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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Rank  Leutnant
Name  Karl Eiden
Years of service  1935–45
Commands held  Grenadier-Regiment 97
Service/branch  German Army
Born  20 January 1917 Gunzenhausen (1917-01-20)
Battles/wars  World War II Annexation of Austria Invasion of Poland Battle of France Invasion of Yugoslavia Operation Barbarossa Siege of Sevastopol (1941–1942) Battle of the Caucasus
Died  August 20, 1987, Gunzenhausen, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Anschluss, Invasion of Poland, Battle of France

Karl Georg Eiden (20 January 1917 – 20 August 1987) was a highly decorated Leutnant 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.

Awards and decorations

  • Anschluss Medal
  • West Wall Medal
  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (26 August 1940)
  • 1st Class (24 November 1941)
  • Wound Badge (1939)
  • in Black
  • Infantry Assault Badge
  • Crimea Shield
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 7 March 1943 as Oberfeldwebel and Zugfuhrer (platoon leader) in the 8.(MG)/Grenadier-Regiment 97
  • References

    Karl Eiden Wikipedia


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