ϟϟ-Sturmbannführer der Waffen-SS Dieckmann

SS-Sturmbannführer August Dieckmann
Two Knight's Cross Holders of SS-Panzergenadier-Division Wiking. To the right is SS-Sturmbannführer August Dieckmann, Commander of SS-Infanterie-Regiment Germania. He was later to be promoted SS-Obersturmbannführer and awarded the 233rd Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross on April 16 1943Dieckmann was born on May 29 1912 in Cadenberge near Hannover and was killed in action on October 10 1943 while leading his men against Soviet fortifications around the Dnieper River in Ukraine. Photo: SS-Kriegsberichter Willi Altstadt. The war correspondent Altstadt himself was awarded the Iron Cross First Class in August 1942 and promoted to SS-Untersturmführer on March 20 1943. US National Archives Records Administration. Fair use.

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  1. Hi, the other one is SS-Hauptsturmführer Helmut Pförtner (22 April 1913 - 28 February 1943), received Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes in 18 January 1942 as SS-Untersturmführer and Führer 2.Kompanie / SS-Regiment "Germania" / SS-Division (motorisiert) "Wiking" / XIV.Armeekorps / 1.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Süd...

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  2. Mr. Truthteller18/12/18

    Of the estimated 13-15 million men who served in the German Armed Forces in World War II only 882 were awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak-leaves.

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