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Nahkampfspange in Gold Recipients

Nahkampfspange in Gold Recipients Collected by John Winner

Collected by John Winner

I make no claim to having done all the research on this subject. The list was created by gathering information from multiple forums/websites/books and put together after comparision into one list for the benifit of researchers. Additions or correction can be sent to me at isuxors@hotmail.com

98 recipiants of the Nahkampfspange in Gold also received in Ritterkreuz, they are marked *

Some awards cannot be documented, or were not awarded, they are marked ** (9 soldiers)

Totals for the different branches are Heer: 522 (5 unconfirmed/not awarded), SS: 126 (4 unconfirmed/not awarded), Luftwaffe: 7, total: 655 winners (9 unconfirmed/not awarded), this is at odds with the current estimate of 631.

Where a total of more than 50 certified days is know it will be stated in the list

The Nahkampfspange was awarded in 3 grades, bronze for 15 days close combat, silver fo 25 days and gold for 50 days. The award was instituted 25 November 1942, combat days could be counted retroactively to 1 December 1941 (exception to soldiers on the easternfront retroactive to 1 June 1941). A day of close combat was defined as "fighting man-to-man using cold steel and handheld weapons". The days were recorded in the soldiers Soldbuch and certified by the company commander or higher ranking superior with a signature. After 50 days had been accumulated many time records were no longer kept as there was no higher award.

A

Anhert, Heinz, 5 Jan 1945 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 2./Div.Füs.Btl. 14 Aigner, Ludwig, 20 Dec 1944 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gruppenführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 62 d'Albert, Benvenuto, 28 Oct 1944 as Oberleutnant d. R., Führer 3./Ski.Jg.Rgt. 1 Albohm, Wilhelm, 1 Dec 1944 as Wachtmeister d. R., Zugführer 1./Div.Füs.Btl.(AA) 254 (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Anders, Bruno, as Obergefreiter, Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 Andrä, Heinz, 28 Oct 1944 as Unteroffizier, Grüppenführer 10.(Pi.)/Pz.Gren.Rgt. 126 Aniol, Georg, 11 Jun 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Kp.Truppführer 6./Gren.Rgt. 442 (1 st award presentation by Hitler on 27 Aug 1944) Arndt, Erwin, 20 Mar 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 9./Gren.Rgt. 246 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Auer, Karl, 22 Mar 1945 as SS-Sturmbannführer, SS-Feld-Ers.Btl. 4

B

Bachler, Franz, 22 Sep 1944 as SS-Unterscharführer, Gruppenführer SS-Pz.Pi.Btl. 5 Backhaus, Alfred, 16 Nov 1944 as Obgefreiter, stellv. Gruppenführer 2./Pz.Pi.Btl 37 Baier, Willibald, 5 Oct 1944 as Feldwebel d. R., Zugführer 1./Füs.Btl. 45 *Baichl, Johann, 23 Oct 1944 as Oberfeldwebel d.R., Zugführer 5./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 Bauder, Karl, 17 Nov 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer Füs.Kp. 541 (2 nd award presentation by

Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Bauer, Andreas, 16 Dec 1944 as Obergefreiter, 2./Div.Füs.Btl. (AA) 263 (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Bauer, Gerhard, 2 Jun 1944 as SS-Unterscharführer, Gruppenführer SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 2 Bauer, Kurt, 24 Oct 1944 as Oberleutnant, Kp.Chef 2./Gren.Rgt. 173 Bauer, Matthias, 26 Jan 1945 as Feldwebel, Zugührer 2./Div.Füs.Btl. (AA) 132 *Baunach, Gregor, 28 Nov 1944 as Major, Kdr. I./Gren.Rgt. 173 Becker, Ernst, 15 Feb 1944 as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer Stabs.Kp./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 9 "Germania" *Becker, Rudolf, 15 Feb 1944 as Oberleutnant, Kp.Chef 1./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 66 (1 st award presentation by Hitler on 27 Aug 1944) Beier, Hans, 3 Jan 1945 as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer 4./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" Beiss, Karl, 4 May 1944 as Hauptmann d. R., Kdr. II./Gren.Rgt. 166 Bendel, Fritz, 1945 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer Sturmkompanie 101 Bense, Heinrich, 30 Sep 1944 as Obergefreiter, Melder Stab/II./Gren.Rgt. 412 Bergner, Otto, 20 Jan 1945 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gruppenführer 2./Pz.Pi.Btl. 37 Berk, Ernst, 10 Mar 1945 as Oberfeldwebel d. R., Zugführer 1./Gren.Rgt. 162 Bermond, Georg, 9 Feb 1945 as Hauptmann d. R., Jg.Rgt. 54 Bernartz, ----, 1 Mar 1944 as Oberleutnant, Chef 4.Feld-Ers.Btl. 306 (awarded for 41 combat days, lost leg) Bernauer, Sebastian, 1 Feb 1945 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer Stabs.Kp./Gren.Rgt. 203 Bernbacher, Peter, 14 Jan 1945 as Oberjäger, Gruppenführer 3./Geb.Jg.Rgt. 99 Bethmann, Kurt, 20 Dec 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 1./Gren.Rgt. 467 *Bialetzki, Alfons, 17 Nov 1944 as Oberleutnant der Reserve, Kp.Chef 1./Gren.Rgt. 333 Bierhoff, Franz, 20 Jul 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 9./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 128 (2 nd award presentation by Hitler on 5 Sep 1944)

Billau, Friedrich, as 26 Oct 1943 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 2./Pz.Pi.Btl. 51, (2 nd presentation by Hitler 5 Sep 1944)

award

Bindseil, Alfred, 15 May 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 6./Gren.Rgt. 505 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Bleier, Michael, 11 Sep 1944 as Oberwachtmeister, Zugführer 1./Div.Füs.Btl. (AA) 7 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Böckendorf, Peter, as Unteroffizier, Zugführer 3./Füs.Btl. 72 Böddeker, Karl, 1 Dec 1944 as Oberfeldwebel d. R., Zugführer 11./Pz.Füs.Rgt. "Großdeutschland" Boenke, Alfred, 15 Jun 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 45 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Boosfeld, Joachim, 21 Feb 1945 as SS-Obersturmführer, Chef 4./SS-Kav.Rgt 16 (awarded by Hitler on 21 Feb 1945) (57 confirmed days of combat) Bormann, Kurt, 5 Sep 1944 as Obergefreiter, 1./Pz.Pi.Btl. 13 (2 nd award presentation by Hitler 5 Sep

1944)

Boscheinen, Horst, 18 Jan 1945 as SS-Unterscharführer, Gruppenführer Stabs.Kp./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" Brandsetter, Joseph, 20 Mar 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 8./Gren.Rgt. 246 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Braun, Gustav, 1 Apr 1944 as SS-Obersturmführer, Führer III./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Brey, Sebastian, 14 Jan 1945 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 3./Geb.Jg.Rgt. 99 Brück, Heinz, 23 Nov 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer, Stab II./Gren.Rgt.266 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Büch, Helmut, 14 Nov 1944 as SS-Hauptscharführer, Zugführer 15./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) (80 confirmed cobat days) Buchbach, Alfred, 9 Dec 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 2./Gren.Rgt. 529 Bucher, Maximilian, Dec 1944 as SS-Hauptscharführer, Zugführer 3./SS-Schtz.Btl. 6 *Buchner, Hermann, 17 Oct 1943 as SS-Hauptsturmführer, Kdr. III./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" *Buck, Freidrich, 27 Jan 1945 as SS-Oberscharführer, 5./SS-Kav.Rgt. 15 Buck, Paul, as Feldwebel, Kradmeldestaffelführer Stab I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 59 Burger, Albin, as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 Busch, Karl, 2 May 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 2./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 Buschbeck, Kurt, 20 Apr 1944 as Feldwebel d. R., Zugführer 2./Pi.Btl. 14 (1 st award presentation by Hitler on 27 Aug 1944) Busse, Heinrich, 30 Dec 1944 as Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel, Führer 2./Gren.Rgt. 6 Bußler, Erich, 16 Jan 1945 as Wachtmeister, Zugführer 2./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 26 **Butkus, Zanis, Sept 1944 (accumulated 59 combat days by this date, no record of award submission has been found) Buttler, Paul, 1 Nov 1943, as Oberfeldwebel, sMG-Zugführer 4./Füs.Btl. 217

C

Carl, Erich, 8 Sep 1944 as Obergefreiter 3./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 7 Chardon, Fredinand, 11 Jul 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 8./Jg.Rgt. 229 (3 rd award presentation by Hitler 26 Sep 1944) Christan, Josef, 15 Mar 1945 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 1./Pi.Btl. 1544 Christian, Arthur, 15 Nov 1943 as SS-Rottenführer, Gruppenführer SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Czarnetzki, Paul, 1 Dec 1943 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 9./Gren.Rgt. 60 (mot) Czerepan, Gustav, 26 Sep 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 1./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944)

D

v. Dahlen, Heinrich, 15 Oct 1944 as Obergefreiter, Stab I./Gren.Rgt. 62 Dahlke, Gerhard, 30 Jan 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer I./Gren.Rgt. 478

Damm, Wihelm, 11 Jan 1941(1945) as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer Armee-Waffenschule AOK 4 Dedens, Helmut, 13 Nov 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Div.Füs.Kp. 31 *Degrelle, Léon, 14 Sep 1944 as SS-Sturmbannführer d.R., Kdr. SS-Frw.Pz.Gr.Brig."Wallonien" (65 confirmed days of combat) Detambel, Josef, 7 Aug 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 8.(MG)/Gren.Rgt. 107 *Deutschmann, Siegfried, spring 1945 as Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 4./Gren.Rgt. 483 Diekjobst, Heinrich, 28 Aug 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 1./Pz.Pi.Btl. 51 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Dietz, Friedrich, 25 Aug 1944 as Oberjäger, Gruppenführer II./Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 2 Dietzsch, Lothar, 24 Feb 1945 as Oberleutnant d. R., Führer 1./Div.Füs.Btl. 14 Dinse, Otto, 2 Jun 1944 as SS-Hauptsturmführer, Kp.Chef SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 2 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Dittlof, Heinrich, 30 Mar 1945 (posthumous) as Oberstleutnant, Kp.Chef 9.(Sturm)/Gren.Rgt. 422 Domröse, Bruno, 1 Dec 1943 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 12./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 60 (mot) *Donnhauser, Anton, 10 Feb 1944 as Major i.G., Führer Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 Dornhoff, Alois, 12 Jan 1944 as Stabsgefreiter 2./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 116 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) **Dorr, Hans, as SS-Sturmbannführer, Rgts.Führer 5.SS-Pz.Div. "Wiking" (cannot be documented, possibly not submitted as he did not want to leave his troops) Drescher, Berthold, 19 Feb 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 8.(schw.)/Gren.Rgt. 326 Drexler, Gottfried, 20 Mar 1944 as Leutnant d. R., Zugführer 8./Gren.Rgt. 248 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Düsel, Fritz, 13 Oct 1944 as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer 12./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" *Dutter, Franz, 21 Nov 1944 as Major, Führer Gren.Rgt. 2 (58 confirmed combat days)

E

Eckert, Fritz, 22 Nov 1944 as SS-Sturmbannführer, Kdr. II./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 6 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Eckert, Hans, 20 Apr 1944 as SS-Hauptsturmführer d. R., Kdr. II./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt 6 "Theodor Eicke" Ehm, Ewald, 7 May 1945 as SS-Untersturmführer, Zugführer 16./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 3 "Deutschland" Ehrmeier, Josef, 15 Oct 1944 as Obergefreiter, 5./Gren.Rgt. 62 Eichner, Josef, 20 Sep 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 6./Gren.Rgt. 246 Eigenfeldt, Franz, 15 Oct 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer Stabs.Kp./Gren.Rgt. 407 Einhellinger, Georg, 15 Jan 1945 as Oberleutnant, Adjudant I./Jg.Rgt. 207 *Eisele, Alois, 15 Dec 1944 as Major, Kdr. III./Gren.Rgt.61 (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Endres, Wilhelm-Werner, 30 Nov 1944 as Oberleutnant, Führer 7./Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 6 Englert, Josef, 1945 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 1./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 40 Ernhardt, Hans-Rolf, 22 Dec 1943 as Oberleutnant Esch, Jakob, 12 Dec 1944 as Obergefreiter, Kp.Melder 3./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 116 Exinger, August, 1 May 1944 as SS-Oberscharführer, Kdr. 7.(gep)/SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Eysen, August, Gren.Rgt. 366

F

Faulhaber, Josef, 11 Dec 1944, as Obergefreiter, 7./Gren.Rgt. 4 Fege, Kurt, 21 Nov 1944 as Leutnant, Führer 7./Gren.Rgt. 45 **Fegelein, Hermann, SS-Gruppenführer (56 days of close combat, never awarded) Fehlhaber, Erwin, 6 Mar 1945 as SS-Untersturmführer, Kp.Führer 12./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 6 "Theodor

Eicke" Felsner, Georg, 26 Jan 1944 as Obergefreiter, Stab I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 Fengler, Franz, 17 Apr 1945 as Oberfeldwebel, Führer 8./Gren.Rgt. 411 Fiebig, Gerhard, 15 Jan 1945 as Obergefreiter, Mg-Schütze 1./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 98 Fiesel, Mathias, 22 Dec 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 1./Gren.Rgt. 421 *Fink, Karl-Heinz, 24 Apr 1945 as Hauptmann, Adjuant II./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 40 *Finke, Heinz, Feb 1945 as Hauptmann, Kdr. I./Gren.Rgt. 51 (mot) Fleer, Hermann, 20 Apr 1945 as Oberleutnant d. R., Kp.Chef 3./Pi.Btl. 21 *Franke, Kurt, 6 Mar1945 (posthumous) as SS-Obersturmführer, Chef 11./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 6 "Theodor Eicke" (53 confirmed days of combat) *Frankenfeld, Erwin, 1 Apr 1945 as Oberleutnant, Kp.Führer 1./Jg.Rgt. 49 Fricke, Karl, 3 Nov 1944 as Obergefreiter, Funktruppführer I./Gren/Rgt. 412 Friedberg, Johann, 27 Mar 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Pz.Pi.Btl. 27 (1 st award presentation by Hitler 27 Aug 1944) Friedhoff, Siegfried, 2 Jun 1944 as SS-Obersharführer, Ordonnanz-Offizier II./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 2 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Friedrich, Erich, 26 Aug 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 1./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 (2 nd award presentation by Hitler 5 Sep 1944) (54 confirmed days of combat) *Friedrich, Max, 30 Mar 1945 as Oberleutnant, Kdr. Pi.Btl.17 Frisch, Helmut, 15 Dec 1944 as Gefreiter, MG-Schütze 7./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 Fröbel, Karl, 25 Mar 1945 as Feldwebel d. R., Gefechtsschreiber Stab/Gren.Rgt. 55 Fubel, Karl, 1 Oct 1944 as Oberleutnant, Kp.Chef 5./Gren.Rgt. 4 Fuchs, Anton, 28 Oct 1944 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gruppenführer 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 Fuchs, Ludwig, 2 Oct 1944 as Obergefreiter d. R., Melder 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Fuhr, Werner, 26 Nov 1944 as Gefreiter d. R., 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12

G

Gampe, Karl, 10 Oct 1944 as Unteroffizier d. R., Zugführer 4./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 8 Garbe, Herbart, 12 Dec 1944 as Oberleutnant d. R., Kp.Führer Pz.Aufkl.Ers.u.Aus.Abt. 55 Gefeller, Heinz, 1945 as Leutnant d. R., Armee-Waffenschule Pz. AOK 3 Geisen, Josef, 28 Oct 1944 as Obergefreiter, 6./Gren.Rgt. 80 Geisendorf, Fritz-Adolf, 28 Jul 1944 as Oberleutnant, Schwadronchef I./Kav.Brig. Süd Geisler, Erdmann, 3 Jul 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 4./Gren.Rgt. 179/Div.Grp. 62 Genz, Kurt, 14 Jul 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 2./Gren.Rgt.Grp 415/Div.Grp. 123 Gericke, Karl, 2 Oct 1944 as Obergefreiter, 5./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 Gerstmeier, Heinz, 14 Apr 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 5./Gren.Rgt. 246 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Gilbert, Wilhelm, 28 Feb 1945 as SS-Unterscharführer, 2./SS-Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 1 Gimpel, Blasius, 7 Nov 1943 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 63 v. Glinski, Josef, 26 Mar 1945 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gruppenführer 6./Gren.Rgt. 43 Gloddek, August, Jan 1944 as Sanitäts-Unteroffizier 3./Gren.Rgt. 44 Gnan, Johann, 21 Jan 1945 as Obergefreiter, 7./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 Gödel, Oswald, 1 Jan 1945 as SS-Unterscharführer, Gruppenführer 5./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 9 "Germania" (2 nd award presentaion by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Goerke, Kurt, as Feldwebel, Zugführer 1./Gren.Rgt. 172 Göger, Rudolf, 20 Oct 1944 as Leutnant d. R., Zugführer Aufkl.Abt. 101 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Golbs, Herbert, as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer 16./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 19 **Göller , Sigwart, June 1945? as Major d.R., 1.Geb.Jg.Div. (cannot be documented) Göpfert, Christian, 28 Oct 1943 as Feldwebel, 2./Pz.Pi.Btl. 51

