Continued accumulation of points, 1 point for downing a single-engine aircraft, 2 pointsfor a twin-engine aircraft and 3 points for a four-engine aircraft. All points werex2 at night. This total was continuously raised as the war went on.
The Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves was worn in the same manner as theoriginal Knight’s Cross, the only differance beingin the addition of oakleaves above the Knight’s Cross itself.
The Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves was the next higher grade of the Knight’sCross above the original, and as such, was an even more highly regardedaward. The number awarded during WWII, 890, is atestiment to the great honor attached to this award. Like the Knight’s Cross,the RK with Oakleaves could also be awarded to foreigners and was alsoawarded to commanders in recognition of the valor of the unit they commanded.Of the 882 German holders of the RK with Oakleaves, 96 are known to be aliveas of 1999 and 234 (27%) are known to have been killed in action or arelisted as missing in action during WWII.