World War 2 Heer Officers, NCO’s, Etc. – L thru R / Heer-Offiziere des 2. Weltkrieges, Unteroffiziere, Etc. – L durch R

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Karl Langesee

Karl Langesee, 10 September 1910 – March 4, 1989, was a highly decorated Colonel in the Army 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 what Awarded to extreme battlefield bravery or Recognise successful military leadership.

Heinz-Georg Lemm

Heinz-Georg Lemm, 1 June 1919–17 November 1994, was a German soldier who fought in the 12th Infantry Division during World War II and later served in the Bundeswehr, the post-war West German armed forces. He was a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade, the Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or outstanding military leadership.

Lemm was born in Schwerin and died in Ruppichteroth.

Viktor Lindenmann

Viktor Lindenmann, 23 November 1916 in Koblenz, 9 September 1942 on the Eastern Front, received the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross on 21 September 1941 as a lieutenant and battalion adjutant in an infantry regiment for the struggles to form the bridgehead re-setting by the river Tiligul Liman in Of Ukraine.

Hans-Joachim Löser

Hans-Joachim Löser, 4 April 1918 – 13 February 2001, was an officer of the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. Löser joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1974 as a Generalmajor.

Joachim Meichssner

Joachim Meichssner, 4 April 1906 – 29 September 1944, was a German Army officer and member of the Resistance against the Nazi régime.

Walter Möse

Walter Möse, 30 September 1920 – 28 November 1944, was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient 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 recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Walter Möse was killed on 28 November 1944 in Goldap, East Prussia.

Josef Niemietz

Josef Niemietz, 22 March 1914 – 13 March 2001, was a highly decorated Hauptfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Wilhelm Niggemeyer

Wilhelm Niggenmeyer, 9 May 1918 – 14 February 2008, was a German officer who served in the Wehrmacht during World War II and in the postwar Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient 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 recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

He participated in making of Männer Gegen Panzer, 1943 German film, about different types of infantry anti-tank warfare.

Kurt Nöbel

Kurt Nöbel, 15 February 1917 – 3 February 2000, was a highly decorated Wachtmeister in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Manfred Pernass

Manfred Franz Joachim Pernass, 3 August 1921 in Gollnow, Pomerania – 23 December 1944 in Belgium, was a German sergeant who was captured in the course of Operation Griffin during the Ardennes Offensive by American soldiers and then shot.

Hans-Gotthard Pestke

Hans-Gotthard Pestke, 17 June 1914 – 30 April 2001, was a highly decorated Colonel in the Wehrmacht during World WII. He was a recipient of the Knights 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 recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Hans-Gotthard Pestke was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in 1947. In 1956, he joined the Bundeswehr and served until 1972.

Reinhard Peters

Reinhard Peters, 13 January 1922 – 14 April 1992, was a highly decorated Oberleutnant der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Fritz Prager

Fritz Prager (born 17 December 1905 in Wolfenbüttel; died 3 December 1940 in Braunschweig) was a member of the Fallschirmjäger during World War II.

Fritz Prager joined the Reichswehr on 26 November 1923 as a member of the 10th Infantry Regiment. Prager’s battalion was one of the few parachute units to see combat during the Invasion of Poland, where it captured the Wola Gulowska airfield. For this action Prager was awarded the Iron Cross (1939) second class on 13 October 1939 by General Kurt Student.

Prager was promoted to Major on 19 June 1940 and on 1 July took command of the 3rd Parachute Regiment’s II Battalion. He died on 3 December 1940 in Braunschweig, of cancer.

Walter Rappholz

Walter Rappholz (4 June 1912 – 30 September 1991) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Walter Rappholz was captured by American forces in May 1945 and was released later that month.

Max Heimo Rehbein

Max Helmuth Rehbein (9 December 1918 in Cologne; 13 November 2015), sometimes called Max Heimo Rehbein, was a German Officer in the Wehrmacht, a documentary filmmaker, film producer, journalist, and publicist.

Rehbein grew up in Berlin. His father Arthur Rehbein was Privy Councilor and writers and before the takeover by the Nazis Chairman of the protective association of German writers. After his graduation in 1938, Rehbein completed an officer’s career in the 23rd Infantry Division in World War II and was seriously wounded. On March 5, 1945, he was a captain of the reserve and commander of the pioneer battalion 23, the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross awarded.  After this on September 7, 1944, the German Cross in gold was received.

After the war, Rehbein wrote a philosophy and literary history at the Studies University of Hamburg. In addition, he was a volunteer in his first reportage on Radio Hamburg, the forerunner of NWDR. In 1947, he got a job as a reporter and correspondent at NWDR and made radio interviews in the name (eg in 1948 with Hans Albers). In addition, he was a special correspondent for politics and international reporting. In 1952, he became the chief reporter at NWDR, and 1957 he took over the management of the ministries’ foreign and domestic policies and economic and domestic policies in the Department of current events at NDR. In 1968, he created the successful series “pioneers and adventurers,” which ran on NDR television for eleven years. In 1978, within the framework of his New York trilogy, the film Lefty – the memory of a dead person in Brooklyn on youth gang members in New York, for which he was awarded the Adolf Grimme Prize and the Golden Camera Award.

Hans Roeger

Hans Roeger (13 July 1920 – 12 April 2009) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

For action around Kursenai Lithuania, Röger earnt the Knights cross of the Iron cross which was awarded to him on the 17th August 1944.

Heinrich Ruhl

Heinrich Ruhl (born 31 August 1915) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient 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.

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