Hermann Klein (officer)

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Hermann Klein
Born 19 July 1913
Willich, German Empire
Died 18 August 1944(1944-08-18) (aged 31) MIA
Ērgļi, Courland
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Rank Major of the Reserves (posthumously)
Unit 329th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hermann Klein (19 July 1913 – 18 August 1944) was a Major of the Reserves 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

Notes

  1. According to Scherzer as adjutant of Grenadier-Regiment 551.[3]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thomas 1997, p. 373.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 258.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 446.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 87.

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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