Knights Cross of the Iron Cross

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Knights Cross of the Iron Cross

Post by Der Rittmeister » 09 May 2021 16:46

Heya forum! :thumbsup:

I was wondering. How did the procedure and everything work when a soldier was awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross? Take for example a Luftwaffe fighter pilot at the front. Would he recieve leave and return to Germany to be awarded the medal by Hitler? How would the procedure go and how would the recipient experience this?

Thanks in advance :D

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Re: Knights Cross of the Iron Cross

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 09 May 2021 18:00

Most awarded were given in the field ...at least from mid war onward.toward the end.Here on AHF there are many threads about your questions, and several dedicated actual web sites all about protocols of ther awarding of KC and aftermath events.https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=kn ... BasicHover


Keep strolling down on this link and see many pics of these in the field ceremony

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Re: Knights Cross of the Iron Cross

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 09 May 2021 18:03

Even our CMOH during the war was awarded in the field, if it was awraded during the actual war, and not afterward

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Re: Knights Cross of the Iron Cross

Post by Der Rittmeister » 10 May 2021 22:01

Mark in Cleveland, Tn. wrote:
09 May 2021 18:03
Even our CMOH during the war was awarded in the field, if it was awraded during the actual war, and not afterward
Alright, thank you sir!

Regards, Helmuth

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