Helmuth Otto Ludwig Weidling (1891 – 1955) was a general in the German Army (Wehrmacht Heer) before and during WW II. Weidling was the last commander of the Berlin Defence Area during the Battle of Berlin, and led the defence of the city against Soviet forces, finally surrendering just before the end of WW II in Europe. During his military career, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
SS-Sturmbannführer FRITZ RENTROP (*November 19, 1917 in Münster/Westphalia; MIA February 2, 1945 in Hungary). Rentrop was awarded the Knight's Cross on October 13, 1941 for taking a railway bridge across River Desna near Makoshino/Russia with only four soldiers of his unit (2nd Battery/SS-Flak-Abteilung 2 "Das Reich"). As 1st Staff Officer of IV. SS-Panzerkorps on February 2, 1945 he was captured seriously injured by the Red Army in Hungary and is missing since then.
SS-Hauptsturmführer Joachim Boosfeld was awarded the Knight’s Cross on 21 February 1945 as commander of 4./SS-Kavallerie-Regiment 16 of the Florian Geyer Division for his heroism in the heavy defensive fighting in Budapest and his actions in fighting his way back to German lines. Boosfeld led his men along with some other troops safely out of the city and reached German position west of Budapest on 14 February 1945.
✠ Albert Klett (24 February 1916 — 14 March 1945) killed in action near Tata, Hungary.