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Hans-Joachim Kahler

Hans-Joachim Kahler
Born (1908-03-21)21 March 1908
Morhange (Mörchingen)
Died 14 January 2000(2000-01-14) (aged 98)
Hamburg
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1927–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held Führer Grenadier Brigade
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Hans-Joachim Kahler (21 March 1908 – 14 January 2000[1]) was a highly decorated Generalmajor 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. Hans-Joachim Kahler was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in 1946.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Biography
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 341.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 204.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.
Bibliography
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  • 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.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Commander of Führer Grenadier Brigade
10 July 1944 – 23 December 1944
Succeeded by
Major von Courbière
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