Walter Elflein

Walter Elflein

Walter Elflein
Birth name Walter Elflein
Born (1914-12-10)10 December 1914
Died 30 December 2000(2000-12-30) (aged 86)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Major der Reserve
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 95

World War II

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

Walter Elflein (10 December 1914 – 30 December 2000) was a highly decorated Major der Reserve 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. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 152.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 145.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht