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Alfred Druschel

Alfred Druschel German flying ace

German flying ace
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Intro German flying ace
A.K.A. Друшель, Друшель, Альфред
Countries Germany
Occupations Military officer
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 4 February 1917 (Bindsachsen)
Death 1 January 1945 (Aachen)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
Alfred Druschel
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The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) and its variants were the highest awards in the military and paramilitary forces of the Nazi Germany during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded for a wide range of reasons and across all ranks, from a senior commander for skilled leadership of his troops in battle to a low-ranking soldier for a single act of extreme gallantry. A total of 7,321 awards were made between its first presentation on 30 September 1939 and its last bestowal on 17 June 1945. This number is based on the analysis and acceptance of the Order commission of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Presentations were made to members of the three military branches of the Wehrmacht—the Heer (Army), Kriegsmarine (Navy) and Luftwaffe (Air Force)—as well as the Waffen-SS, the Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD—Reich Labour Service) and the Volkssturm (German national militia). There were also 43 recipients in the military forces of allies of Nazi Germany.

These recipients are listed in the 1986 edition of Walther-Peer Fellgiebel's book, Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller WehrmachtteileThe Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches. Fellgiebel was the former chairman and head of the order commission of the AKCR. In 1996 a second edition of this book was published with an addendum delisting 11 of these original recipients. Author Veit Scherzer has cast doubt on a further 193 of these listings. The majority of the disputed recipients had received the award in 1945, when the deteriorating situation of Germany during the final days of World War II left a number of nominations incomplete and pending in various stages of the approval process.

Listed here are the 238 Knight's Cross recipients whose last name starts with "D". Scherzer has challenged the validity of six of these listings. The recipients are initially ordered alphabetically by last name. The rank listed is the recipient's rank at the time the Knight's Cross was awarded.

Background

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, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross. Article 2 of the enactment mandated that the award of a higher class be preceded by the award of all preceding classes. As the war progressed, some of the recipients of the Knight's Cross distinguished themselves further and a higher grade, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, was instituted. The Oak Leaves, as they were commonly referred to, were based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 849 of 3 June 1940. In 1941, two higher grades of the Knight's Cross were instituted. The enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 613 of 28 September 1941 introduced the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. At the end of 1944 the final grade, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds, based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt 1945 I S. 11 of 29 December 1944, became the final variant of the Knight's Cross authorized.

Recipients

Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (D)
Service   Number of presentations Posthumous presentations
Heer
149
18
Kriegsmarine
7
0
Luftwaffe
57
5
Waffen-SS
25
1

The Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (Supreme Command of the Armed Forces) kept separate Knight's Cross lists, one for each of the three military branches, Heer (Army), Kriegsmarine (Navy), Luftwaffe (Air Force) and Waffen-SS. Within each of these lists a unique sequential number was assigned to each recipient. The same numbering paradigm was applied to the higher grades of the Knight's Cross, one list per grade. Of the 238 awards made to servicemen whose last name starts with "D", 20 were later awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, six the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords and one, Josef Dietrich, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds; 24 presentations were made posthumously. One hundred and forty-nine Heer members received the medal, seven went to the Kriegsmarine, 57 to the Luftwaffe, and 25 to the Waffen-SS. The sequential numbers greater than 843 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and 143 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords are unofficial and were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) and are therefore denoted in parentheses.

  This along with the + (plus) indicates that a higher grade of Knight's Cross was awarded as well.
  This along with the * (asterisk) indicates that the Knight's Cross was awarded posthumously.
  This along with the ? (question mark) indicates that historian Veit Scherzer has expressed doubt regarding the veracity and formal correctness of the listing.

