24 December 1900|
4 May 1986
German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1919)
|Years of service||
|Commands held||45. Volksgrenadier-Division|
|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
- Iron Cross (1939)
Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black (23 September 1942)
- in Silver (24 March 1945)
War Merit Cross with Swords
- 2nd Class (1 November 1939)
- Eastern Front Medal (10 July 1942)
- Infantry Assault Badge (25 March 1942)
- Crimea Shield (15 February 1943)
- Honour Roll Clasp of the Army (25 February 1945)
- German Cross in Gold (2 June 1943)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Thomas 1997, p. 109.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 133.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 85.
- Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 102–111.
- Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.
- Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.
- World War 2 Awards.com
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht
- Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945