Karl-Heinz Jaeger

Karl-Heinz Jaeger

Karl-Heinz Jaeger
Born (1914-06-25)25 June 1914
Died 20 December 1992(1992-12-20) (aged 78)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Major der Reserves
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 448

World War II

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

Karl-Heinz Jaeger (25 June 1914 – 20 December 1992) was a highly decorated Major der Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 199.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World war 2 Awards.com