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Karl Torley

Karl Torley
Born (1913-10-16)16 October 1913
Died 19 July 1943(1943-07-19) (aged 29)
Kalynivka, Ukraine
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–44
Rank Oberstleutnant (Posthumously)
Commands held I./Infanterie-Regiment 60 (mot.)

World War II

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

Karl Torley (16 October 1913 – 19 July 1943) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant 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. Karl Torley was killed on 19 July 1943 in Kalynivka, Ukraine. He was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 345.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 55.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
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