5 - Oberleutnant Gustav Altmann - 5th/12/1940 (Oberleutnant Führer Sturmgruppe "Stahl"). 

The back row, from left to right:
1 - Oberleutnant Rudolf Witzig - 5th/10/1940 (Oberleutnant Führer Sturmgruppe "Granite").
2 - Oberleutnant Otto Zierach - 15th/5/1940 (Oberleutnant dR It LL-Sturm.Abt "Koch").
3 - Leutnant Helmut Ringler - 15th/5/1940 (Leutnant dRsMG-id Halbzugführer Sturmgruppe "Stahl").
4 - Oberleutnant Walter Kiess - 12th/5/1940 (Oberleutnant Chef-Kdo Lastensegler LL-Sturm.Abt id "Koch").  
5 - Oberarzt Dr. Rolf Jäger - 15th/5/1940 (Oberarzt Truppenarzt LL-Sturm.Abt id "Koch").

 

 

 

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Recipient and Date of Award

 

 

 

Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds

 

Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke – 19th / 9 / 1944

 

 

Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

 

Richard Heidrich – 25th / 3 / 1944

Ludwig Heilmann – 15th / 5 / 1944

Hans Kroh – 12th / 9 / 1944

Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke – 19th / 9 / 1944

Karl-Lothar Schulz – 18th / 11 / 1944

Erich Walther – 1st / 2 / 1945

 

 

Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves

 

Karl-Heinz Becker – 12th / 3 / 1945

Reinhard Egger – 24th / 6 / 1944

Walter Gericke – 17th / 9 / 1944

Kurt Gröschke – 9th / 1 / 1945

Richard Heidrich – 5th / 2 / 1944

Ludwig Heilmann – 2nd / 3 / 1944

Dr. jur. Dr. rer. pol. Friedrich-August Freiherr von der Heydte – 30th / 9 / 1944

Hans Kroh – 6th / 4 / 1944

Eugen Meindl – 31st / 8 / 1944

Heinz Meyer – 18th / 11 / 1944

Erich Pietzonka – 16th / 9 / 1944

Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke – 13th / 11 / 1942

Rudolf Rennecke – 25th / 11 / 1944

Gerhart Schirmer – 18th / 11 / 1944

Karl-Lothar Schulz – 20th / 4 / 1944

Kurt Student – 27th / 9 / 1943

Heinrich Trettner – 17th / 9 / 1944

Erich Walther – 2nd / 3 / 1944

Rudolf Witzig – 25th / 11 / 1944

 

 

Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

 

