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Distribution Statistics of the Knights Cross with Oakleaves 1940-1945*


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

Generalfeldmarschall / Grossadmiral

6

1

1

3

11

Generaloberst / Generaladmiral

11

3

1

15

General d. Inf. usw. / Admiral

50

8

2

4

64

Generalleutnant / Vizeadmiral

77

6

1

5

2

91

Generalmajor / Konteradmiral

43

9

1

5

1

59

Oberst / Kapitän zur See

78

12

5

8

103

Oberstleutnant / Fregattenkapitän

47

19

3

19

88

Major / Korvettenkapitän

73

9

11

53

1

147

Hauptmann / Kapitänleutnant

68

6

24

76

174

Oberleutnant / Oberleutnant zur See

19

4

5

40

68

Leutnant / Leutnant zur See

11

1

21

33

Stabsfeldwebel / Stabswachtmeister

1

1

Oberfeldwebel / Oberwachtmeister

17

7

24

Feldwebel / Wachtmeister

5

4

9

Unteroffizier / Oberjäger

3

3

Grand totals

509

74

53

246

8

890


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