Karl Torley

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Karl Torley
Born (1913-10-16)16 October 1913
Iserlohn
Died 19 July 1943(1943-07-19) (aged 29)
Kalynivka, Ukraine
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–44
Rank Oberstleutnant (Posthumously)
Commands held I./Infanterie-Regiment 60 (mot.)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Karl Torley (16 October 1913 – 19 July 1943) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant 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. Karl Torley was killed on 19 July 1943 in Kalynivka, Ukraine. He was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant

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Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 389.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 345.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 55.

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 (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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