Robert Kaestner

Robert Kaestner

Robert Kaestner
Born (1913-10-27)27 October 1913
Frankfurt am Main
Died 18 November 1990(1990-11-18) (aged 77)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held 16. Volks-Grenadier-Division

World War II

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

Robert Kaestner (27 October 1913 – 18 November 1990) was an 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. Robert Kaestner was captured by American troops in 1945 and was released in 1946.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 337.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 204.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuzraeger 1939-1945