Gerhard Mokros

Gerhard Mokros

Gerhard Mokros
Gerhard Mokros in May 1945
Born 18 March 1909
Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony
Died 3 April 1996(1996-04-03) (aged 87)
Sonthofen, Germany
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1926–45
Rank Oberst der Reserve
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 423
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Gerhard Mokros (18 March 1909 – 3 April 1996) was a highly decorated Oberst 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. Gerhard Mokros was captured by American forces in May 1945 and was released in December 1945.

Contents

  • Awards and decorations 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. ^ The sequential numbers greater than 843 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves are unofficial and were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) and are therefore denoted in parentheses.[4]

References

Citations
  1. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 314.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 257.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 85.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 102–111.
Bibliography
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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.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World 2 Awards.com