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Karl Alm

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Years of service  1937–44
Name  Karl Alm
Service/branch  Heer
Rank  Major (Posthumously)
Died  23 November 1944(1944-11-23) (aged 25) Frauenburg, Latvia
Commands held  I./Grenadier-Regiment 353

Karl Adolf Alm (4 January 1919 – 23 November 1944) was a highly decorated Major 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. Karl Alm was killed on 23 November 1944. He was posthumously promoted to Major.


Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (4 October 1941)
  • 1st Class (30 August 1942)
  • Wound Badge (1939)
  • in Black (19 February 1941)
  • in Silver (4 October 1941)
  • in Gold (14 November 1942)
  • Infantry Assault Badge in Silver (13 July 1942)
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 12 August 1944 as Hauptmann and commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 353
  • Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht (28 November 1944)
  • Wehrmachtbericht reference

    The daily Wehrmachtbericht (Wehrmacht propaganda report) noted the following:


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