The Knights Cross....

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    Was Hermann Graf and Hans Joachim Marseille unique in getting the Knights Cross and all its different additions in less one year?

    Hermann Graf,
    Knight's Cross: 24 January 1942
    Oak Leave's: 17 May 1942
    Sword's: 19 May 1942
    Diamonds: 16 September 1942

    Hans Joachim Marseille,
    Knight's Cross: 22 February 1942
    Oak Leave's: 6 June 1942
    Sword's: 18 June 1942
    Diamond's: 3 September 1942
     
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    Mmmm....interesting question?
     
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    Only one chap got them all and that was Rudel. The award was the oak leaves,swords and diamonds IN GOLD, and there were only 12 to be awarded. Hitler's plan was that when Germany had won, there would be 12 holders of the award, a sort of super elite of all the holders of the diamonds. Rudel was the first and then the war ended so he was the only one.
     
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