21 June 1918
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|Years of service||1938–45|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt[Note 1] (21 June 1918 – 28 August 2000) was a highly decorated Hauptmann 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)
3 Tank Destruction Badges in Silver
- 1st Badge on 15 July 1942 the destruction of a Soviet tank in August 1941
- 2nd and 3rd Badge on 15 July 1942 the destruction of a Soviet tank in October 1941
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- According to Stockert his correct name is Ekkehard Kylling. Kylling himself stated that the name Kylling-Schmidt first appeared during World War II for unknown reason.
- Stockert 1997, p. 202.
- Thomas 1997, p. 433.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 281.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 63.