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Karl Koetz

Military Person

Karl Koetz (8 February 1908 – 11 July 1977) was a highly decorated Generalmajor 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. Karl Koetz was captured by British at the end of the war and was held until 1947. Oberstleutnant Karl Koetz officially received the Oak Leaves from Adolf Hitler in the ceremony held in the Wolf's Lair in Rastenburg, on 30 January 1944, along with Oberstleutnant Albert Graf von der Goltz (316th Oak Leaves recipient), Major Josef-Georg Mulzer (367th), Rittmeister Andreas Thorey (349th) and Leutnant d.R. Heinrich Boigk (370th).  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1908-02-08
Place of birth
Berlin

Death

Date of death
1977-07-11
Place of death
Merano

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