Hans-Joachim Kahler

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Hans-Joachim Kahler
Born (1908-03-21)21 March 1908
Morhange (Mörchingen)
Died 14 January 2000(2000-01-14) (aged 91)
Hamburg
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1927–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held Führer Grenadier Brigade
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hans-Joachim Kahler (21 March 1908 – 14 January 2000[1]) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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. Hans-Joachim Kahler was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in 1946.

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Citations

  1. Biography
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas 1997, p. 341.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 204.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.

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>
  • 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>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Commander of Führer Grenadier Brigade
10 July 1944 – 23 December 1944
Succeeded by
Major von Courbière