Name Service Rank Role and unit Date of award Notes Image
Paul-Heinrich Dähne Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Staffelkapitän of the 12./Jagdgeschwader 11 (previously 2./Jagdgeschwader 52) 6 April 1944
Walther Dahl+ Luftwaffe 15-LMajor Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet" 11 March 1944 Awarded 724th Oak Leaves 1 February 1945
Hermann Dahlke Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer Company troop leader in the 3./1. SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" 3 March 1943
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Kurt Dahlmann+ Luftwaffe 15-LMajor Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Schnellkampfgeschwader 10 11 June 1944 Awarded 711th Oak Leaves 24 January 1945
Hugo Dahmer Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 5 1 August 1941
Paul Dahms Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 286 3 November 1944
Werner Dallmann Waffen-SS 12-WSS-Untersturmführer Regiment adjutant of SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 53 "Florian Geyer" 17 January 1945
Josef Dallmeier Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of Panzer-Jäger-Kompanie 1183 28 March 1945
Hans Dally Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Deputy commander of gemischte (joint) Flak-Abteilung 5 (L) (motorized) 11 June 1944
Friedrich-Karl Freiherr von Dalwigk zu Lichtenfels Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77 21 July 1940* Killed in action 9 July 1940
Dieter Damerius Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Leader of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 273 24 February 1945
Otto Damm Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 10./Grenadier-Regiment 216 4 August 1943* Killed in action 16 July 1943
Heinrich Dammeier Kriegsmarine 11-MStabsobermaschinist Chief mechanic on U-270 12 August 1944
Hans Dammers Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel Pilot in the 9./Jagdgeschwader 52 23 August 1942
Werner Damsch Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer Commander of the I./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 "Hitlerjugend" 17 April 1945
Paul Danhauser Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 427 10 February 1942
Richard Daniel+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 391 25 July 1942 Awarded (857th) Oak Leaves 30 April 1945
Alexander Edler von Daniels Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 376. Infanterie-Division 18 December 1942
Alfred Dannebaum Heer 14-HRittmeister Leader of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 24 17 September 1944
Franz Danowski Heer 13-HOberleutnant Leader of the 10./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111 18 October 1944* Died of wounds 10 October 1944
Hermann Danzer Heer 12-HLeutnant Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 2./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 57 21 December 1940* Killed in action 20 June 1940
Fritz Darges Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer Leader of SS-Panzer-Regiment 5 "Wiking" 5 April 1945
Walter Dargies Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Battalion leader in Grenadier-Regiment 418 11 January 1943
Wolfgang Darius Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of Panzer-Abteilung 21 22 August 1943
Paul-Friedrich Darjes Luftwaffe 15-LMajor Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Schlachtgeschwader 1 14 October 1942
Erich Darnedde Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Leader of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 277 8 February 1943
Edmund Daser Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Staffelkapitän of the 1./Kampfgeschwader 40 21 February 1941
Karl Daske Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of Divions-Füsilier-Bataillon 12 14 April 1945
Rudi Dassow Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Pilot in the II./Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Horst Wessel" 5 September 1944* Killed in action 25 August 1944
Friedrich Dath Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 3./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 286 9 December 1944
Dr.-jur. Henning Daubert Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 426 5 March 1945
Hans Daumiller Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 11./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98 29 September 1940
Klaus Dauner Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Jäger-Regiment 737 16 November 1944
Hans Dauser Waffen-SS 09-WSS-Oberscharführer Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 2./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" 4 June 1944
Ernst David Heer 04-HObergefreiter Machine gunner in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 118 16 August 1943* Killed in action 11 August 1943
Herbert Dawedeit Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Pilot in the 8./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77 29 February 1944
Leo-Otto Debiel Heer 10-HOberwachtmeister Battery officer in the 2./Artillerie-Regiment 253 19 November 1944* Killed in action 9 October 1944
Heinrich-Anton Deboi Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 44. Infanterie-Division 10 September 1942
Heinrich Debus Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer Deputy leader of SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 5 "Wiking" 4 May 1944
Otto Debus Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Observer in the 1.(H)/Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 12 5 April 1944
Karl Decker+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of the I./Panzer-Regiment 3 13 June 1941 Awarded 466th Oak Leaves 4 May 1944
(149th) Swords 26 April 1945?
Bruno Dederichs Heer 15-HMajor Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 409 14 April 1945
Johannes Deegener Heer 16-HOberstleutnant im Generalstab Leader of Jäger-Regiment 49 22 August 1943* Killed in action 31 July 1943
Günther Degen Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer Leader of the I./SS-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 11 "Reinhard Heydrich" 7 October 1944
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2005-0118, Günther Degen.jpg
Hans Degen Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant Commander of the 2. Gebirgs-Division 11 March 1945
Franz Degl Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Group leader in the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 62 23 October 1944
Léon Degrelle+ Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer Leader of SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade "Wallonien" 20 February 1944 (no number) Oak Leaves 27 August 1944
Ernst Dehmel Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer Deputy leader of SS-Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 3 "Totenkopf" 15 August 1943
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1996-057-06A, Ernst Dehmel.jpg
Ernst Dehner Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 106. Infanterie-Division 18 October 1941
Kurt Deichen Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 3 10 September 1943
Paul Deichmann Luftwaffe 19-LGeneralleutnant Commanding general of the II. Fliegerkorps 26 March 1944
Hermann Deisenberger Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the II./Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 16 20 October 1944
Dr.-jur. Eduard Deisenhofer Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of a Kampfgruppe in the 3. SS-"Totenkopf"-Division 8 May 1942
Egon Delica Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Deputy leader of Sturmgruppe "Granit" in the Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Abteilung "Koch" 12 May 1940
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1980-108-22, Egon Delica.jpg
Paul Delius Heer 15-HMajor Ia (operations officer) with the fortress commander Abschnitt 44 (section 44) general Matterstock 11 March 1945
Waldemar Demand Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of the 1./Füssilier-Regiment 22 17 March 1945* Killed in action 21 February 1945
Rudolf Demme+ Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 59 14 August 1943 Awarded 537th Oak Leaves 28 July 1944
August Dempke Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Messenger squadron leader in the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 24 17 March 1945
Siegfried Deneke Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Group leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 166 9 June 1944* Killed in action 16 March 1944
Gustav Denk Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Pilot in the Stab II./Jagdgeschwader 52 14 March 1943* Killed in action 13 February 1943
Wilhelm Denk Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Leader of the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 74 14 May 1944
Walter Denkert Heer 17-HOberst Deputy leader of the 19. Panzer-Division 14 May 1944
Oskar-Hubert Dennhardt+ Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 11 and regiment leader 17 March 1944 Awarded (870th) Oak Leaves 9 May 1945?
Rudolf Denninger Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 439 1 September 1943
Dipl.-Ing. Franz Denzinger Heer 17-HOberst Commander of the regiment Stab Artillerie-Regiment 553 z.b.V. 5 September 1944
Hans-Werner Deppe Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 58 14 August 1943
Otto Deßloch+ Luftwaffe 18-LGeneralmajor Commanding general of the II. Flakkorps 24 June 1940 Awarded 470th Oak Leaves 10 May 1944
Erich Dethleffsen Heer 17-HOberst im Generalstab Chief of the Generalstab of the XXXIX. Panzerkorps 23 December 1943
Theodor Detmers Kriegsmarine 16-MFregattenkapitän Commander of auxiliary cruiser Kormoran (HSK-8) 4 December 1941
Werner Dettenberg Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 852 18 September 1944* Died of wounds 12 September 1944
Oskar Dettke Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Staffelkapitän of the 9./Kampfgeschwader 55 7 April 1945
Ferdinand Deutsch? Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Leader of a Kampfgruppe 6 May 1945
Heinz Deutsch Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant of the Reserves Leader of the 3./Fallschirm-Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 12 28 April 1945
Erich Deutschländer Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 328 26 March 1944
Siegfried Deutschmann Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Leader of the 8./Grenadier-Regiment 463 11 December 1944
Hugo Deventer Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Group leader of the 3./Pionier-Bataillon 31 30 July 1943
Hans-Werner Devers Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the 3./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 101 2 June 1943
Eckhardt von Dewitz Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Adjutant of the II./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 143 17 August 1943
