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Johan Petter Balstad
Johan Peter Balstad, 25 September 1924 in Koppang – 18 June 1985 at Hovseter Oslo, was an officer in German Schutzstaffel with a rank of SS – Untersturmführer in SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 23, one of the regiments in the 11th SS Panzergrenade Division “Nordland”.
He graduated from SS-Junkerschule in Bad Tölz on 11. Kriegsjunkerlehrgang, 6th September 1943 – 11th March 1944), and most of the time he was the troop leader. He excelled during the fighting at Tannenbergstellung in July and August 1944 at Narva, and he received the 1st Class of the Iron Cross and the Panzer Destruction Badge by the personal destruction of two T-34s in close combat with Panzerfaust.
Later at Baldone in September 1944, he took his third T-34 and is thus the Norwegian who destroyed most Russian tanks in close combat. For this, he got the nickname “Panserknekkeren”. He won the rank as Untersturmführer 21 June 1944. On October 6, same year at Saa-Rini, he became seriously injured.
He was sentenced to two and a half years of forced labor in the Norwegian Land Settlement Judgment.
Ernst Barkmann (later Ernst Schmuck-Barkmann), 25 August 1919 – 27 June 2009, was a German tank commander in the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany during World War II. He is known for the actions undertaken at “Barkmann’s corner,” in which it was claimed he halted a major U.S. Army armored advance in Normandy on 27 July 1944, for which action he received the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross.
Karl Peter Berg
Karl Peter Berg, 18 April 1907- 22 November 1949 in Weesperkarspel, was a German SS – Untersturmführer and convicted war criminal. DuringWorld War II, he was Schutzhaftlagerführer and then commandant of the Concentration Camp Amersfoort, officially called Polizeiliches Durchgang Stock.
After World War II, he was facing a Dutch court and sentenced to death after being found guilty of at least 200 camp prisoners and 77 Soviet prisoners of war dead. Berg was executed by firing squad in Fort Bijlmer in Weesperkarspel on November 22, 1949.
Walter Blume, 23 July 1906 – 13 November 1974, was a mid-ranking SS commander and leader of Sonderkommando 7a, part of the extermination commando group Einsatzgruppe B. The unit perpetrated the killings of thousands of Jews in Belarus and Russia. Blume was responsible for the deportation of over 46,000 Greek Jews to Auschwitz.
Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock, 6 May 1897 – 11 March 1978, was a German Waffen-SS commander during World War II who led three SS divisions bring the SS Division Hohenstaufen, 4th SS Polizei Division, Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS – 2nd Latvian. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.
Joachim Boosfeld, 1 June 1922 – 19 June 2015, was a Hauptsturmfuhrer (Chief Storm Leader/Captain) in the Waffen-SS during World War II. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II. He was also one of 631 men to be awarded the Close Combat Clasp in Gold. It was awarded for 50 days hand to hand or close combat. He later served in the Bundeswehr till 1981 reaching the rank of Oberst.
Karl Brandt, January 8, 1904 – June 2, 1948, was a German physician and Schutzstaffel (SS) officer in Nazi Germany. Trained in surgery, Brandt joined the Nazi Party in 1932 and became Adolf Hitler’s escort physician in August 1934. A member of Hitler’s inner circle at the Berghof, he was selected by Philipp Bouhler, the head of Hitler’s Chancellery, to administer the Aktion T4 euthanasia program. Brandt was later appointed the Reich Commissioner of Sanitation and Health (Bevollmächtigter für das Sanitäts- und Gesundheitswesen). Accused of involvement in human experimentation and other war crimes, Brandt was indicted in late 1946 and faced trial before a U.S. military tribunal along with 22 others in the United States of America v. Karl Brandt, et al. He was convicted, sentenced to death, and later hanged on June 2, 1948.
Gerhard Bremer, 25 July 1917 in Düsterntal, part of Delligsen, district Gandersheim – 29 October 1989 in Alicante, Spain, was a German officer of the Waffen-SS, recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and after the Second World War a contractor in Spain.
Gunter d’Alquen, 24 October 1910 – 15 May 1998, was chief editor of the SS weekly, Das Schwarze Korps (“The Black Corps”), the official newspaper of the Schutzstaffel (SS), and commander of the SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers (named after the SS war correspondent and editor of Das Schwarze Korps Kurt Eggers, who was killed in action in 1943).
Fritz Darges, 8 February 1913 – 25 October 2009, was an Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) in the Waffen-SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. He served as an adjutant to Martin Bormann and later was a personal adjutant to Adolf Hitler.
Josef Diefenthal, 5 October 1915 — 13 April 2001, was a Sturmbannfuhrer (Major) in the Waffen-SS who was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross on 5 February 1945 for his exploits during the Ardennes Offensive, while in command of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment, 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler.
Diefenthal was found guilty of war crimes committed during the Battle of the Bulge, and sentenced to death, which was later changed to life imprisonment. He was released in 1956.
Till 1980 he was working as tax officer in the tax office in Euskirchen/North Rhine-Westphalia.
Eugen Dollmann, 8 August 1900 in Regensburg – 17 May 1985 in Munich, was a German Diplomat and a member of the SS.
Helmut Dörner, 26 June 1909 in Mönchengladbach – 11 February 1945 in Budapest, was a German commander in the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
During World War II, he was awarded both classes of the Iron Cross during the Battle of France. Dörner stayed with the Polizei division until late 1943 and was then transferred to Greece. When Karl Schümers (divisional commander) was killed, Dörner took over the command until the arrival of the new commander. In September 1944 the 4th SS Polizei Division was sent to Rumania and Hungary. During the siege of Budapest, he became the commander of a mixed battle group and died during a breakthrough attempt.
Hans Dorr, 7 April 1912 – 17 April 1945, was a German Waffen-SS Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel) who served with the 5. SS-Panzer-Division Wiking and was a commander of the SS-Regiment Germania. He was wounded 16 times during World War II and died at a Field hospital near Judenburg only a month before the war’s end. He was also awarded the prestigious Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern, Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
Hans Drexel, 1919-1962), was an SS-Hauptsturmführer and Ritterkreuzträger of the Second World War. Hans Drexel joined the SS-Verfügungstruppe on 1 November 1938 and was a policeman in the Polish campaign with the SS regiment Germany. On November 9, 1940, he was promoted to SS-Untersturmführer and on July 14, 1941 platoon leader in the 14th Company of the SS Infantry Regiment Westland. On January 30, 1942, he was promoted to SS-Obersturmführer. On August 3, 1943, he was awarded as the leader of the 10th Company of the SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment Germania the German Cross in Gold. On September 13, 1943, he became deputy leader of the 2nd Battalion of the SS Panzergrenadier Regiment Westland. On September 20, 1943, he was with parts of his battalion smashing a Russian deployment in the heavy fighting at Boiki. On September 28, 1943, he was badly wounded. On October 14, 1943, he was awarded the Knight’s Cross for his work with Boiki, on November 9, 1943, he was promoted to SS-Hauptsturmführer. In the Cherkassy basin, Drexel was a tactical advisor to the commander of the SS Sturm Brigade Wallonia.
August Eigruber, 16 April 1907 – 28 May 1947, was an Austrian-born Nazi Gauleiter of Reichsgau Oberdonau (Upper Danube) and Landeshauptmann of Upper Austria, later hanged by the Allies.
Adolf Ludwig Kurt Eggers, born 10 November 1905 in Berlin – died 12 August 1943 near Belgorod, was a German poet and SS – Obersturmführer. During World War II, he served as a soldier and war correspondent.
Karl-Heinz Ertel, 26 November 1919 – 25 January 1993, was a reserve commander in the Waffen-SS during World War II who was awarded the Knights Cross of Iron Cross Germany during World War II.
Karl-Heinz Euling, 16 August 1919 – 14 April 2014, and his unit distinguished themselves during the fierce fighting following the Invasion and particularly during Operation Market-Garden. Before the Allies were able to encircle the rear of his battalion, Euling managed to escape, leading his men back to the German lines and suffering only two casualties.
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Waldemar ” Axel ” Fegelein, 9 January 1912 in Ansbach – 20 November 2000 in Obermeitingen, district of Landsberg am Lech, was a German officer of the cavalry in the Waffen-SS and the Knight’s Cross of the Second World War. He was the younger brother of Hermann Fegelein.
Albert Frey, 16 February 1913 – 1 September 2003, was a German SS-Sturmbannführer during the Third Reich era. The tried and tested commander of the I.Bataillon / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 / SS-Panzergrenadier-Division “Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler” (LSSAH). He was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (Knight’s Cross of the Iron Crosses) on 3 March 1943 for his achievements during the operations in the Kharkov campaign at the beginning of 1943.
Karl Gesele, 15 August 1912 – 8 April 1968, was an SS-Standartenführer (colonel) in the Waffen-SS during World War II. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.
Werner Grothmann, 23 August 1915 – 26 February 2002, was a mid-ranking commander in the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany and aide-de-camp to Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler from 1940 until Himmler’s death in 1945.
Otto Günsche, 24 September 1917 – 2 October 2003, was a Sturmbannführer in the Waffen-SS and a member of 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH) before he became Adolf Hitler’s personal adjutant. He was captured by soldiers of the Red Army on 2 May 1945. After various prisons and labor camps in the USSR, he was released from Bautzen Penitentiary on 2 May 1956.
Leopold Gutterer, born April 25, 1902, in Baden-Baden – December 27, 1996, in Aachen, was a National Socialist functionary and politician. During the Nazi period, he rose to the office of the secretary of state in the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and propaganda and was temporarily vice-president of the Reich Chamber of Culture. Gutterer was considered a close confidant of Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels.