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Karl von Graffen

German general and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Occupation Military personnel
Country Germany
Date of birth Plön, Plön (District), Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Date of death Nov 01, 1964 Grödersby, Schleswig-Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Awards Third Class Military Merit Cross, German Cross in Gold, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
The details

Karl von Graffen (6 June 1893 – 1 November 1964) was a German general (Generalleutnant) in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Karl von Graffen was taken prisoner in May 1945 by British troops and was released in March 1948.

Awards and decorations

  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 13 August 1942 as Generalmajor and commander of 58. Infanterie-Division
  • Wehrmacht Long Service Award, 4th with 1st class
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