Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross

Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross –From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Awarded by the Führer and Reichskanzler of the Third Reich
Type Neck order
Eligibility Military personnel
Awarded for Awarded to holders of the Iron Cross to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership
Campaign World War II
Status Obsolete
Statistics
Established 1 September 1939
First awarded 30 September 1939
Last awarded 11 May 1945 / 17 June 1945[Notes 1]
Posthumous
awards
Swords: 15
Oak Leaves: 95
Knight’s Cross:
Distinct
recipients
Golden Oak Leaves: 1
Diamonds: 27
Swords: 160
Oak Leaves: 890
Knight’s Cross:7,365
Precedence
Next (higher) Grand Cross of the Iron Cross
Next (lower) Iron Cross 1st Class
Deutsch: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (ab 1. September 1939).
English: Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross (from September, 1st 1939).
Русский: Рыцарского креста Железного креста (c 1oгo Ceнтяpя 1939г.).
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