Anton Dicke Heer 04-HObergefreiter Group leader in the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 3 21 February 1943* Killed in action 26 January 1943
Adolf Dickfeld+ Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Pilot in the 7./Jagdgeschwader 52 19 March 1942 Awarded 94th Oak Leaves 19 May 1942
Diddo Diddens+ Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 185 18 March 1942 Awarded 501st Oak Leaves 15 June 1944
August Dieckmann+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of the I./SS-Regiment "Germania" 23 April 1942 Awarded 233rd Oak Leaves 16 April 1943
39th Swords 10 October 1943
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Josef Diefenthal Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer Commander of the III.(gepanzert)/SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" 5 February 1945
Erwin Diekwisch Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Pilot in the 9./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 15 October 1942
Horst Dieling Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 434 18 January 1944
Otto Diem Heer 09-HWachtmeister Gun leader in the 3.(schwere)/Aufklärungs-Abteilung 9 23 September 1943* Killed in action 8 August 1943
Erich Dienenthal Heer 13-HOberleutnant Leader of the 2.(Radfahr)/Divisions-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 45 14 December 1941
Johannes Dienhold Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the 3./Flak-Regiment 23 (motorized) 14 June 1941
Max Diepold Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Staffelkapitän of the 10.(Panzer)/Schlachtgeschwader 77 28 March 1945
Hans Diergarten Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Ia (operartions officer) of the 8. SS-Kavallerie-Division "Florian Geyer" 16 January 1944
Karl-Heinz Dierks Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 42 13 January 1945
Joachim Diesener Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33 9 June 1944
Ulrich Diesing Luftwaffe 15-LMajor Geschwaderkommodore of Zerstörergeschwader 1 6 September 1942
Erich Diestel Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant Commander of the 346. Infanterie-Division 8 October 1944
Eduard Dietl+ Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant Commander of the 3. Gebirgs-Division 9 May 1940 Awarded 1st Oak Leaves 19 July 1940
72nd Swords 1 July 1944
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Walter Dietlen Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Kradschützen-Bataillon 54 4 December 1941
Gerhard Dietrich Luftwaffe 09-LFahnenjunker-Feldwebel Pilot in the Stab/Kampfgeschwader 55 9 June 1944
Johann Dietrich Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Chief of the 2./Flak-Regiment 49 (motorized) 23 December 1942
Josef Dietrich+ Waffen-SS 20-WSS-Obergruppenführer and General of the Waffen-SS Commander of SS-Infanterie-Regiment (motorized) "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" 4 July 1940 Awarded 41st Oak Leaves 31 December 1941
26th Swords 14 March 1943
16th Diamonds 6 August 1944
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Karl-Heinz Dietrich Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Commander of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 26 June 1944
Wilhelm Dietrich Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer and Hauptmann of the Schupo Leader of the III./SS-Polizei-Schützen-Regiment 1 15 October 1944
Bernhard Dietsche Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of the II./SS-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 2 17 July 1943
Edwin-Oskar Dietz Heer 12-HLeutnant Zugführer (platoon leader) in the I./Schützen-Regiment 11 15 August 1940
Valentin Dietz Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the I./Jäger-Regiment 204 30 December 1943
Constantin Baron Digeon von Monteton Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the Armee-Waffenschule Panzer AOK 3 14 August 1944* Killed in action 27 June 1944
Bruno Dilley+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann" 4 June 1942 Awarded 174th Oak Leaves 8 January 1943
Fritz Dilz Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 7./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 5 18 January 1945
Joseph Dimming Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Group leader in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Divisions-Gruppe 112 21 February 1944
Fritz Dinger Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Staffelführer of the 4./Jagdgeschwader 53 23 December 1942
Ulrich Dinkelaker Heer 17-LOberst Commander of Artillerie-Regiment 36 (motorized) 9 December 1943
Oskar Dinort+ Luftwaffe 15-LMajor Geschwaderkommodore of Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann" 20 June 1940 Awarded 21st Oak Leaves 14 July 1941
Wilhelm Dipberger Luftwaffe 10-LFahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel Observer in the Stab/Kampfgeschwader 6 9 January 1945
Josef Dirkmorfeld Heer 04-HObergefreiter Group leader in the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 208 12 March 1943
Dr. Oskar Dirlewanger Waffen-SS 17-WSS-Oberführer of the Reserves Commander of SS-Brigade "Dirlewanger" 30 September 1944
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-S73495, Oskar Dirlewanger.jpg