*Gössmann, Franz, 1 Feb 1945 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 2./Gren.Rgt. 199 "List" Gottschalk, Herbert, 18 May 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 10./Gren.Rgt. 76 (3 rd award presentation by Hitler 26 Sep 1944) Grabner, Franz, 1 Apr 1944 as SS-Unterscharführer, Gruppenführer 11./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Gramm, Herbert, 5 Dec 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Schule III Fahnenjunker der Inf. Potsdam Griesche, Walter, as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Pz.Gren.Rgt. 8 Grimm, Franz, 31 Mar 1944 as Feldwebel d. R., Zugführer Stab/Div.Füs.Btl. 72 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Grotz, Georg, 15 Oct 1944 as Obergefreiter d. R., 6./Gren.Rgt. 62 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Grunau, Ernst, 9 Feb 1945 as Oberleutnant, Kp.Chef Div.Beg.Kp./14.Pz.Div Grunau, Karl, 5 Jan 1945 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gruppenführer 2./Pz.Pi.Btl. 51 Grünewald, Herbert, 8 Dec 1944 as Leutnant d. R., Stab/18.Pz.Gren.Div. Gundlach, Heinrich, 3 Sep 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 283 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Gust, Erich, 4 Apr 1945 as Leutnant, Btl.-Adjutant II./Gren.Rgt. 23 Gutsch, Ewald, 27 Mar 1945 as Leutnant d. R., Heeres-Unterofizier-Schule 15 der Inf. Berlin

H

*Hack, Franz, 1 May 1945 as SS-Obersturmbannführer, Kdr. III./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 10 "Westland" *Hackl, Martin, 8 Oct 1944 as Oberleutnant d. R., Chef 2./Aufkl.Abt. 94 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Hahn, Walter, 8 Dec 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 4./Gren.Rgt. 110 *Hamberger, Karl, 20 May 1944 as Unteroffizier, Zugführer 2./Gren.Rgt. 62 (1 st award presentation by Hitler 27 Aug 1944) Hampel, Helmut, 1 Dec 1944 as Leutnant, Zugführer Stabs.Kp./Pz.Füs.Rgt. "Großdeutschland" *Hansen, Max, 17 Apr 1945 as SS-Obersturmbannführer, Kdr. SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 1 Hanzig, Georg, Apr 1945 as SS-Rottenführer, Mg-Schütze 2./SS-Frw.Kav.Rgt. 7 Harnack, Martin, 10 Feb 1945 as SS-Obersturmführer, Chef 1./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 8 *Harthan, Lorenz, Sept 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer Pi.Zug der 5./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 11 Haslböck, Wilhelm, 15 Oct 1944 as Obergefreiter 7./Gren.Rgt. 62 Hass, Ferdinand, 31 Mar 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 2./Füs.Btl. 72 Hatting, Wilhelm, 27 Aug 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 (2 nd award presentation by Hitler 5 Sep 1944) **Hawelka, Heinrich, May 1944 (submission date) as Hauptmann, stellv.Btl.Kdr. 206.Inf.Div. (captured before award could be issued) Heider, Wilhelm, 9 Aug 1944 as Leutnant d. R., Kp.Führer 1./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 Heimhilger, Anton, 15 Dec 1944 as Oberfeldwebel d. R., Zugführer 9./Gren.Rgt. 61 Heine, Fritz, 15 Dec 1944 as Feldwebel d. R., Kp.Truppführer 7./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 74 Heinemann, Andreas, 9 Nov 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 2./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 7 (2 nd award presentaion by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Hellinger, Helmut, 1 Jan 1944 as Leutnant, 2./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 60 (mot) Helming, Hans, 24 Sep 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer Gren.Rgt. 284 (3 rd award presentation by Hitler 26 Sep 1944) Henrich, Christoph, 22 Mar 1945 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 4./Gren.Rgt. 1 Herberth, Willi, as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer 16./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 6 "Theodor Eicke" Hermann, Anton, 22 May 1944 as Obergefreiter, 3./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 17 (1 st award presentation by Hitler 27 Aug 1944) Herrmann, Adolf, 1 Jan 1944 as SS-Oberscharführer, Kp.Führer 5./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 9 "Germania"

Herrmann, Kurt, 1 Mar 1944 as SS-Obersturmführer, Kp.Führer 7./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 6 "Theodor Eicke" (2 nd award presentaion by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Hertel, Rüdiger, 7 Nov 1943 as Hauptman, Adjutant Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 Heurbach, Robert, 16 Jan 1945 as Oberleutnant, Chef 2./Gren.Rgt. 421 Heyen, Martin, 10 Nov 1944 as Unteroffizier, Truppführer 2./Gren.Rgt. 435 Hilber, Emil, 2 May 1945 as SS-Hauptsturmführer, Chef 14.(Flak)/SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 3 "Deutschland" Hille, Alfred, 6 Mar 1945 as SS-Oberscharführer, Nachr.Zugführer III./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 6 "Theodor Eicke" *Hinz, Bruno, 5 Sep 1944 as SS-Obersturmführer, Chef 2./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 38 (2 nd award presentation by Hitler 5 sep 1944) Hinz, Gustav, 17 Feb 1945 as SS-Hauptscharführer, Zugführer 8./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 1 Hirt, Otto, 13 Nov 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 2./Gren.Rgt. 390 (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Hof, August, 24 Sep 1944 as Oberleutnant, II./Gren.Rgt. 15 (mot) *Hofbauer, Franz, 28 Jun 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 3./Div.Füs.Btl. 72 Hoffmann, George, 15 Mar 1945 as Leutnant d. R., Führer 9./Ski.Jg.Rgt. 1 Hofmeier, Walter, 30 Apr 1944 as Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier, Zugführer 4./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 14 (3 rd award presentation by Hitler 26 Sep 1944) Hofner, Alfons, 22 May 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 4./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 17 Hofsteter, Josef, 20 Aug 1944 as Feldwebel d. R., Kradstaffelführer Stab II./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 (2 nd award presentation by Hitler 5 sep 1944) Hollerer, Franz, 1 Nov 1944 as Obergefreiter, Gruppenführer 4./Geb.Jg.Rgt. 138 *Holzer, Friedrich, spring 1944 as SS-Hauptsturmführer, Chef II./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Homolka, Franz, 28 Jan 1945 as SS-Unterscharführer, Zugführer 1./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 9 "Germania" Homt, Otto, 4 Mar 1945 as Obergefreiter, Gruppenführer 1./Gren.Rgt. 23 Horbach, Werner, 7 Feb 1944 as Feldwebel, Stab I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Horn, Hans, 12 Dec 1944 as Obergefreiter, 2./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 Hoyer, Fritz, 7 Feb 1945 as Oberfeldwebel, Stab I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 Huber, Johann, 21 Aug 1944 as SS-Unterscharführer, Gruppenführer 12./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Huber, Josef, 11 Dec 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 438 Huber, Kaspar, 14 Apr 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 5./Gren.Rgt. 248 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Hübner, Fritz, 31 Oct, 1944 as Feldwebel, 9./Jg.Rgt. 207 Hübner, Hans, 1 Feb 1945 as Obergefreiter, MG-Schütze 10./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 Huchthausen, Wilhelm, 9 Dec 1944 as Feldwebel, 7./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 Hudemann, Jügen, 5 Jan 1945 as Oberleutnant, 13./Gren.Rgt. 53 Hüllhorst, Paul, Apr 1945 as Feldwebel, Stab II./Gren.Rgt. 1 **Hund, Willi, SS-Obersturmführer, 7./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 23 "Norge" (accumulated 64 days of close combat, never awarded) Huuk, Kurt, as Feldwebel, Zugführer 4./Pz.Armee-Sturm.Btl. 3

I

Ingenbrand, Franz, 5 June 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 3./Gren.Rgt. 479 (1 st award presentation by Hitler on 27 Aug 1944)

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*Jacobeit, Fritz, 15 Apr 1945 as Gefreiter, Füs.Rgt. 22 Jacoby, Josef, 4 Nov 1944 as Obergefreiter, 7./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 73 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler

on 12 Dec 1944) Jaegeler, Werner, 7 Feb 1945 as Obergefreiter, Stab I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Jäkel, Hans, 11 Dec 1944 as Obergefreiter, Melder 2./Gren.Rgt. 407 Jakel, Johann, as Obergefreiter Jansen, Heinrich, 15 Nov 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 6./Gren.Rgt. 317 Jira, Karl, 4 Dec 1943 as SS-Obersturmführer, Chef 3./SS-Aufkl.Abt. 5 Joachim, Georg, 4 Nov 1944 as SS-Obersturmführer, Führer 7./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 6 "Theodor Eicke" (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Jochims, Hermann-Gustav, 23 Apr 1945 as Hauptmann, Chef 7./Gren.Rgt. 90 (mot) Jöres, Walter, 24 Mar 1945 as Major, Führer Kampfgruppe 1.Inf.Div. Josel, Franz, 20 Jan 1945 as Oberjäger, Gruppenführer 4./Jg.Rgt. 229 *Juchem, Hans, 10 Aug 1943 as SS-Hauptsturmführer, Kdr. III./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 9 "Germania" (56 confirmed days of combat) Juckermann, Eberhard, 10 Oct 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 4./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 8 Jurga, Bruno, 30 May 1944 as Obergefreiter, Mg-Schütze 2./Gren.Rgt. 412 **Jursa, Franz 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Inf.Rgt. 482 (cannot be documented) *Juschkat, Franz, 12 Dec 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer Stabs.Kp./Gren.Rgt. 43

