Karl Langesee

Karl Langesee

Karl Langesee
Born (1910-09-10)10 September 1910
Died 4 March 1989(1989-03-04) (aged 78)
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1928–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 748

World War II

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

Karl Langesee (10 September 1910 – 4 March 1989) was a highly decorated Oberst 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. ^ a b c Thomas 1998, p. 9.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 233.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 59.

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht