Richard Daniel

Richard Daniel

Richard Daniel
Born (1900-12-24)24 December 1900
Died 4 May 1986(1986-05-04) (aged 85)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1919)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1916–19
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 45. Volksgrenadier-Division

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police officer

Richard Daniel (24 December 1900 – 4 May 1986) was a highly decorated Generalmajor 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. Richard Daniel was captured by British troops in April 1945 and was released in June.

Awards and decorations


  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]


  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 109.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 133.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 85.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 102–111.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945