Hans Ditter Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Company troop leader in the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 7 11 December 1944
Johannes Dittfeld Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 466 11 July 1944
Heinrich Dittlof Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 9./Grenadier-Regiment 422 10 September 1944
Joachim Dittmer Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 3 April 1943
Dr.-jur. Stefan Dittrich Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the 4./leichtes Artillerie-Regiment 46 4 June 1944
Kurt Dix Heer 09-HFeldwebel Company troop leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 510 31 March 1943
Karl Dixius Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the I./Jäger-Regiment 229 26 November 1944
Hans Dobberkau Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Leader of the 7./Grenadier-Regiment 284 21 September 1944
Werner Dobberstein Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant Chief of the 5. Räumbootflottille 4 September 1941
[Dr.] Kurt Dobratz Kriegsmarine 17-MKapitän zur See Commander of U-1232 23 January 1945
Anton Döbele Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Pilot in the 3./Jagdgeschwader 54 26 March 1944* Killed in action 11 November 1943
Hans Döbrich Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel Pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 5 19 September 1943
Diethelm von Doemming? Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 30 April 1945* Killed in action 29 April 1945
Fritz Doench Luftwaffe 15-LMajor Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Kampfgeschwader 30 14 June 1940
Hans-Günther Doenicke Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 71 (motorized) 27 July 1944* Killed in action 1 July 1944
Karl Dönitz+ Kriegsmarine 18-MKonteradmiral Befehlshaber der U-Boote (B.d.U.) 21 April 1940 Awarded 223rd Oak Leaves 6 April 1943 Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1976-127-06A, Karl Dönitz.jpg
Jost Dörfel Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 6./Infanterie-Regiment 439 4 March 1942
Georg Dörffel+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Staffelkapitän of the 5.(S)/Lehrgeschwader 2 21 August 1941 Awarded 231st Oak Leaves 14 April 1943 Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1970-020-51, Georg Dörffel.jpg
Walter Dörflinger Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Deputy leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 332 7 April 1944
Hans-Joachim Doergens Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Leader of Pionier-Bataillon 225 26 June 1944
Alfred Doering Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Leader of the 11./Grenadier-Regiment 6 2 February 1944
Arnold Döring Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Pilot in the 10./Nachtjagdgeschwader 3 17 April 1945
Bernd von Doering Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the II./Schützen-Regiment 79 30 November 1940
Ernst Doering Heer 14-HRittmeister Commander of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon (A.A.) 329 16 March 1944
Johann Döring Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Messenger squadron leader in the I./Grenadier-Regiment 958 5 April 1945
Wilhelm Döring Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Observer in the 2./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor" 19 February 1943
Hans-Wilhelm Doering-Manteuffel Luftwaffe 17-LOberst Commander of Flak-Regiment 101 (motorized) 10 September 1944
Friedrich Dörmann Heer 14-HHauptmann zur Verwendung (for disposition) Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 528 18 January 1944
Karl Dörmann Heer 12-HLeutnant Leader of the 9./Artillerie-Regiment 1542 9 February 1945
Werner Dörnbrack+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Staffelkapitän of the 4.(S)/Lehrgeschwader 2 21 August 1941 Awarded 660th Oak Leaves 25 November 1944
Heinrich Dörnemann Heer 15-HMajor Commander of Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 16 28 November 1943
Helmut Dörner+ Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer and Major of the Schupo Commander of the II./SS-Polizei-Schützen-Regiment 2 15 May 1942 Awarded 650th Oak Leaves 16 November 1944
129th Swords 1 February 1945
Franz Dörr Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 5 19 August 1944
Helmut Dörries Luftwaffe 10-LFahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel Observer in the 2.(F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 123 27 July 1944
Josef Dörries Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Group leader in the 6./Grenadier-Regiment 87 5 April 1944
Franz Doff Heer 03-HGefreiter Group leader of the 10./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98 20 July 1942
Herbert Dohle Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 317 28 November 1943
Friedrich Dollmann+ Heer 20-HGeneral der Artillerie Commander-in-chief of the 7. Armee 24 June 1940 Awarded 518th Oak Leaves 1 July 1944 Portrait Generaloberst Friedrich Dollman (1882-1944).png
René Dollwet Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Leader of the 2./Grenadier-Regiment 485 29 February 1944
Erich Domaschk Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 103 3 November 1942