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Kachel, Georg, 15 Nov 1943 as SS-Rottenführer, Zugführer 15.(gep)/SS-Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Kaiser, Andreas, 1 Feb 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 8./Gren.Rgt. 199 "List" *Kaiser, Vinzenz, summer 1944 as SS-Hauptsturmführer, Führer III./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Kamin, Anton, 10 Oct. 1944 as Gefreiter, 5./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 26

Kamischke, Reinhold, 14 Oct 1944 as Feldwebel d. R., Funktruppführer II./Gren.Rgt. 124 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Kammerer, Karl, 24 Jun 1944 as Oberjäger, Zugführer 9./Jäger.Rgt. 229 (2 nd award presentaion by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Kämpfe, Helmut, winter 1943 as SS-Sturmbannführer d. R., Kdr. III./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" **Kardel, Hennecke, Leutnant, Gren.Rgt. 399 (over 50 days close combat, never awarded) Karowski, Hans, 21 Aug 1944 as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer 3./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf"

(2 nd award

presentation by Hitler 5 sep 1944)

Karrenbauer, Johann, 22 Dec 1944 as Wachtmeister, Zugführer 2./Div.Füs. (AA) Btl. 263 Kassing, Fritz, 10 Nov 1944 as Oberfeldwebel d. R., Kp.Trupp-Führer 4./Gren.Rgt. 1 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Katheder, Wolfgang, 16 Jan 1945 as Obergefreiter, Gruppenführer 2./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 26 Kaussen, Ewald, 23 Mar 1945 as Major d. R., Stab/Pi.Rgt. 614 (mot) Kayser, Walter, 12 Aug 1945 as Hauptmann d. R., Chef 6./Gren.Rgt. 390 Keller, Gebhard, 8 May 1945 as Oberjäger, sMG-Zugführer 9./Geb.Jg.Rgt. 98 *Kempas, Traugott, 8 Mar 1945 as Hauptmann, Kdr. I./Gren.Rgt. 176 Kessel, Paul, 3 Jun 1944 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gruppenführer 1./Gren.Rgt. 421 Ketterer, Hans, 25 Apr 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Div.Feldzeug-Kp. 240 Kettering, Rudolf, 9 Nov 1944 as Oberwachtmeister, Zugführer 2./Div.Füs. (AA) Btl. 263 Keyser, Gustav, 26 Sep 1944 as Gefreiter, Gruppenführer 11./Gren.Rgt. 76 (mot) Kilian, Adam, 5 Nov 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 1./Gren.Rgt. 529 Kilimann, Friedrich, 9 Nov 1944 as Obergefreiter d. R., Gruppenführer 3./Gren.Rgt. 529 Kindler, Werner, 1 Apr 1945 as SS-Unterscharführer, Zugführer 12.(gep)/SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 1 Kivelitz, Karl, 3 Dec 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 412 Klaes, Mathias, 31 Oct 1944 as Stabsgefreiter, 1./Gren.Rgt. 505 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler

on 12 Dec 1944) *Klein, Kurt, 9 Jan 1945 (posthumous) as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 9./Gren.Rgt. 424 Kleinheider, Johannes, 1 Dec 1943 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 12./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 60 (mot) Kleir, Andreas, Heer Kloppenburg, Martin, 27 Feb 1945 as Wachtmeister d. R., Zugführer 7./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 26 Klumfass, Heinz, 10 Mar 1945 as Obergefreiter, MG-Schütze 1./Gren.Rgt. 162 Klute, Wilhelm, 28 Dec 1944 as Obergefreiter d. R., Gruppenführer 3./Gren.Rgt. 408 Knebel, Ernst, 10 Dec 1944 as Oberjäger, Gruppenführer 6.(Jäg.)/Gren.Rgt. 4 *Knittel, Gustav, 13 Oct 1944 as SS-Sturmbannführer, Kdr. SS-Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 1 Knoblauch, Rudi, 1 Apr 1945 as SS-Hauptscharführer, Zugführer 10.(gep.)/SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 2 König, Karl, 21 Mar 1945 as Leutnant d. R., Führer 3./Geb.Jg.Rgt. 91 König, Lambert, 22 Nov 1944 as SS-Unterscharführer, Gruppenführer 9./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" König, Ludwig, 6 Mar 1945 as SS-Rottenführer, Melder Stab III./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" *Konopacki, Günther, 17 Mar 1945 as Rittmeister, Kdr. Aufkl.Lehr.Abt. *Konopka, Gerhard, 25 Jun 1943 as Oberleutnant d.R., Führer II.Btl./Gren.Rgt.(mot.) "Großdeutschland" Köpp, Willy, 1 Dec 1944 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gewehrführer 5./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 26 Kornberg, Wilhelm, 31 Aug 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 3./Gren.Rgt. 4 Körner, Nikolaus, 7 Feb 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 12./Gren.Rgt. 505 (3 rd award presentation by Hitler 26 Sep 1944) Kossak, Kurt, 22 Mar 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer I./Gren.Rgt. 408 *Kranz, Bernhard, 26 Nov 1944 as Hauptmann, Kp.Chef III./Jg.Rgt. 83 Kratschmer, Franz, 5 Dec 1943, Feldwebel d. R., Kp.Trupp-Führer 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 63 Kratzki, Konrad, 5 Apr 1945 as Sanitäts-Unteroffizier, 3./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 63 Krauss, Karl, 24 Dec 1944 as Oberleutnant d. R., Kp.Chef Feld-Ers.Btl. 85 Krempl, Josef, 10 Mar 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 4./Gren.Rgt. 24 Kretzschmar, Erhard, 4 Dec 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 4./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 11 Krevet, Johann, 3 Apr 1945 as Oberleutnant, Führer 1./Div.Füs.Btl. 212 Krey, Walter, 7 Feb 1944 as Unteroffizier, Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 (1 st award presentation by Himmler on 23 Oct 1944) *Kroeg, Helmut, 1 Mar 1945 as Hauptmann, Führer II./Gren.Rgt. 45 Krug, Siegfried, 12 Dec 1944 as Obergefreiter d. R., 1./Gren.Rgt. 23 Krüger, Otto, 1944 as Unteroffizier, Pz.Ers.Brig. "Feldhernhalle" Krumnow, Herber, 9 Jan 1945 as Obergefreiter d. R., Gruppenführer 2./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 110 Kuba, Rudolf, SS Küffen, Heinz, as Feldwebel, Stab/Sturm-Rgt. AOK 2 Kujawa, Paul, 31 Oct 1944 as Unteroffizier d. R., Sanitäter 6./Gren.Rgt. 505 (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Kuntze, Edmund, 20 Mar 1945 as Oberleutnant, Adjutant Sturm-Btl./Fsch.Jg.Pz.Korps "Hermann Göring" Kunz, Siegfried, 14 Oct 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 1./Inf.Btl.z.b.V. 500 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Küther, Ernst, 20 Apr 1945 as Feldwebel, sMG-Gruppenführer 4./Gren.Rgt. 410 *Kutschkau, Ernst, 1 Feb 1945 as Oberfeldwebel d. R., Kp.Führer 6./Gren.Rgt. 3

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Lachner, Adolf, 22 Jan 1944 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gruppenführer 11./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 40 *Lainer, Josef, 1 5Oct 1943 as SS-Hauptscharführer, Zugführer 1./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Lammers, Karl, 19 Oct 1944 as Obergefreiter, 3./Gren.Rgt. 412 Lang, Karl, 1945 as Feldwebel, Kp.Truppführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 358

Laubner, Gotthard, 22 Jan 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 3./Füs.Rgt. 26 Lauchstädt, Edmund, 3 Jan 1945 as SS-Rottenführer, Gruppenführer 1./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" Lauermann, Alfred, 19 Aug 1944 as Leutnant d. R., Kp.Chef 13./Gren.Rgt. 3 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944)

Lauermann, Alfred, 5 Oct 1944 as Leutnant d.R., 4./Jg.Rgt. 228 *Lehmann, Waldemar, 19 May 1944 as Hauptmann, Kdr. II./Gren.Rgt. 3 Leidenberger, ----, as Oberwachtmeister, Art.Rgt. 263 Lenberger, Otto, 10 Feb 1945 as Hauptmann, Pz.Gren.Rgt. 126 *Lex, Alfred, spring 1944 as SS-Hauptsturmführer d. R., Führer II./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Liebing, Helmut, 28 Nov 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 1./Gren.Rgt. 529 Liebl, Andreas, 9 Aug 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 3./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 13 Liebner, Walter, 28 Oct 1944 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gruppenführer 10./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 126 Liedtke, Friedrich, 15 Dec 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 1./Gren.Rgt. 1141 (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Limbach, Josef, 12 Mar 1945 as Gefreiter, 1./Füs.Btl. 106 *Lindenberg, Friedrich, 1 Oct 1943 as Major, Kdr. II./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 63 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Linhart, Friedrich, 10 Oct 1944 as Unteroffizier, 4./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 8 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Link, Friedrich, 4 Nov 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 10./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 73 (2 nd award presentation

by

Linker, Alfred, 5 Mar 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 2./Pz.Pi.Btl. 51 Lischka, Adolf, 2 Apr 1945 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 8./Gren.Rgt. 386

Lith, Willi, 6 Mar 1945 as SS-Unterscharführer, Kp.Truppführer 9./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 6 "Theodor Eicke" Loeber, Johannes, 7 Apr 1945 as Obergefreiter, Melder 4./Gren.Rgt. 698 Lohrum, Ludwig, 21 Aug 1944 as SS-Unterscharführer, Gruppenführer12./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 6 "Theodor Eicke"

*Loos, Wilhelm, 18 May 1944 as Oberleutnant, Kp.Chef 1

Loose, Wolfgang, 18 Mar 1945 as SS-Obersturmführer, Stab I./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 3 "Deutschland" *Lorenz, Alfred, spring 1945 as Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 485 *Lorenz, Erich, 12 Mar 1945 as Oberst d. R., Krd. Gren.Rgt. 287 Luitpold, Walter, 21 Mar 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Gren.Rgt. 246 Luksch, Ludwig, 22 May 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 3./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 17 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944)

Himmler on 12 Dec 1944)

/GrenRgt. 76 (mot)

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*Macher, Heinz, 18 Oct 1944 as SS-Obersturmführer, Chef 16./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 3 "Deutschland (1 st award presentation by Himmler on 23 Oct 1944) *Mager, Rolf, 11 Nov 1944 as Hauptmann, Kdr. II./Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 6 Mailahn, Heinz, 22 May 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 5./ Pz.Gren.Rgt. 63 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Makus, Erich, 20 Aug 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 1./Pz.Gren.Rgt.12 (2 nd award presentation by Hitler 5 Sep 1944) *Maringgele, Hermann, 21 Feb 1945 as SS-Hauptscharführer, Zugführer 2./SS-Kav.Rgt. 15, (awarded for 84 confirmed close combat days) (awarded by Hitler 21 Feb 1944) Markert, Anton, 31 Dec 1944 as Obergefreiter d. R., 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 Marquardt, Hugo, 13 Jan 1945 as Stabsgefreiter, stellv. Gruppenführer 3./Gren.Rgt. 407 Mattiza, Max, 30 Oct 1944 as Obergefreiter, 4./ Gren.Rgt. 448 Mayer, Karl, 1 Dec 1943 as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer"

Mees, Alfred, 31 Dec 1944 as SS-Rottenführer, 3./SS-Pz.Pi.Btl. 5 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Meitzel, Helmut, 29 Sep 1943 as Hauptmann, Kdr. II./Gren.Rgt. 15 (mot) (75 confirmed combat days) Menz, Oskar, 6 Jun 1944 as Unteroffizier, 2./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 8 (1 st award presentation by Hitler 27 Aug 1944) Mertel, Josef, 5 Dec 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 2./GrenRgt. 62 Merten, Josef, 4 Nov 1944 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gruppenführer 10./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 73 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Metz, Alois, 22 Jan 1944 as Obergefreiter, 12./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 40 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Metz, Werner, 2 Oct 1944 as SS-Obersturmführer, Chef 1./SS-Pz.Gren.Btl. 5 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Meyer, Werner, 12 Apr 1944 as SS-Untersturmführer, Chef 1./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 9 "Germania" (59 confirmed days of combat) Michalsczyk, Konstantin, 21 Feb 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 7./ Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 Michele, Rudolf, 21 Aug 1944 as SS-Sturmann, 10./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 6 "Theodor Eicke" Milaeger, Kurt, 10 Mar 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 Mindt, Fritz, as Feldwebel, Kp. Trupp-Führer 1./Gren.Rgt. 24 *Misera, Walter, 23 Mar 1945 as Oberstleutnant, Kdr. Gren.Rgt 278 Möckel, Karl, 20 Apr 1945 as Feldwebel, Kp.Truppführer 5./Gren.Rgt. 187 Mogler, Rudolf, 15 Nov 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Div.Füs.Kp. 31 *Moldenhauer, Siegfried, 13 Oct 1944 as Major, Kdr. I./Gren.Rgt. 48 Moll, Karl, 20 Apr 1945 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 6./Gren.Rgt 438 *Möller, Emil, 10 Dec 1943 as Hauptmann d. R., Führer II./Gren.Rgt. 226 (65 confirmed days of combat) *Möller, Werner, 18 Jul 1944 as Major, Btl.Kdr. I./Pz.Gren.Rgt.12 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Mönnich, Hubert, 8 Nov 1944 as Hauptmann d. R., Kp.Chef Gren.Rgt.366 Möntmann, Werner, 21 Mar 1945 as Oberleutnant, Stab/126.Inf.Div Müllenbach, Gerd, 31 Oct 1944 as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer 1./SS-Pz.Pi.Btl. 5 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Müller, Arnold, 18 Nov 1944 as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer SS-Pz.Pi.Btl. 5 Müller, Helmut, 16 Jan 1945 as Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel, Zugführer 5./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 *Müller, Heinz, 6 Mar 1945 as SS-Hauptsturmführer, Führer III./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 6 "Theodor Eicke" (58 confirmed days of combat) Muscheid, Helmut, 12 Sep 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 7./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944)

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Nicolai, Otto, 4 Dec 1944 as Obergefreiter, Gruppenführer 6./Gren.Rgt. 284 Noe, Alfred, as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer Vers.Rgt. 1542 Nöllgen, Heinz, 3 Jan 1945 as Gefreiter, I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 11

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Obergaulinger, Ludwig, 6 Dec 1944 as Obergefreiter, Melder 7./Gren.Rgt. 62 Obermeier, Josef, 30 Dec 1943 as SS-Untersturmführer, Kp.Führer 11./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. "Totenkopf" (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Obschil, Alois, Mar 1945 as SS-Obersturmführer, 559.Volks-Grenadier-Div. Oefner, Friedrich, 25 Feb 1945 as Feldwebel d.R., Zugführer 14./Gren.Rgt. 101

Olf, Alfred, 20 Apr 1944 SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer 9.(gep)/SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Opitz, Ewald, 8 Oct 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Div.Beg.Kp./19.Pz.Div (2 nd award presentaion by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Ostermeier, Hans-Arno, 30 Apr 1945 as Major, Führer Fsch.Jg.Pz.Gren.Rgt. 3 "Hermann Göring" Ostermeier, Johannes, 20 Mar 1944 as Unteroffizier, 8./Gren.Rgt. 246 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Othmer, Hans-Arno, 1 Nov 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 74 (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Ottmann, Werner, Apr 1945 as SS-Haupsturmführer, Kdr. SS-Pz.Gren.Btl. 506 Otto, Karl, 7 Dec 1943 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gruppenführer 12./Gren.Rgt. 442

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Paar, Karl, as SS-Hauptscharführer d.R., SS-Rgt. "Radolfzell" (may not have recieved the award) Pacher, Carl, as Sanitäts-Obergefreiter Paffrath, Benno, 22 May 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 1./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 17 (1 st award presentation by Hitler 27 Aug 1944) Pantke, Paul, 29 Sep 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 8./Gren.Rgt. 442 Papp, Soltan, 28 Jan 1945 as SS-Unterscharführer, Gruppenführer 1./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 9 "Germania" Pätsch, Erich, 19 Oct 1944 as Obergefreiter, Mg-Schütze 3./Gren.Rgt. 412 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Paul, Hermann, 28 Oct 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 6./Gren.Rgt. 80 *Peichl, Adolf, 26 Oct 1943 as SS-Hauptscharführer, Zugführer 12./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" (66 confirmed days of combat) Peter, Georg, 6 Dec 1944 as Obergefreiter, Meldestaffelführer Stab I./Gren.Rgt. 423 Peters, Otto, 11 Feb 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 2./Füs.Btl. 30 Petersen, Karl, 10 Apr 1945 as Leutnant d. R., Führer 8./Gren.Rgt. 154 Petrick, Fritz, 2 Apr 1945 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 3./Feld-Ers.Btl. 1 Pfeifer, Willi, 15 Dec 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 Pfeiffer, Heinrich, 27 Jul 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 4./Pz.Gren.Rgt.40 (3 rd award presentaion by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Pfisterer, Georg, 1 Jun 1944 as Oberleutnant d. R., III./Jg.Rgt. 228 (3 rd award presentation by Hitler 26 Sep 1944) v. Pflug, Jürgen, 7 Feb 1944 as Leutnant d. R., Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 *Pheonix, Harry, 21 February 1945 as SS-Hauptsturmführer, Kdr. II./SS-Art.Rgt. 8 Pickl, Alois, 22 Feb 1945 as Feldwebel d. R., Zugführer 3./Geb.Jg. Rgt. 144 Pietsch, Ernst, as Leutnant d. R., Zugführer Gren.Rgt. 418 Plefka, Alfred, 27 Aug 1944 as Obergefreiter, 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 (2 nd award presentation by Hitler 5 Sep 1944) Plesken, August, 1 Dec 1943 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 9./Gren.Rgt. 60 (mot) Plücken, Johann, 23 Jan 1945 as Feldwebel d. R., Zugführer 6./Gren.Rgt. 411 (received for only 45 days) Pogorzelski, Friedrich, 20 mar 1945 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 2./Gren.Rgt. 12 Pohl, Ernst, 15 Nov 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 366 Pöhler, Gerhard, 16 Feb 1945 as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer 2./SS-Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 4 (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Pohlmann, Wilhelm, 20 Oct 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 3./Gren.Rgt. 287 Pongratz, Josef, 20 Sep 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 3./Gren.Rgt. 246 Porsch, Frithjof-Elmo, 8 Aug 1943 as SS-Untersturmführer, Kp.Führer SS-Pz.Jagd.Kp. Dora II Pösch, Hermann, 1 Apr 1944 as SS-Unterscharführer, Zugführer 9.(gep)/SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" *Pössinger, Michael, 1 May 1945 as Major, Kdr. Gren.Rgt. 1123

