5 days ago · The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grades were based on four separate enactments. The first enactment, Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 1573 of 1 September 1939 instituted the Iron Cross (Eisernes Kreuz), the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross (Großkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes).NameServiceRankRole and unitKarl Baacke+Chief of the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 124Commander of Schützen-Regiment 115Heinz BaaderIn the Nahaufklärungsgruppe 5Pilot in the 5./Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Horst Wessel"
4 hours ago · Hans-Ulrich Rudel (2 July 1916 – 18 December 1982) was a German ground-attack pilot during World War II, in which he was the most decorated German serviceman as sole recipient of the Knight's Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.
3 days ago · Steinhoff claimed 28 Soviet aircraft shot down in the first month and by August, Steinhoff had attained 35 victories and been awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. In February 1942, as a Hauptmann , he was appointed to command II./JG 52 and claimed his 100th victory on 31 August.
3 days ago · Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross Franz Schall (1 June 1918 – 10 April 1945) was a German military aviator who served in the Luftwaffe during World War II . As a fighter ace , he flew approximately 550 combat missions and claimed 137 aerial victories—that is, 137 aerial combat encounters resulting in the destruction of the enemy aircraft. 
3 days ago · Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves Knight's Cross on 4 July 1943 as SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen SS and commander of SS-Division "Prinz Eugen"  [Note 1] 670th Oak Leaves on 24 November 1944 (posthumously) as SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS , commanding general of the V SS Mountain Corps and ...
3 days ago · Hartmann Grasser (23 August 1914 – 2 June 1986) was a World War II German fighter ace. He was credited with shooting down 103 Allied aircraft while flying 700 missions on the Western Front, Eastern Front, and in North Africa. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
3 days ago · Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross Franz Dörr (10 February 1913 – 13 October 1972) was a German Luftwaffe military aviator and fighter ace during World War II . He is credited with 128 aerial victories achieved in 437 combat missions.