Ernst Kutschkau

Ernst Kutschkau

Ernst Kutschkau
Born (1910-10-23)23 October 1910
Saalfeld, East Prussia
Died 4 February 1947(1947-02-04) (aged 36)
POW camp Chatelineau near Charleroi, Belgium
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Oberfeldwebel der Reserve
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 3
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Ernst Kutschkau (23 October 1910 – 4 February 1947) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel der Reserve 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. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold one of only 631 awards

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 432.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 230.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (2004). Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold [Knight's Cross Bearers with the Close Combat Clasp in Gold] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger.  
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  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • 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 (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkeuztraeger 1939-1945