General der Panzertruppe Gerhard ("Gerd") Helmuth Detloff Graf von Schwerin (23 June 1899 – 29 October 1980) Knight's Cross on 17 January 1942 as Oberst and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 76 (mot.); 240th Oak Leaves on 17 May 1943 as Generalmajor and commander of the 16. Infanterie-Division (mot.); 41st Swords on 4 November 1943 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 16. Panzergrenadier-Division
Generaloberst Adolf Strauß (6 September 1879 – 20 March 1973) For health reasons, he stepped down from command on 16 January 1943. After his recovery, he was appointed as Commandant of the Fortified Eastern area. Held in British captivity until being released in May 1949. Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 27 October 1939 as General der Infanterie and commanding general of the II. Armeekorps
General der Flakartillerie Walther Moritz Heinrich Wolfgang von Axthelm (23 December 1893 – 6 January 1972) Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 4 September 1941 as Generalmajor and commander of the I. Flak-Korps
Generalleutnant Werner Ranck (25 October 1904 - 07 December 1989), commander 121. Infanterie Division, 218. Infanterie Division. Knight's Cross on 02 March 1945 as GM and commander 121. ID. Ranck surrendered to the Soviet forces in May 1945 in the Courland Pocket. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until 1955.
General der Infanterie Friedrich OLBRICHT (4 October 1888 – 21 July 1944) executed as one of the plotters involved in the attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler at the Wolfsschanze in East Prussia on 20 July 1944. Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 27 October 1939 as Generalleutnant and commander of 24. Infanterie-Division
Fallschirmjäger Hauptmann (Paratroop Captain) Walter Gericke (smoking) was originally a policeman who transferred to the Luftwaffe and became one of the first battalion commanders of the Parachute Division.He fought in the Battle of Crete (1941) and won the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.He also fought in Italy and by the war's end was a lt colonel. Postwar, he was POW of the British.He returned to service in the 50s and commanded 1.Airborne Division 1962-65.He retired a major general.
The Commander of U-617, Albrecht Brandi receiving "Ritterkreuz of Eisernen Kreuzes" January 21, 1943 | He will receive the 22nd (of 27 cast) Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds (German, Ritterkreuz of Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten) November 24, 1944.
Generalfeldmarschall Job Wilhelm Georg Erdmann Erwin von Witzleben (4 December 1881 – 8 August 1944) conspirator in the 20 July plot. On Hitler's orders he was hanged with a thin hemp rope. Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 24 June 1940 as Generaloberst and commander of 1. Armee
Hermann Leopold August Opole-Bronikowski was a general during WW2 and gold medalist in the team dressage during the Berlin Olympics, 1936. He came from an old aristocratic family; during WW2 he was a Panzer commander. He was badly wounded in 1943 and returned to duty in 1944. He fought in Normandy and was last commander of 20.Panzer Division. Postwar, he was held as POW until 1947 and then became an adviser for the new German army.
SS-Gruppenführer Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS Hans Georg Otto Hermann Fegelein (30 Oct 1906 – 28 Apr 1945) married Eva Braun's sister, Gretl. Shot for desertion on 29 Apr 1945. Knight's Cross on 2 Mar 1942 as SS-Standartenführer commander of the SS-Kavallerie-Brigade; 157th Oak Leaves on 22 Dec 1942 as SS-Oberführer commander of a Kampfgruppe ; 83rd Swords on 30 Jul1944 as SS-Gruppenführer Generalleutnant of the Waffen-SS and commander of the 8. SS-Freiwilligen-Kavallerie-Division Florian…