Joachim Domaschk+ Heer 13-HOberleutnant Leader of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 108 12 October 1943 Awarded 496th Oak Leaves 11 June 1944
Kurt Dombacher? Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Pilot in the 1./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders" 8 April 1945
Kurt Dombrowski Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the II./Sicherungs-Regiment 360 17 December 1944
Hans Dominik Kriegsmarine 16-MFregattenkapitän Chief of the 9. Torpedobootflottille 28 December 1944
Otto Dommeratzky+ Luftwaffe 10-LOberfeldwebel Pilot in the 8./Schlachtgeschwader 1 5 January 1943 Awarded 665th Oak Leaves 25 November 1944
Wilhelm Dommes Kriegsmarine 14-MKapitänleutnant Commander of U-431 2 December 1942
Otto Domrich Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 8 August 1943
Gottfried Donat Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 519 24 April 1943
Georg Donhauser Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 1./Infanterie-Regiment 501 26 September 1941
Anton Donnhauser Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111 18 July 1943
Rudolf Donth Luftwaffe 09-LFeldwebel Leader of the 6./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 4 14 January 1945
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Paul Dorenbeck Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 170 4 June 1944
Hans Dorfmeister Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 355 16 October 1944
Hermann Dormann Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 64 4 January 1943
Heinrich Dorn Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 7 16 November 1944
Otto Dorow Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 514 3 April 1942
Hans Dorr+ Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer Chief of the 4./SS-Infanterie-Regiment "Germania" 27 September 1942 Awarded 327th Oak Leaves 13 November 1943
77th Swords 9 July 1944
Walter Dorsch Heer 09-HFeldwebel Company troop leader in the 14./Grenadier-Regiment 544 14 April 1945
Hans Dortenmann Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Staffelkapitän of the 3./Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter" 20 April 1945
Paul Dose Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Staffelkapitän of the 9./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann" 4 May 1944
Otto Doser Heer 06-HOberjäger Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 7./Jäger-Regiment 75 14 March 1943
Willi Dous Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Pilot in the 8./Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow" 5 July 1941
Paul Dowerk Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 5./Infanterie-Regiment 215 15 January 1942
Günther Drange Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 428 16 October 1944
Johannes Dratwa Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Chief of the 2./Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 184 5 March 1945
Sepp Draxenberger? Waffen-SS 10-WSS-Hauptscharführer Platoon leander in the Stabskompanie/SS-Panzer-Regiment 5 "Wiking" 17 April 1945
Moritz von Drebber Heer 17-HOberst Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 523 30 June 1942
Gerhard Drechsler Heer 09-HFeldwebel Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 3./Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 14 11 April 1944
Karl-Heinz Drees Heer 03-HGefreiter Richtschütze (gunner) in the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 552 8 February 1944
Johann Dreher Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Pilot in the 5./Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor" 5 April 1944
Franz-Joseph Dreike? Waffen-SS 14-WSS-Hauptsturmführer of the Reserves Commander of SS-Flak-Abteilung 2 "Das Reich" 6 May 1945
Dipl.-Ing. Paul Drekmann Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant Commander of the 252. Infanterie-Division 28 March 1945
Georg-Wilhelm Drescher Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the Stabskompanie/Jäger-Regiment 24 (L) 1 February 1945
Otto Drescher Heer 19-HGeneralleutnant Commander of the 267. Infanterie-Division 6 April 1944
Bernhard Dresel Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Commander of the I./Grenadier-Regiment 326 3 November 1944
Albert Dressel Heer 09-HFeldwebel Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 3./Panzer-Abteilung 160 13 October 1942
Dr.-jur. Heinrich Heinrich Drewes Heer 15-HMajor of the Reserves Commander of Kradschützen-Bataillon 10 24 April 1943
Martin Drewes+ Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1 27 July 1944 Awarded 839th Oak Leaves 17 April 1945 Martin Drewes im Luftfahrtmuseum Hannover 13 10 2011.jpg
Wilhelm Drewes+ Heer 14-HHauptmann Leader of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13 27 October 1943 Awarded 458th Oak Leaves 20 April 1944
Hans Drexel Waffen-SS 13-WSS-Obersturmführer Deputy leader of the II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Westland" 14 October 1943
Johann Drexel Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Gun leader of the 14.(Panzerjäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 408 23 August 1943
Josef Drexel Heer 17-HOberst of the Reserves Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 436 27 August 1944
