Klaus Hilgemann

Klaus Hilgemann

Dr. med. vet. Klaus Hilgemann
Born (1918-02-18)18 February 1918
Died 6 July 1973(1973-07-06) (aged 55)
Micheldorf in Oberösterreich
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Major
Commands held II./Grenadier-Regiment 426

World War II

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

Dr. med. vet. Klaus Hilgemann[Notes 1] (18 February 1918 – 6 July 1973) was a highly decorated Major 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


  1. ^ In German a Doctorate in Veterinary medicine is abbreviated as Dr. med. vet. (Doctor medicinae veterinariae).


  1. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 186.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 188.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 77.

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht