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KARL-HEINZ  LICHTE  (4021-1994)
Hauptsturmführer, Waffen SS

 

Karl Heinz Lichte (28 August 1920 – 24 January 2005) held the rank of Hauptsturmführer (Captain) with the Waffen SS during World War Two and he was decorated with the Knights Cross.


He was awarded the Knight's Cross while in command of the 5th Company, 5th SS Panzer Regiment 5th SS Panzer Division Viking on 25 March 1945.
 

The award was for his actions during the battle for Budapest in January 1945 and the support he gave to the assaulting Division.  He advanced from Tata with his company into the Soviet flank, destroying 40 guns and 6 tanks without loss to his own force.
          

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