25 March 1910|
15 April 1967
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Years of service||1930–45|
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Bernhard August Ferdinand Sauvant (25 March 1910 – 15 April 1967) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.
Awards and decorations
Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (21 September 1939)
- 1st Class (27 October 1939)
Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black
- in Silver
- Eastern Front Medal
Panzer Badge in Silver
- Class II for 25
- German Cross in Gold (13 September 1942)
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Knight's Cross on 30 November 1942 as Major and commander of I. / Panzer-Regiment 36
- 260th Oak Leaves on 28 July 1943 as Major and commander of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505
- Armband Courland (7 May 1945)
- Thomas 1998, p. 242.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 302.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 61.
- Schaulen, Fritjof (2005). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe III Radusch – Zwernemann [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color III Radusch – Zwernemann] (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.
- Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.
- World War 2 Awards.com
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht