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Richard Kotz

German General and Knight's Cross recipients
The basics
Date of birth Waldau
Date of death Jun 08, 1960 Bad Honnef
The details

Richard Kotz (12 September 1886 – 8 June 1960) 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. Richard Kotz was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was held until January 1947.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • Prussian Golden Military Merit Cross on 3 May 1918 as deputy officer in the 4. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß
  • Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • German Cross in Gold (13 January 1943)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 21 October 1943 as Oberst and commander of Grenadier-Regiment 389
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 466.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 270.

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