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Martin Steglich

Martin Steglich
Born (1915-07-16)16 July 1915
Died 20 October 1997(1997-10-20) (aged 82)
Allegiance Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Oberstleutnant(Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 1221

World War II

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

Martin Steglich (16 July 1915 – 20 October 1997) was an Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, an Oberst in the Bundeswehr, 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. Martin Steglich was captured by American troops in April 1945 and was released in August.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 331.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
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