Herbert Abratis – 24th / 10 / 1944

Heinz Paul Adolff – 26th / 3 / 1944

Gustav Altmann – 12th / 5 / 1940

Helmut Arpke – 13th / 5 / 1940

Josef Barmetler - 9th / 7 / 1941

Karl-Heinz Becker – 9th / 7 / 1941

Erich Beine – 5th / 9 / 1944

Karl Berger – 7th / 2 / 1945

Herbert Beyer – 9th / 6 / 1944

Ernst Blauensteiner – 29th / 10 / 1944

Wolfgang Graf von Blücher – 24th / 5 / 1940

Rudolf Boehlein – 30th / 11 / 1944

Rudolf Böhmler – 26th / 3 / 1944

Bruno Bräuer – 24th / 5 / 1940  

Georg le Coutre – 7th / 2 / 1945

Egon Delica – 12th / 5 / 1940

Rudolf Donth – 14th / 1 / 1945

Reinhard Egger – 9th / 7 / 1941

Johann Engelhardt – 29th / 2 / 1944

Dipl.Ing. Wolfgang Erdmann – 8th / 2 / 1945

Werner Ewald – 12th / 9 / 1944

Ferdinand Foltin – 9th / 6 / 1944

Herbert Fries – 5th / 9 / 1944

Ernst Frömming – 18th / 11 / 1944

Wilhelm Fulda – 14th / 6 / 1941

Robert Gast – 6th / 10 / 1944

Alfred Genz – 14th / 6 / 1941

Walter Gericke – 14th / 6 / 1941

Ernst Germer – 29th / 10 / 1944

Siegfried Gerstner – 13th / 9 / 1944

Helmut Görtz – 24th / 5 / 1940

Franz Graßmel – 8th / 4 / 1944

Kurt Gröschke – 9th / 6 / 1944

Andreas Hagl – 9th / 7 / 1941

Reino Hamer – 5th / 9 / 1944

Friedrich Hauber – 5th / 9 / 1944

Richard Heidrich – 14th / 6 / 1941

Ludwig Heilmann – 14th / 6 / 1941

Erich Hellmann – 6th / 10 / 1944

Harry Herrmann – 9th / 7 / 1941

Max Herzbach – 13th / 9 / 1944

Dr. jur. Dr. rer. pol. Friedrich-August Freiherr von der Heydte – 9th / 7 / 1941

Johannes-Matthias Hönscheid – 12th / 3 / 1945

Eduard Hübner – 9th / 5 / 1945

Georg-Rupert Jacob – 13th / 9 / 1944

Dr. med. Rolf Jäger – 13th / 5 / 1940

Siegfried Jamrowski – 9th / 6 / 1944

Wilhelm Kempke – 21st / 8 / 1941

Horst Kerfin – 24th / 5 / 1940

Hellmut Kerutt – 2nd / 2 / 1945

Karl Koch – 24th / 10 / 1944

Walter Koch – 10th / 5 / 1940

Willi Koch – 9th / 6 / 1944

Rudolf Kratzert -  9th / 6 / 1944

Heinz Krink – 9th / 6 / 1944

Hans Kroh – 21st / 8 / 1941

Martin Kühne – 29th / 2 / 1944

Rudolf Kurz – 18th / 11 / 1944

Dr. med. habil. Carl Langemeyer -  18th / 11 / 1944

Erich Lepkowski – 8th / 8 / 1944

Walter Liebing – 2nd / 2 / 1945

Rolf Mager – 31st / 10 / 1944

Hans Marscholek – 31st / 10 / 1944

Eugen Meindl – 14th / 6 / 1941

Joachim Meißner – 12th / 5 / 1940

Otto Menges – 9th / 6 / 1944

Gerhard Mertins – 6th / 12 / 1944

Heinz Meyer – 8th / 4 / 1944

Dr. jur. Werner Milch – 9th / 1 / 1945

Gerd Mischke – 18th / 5 / 1943

Karl Neuhoff – 9th / 6 / 1944

Dr. med. Heinrich Neumann – 21st / 8 / 1941

Heinrich Orth – 18th / 3 / 1942

Hugo Paul – 18th / 11 / 1944

Herbert Peitsch – 29th / 10 / 1944

Erich Pietzonka – 5th / 9 / 1944

Fritz Prager – 24th / 5 / 1940

Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke – 21st / 8 / 1941

Siegfried Rammelt – 9th / 6 / 1944

Dr. jur. Ernst-Wilhelm Rapräger – 10th / 5 / 1943

Adolf Reininghaus – 13th / 9 / 1944

Paul-Ernst Renisch – 31st / 10 / 1944

Rudolf Rennecke – 9th / 6 / 1944

Helmut Ringler – 15th / 5 / 1940

Arnold von Roon – 9th / 7 / 1941

Walter Sander – 28th / 2 / 1945

Bruno Sassen – 22nd / 2 / 1942

Gerhard Schacht – 12th / 5 / 1940

Martin Schächter -  12th / 5 / 1940

Dipl.-Ing. Richard Schimpf – 6th / 10 / 1944

Horst Schimpke – 5th / 9 / 1944

Gerhart Schirmer – 14th / 6 / 1941

Alfred Schlemm – 11th / 6 / 1944

Herbert Schmidt – 24th / 5 / 1940

Werner Schmidt – 5th / 4 / 1944

Wolf-Werner Graf von der Schulenburg – 20th / 6 / 1943

Karl-Lothar Schulz – 24th / 5 / 1940

Erich Schuster – 21st / 8 / 1941

Alfred Schwarzmann – 24th / 5 / 1940

Günther Sempert – 30th / 9 / 1944

Hubert Sniers – 24th / 10 / 1944

Albert Stecken – 28th / 4 / 1945

Edgar Stentzler – 9th / 7 / 1941

Kurt Stephani -  30th / 9 / 1944

Günther Straehler-Pohl – 10th / 5 / 1943

Kurt Student – 12th / 5 / 1940

Alfred Sturm – 9th / 7 / 1941

Karl Tannert – 5th / 4 / 1944

Hans Teusen – 14th / 6 / 1941

Cord Tietjen – 24th / 5 / 1940

Erich Timm – 3rd / 10 / 1944

Rudolf Toschka – 14th / 6 / 1941

Horst Trebes – 9th / 7 / 1941

Heinrich Trettner – 24th / 5 / 1940

Herbert Trotz – 30th / 5 / 1945

Alexander Uhlig – 29th / 10 / 1944

Kurt Veth – 30th / 9 / 1944

Helmut Wagner – 24th / 1 / 1942

Erich Walther – 24th / 5 / 1940

Friedrich-Wilhelm Wangerin – 24th / 10 / 1944

Hans-Joachim Weck – 30th / 4 / 1945

Heinrich Welskop – 21st / 8 / 1941

Walter Werner – 9th / 6 / 1944

Hans-Karl Wittig – 5th / 2 / 1944

Rudolf Witzig – 10th / 5 / 1940

Hilmar Zahn – 9th / 6 / 1944

Otto Zierach – 15th / 5 / 1940

 

 

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