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Gustav-Georg Knabe

German General and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Occupation Military personnel
Country Germany
Date of birth Bad Dürkheim
Date of death Dec 13, 1972 Bad Dürkheim
The details

Gustav-Georg Knabe (8 July 1897 – 13 December 1972) 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. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Gustav-Georg Knabe was captured by Allied forces in May 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • Wound Badge (1914)
    • in Black
    • in Silver
  • Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • Panzer Badge
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 1 June 1941 as Oberstleutnant and commander of Kradschützen-Bataillon 15
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 215.

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