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Distribution Statistics of the Knights Cross with Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds 1941-1945*


Rank on day of award
Heer
Waffen-SS
Kriegsmarine
Luftwaffe
Totals

Generalfeldmarschall / Grossadmiral

2

1

3

Generaloberst / Generaladmiral

1

1

2

General d. Inf. usw. / Admiral

4

4

Generalleutnant / Vizeadmiral

1

1

1

3

Generalmajor / Konteradmiral

1

1

Oberst / Kapitän zur See

2

2

4

Oberstleutnant / Fregattenkapitän

1

1

Major / Korvettenkapitän

2

2

4

Hauptmann / Kapitänleutnant

2

2

Oberleutnant / Oberleutnant zur See

3

3

Grand Totals

11

2

2

12

27


* These stats are only for the distribution of the Knight's Cross with Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds, and not the many other grades of the RK