Kurt Maier

Kurt Maier

Kurt Maier
Born 21 January 1911
Died 11 February 1952(1952-02-11) (aged 40)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1938–1945
Rank Major
Unit KG 4
KG 100
KG 1

World War II

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

Kurt Maier (21 January 1911 – 11 February 1952) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe 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. Kurt Maier was killed in a road accident on 11 February 1952 in Heilbronn.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 246.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 78.

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939–1945