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Karl Göbel
Born (1900-01-20)20 January 1900
Died 2 March 1945(1945-03-02) (aged 45)
Place of birth Adelschlag
Place of death Esslingen
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1930)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1918–1930
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 299. Infanterie-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Karl Göbel (20 January 1900 – 2 March 1945) was a Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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 Göbel was wounded on 16 February 1945 in the Courland Pocket and died on 2 March 1945. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor.

Awards and decorations


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 164.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 61.
  • 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 Hans Junck
Commander of 299. Infanterie-Division
1 September 1944 – 16 February 1945
Succeeded by

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