Karl Göbel (20 January 1900 – 2 March 1945) was a 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. Karl Göbel was wounded on 16 February 1945 in the Courland Pocket and died on 2 March 1945. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor.
Awards and decorations
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (16 June 1940)
- 1st Class (3 August 1941)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black
- in Silver
- Eastern Front Medal
- Infantry Assault Badge
- Kuban Shield
- Close Combat Clasp
- in Bronze
- Honour Roll Clasp of the Army (17 November 1944)
- German Cross in Gold on 24 May 1942 as Major in the III./Infanterie-Regiment 419
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Knight's Cross on 10 September 1942 as Major and commander of III./Infanterie-Regiment 420
- 252nd Oak Leaves on 8 June 1943 as Oberstleutnant and commander of Grenadier-Regiment 420
- ^ Thomas 1997, p. 203.
- Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 140.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 164.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 61.