World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Karl Langesee

Article Id: WHEBN0028362811
Reproduction Date:

Title: Karl Langesee  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Ernst Nobis, Bruno Kohnz, Friedrich Höhne, Josef Schneider (soldier), Ludwig Müller (general)
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Karl Langesee

Karl Langesee
Born (1910-09-10)10 September 1910
Died 4 March 1989(1989-03-04) (aged 78)
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1928–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 748

World War II

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

Karl Langesee (10 September 1910 – 4 March 1989) was a highly decorated Oberst 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.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1998, p. 9.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 233.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 59.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.