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
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
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.
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.
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.
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…
Generalfeldmarschall Moritz Albrecht Franz Friedrich Fedor von Bock (3 December 1880 – 4 May 1945) Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 30 September 1939 as Generaloberst and Commander-in-Chief of Heeresgruppe Nord
Waffen SS Standartenführer Joachim Peiper (30 Jan 1915 – 14 Jul 1976) By 1945, youngest SS regt colonel. Convicted war criminal. Murdered France. Knight's Cross on 9 Mar 1943 as SS-Sturmbannführer and commander of the III.(gepanzert)/SS-Pzergrenadier-Regt 2 "Leibstandarte SS AH"; 377th Oak Leaves on 27 Jan 1944 as SS-Obersturmbannführer and commander of SS-Pzer-Regt 1 "Leibstandarte SS AH"; 119th Swords on 11 Jan 1945 as SS-Obersturmbannführer and commander of SS-Pzer-Regt 1