Karl Franz Eibl was a German general during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords .
Theresian Military Academy.
The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Eibel was killed on 21 January 1943 at Nowy-Georgijewskija, northwest of Stalingrad, when some Italian soldiers mistook his command vehicle for a Russian armored car and blew it up with hand grenades. Bibliography.
Third Class Military Merit Cross; Knight's CrosThird Class Military Merit Cross; Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Eastern Front Medal; Iron Cross; Wound Badge; Wound Medal; Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Austro-Hungarian Empire and Austrian Republic
Military Merit Cross, 3rd Class with War Decoration
Military Merit Medals in Silver and Bronze
Karl Troop Cross
Wound Medal (Austria-Hungary)
Order of the Iron Crown, 3rd Class with War Decoration and Swords
German Third Reich
Eastern Front Medal
Infantry Assault Badge
Wound Badge (1939) in Black
Iron Cross (1939)
2nd Class (23 September 1939)
1st Class (5 November 1939)