Hans Drexler Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 232 14 August 1943
Hans Drexler Heer 14-HHauptmann Chief of the 4./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 129 12 January 1945
Oskar Drexler? Waffen-SS 16-WSS-Obersturmbannführer Commander of the SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 12 "Hitlerjugend" 6 May 1945
Walter Drexler Waffen-SS 15-WSS-Sturmbannführer Commander of SS-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 8 "Florian Geyer" 11 December 1944
Georg Dreyer Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 1053 5 November 1944
Kurt Drössiger Heer 03-HGefreiter Machine gunner in the 4./Infanterie-Regiment 415 10 February 1942
Herbert Droitsch Heer 13-HOberleutnant of the Reserves Chief of the 1./Grenadier-Regiment 187 25 January 1945
Hubertus Drolshage Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Zugführer (platoon leader) in the Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 41 (self-motorized) 6 April 1944
Franz Drolshagen Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Group leader of the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 698 16 October 1944
Hermann Dropmann Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 1050 12 July 1944
Leo Drossel Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 102 19 July 1940
Hans Droste Heer 12-HLeutnant Shock troops leader in the 7./Infanterie-Regiment 124 13 June 1941
Hans Drude Heer 10-HOberfeldwebel Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 1./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 14 10 February 1945
Wilhelm Drüke Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 294 30 December 1944
Ernst-Georg Drünkler Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Staffelkapitän of the 1./Nachtjagdgeschwader 5 20 March 1945
Alfred Druffner+ Heer 16-HOberstleutnant Commander of Grenadier-Regiment 519 6 April 1943 Awarded 343rd Oak Leaves 30 November 1943
Alfred Druschel+ Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Staffelkapitän of the 2.(S)/Lehrgeschwader 2 21 August 1941 Awarded 118th Oak Leaves 3 September 1942
24th Swords 19 February 1943
Albert Dubicki Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Vorgeschobener Beobachter (artillery observer) in the 1./Werfer-Regiment 14 12 August 1944
Karl Dubigk Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Leader of Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 131 18 November 1944
Gerhard Dudeck Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Transportgeschwader 2 9 June 1944
Rolf Düe Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Chief of the 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 19 23 March 1945
Ernst Düllberg Luftwaffe 15-LMajor Gruppenkommandeur of the III./Jagdgeschwader 27 20 July 1944
Friedrich Dünkel Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Pilot in the 2./Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe "Tannenberg" 28 April 1945
Edgar Dünker Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the I./Infanterie-Regiment 336 31 December 1941* Died of wounds 29 December 1941
Joachim Dünkler Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 7 18 February 1945
Lothar Dünser Luftwaffe 13-LOberleutnant Chief of the 8./Flak-Regiment 38 (motorized) 26 August 1943* Died of wounds 14 August 1943
Herbert Düppenbecker Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 79 4 October 1944
Wilhelm Dürbeck Luftwaffe 14-LHauptmann Staffelkapitän of the 8.(K)/Lehrgeschwader 1 3 December 1940
Emil Dürr Waffen-SS 06-WSS-Unterscharführer Gun leader in the 4.(schweres)/SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26 "Hitlerjugend" 23 August 1944* Killed in action 27 June 1944
[Dr.] Alfred Dürrwanger Heer 14-HHauptmann Chief of the 10.(schweres)/Jäger-Regiment 83 10 July 1942
Alwin Düskow Heer 14-HHauptmann Commander of the II./Artillerie-Regiment 295 21 March 1942
Peter Düttmann Luftwaffe 12-LLeutnant Pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 52 9 June 1944
Walter Düvert Heer 18-HGeneralmajor Commander of the 13. Panzer-Division 30 July 1941
Klaus Düwell Heer 13-HOberleutnant Chief of the 12./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 137 19 November 1941
Günther Dumke Heer 14-HHauptmann of the Reserves Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 283 6 March 1944* Killed in action 28 January 1944
Andreas Dumßner Heer 06-HUnteroffizier Group leader in the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 423 16 January 1945
Christoph Duncker Heer 12-HLeutnant of the Reserves Leader of the 2./Pionier-Bataillon 158 21 November 1942
Konrad Dunkel Heer 15-HMajor Commander of Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 1542 28 February 1945* Died of wounds 20 February 1945
Wilhelm Durchdenwald Heer 13-HOberleutnant Leader of the II./Infanterie-Regiment 544 13 November 1942* Killed in action 17 August 1942
Franz Dutter Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 2 20 March 1944
Werner Duve Heer 15-HMajor Leader of Grenadier-Regiment 183 2 February 1945
Adam Dyroff Heer 15-HMajor Commander of the III./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 115 11 December 1944


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