Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt

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Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt
Born 21 June 1918
Flensburg
Died 28 August 2000 (2000-08-29) (aged 82)
Koblenz
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1938–45
Rank Hauptmann
Unit Infanterie-Regiment 26
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt[Note 1] (21 June 1918 – 28 August 2000) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. According to Stockert his correct name is Ekkehard Kylling. Kylling himself stated that the name Kylling-Schmidt first appeared during World War II for unknown reason.[1]

References

Citations
  1. Stockert 2012, p. 202.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas 1997, p. 433.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 281.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 63.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Stockert, Peter (2012) [1997]. Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2 (in German) (4th ed.). Bad Friedrichshall, Germany: Friedrichshaller Rundblick. ISBN 978-3-9802222-9-7. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • "Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt". World War 2 Awards. Retrieved 29 November 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • "Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt". Lexikon der Wehrmacht. Retrieved 29 November 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>