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Karl-Friedrich von der Meden
Born (1896-12-03)December 3, 1896
Died 26 December 1961(1961-12-26) (aged 65)
Place of birth Samplau
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1919
1922–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Aufklärungs-Abteilung 12
Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 1
17. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Karl-Friedrich von der Meden[Note 1] (3 December 1896 – 26 December 1961) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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

Notes

  1. According to Scherzer name is Carl-Friedrich von der Meden.[1]

References

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 533.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 250.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walter Schilling
Commander of 17. Panzer Division
21 July 1943 – 20 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Rudolf Demme
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm von Loeper
Commander of 178. Panzer Division
1 October 1944 – 9 October 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hans-Ulrich Back
Preceded by
Generalmajor Hans-Ulrich Back
Commander of 178. Panzer Division
1 January 1945 – 6 February 1945
Succeeded by
Unknown


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