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Karl Koske

German General and Knight's Cross recipients
The basics
Occupation Military personnel
Country Germany
Date of birth Sarajevo
Date of death Apr 08, 1945 Vienna
The details

Karl Koske (27 June 1889 – 8 April 1945) 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. Karl Koske was wounded in an air raid and died in a Vienna hospital on 8 April 1945.

Awards and decorations

  • Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • German Cross in Gold (25 April 1942)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 15 March 1944 as Generalmajor and commander of 212. Infanterie-Division
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 222.

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