Klemens Behler

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Klemens Behler
Allegiance Nazi Germany National socialist Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1937–1945
Rank Obersturmbannführer
Unit 23rd SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Nederland
Commands held 3. / SS-Artillerie-Regiment 54
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Klemens Behler (6 December 1921 – 10 October 1998) was a Obersturmbannführer, in the Waffen SS during World War II. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by National socialist Germany during World War II.

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  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 108.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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