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Karl von Graffen

Karl von Graffen

German general and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Quick Facts
Occupations Military personnel
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth June 6, 1893 (Plön, Plön (District), Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Death November 1, 1964 (Grödersby, Schleswig-Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Karl von Graffen
The details

Karl von Graffen (6 June 1893 – 1 November 1964) was a German general (Generalleutnant) in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Karl von Graffen was taken prisoner in May 1945 by British troops and was released in March 1948.

Awards and decorations

  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 13 August 1942 as Generalmajor and commander of 58. Infanterie-Division
  • Wehrmacht Long Service Award, 4th with 1st class
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