Poths, Emil, 6 Apr 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 1./Div.Füs.Btl. (AA) 263 Prediger, Franz, 15 Feb 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 10./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 *Preuss, Georg, 1 Apr 1945 as SS-Hauptsturmführer, Kdr. III./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 2 Prüfer, Willi, 20 Apr 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 6./Gren.Rgt. 438

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Quednau, Albert, 30 Dec 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 3./Pi.Btl. 21

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*Radermacher, Karl, 21 Oct 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 6./Gren.Rgt. 45 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Radojewski, Johann, 3 Nov 1944 as Obergefreiter, II./Gren.Rgt. 412 Raith, Alois, 16 Feb 1945 as SS-Unterscharführer, Gruppenführer 1./SS-Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 4 (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Rappl, Ludwig, 31 Oct 1944 as SS-Hauptscharführer, Zugführer Stabs.Kp./SS-Pz.Pi.Btl. 5 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Rastl, Alfred, 12 Dec 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 1./Gren.Rgt. 333 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Rätzel, Kurt, 14 Dec 1943 as Stabsgefreiter, 7./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 Rauch, Helmut, 1945 as Oberfeldwebel, Führer 13./Jg.Rgt. 228 Rebhan, Johann, 18 Feb 1945 as Obergefreiter, 5./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 Recktor, Constantin, 16 Jan 1945 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gruppenführer 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 Reichert, Kurt, 1 Oct 1944 as Stabsgefreiter, Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 Reinau, Ernst, 5 Jan 1945 as Oberjäger, Gruppenführer 2./Geb.Jg.Rgt. 138 Rennert, Johann, 24 Nov 1943 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 2./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 17 Rensch, Erwin, 23 Mar 1945 as Obergefreiter, Melder Stab/Gren.Rgt. 124 *Rentschler, Emil Heinrich, 5 Nov 1944 as Oberstleutnant, Kdr. Gren.Rgt. 1093 Rentzsch, Werner, 10 Mar 1945 as Unteroffizier, Stab I./Gren.Rgt. 110 Retz, Martin, 31 Jan 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 3./Pz.Pi.Btl. 27 (3 rd award presentation by Hitler 26 Sep 1944) Reuert, Emil, 24 Nov 1943 as Oberleutnant, Chef 11./Gren.Rgt. 60 (mot) *Richter, Franz, 20 Aug 1944 as Obergefreiter, Mg-Schütze 1./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 114 (2 nd award presentation by Hitler 5 Sep 1944) *Richter, Hans-Heinrich, Dec 1944 as Hauptmann, Kp.Führer Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 16 (Ost) Richtermeier, Artur, 15 Jan 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 2./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 98 Ried, Franz, 15 Mar 1945 as Leutnant, Ordonnanz-Offizier III./Gren.Rgt. 61 Riewe, Gustav, 3 Nov 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 412 Rink, Herbert, 17 Feb 1945 as SS-Obersturmführer, Kp.Chef 2./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 1 Rittgen, Peter, 4 Dec 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Gren.Rgt. 284 Rock, Willi, 2 Oct 1944 as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer 3./SS-Pz.Pi.Btl. 5 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Rodojewski, Johann, 3 Nov 1944, Gren.Rgt. 412 Rogmann, Willhelm, 2 Jun 1944 as SS-Unterscharführer, Gruppenführer 6./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 2 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Rohmann, Wilhelm, 17 Mar 1945 as Oberwachtmeister, Zugführer 8./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 21 Röll, Wilhelm, 6 Mar 1945, as SS-Rottenführer, Melder Stab III./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" Roltsch, Herbert, 8 May 1945 as Major, Krd. I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 128 Rosenfelder, Albert, 5 Nov 1944 as Oberleutnant, Kp.Chef 3./Feld-Ers.Btl. 299 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Roth, Adolf, as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 3./Pi.Btl. 254

Roth, August, 12 Jan 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 4./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 116 Roth, Harry, 25 Feb 1945 as Obergefreiter, 5./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 Rüd, Josef, 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 2./Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 2 *Rudnick, Erich, Mar 1945 as Leutnant, Zugführer Pi.Zug/Gren.Rgt. 45 Rudolph, Heinz, 6 Feb 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer, Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 (1 st award presentation by Himmler on 23 Oct 1944) Rudzki, Karl, 5 Feb 1944 as Gefreiter, Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 Rüffert, Hans, 15 Dec 1943 as SS-Hauptscharführer, Zugführer 2./SS-Pz.Pi.Btl. 2 Ruhl, Karl, 14 Oct 1944 as Obergefreiter, 8./Gren.Rgt. 124 Rühle, Albert, 20 Dec 1944 as Feldwebel d. R., Zugführer 6./Jg.Rgt. 229 Ruppert, Josef, 9 Feb 1945 as Oberjäger, Gruppenführer 5./Jg.Rgt. 228 Rusch, Erich, Mar 1945 as Major, Kdr. II./Gren.Rgt. 101 Rusdorf, Hans-Georg, 27 Sep 1943 as Obergefreiter, 4./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 13 (1 st award presentation by Hitler 27 Aug 1944) Rutezki, Ernst, 15 Dec 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer Gren.Rgt. 3 *Rutkowski, Alfred, summer 1944 as Hauptmann d. R., Führer Div.Füs.Btl. 126 Rychlik, Johann, 29 Sep 1944 as Leutnant d. R., Führer 2./Gren.Rgt. 412

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Sablotny, Herbert, 13 Feb 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 2./Div.Füs.Btl. 11 Sailer, Adalbert, 21 Feb 1944 as Obergefreiter, Gruppenführer Gren.Rgt. 62 Saller, Franz, 15 Oct 1944 as Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel, Zugführer 1./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 79 Sassenberg, Willi, 1944 as Obergefreiter, Gruppenführer 8./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 66 *Sauer, Johann, 14 Jan 1944 as Hauptmann d. R., Btl.Kdr. I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 93 Sauerbrei, Rudolf, 405. Inf.Div. Sauerland, Heinz, as Unteroffizier d. R., Meldefahrer Div.Füs.Btl. 252 *Sawatzki, Otto, 29 Dec 1944 (posthumous) as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 3./Pi.Btl. 21 Schacht, Emil, 18 May 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 10./Gren.Rgt. 76 (3 rd award presentation by Hitler 26 Sep 1944) Schade, Engelbert, 6 Mar 1945 as SS-Oberscharführer, Btl.Adj. III./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 6 "Theodor Eicke" Schaedler, Karl, 1 Dec 1944 as Feldwebel d. R., Zugführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 80 Schäfer, Ernst, 9 Feb 1945 as Obergefreiter, 3./Jg.Rgt. 228 Schäfer, Ferdinand, 7 Aug 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 4./Sich.Rgt. 57 Schäfer, Hans, 11 Nov 1944 as Oberfeldwebel d. R., Zugführer 3./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 17 Schäfer, Karl, 21 Sep 1944 as Feldwebel d. R., Zugführer 3./Gren.Rgt. 426 *Schäfer, Kurt, 23 Sep 1944 as Hauptmann, Kdr. I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Schasche, Wilhelm, 21 Aug 1944 as SS-Untersturmführer, Zugführer 3./SS-Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 3 (1 st award presentation by Hitler on 27 Aug 1944) Schaub, Adam, 23 Jan 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 (1 st award presentation by Himmler on 23 Oct 1944) Scheffler, Joachim, 10 Aug 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 1./Füs.Btl. 21 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Scheierer, Johann, 9 Feb 1945 as Obergefreiter d. R., Melder 1./Jg.Grt. 228 Scheit, Adolf, 16 Dec 1944 as Oberwachtmeister d. R., Zugführer 1./Div.Füs.Btl.263 (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Schember, Fritz, 16 Sep 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 2./Gren.Rgt. 338 Schenk, Ernst, 10 Feb 1945 as Major, Führer Gren.Rgt. 110 Scherer, Philipp, 20 Feb 1945 as Oberfeldwebel d. R., Zugführer 7./Jg.Rgt. 204 Scherhans, Erwin, 14 Sep 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Gren.Rgt. 1141 (3 rd award

