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Ekkehard Kylling Schmidt

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Unit  Infanterie-Regiment 26
Service/branch  German Army
Years of service  1938–45
Name  Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt
Rank  Hauptmann
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Battles/wars  World War II Invasion of Poland
Died  August 28, 2000, Koblenz, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Invasion of Poland, World War II

Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt (21 June 1918 – 28 August 2000) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient 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

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (9 November 1940)
  • 1st Class (22 July 1941)
  • 3 Tank Destruction Badges in Silver
  • 1st Badge on 15 July 1942 the destruction of a Soviet tank in August 1941
  • 2nd and 3rd Badge on 15 July 1942 the destruction of a Soviet tank in October 1941
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Knight's Cross on 20 October 1941 as Leutnant and leader of the 3./Infanterie-Regiment 26
  • 150th Oak Leaves on 4 December 1942 as Oberleutnant and chief of the 4./Fusilier-Regiment 26
  • References

    Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt Wikipedia


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