presentation by Hitler 26 Sep 1944) Schick, Karl, 16 Mar 1945 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 12./Gren.Rgt. 407 Schiedl, Walter, 21 Sep 1944 as SS-Unterscharführer, Zugführer 3./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Schiffczyk, Emil, 7 Dec 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 8./GrenRgt. 442 Schindler, Martin, 22 Dec 1944 as Stabsgefreiter, Melder 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 103 *Schlags-Koch, Walter, 14 Apr 1945 as Oberstleutnant d. R., Rgt.Kdr. Sturm-Rgt. AOK 2 Schlegel, Helmut, 26 Dec 1944 as Leutnant d. R., Schwadronführer 2./Aufkl.Abt. 94 Schlitt, Alfred, 1944 as SS-Rottenführer Schlösser, Ernst, 30 Jan 1944 as Leutnant d. R., Stab/Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 (1 st award presentation by Himmler on 23 Oct 1944) Schlotter, Hans, 5 Feb 1944 as Gefreiter, 7./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 Schlüchter, Theodor, 12 Nov 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 2./Gren.Rgt. 422 Schmaloske, Heinz, 19 Oct 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Nacht.Staffel-Führer I./Gren.Rgt. 412 *Schmelzer, Heinrich, 6 Dec 1943 as SS-Hauptsturmführer, Kp.Führer 16.(Pi.)/Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Schmid, Franz, 7 Feb 1945 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 2./Pz.Pi.Btl. 27 (1 st award presentation by Hitler 27 Aug 1944) Schmid, Karl, 30 May 1944 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gruppenführer 2./ Gren.Rgt. 62 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Schmidinger, Karl, 21 Aug 1944 as SS-Rottenführer, 11./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 6 "Theodor Eicke"(2 nd award presentation by Hitler 5 Sep 1944) Schmidt, Armin, 21 Feb 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 7./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 Schmidt, Fritz, 20 Aug 1944 as Obergefreiter, 5./Gren.Rgt. 15 (mot) (3 rd award presentation by Hitler 26 Sep 1944) Schmidt, Jakob, Oberfeldwebel, 13./Gren.Rgt. 485*** Schmidt, Kurt, 29 Aug 1944 as Obergefreiter, 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 Schmidt, Traugott, 29 Apr 1945 as SS-Unterscharführer, Gruppenführer Stabs.Kp./ SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 1 (never actually received the award in person) Schmidt, Walter, as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer 3./SS-Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 3 Schmitt, Franz, 27 Aug 1944 as Gefreiter, 2./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 (2 nd award presentation by Hitler 5 Sep

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Schmitt, Jakob, Gren.Rgt. 485 Schmitt, Hugo, 1 Dec 1943 as Obergefreiter, 10./Gren.Rgt. 60 (mot) *Schneck, Ernst, 1 Mar 1945 as Hauptmann d. R., Kdr. II./Gren.Rgt. 698 Schneider, Helmut, 22 Jun 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 8./Gren.Rgt. 412 Schniepp, Günther, 274 Oct 1943 as Oberleutnant, 5./Gren.Rgt. 420 Schoch, Alfred, 8 Jul 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 3./Jg.Rgt. 228 **Scholz, Helmut, 1945 as SS-Obersturmführer, (cannot be documented) Schöntaube, Karl, as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 3./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 13 Schrade, Ernst, 16 May 1944 as Hauptmann d. R., Pi.Btl. 656 Schreiber, Franz, 19 Jan 1945 as SS-Sturmbannführer, I.SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 6 "Theoder Eicke" *Schreiber, Gustav, 7 Dec 1943 as SS-Hauptscharführer, Zugführer 7./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 9 "Germania" *Schreiber, Helmuth, 24 May 1944 as SS-Sturmbannführer, Kdr. SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 3 "Deutschland" Schröder, Hans, as Obergefreiter, 3./Gren.Rgt. 333 Schuhardt, Karl, 30 Nov 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer I./Gren.Rgt. 412 Schulz, Fritz, 13 Jan 1945 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 13./Jg.Rgt. 229 Schulz, Willi, 27 Dec 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer Div.Füs.Kp. 31 Schulze, Erich, 17 Apr 1945 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 8./Gren.Rgt. 411 *Schulze, Herbert, 9 Nov 1943 as SS-Sturmbannführer, Kdr. II./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Schulze, Willi, 24 Dec 1944 as Oberwachtmeister, Zugführer 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 21

Schulzer, Johann, 15 Nov 1943 as SS-Obersturmführer, Chef 5./SS-Pz.Gre.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Schütz, Karl, as Oberleutnant, Führer II./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 Schütze, Güther, as Oberleutnant d. R., Kp.Chef 2./Pz.Pi.Btl. 92 Schwabe, Heinrich, 5 Jan 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 5./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 *Schwanbeck, Walter, fall 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 2./Reiter-Rgt. 31 Schwanczar, Adalbert, 12 Dec 1944 as Gefreiter, 7./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 26 Schwarzkopf, Josef, 29 Jan 1945 as Unteroffizier d. R., 2./Aufkl.Abt. 94 Schweikowski, Franz, 24 Feb 1945 as Obergefreiter d. R., Gruppenfüfrer 5./Gren.Rgt. 2 Schwekendick, Max, 1 Mar 1945 as Feldwebel, Zugführer Stab.Kp./ Gren.Rgt. 337 Schwertfeger, Karl, 17 Sep 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 3./Pz.Gren.Btl. 2103 (3 rd award presentation by Hitler 26 Sep 1944) Schwetzke, Henry, 16 Jan 1945 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 5./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 Schwindhammer, Karl, 18 Nov 1944 as Feldwebel d. R., Zugführer 7./Jg.Rgt. 229 Sdunek, Walter, 10 Oct 1944 as Obergefreiter, 7./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 26 Seber, Anton, 1 Apr 1945 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 8./Geb.Jg.Rgt. 98 Sebode, Erwin, 22 Mar 1945 as Obergefreiter, 1./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 *Seebach, Walter, 16 Mar 1944 as SS-Obersturmführer, Kp.Führer 5./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 24 (75 confirmed combat days) Seibert, Josef, 9 Apr 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer II./Gren.Rgt. 45 Seitz, Andreas, 8 Dec 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 3./Pz.Jg.Abt. 742 Seitz, Josef, as Hauptfeldwebel, Gren.Rgt. ? Sellmons, Otto, 8 Feb 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 21 Senkel, Otto, 6 Feb 1945 as Major, Kdr. II./Gren.Rgt. 178 Sieding, Gerhard, 5 Aug 1944 as Unteroffizier, Zugführer 6./Gren.Rgt. 492 Siegrist, Karl, 16 Dec 1944 as Wachtmeister d R., Zugführer 1./Div.Füs.Btl. 263 (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Sievers, Franz, as SS-Obersturmführer, Kp.Chef 3./SS-Pz.Pi.Btl. 1 Sinautzki, Georg, as Obergefreiter, 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 26 *Singer, Herbert, 1 May 1945 as Hauptmann, Kdr. II./Füs.Rgt. 22 Skowasch, Ewald, 6 Sep 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 8./Gren.Rgt. 505 Sobieralski, Hans, 14 Nov 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 3./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 8 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Sonntag, Gerhard, 27 Aug 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 (2 nd award presentation by Hitler 5 sep 1944) Spinner, Philipp, 13 Jan 1945 as Obergefreiter, 3./Gren.Rgt. 390 Springwald, Rolf, 1 Dec 1943 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 7./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 60 *Stadler, Sylvester, 12 Dec 1943 as SS-Obersturmbannführer, Kdr. S-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Staffen, Robert, 24 Jan 1945 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gruppenführer 3./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 108 Stahl, Albert, 5 Feb 1945 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 13./Jg.Rgt. 56 Stahl, Johann, 1945 as Hauptmann, stellv. Führer II./Gren.Rgt. 848 Stanek, Horst, 6 Mar 1945 as SS-Rottenführer, Fernsprecher Stab III./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" Starha, Friedrich, as Major, Kdr II./Pz/Gren/Rgt. 74 Stark, Josef, as Feldwebel, Zugführer 5./Gren.Rgt. 246 **Starl, Matthias, as Major 1 May 1945 as Major, 1.Geb.Jg.Div. (cannot be documented) Stegk, Artur, 24 Dec 1944 as Unteroffizier, Stab II./Gren.Rgt. 45 Stegmeier, Johann, 20 Sep 1944 as Obergefreiter, 7./Gren.Rgt. 62 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Steindreischer, Fredinand, 1 Dec 1943 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 11./Gren.Rgt. 60 (mot) Steiner, Georg, 5 Oct 1944 as Oberjäger, Gruppenführer 3./Jg.Rgt. 228 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944)

Steiner, Ludwig, 11 Dec 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 438 Steinhoff, Horst, 1 Apr 1945 as SS-Untersturmführer, Kp.Führer 5./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 2 Steininger, Erich, 14 Sep 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Pz.Pi.Btl. 27 Stelmaszyk, Viktor, 30 Oct 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 2./Gren.Rgt. 412 Stichnoth, Erich, 7 May 1945 as SS-Obersturmführer, Führer Stab.Kp./SS-Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 5 Stienen, Peter, 19 Nov 1944 as SS-Hauptscharführer, Führer I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Stix, Otto, 22 Oct 1943 As SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer 12.(gep)/SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Stockermann, ---, as Obergefreiter, 5./Gren.Rgt. 2 Straub, Johann, 1945 as Leutnant, Zugführer 2./Pz.Pi.Btl. 51 Strehlaum Otto, 31 Oct 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 1./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 8 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Streit, Nikolaus, 5 Nov 1944 as Obergefreiter, 3./Gren.Rgt. 529 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Susky, Vinzenz, 1 Oct 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 11./Gren.Rgt. 76 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944)

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Täubrich, Karl-Heinz, 28 Nov 1944 as Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel 1./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 73 Ternedde, Rudolf, 23 Apr 1945 as SS-Sturmbannführer, Kdr. SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 24 Teufel, Bruno, 20 Dec 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 4./GrenRgt. 326 Thedens, Hans, 7 Apr 1945 as Hauptmann d. R., Chef 3./Pi.Btl. 158 Theismann, Günter, 1 Jan 1944 as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer 7./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 9 "Germania" Thelen, Franz, 30 Jan 1944 as Oberleutnant, Kp.Chef Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 (1 st award presentation by Himmler on 23 Oct 1944) Thiel, Fritz, 24 Oct 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 3./Gren.Rgt. 44 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Thieme, Kurt, 26 Jul 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 3./Pz.Auflk.Abt. 13 Tiedemann, Reinhard, 5 Mar 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 6./Füs.Rgt. 30 Timm, Peter W., 1944 as SS-Untersturmführer, SS-FsJg.Btl. 500 *Tittel, Rolf, 8 Dec 1944 as Leutnant d. R., Zugführer 6./Gren.Rgt. 31 Tolle, Hubert, 11 Dec 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 3./Gren.Rgt. 333 Trippen, ---, 10 Feb 1945 as Obergefreiter, Gren.Rgt. 110

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Ustarbowski, Theodor, 1 Dec 1944 as Obergefreiter, MG-Schütze 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 26

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Vehlow, Karl-Peter, 3 Nov 1944 as Unteroffizier, Funktruppführer II./Gren.Rgt. 412 Verlei, Rudolf, 27 Apr 1944 as Unteroffizier, Stab.Kp./Pz.Gren.Rgt.111 Viebranz, Herbert, 11 Dec 1944 as Obergefreiter, 3./Gren.Rgt./121.Inf.Div Viehmann, Karl, 3 Apr 1945 as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer 14./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 23 *Vincon, Otto, 8 Jan 1945 as Major d. R., Kdr. I./Gren.Rgt. 460 Vogel, Ewald, 22 Oct 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 5./Gren.Rgt. 407 Vogt, Herbert, 19 May 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 4./Div.Füs.Btl. 389 *Volker, Heinrich, 12 Dec 1944 as Major, Kdr. I./Pz.Gren.Rgt.73 Volpert, Hans, 27 Apr 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945)

Vormdohre, Gustav, 11 Dec 1944 as Wachtmeister d. R., Führer 6./Reiter-Rgt. 31

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Wächtler, Heinz, 27 Dec 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 32 Wagner, Hans, 7 Apr 1945 as Feldwebel, sMG-Zugführer 4./Gren.Rgt. 698 Wagner, Josef, 8 Jan 1945 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 1./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 1

Wald, Peter, 27 Apr 1945 as Oberjäger, Stellungs-Unteroffizier, mittlerer Granatwerfer 4./Gren.Rgt.

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Wallesch, Ernst, 24 Dec 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 45 Walter, Luitpold, 21 Mar 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Gren.Rgt. 246 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Wandmaker, Helmut, 7 Apr 1945 as Major d. R., Kdr. II./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 76 Warczak, Wladislaus, 12 Feb 1945 as Gefreiter, MG-Schütze 1./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 26 Wardel, Valentin, 9 Apr 1945 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer Gren.Rgt. 45 Weber, Arno, 7 Feb 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 Weber, Bernhard, 25 Nov 1944 as Obergefreiter, Stab I./Gren.Rgt. 426 Weber, Heinrich, 28 Aug 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 6./Gren.Rgt. 15 (mot) (3 rd award presentation by Hitler 26 Sep 1944) Weber-Dahlmann, Alois, 1 Oct 1943 as Unteroffizier d. R., Gruppenführer Pz.Gren.Rgt. 63 Weck, Julius, 21 Aug 1944 as SS-Obersturmführer, Kp.Chef 2./SS-Pz.Pi.Btl. 5 (1 st award presentation by Hitler on 27 Aug 1944) Weckmann, Erwin, 2 Mar 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 2./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 116 Weingartner, Martin, 28 Aug 1944 as Fahnenjunker- Feldwebel, Zugführer 6./Gren.Rgt. 974 Weinland, Heinz, 22 Apr 1945 (possibly not awarded) Weis, Hermann, 1945 as Oberleutnant, Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 125 Weisser, Hans, 4 Nov 1944 as SS-Untersturmführer, Zugführer 7./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 6 "Theodor Eicke" (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Wendelken, Harry, 10 Apr 1945 as Leutnant d. R., Stab I./Gren.Rgt. 220 *Wenzelburger, Georg, 18 Feb 1945 as Major, Btl.Kdr. Gren.Rgt. 547 (78 confirmed combat days) Werner, Fritz, 14 Nov 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 2./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 8 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) *Werner, Heinz, Apr 1945 as SS-Sturmbannführer, Kdr. III./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer" Wettstein, Willi, as SS-Hauptscharführer, Zugführer SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 23 Wetzel, Peter, 12 Dec 1943 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 9./Rgts.Grp. 110 Wichlenda, Karl, 16 Jan 1945 as Stabsgefreiter, 5./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 111 Wiedenberg, Ernst, 15 Jun 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 45 Wietasch, Kurt, 12 Jan 1945 as Stabsgefreiter, Melder Stab III./Gren.Rgt. 122 Wilhelm, Georg, 15 Dec 1944 as Feldwebel d. R., Zugführer 7./Gren.Rgt. 1141 (3 rd award presentaion by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) Wilke, Rudolf, 20 Apr 1945 as Obergefreiter, MG-Schütze Div.Beg.Kp/12.Pz.Div. Willno, Fritz, 12 Feb 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 3./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 66 (1 st award presentation by Hitler 27 Aug 1944) *Wimmer, Friedrich, 9 Sep 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 8./Gren.Rgt. 412 Winkelmann, Karl, 27 Nov 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 2./Gren.Rgt. 333 Winkelmann, Walter, 30 Jan 1945 as Oberleutnant d. R., Chef 8./Gren.Rgt. 42 Winkler, Johann, 7 Feb 1944 as Obergefreiter, 2./Pz.Pi.Btl. 27 (3 rd award presentation by Hitler 26 Sep 1944) Winter, Hans, 24 Dec 1944 as Hauptmann, Kdr. I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 156 Winters, Karl, 27 Jan 1945 as SS-Oberscharführer, Zugführer Stab.Kp./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" *Wisliceny, Günther Eberhardt, 31 Mar 1945 as SS-Obersturmbannführer, Kdr. SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 3

"Deutschland" Wisotschnik, August, 21 Feb 1945 as Gefreiter, 5./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 33 v. Wnuk-Lipinski, Johann, 24 Mar 1945 as Obergefreiter, 2./Gren.Rgt. 407 Wolber, Friedrich, 20 Dec 1944 as Oberjäger, Gruppenführer 6./Jg.Rgt. 229 *Wolf, Werner, 7 May 1945 as Hauptmann d. R., Kdr. Korps-MG-Btl. 420/XX.Armee-Korps Wolfram, Gerhard, 18 Aug 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 5./Gren.Rgt. 2 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Wolk, Walter, 11 Jan 1945 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer II./Gren.Rgt. 1224 Wolters, Gerhard, 3 Dec 1944 as Obergefreiter d. R., Gruppenführer 5./Gren.Rgt. 2 (3 rd award presentation by Himmler on 16 Feb 1945) *Wulf, Hermann, 18 May 1944 as Oberstleutnant, Kdr. III./Gren.Rgt. 76 (mot) Wuschek, Willy, 15 Nov 1944 as Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer 2./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 128 Wüst, Georg, 18 Nov 1944 as Hauptmann, Kdr. I./Gren.Rgt. 407

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Zakel, Johann, 30 Oct 1943 as Obergefreiter, Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 11 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Zander, Herbert, 16 Nov 1944 as Feldwebel, Zugführer 8./Gren.Rgt. 121 (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Zander, Willi, 28 Feb 1945 as SS-Unterscharführer, Gruppenführer SS-Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 1 Zandler, Johann, 16 Jan 1945 as Obergefreiter d. R., 6./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12 Zentis, Josef, 28 Aug 1944 as Obergefreiter, 5./Gren.Rgt. 15 (mot) (2 nd award presentation by Himmler on 12 Dec 1944) Ziegelmeier, Johann, 1 May 1945 as Obergefreiter, 3./Div.Füs (AA) Btl. 263 Zielke, Heinrich, 10 May 1944 as SS-Hauptsturmführer, Kdr. III./SS-Pz.Gr.Rgt. 5 "Totenkopf" Zütphen, Willi, Aufkl.Abt. 227